Workforce

Tales from the export; three upstate companies talk foreign markets

Tires, passenger vehicles, and kazoos. What do these items have in common? South Carolina leads the nation for exports of these products, with customers overseas creating livelihood opportunities for our state, which exported more than $32 billion of South Carolina-made products in 2017 and has seen export…


SCMFG Tours Edgewater Automation in Spartanburg

South Carolina Manufacturing (SCMFG) is always eager to learn from the Palmetto State’s manufacturers. Recently, SCMFG had the privledge to tour Edgewater Automation in Spartanburg to get an in-depth look into their customized automated machines. SCMFG highlighted a few of their projects. Pic 1 & 2. This…


Aerospace


Game on; T-X Advanced Jet Trainer Competition

The US Air Force T-X advanced jet trainer competition is in the final stages of source selection with an award expected in the first quarter 2018. It is seen by many as a contest between two aircraft, the existing Lockheed Martin/Korean Air T-50  and The Boeing/Saab T-X…


Legislation

Decisions, Decisions: Tax Season 2018 looms for Manufacturers

You’re not the only one confused by the tax issue. While it’s true that it might be the opportunity of a lifetime for many companies, tax expert David Jones of GreerWalker says it’s time to proceed with caution. Should you change your filing status to drop your…


Simplifying Regulatory Framework for SC Manufacturing

Our nation’s chemical sector is an $812 billion industry that directly provides jobs for nearly 800,000 people and supports jobs for seven million people in related fields. South Carolina has been home to a manufacturing revolution over the past decade and the revolution relies heavily on the…