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  • Feb

    COLUMBIA, S.C. – February 1, 2012 – Pratt Industries, a leading recycled paper and packaging company, today announced the opening of a new material recovery facility (MRF) in Spartanburg County. The $3.5 million investment is expected to generate 30 new jobs.                

    1
    2012
  • Feb

    COLUMBIA, S.C. – February 1, 2012 – Nucor Corporation, one of North America's largest steel bar producers,  has announced plans to modernize and enhance its bar mill facility in Darlington County.

    1
    2012
  • Jan

    COLUMBIA, S.C. – January 12, 2012 – BMW today announced that the company will expand its plant in Spartanburg County. The $900 million investment is expected to generate 300 new jobs. BMW also commemorated a production milestone today – 2,000,000 vehicles since the company began U.S. production in 1994.

    12
    2012
  • Aug

    Major automobile manufacturers around the world are implementing sustainable practices from the construction of plants running on clean energy to improvements in the efficiency of assembly processes. This green automotive production has great potential.

    3
    2011
  • Aug

    Sonoco-Alcore S.a.r.l., a Brussels-based subsidiary of Sonoco, is investing in three of its European uncoated recycled paperboard mills to improve their energy efficiency, product range and environmental performance.

    The company’s mill in Cirie, Italy, will get energy-from-biogas improvements to its effluent treatment system, said Dino Kiriakopoulos, director of Sonoco-Alcore’s European operations.

    1
    2011
  • Jul

    From the Upstate to the Pee Dee to the Lowcountry and points in between, South Carolina’s foray into creating green, renewable energy jobs is on a roll.

    “Clean energy is not something we talk about in South Carolina, but it’s something we’re doing,” U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham said in a video message to kick off Wednesday’s S.C. Renewable Energy Forum.

    28
    2011
  • Jul

     

    Savannah River Site will need more storage space to sustain a program to safeguard spent nuclear fuel recovered from foreign nations.

    The 15,000 assemblies now stored at the site's heavily fortified L Area have filled more than 90 percent of the available space, said Dawn Gillis, the site's used fuel program manager, during a briefing Tuesday to the SRS Citizens Advisory Board.

    26
    2011
  • Jul

    BMW Manufacturing Co. plans to further explore creative uses for salvaged landfill gas.

    The Spartanburg-based automaker on Monday announced the launch of a $1 million multi-phase project aimed at converting some of the methane it collects from Waste Management's Palmetto Landfill in Wellford into hydrogen.

    25
    2011
  • Jul

    Inbound Logistics magazine recently listed five Class Is and five ports among its top 75 “Green Supply Chain Partners” for their commitments to sustainability.

    The Class Is honorees are BNSF Railway Co., CN, CSX Transportation, Norfolk Southern Railway and Union Pacific Railroad. The recognized ports/operators are the North Carolina State Ports Authority; South Carolina State Ports Authority/Port of Charleston; and ports in Los Angeles and Long Beach, Calif., and Tacoma, Wash.

    19
    2011
  • Jul

    Spartanburg County leaders joined with Milliken & Co. and Lockhart Power representatives on Monday to announce the completion of a gas-to-energy program at the county's Wellford landfill off Little Mountain Road.

    The $4 million project, which was announced in 2008, has the capacity to produce 61.2 million kilowatt hours of electricity per year by burning methane extracted from the landfill, officials said.

    19
    2011