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USC, Clemson research may transform battery and fuel-cell efficiency

Scientists from the University of South Carolina and Clemson University recently made a discovery that has the potential to dramatically improve the efficiency of batteries and fuel cells. The research was published in the journal Nature Communications and includes improving the transport of oxygen ions, a key factor in converting chemical energy into electricity.

AVANTech opens expanded plant, headquarters in Columbia

One of the state’s fastest-growing companies, AVANTech, a radioactive and industrial water-treatment solutions provider, opened its new manufacturing plant and corporate headquarters on Friday in Columbia. AVANTech, founded in 1999, works to improve industrial and commercial power operations.

Three Newmark Grubb Wilson Kibler agents receive CoStar Power Broker Award

Newmark Grubb Wilson Kibler agents Sherri Burriss, George Meetze and George McCutchen have recently been selected by CoStar Group to receive a CoStar Power Broker Award.

U.S. Forest Service renews lease on Columbia offices for 10 years

The U.S. Forest Service recently extended the lease on its offices at 4931 Broad River Road in Columbia, South Carolina, by 10 years. The agency will continue to occupy more than 20,000 square feet of office and storage space in the building.

Benefitfocus COO adds president's hat after promotion

Benefitfocus, Inc., a leading provider of cloud-based benefits-software solutions, said on Wednesday that Ray August has been promoted from chief operating officer to president and COO of the company. “We are thrilled to expand Ray’s role as our president and COO," company co-founder Shawn Jenkins said.

CMC Gas to begin using Foxfire inventory software

Clarke-Mobile County (CMC) Gas recently announced that it has selected Foxfire's cloud-based inventory management software to track inventory and manage work orders for mobile field services staff.

ERA Wilder Realty welcomes 16 new specialists

ERA Wilder Realty welcomed sixteen new associates to its Columbia office on April 8.

County representatives attend annual trusts meeting in Myrtle Beach, S.C.

Over 100 county officials had the chance to learn about risk management at the South Carolina Counties Workers’ Compensation Trust (SCCWCT) and South Carolina Counties Property and Liability Trust (SCCP&LT) annual Insurance Trusts Membership Meeting, held on Jan. 28 and 29 in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

ITECH South to expand plant operations in Oconee County

ITECH South, LLC, the Palmetto State operations of Injection Technology Corporation (ITECH), plans to expand its existing facility in Westminster, South Carolina, the company announced Wednesday in Columbia.

Sonoco awarded for merchandising success

Sonoco, a large global packaging enterprise, announced on April 8 in Hartsville, South Carolina, that it won four awards at the Point of Purchase Advertising International's (POPAI) 56th annual Outstanding Merchandising Achievement (OMA) Awards competition held in Las Vegas, Nevada, on March 26.

Spirax Sarco receives state chamber of commerce safety honor

Spirax Sarco, a provider of steam system products and services, received a Commendation of Excellence award from the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce at its Safety Awards Luncheon March 19.

CRDA attends composites show in Paris

Representatives showcase Charleston's appeal to composites industry

AT&T invests over $875 million in South Carolina upgrades

AT&T invested more than $875 million between 2012 and 2014 in its wireless and wired networks in South Carolina, AT&T South Carolina said on Tuesday. The investment provided upgrades to reliability, coverage, speed and performance for residents and business customers.

M33 expansion of N.C. Global Operations Center underway

M33 Integrated, a third-party logistics (3PL) provider based in Greenville, South Carolina, is expanding its Global Operations Center in Greensboro, North Carolina. The expansion is scheduled to be completed during the second quarter of 2015.

Poplin tapped to lead TrustHouse Services

Former CEO of Medical Staffing Network Healthcare to take over North Carolina-based company.

Clifton Mining offers investment update

Mining royalties, wound dressing gels bringing in revenue for Utah company

Regional Transit Needs study newsletter launched

Reginald Simmons, deputy executive and transportation director of the Central Midlands Council of Governments, recently launched the Regional Transit Needs Assessment and Feasibility Study Project newsletter. The focus of the study will be on the transportation needs of residents and employees living or working in Richland and Lexington Counties that currently do not have access to transit, Simmons said.

KVLT awarded 2 conservation easements

Katawba Valley Land Trust receives easements near Stoneboro and in Chester County

Lacker to address Charleston area business leaders

President of Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond to talk about economy on April 15

Columbia's community development banquet set for May 7

The City of Columbia’s Community Development Department and the Columbia Council of Neighborhoods will host their Annual Awards Banquet at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, May 7, at the Columbia Marriot, located at 1200 Main St.

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