2010 News

German Company Brings Jobs, Solar Power to County
December 21, 2010 - IMO's solar tracker may seem small compared to the sun, but standing 53 feet tall with 1,614 square feet of solar panels, it's the biggest of its kind in South Carolina.
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Economic Development Unveils Industry Tree
December 9, 2010 - Following the monthly meeting of the Dorchester County Industrial Council, the 2010 Industry Tree was unveiled to many of Dorchester County's existing industries.
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Bosch Announces Expansion and Green Initiative in Dorchester County
December 3, 2010 - Gov. Mark Sanford, the South Carolina Department of Commerce, Dorchester County, and the Charleston Regional Development Alliance today joined Robert Bosch LLC, a leading automotive supplier in North America, to announce the company's plans to expand its Dorchester County operations. Over the next five years, Bosch will invest approximately $125 million in the company's manufacturing facility in Dorchester County and create approximately 300 new jobs.
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Lauscha Fiber International Corp Announces Expansion in Dorchester County
November 2, 2010 - Dorchester County announced that Lauscha Fiber International Corp. will expand its facility in Dorchester County. The $2.5 million investment is expected to generate 10 new jobs.
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Maverick Equipment Manufacturing Inc. Announces New Facility in Dorchester County
August 18, 2010 - The South Carolina Department of Commerce and Dorchester County today announced that Maverick Equipment Manufacturing Inc., a maker of hydraulic hammers and components, will locate its new facility in Dorchester County. The $1.5 million investment is expected to generate 71 new jobs over the next five years for South Carolina.
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Grand Opening Held for Dorchester County QuickJobs Training Center
July 29, 2010 - Dorchester County and Trident Technical College celebrated the opening of the Dorchester County QuickJobs Training Center at an event held this morning at the newly constructed facility. The center is located at 5164 E. Jim Bilton Boulevard in St. George.
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Arborgen to Expand Global Headquarters in Charleston Region
June 15, 2010 - ArborGen Inc., a biotechnology company focused on the science of forestry, announced today that it will expand its global headquarters to a new, 13.5 acre campus in the Charleston region of South Carolina. The $14.3 million facility will be located in Dorchester County near Summerville and will house its laboratories, production and administrative functions, as well as a 35,000-square-foot greenhouse. The company expects to create 25 new, high paying jobs over the next five years.
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The IMO Group to Locate New Operations in Dorchester County and Create 190 New Jobs
March 9, 2010 - Gov. Mark Sanford, the South Carolina Department of Commerce, Dorchester County and the Charleston Regional Development Alliance today announced that the IMO Group, one of the world's leading manufacturers of slewing rings and slew drives, as well as experts in the machine and plant manufacturing sector, will locate its first U.S. manufacturing facility in Dorchester County. The South Carolina operation will be called IMO USA Corp. and will ultimately employ 190 workers and generate a $47 million capital investment. The company will occupy a building in the McQueen Industrial Park off of Jedburg Road.
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Dorchester County Business Leader Honored by Dept. of Commerce and Legislative Leaders
January 27, 2010 - Andy Gresham was honored yesterday as an Ambassador for Economic Development by the Department of Commerce and legislative leaders as part of South Carolina's 19th Annual Industry Appreciation Week. The ceremony took place in Columbia on Tuesday, January 26 at the Statehouse and highlighted 48 individuals from 46 counties for their exceptional efforts to bolster community and economic development activities in South Carolina.
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Geocycle LLC Expands Facility in Dorchester, South Carolina
January 21, 2010 - Geocycle US announced today that it will invest $7 million in Dorchester County to expand its current facility. The new industrial waste processing facility will be located on the existing Geocycle property approximately nine miles east of St. George.
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