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EuWe Eugen Wexler US Plastics to open facility in Anderson

EuWe Eugen Wexler US Plastics, a subsidiary of Germany's EuWe Group, said on Thursday that it will open its first U.S. facility in Anderson, South Carolina, a move expected to bring approximately 49 new jobs to the area. As a supplier of metal and plastics products, the EuWe Group has seen tremendous growth since its founding in 1968.

Boeing honors Michelin's Aircraft Tire Division

The Boeing Co. has recognized Michelin Group’s Aircraft Tire Division as Supplier of the Year in the Electronics/Hydraulics/Mechanical category. Michelin was honored with 13 other companies and one university during a ceremony last week in Chantilly, Virginia, for its distinguished work with Boeing.

Manufacturers support trade promotion legislation

Manufacturers are rallying behind bipartisan Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) legislation introduced last week by Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-UT), Ranking Member Ron Wyden (D-OR) and House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI).

Graydon Thompson names new audit manager

Graydon Thompson LLC, a South Carolina-based accounting firm designed to offer individuals and organizations in North and South Carolina a high-expertise, high-touch alternative to other accounting and consulting firms in the region, has named Charles Goessel manager on the expanding audit and assurance team.

Columbia to use grant for upward-mobility program

The City of Columbia has received a $75,000 grant from the Assets for Independence Program, and the city will match the grant, for a total of $150,000, which will be used for the city's Individual Development Account Program (IDA). The IDA program allows individuals to use their savings and match money toward the purchase of a home, small business or post-secondary education.

Columbia Chamber: Infrastructure upgrades must be priority

Columbia’s Chamber of Commerce has called for action and accountability on Wednesday in the wake of badly needed repairs to the city’s water and sewer system. “The city has held off on replacing or repairing the water and sewer lines, some of which are more than 50 years old,” the chamber said on Wednesday in Columbia.

Haley to give keynote speech at Retail Energy Executive Forum

Gov. Nikki Haley will deliver the keynote address on May 7 during DNV GL's 26th Retail Energy Executive Forum in Charleston. "We're honored to have Governor Haley address this year's forum," Soner Kanlier, head of retail energy markets at DNV GL, said.

Midlands region's industrial market spurs significant growth

South Carolina's Midlands region has shown significant growth in job creation, investment and construction activity, all of which coincides with the amount of manufacturing growth in the region.

South Carolina Realtors unveil March market numbers

According to a recent release from South Carolina Realtors (SCR), the state of South Carolina had a healthy selling season in March.

Robinson joins Collins & Lacy law firm

Collins & Lacy PC recently announced that Laura Robinson has joined the firm’s Columbia office, where she will be a special counsel for workers’ compensation claims.

Allen University receives grant from Boeing

Boeing Co. said Tuesday that it has awarded a $250,000 grant to Allen University in Columbia, South Carolina.

Chester County to get federal anti-blight funds

The Catawba Regional Council of Governments (COG) recently said Chester County will receive part of the $5.6 million in funds allocated for blight removal as part of the South Carolina Housing Finance and Development Authority’s Neighborhood Initiative Program.

Lewis-Goetz acquires Action Industrial Group

Lewis-Goetz’s officials said Monday its acquisition of Action Industrial Group will add seven locations to the company's portfolio and enhance gasket fabrication technology in the Southeast.

Quackenbush wins architectural award for renovation project

Successfully repurposing a mid-twentieth-century retail building into a contemporary office space for locally owned financial services firm Abacus Planning Group, Quackenbush Architects + Planners earned an Adaptive Reuse/Renovation Merit Award from the American Institute of Architects (AIA) South Carolina at their 2015 Design Awards Celebration in Columbia on April 13.

Columbia, S.C., tech startups introduce innovations at Spring 2015 Demo Day

Local to Columbia, South Carolina, firedUP Startup Accelerator, in collaboration with ConvergeSE, will sponsor its Spring 2015 Demo Day on April 16 at Edventure Children’s Museum from 6 to 9 p.m., featuring five local innovative tech startups at the annual conference for designers and developers.

Columbia, S.C., names Davis chair of Minority Business Advisory Council

The city government of Columbia, South Carolina, recently announced that Greg Davis will chair the Mayor’s Minority Business Council (MBAC).

Townes named Chairman of SCAerospace leadership group

Steve Townes, founder and CEO of Ranger Aerospace in Greenville, South Carolina, has been named the chairman of SCAerospace, a private-sector leadership group managed by the South Carolina Department of Commerce and the South Carolina Council on Competitiveness.

Columbia business leaders, students discuss grads' skill gaps

Student-body leaders from universities and colleges across the Midlands met with local business leaders last week for a discussion at the Columbia Chamber to identify solutions for bridging the skill gaps of recent graduates entering the work force.

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