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Getting to know Synergy Counseling

Getting to know Synergy Counseling

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Get Ready for Gene Week at GCT

Get Ready for Gene Week at GCT

Countybank Awarded Preferred Lender Status

Countybank Awarded Preferred Lender Status
SBA Lending Division at Countybank Recognized for Outstanding Loan Program
Greenville, S.C. – Countybank is proud to announce their designation as a Preferred Lender (PLP) by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).
SBA Preferred Lender status is awarded to a select number of banks that have demonstrated excellence in serving their market and consistency in the processing of their loans. Earning this accolade showcases the lender’s ability to understand the policies and procedures of SBA Lending and maintaining a successful record in their program.
“We are honored to receive this acknowledgement to be classified as a best in class SBA lender,” said Ken Harper, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at Countybank. “The Countybank team takes pride in the refinement of our practices and looks forward to streamlining the process for future entrepreneurs.”
“It is due to the dedicated support of local business from our team and unwavering trust of our customers that we have achieved this status,” said Paul Pickhardt, Senior Vice President and SBA Lending Manager at Countybank. “I am excited to see how this distinction through the SBA will stimulate growth opportunities in small businesses across the Upstate.”
As an SBA Preferred Lender, Countybank will have access to offer customers a full range in SBA loan products as well as an expedited approval process. Specific benefits for customers include low cost down payments and extended repayment periods to ensure businesses spend less time in debt and more time in operation.
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ABOUT COUNTYBANK: Founded in 1933, Countybank is a community-oriented financial services provider with locations across Upstate South Carolina in the Greenwood, Greenville, Greer, and Anderson communities. The combination of trusted, professional financial management experience with a community-first approach has made Countybank the premiere community bank in Upstate South Carolina. In addition to a full array of traditional deposit and loan products, which include worldwide access via mobile and online banking, Countybank also provides products and services through Countybanc Insurance Services, Inc., Countybanc Investment Services, Inc., Countybank Mortgage, Countybank Trust Services, and its affiliate, Greenwood Capital Associates, LLC. Connect with Countybank on Facebook and LinkedIn @Countybank.

Getting ready for Hurricane Florence

Getting ready for Hurricane Florence. See Florence before she gets here – Frying Pan Tower, 34 miles off the coast of Cape Fear. 

New hotline set up for Hurricane Florence assistance: 800-451-1954

A centralized Crisis Assistance Hotline has been established to take in and manage calls for assistance in the wake of Hurricane Florence, which is poised to strike along the coast of South Carolina or North Carolina late Thursday or Friday:

800-451-1954

This hotline is part of an effort by volunteer organizations statewide – including the South Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church – to coordinate response to those who need help after the storm.

UMCSC Disaster Response teams will coordinate their efforts solely through this hotline.

Pastors and churches are encouraged to share this information with their congregations and communities to ensure people who need help after the storm will get it in a timely manner.

******* The information above is for after the storm. This storm is changing rapidly and we hope to have a better update for you tomorrow sometime around noon. Thank you again.*******
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This is literally the calm before the storm. 

There’s still plenty of time to stock up on milk, bread, and water; charge batteries, get gasoline, and be prepared to secure your pets. Expect power outages, high winds with falling trees, flash flooding, and keep away from downed lines. Check on shut-ins and the elderly. 

We here at Greenwood Calendar wish you and your family an uneventful meeting with Florence.  And as always, God be with you.

Abbeville Opera House Fundraiser with Grainger Hines

Abbeville Opera House Fundraiser with Grainger Hines

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Abbeville Opera House

Grainger Hines

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Greenwood Rocks Extravaganza – 60 prizes

Greenwood Rocks Extravaganza – 60 prizes

Hey Greenwood (and surrounding areas)!!!   Many of your favorite businesses in Greenwood are participating in the HUGE Greenwood Rocks Extravaganza Event.

On Sept. 8, 2018, we’re going to give away over 60 prizes (now up to 65) valued at over $1,800.

ONE PRIZE PER FAMILY.

POST YOUR WINNING ROCK ON HTTPS://WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/GREENWOODCALENDAR.

YOU THEN HAVE A WEEK TO REDEEM YOUR PRIZE….

More than 35 Greenwood businesses and agencies painted rocks which will be hidden throughout the city (see businesses and their websites below). On September 8, we will be going LIVE throughout the day on Greenwood Calendar’s Facebook Page to give you clues where to find these hidden treasures.

When you find one of these Greenwood Extravaganza Rocks, post your picture with it on the Greenwood Rocks SC FB site then bring the rock to the sponsoring business the following week to trade for your prize. (If you’re not already a member, just go to the site and ask, and we will approve you). There will be only one prize allowed per family.

To kick things off – share this post, and Greenwood Calendar will enter you into a drawing for a $100 gift card to Premiere Cinemas of Greenwood. A winner will be announced on Sept. 8.

 

For more information about the Greenwood Rocks Extravaganza Event, contact Robert Stevenson at gwdcal@gmail.com

Greenwood Rocks and the Greenwood Rocks Extravaganza are sponsored by Greenwood Calendar….

Greenwood Rocks is a private club that everyone in Greenwood and surrounding areas is invited to join. As members, you paint rocks, hide rocks, find rocks, and post about it in our group. With over 6,500 members, there have been hundreds of rocks hidden at any given time. All the rules for Greenwood Rocks are Right Here.

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The following businesses are participating in the Greenwood Rocks Extravaganza.

 

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Greenwood Celebrates International Overdose Awareness Day

Greenwood Celebrates International Overdose Awareness Day

In 2017, 200 people died each day from a drug overdose in the US. Watch this video for local statistics, as well as what we can do to combat this epidemic.

Greenwood County Sheriff’s Office – Shooting Investigation

Greenwood County Sheriff’s Office – Shooting Investigation

*On 08/15/2018 at 11:03 PM our E911 Center received a call reporting multiple gunshots
at 104 Mimosa Court located in the Country Homes Subdivision in Greenwood County.
*Deputies from Greenwood County Sheriff’s Office arrived on the scene at 11:14 PM.
The initial responding Deputy located a witness who stated that numerous individuals
were in the backyard having a gathering of family and friends (including children) to
mourn the death of a family member. Greenwood County EMS responded and began
administering medical attention to those injured still on the scene.

*Self Regional Healthcare reported the arrival of five gunshot wound victims shortly
after the incident. The gunshot victims arrived at Self Regional Healthcare Emergency
Room by personal vehicles.
*Members of the Investigations Division, Crime Scene Unit and the Bloodhound
Tracking Team responded to the scene for the follow up investigation.
*At this time four of the victims have been released from Self-Regional Healthcare and
none of the injuries are reported to be life threatening.
* A motive for the shooting is unknown at this time and the investigation remains
ongoing.

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Cruisin’ for a Cause Boat Run

Boaters Uniting to Help People with Special Needs

The Burton Center Foundation and the Laurens County Disabilities and Special Needs Board are proud to announce the 5th Annual “Cruisin’ for a Cause Boat Run” will be held Saturday, August 18, 2018 on beautiful Lake Greenwood. The purpose of the boat run is to bring awareness of people with disabilities and special needs in Abbeville, Edgefield, Greenwood, Laurens, Lexington, McCormick and Saluda counties and funding to help them. The funds raised by this event will go towards providing for emergencies, financial hardships, food, clothing, dental care, medical equipment, personal care items, client events and outings.

There will be great prizes, food, entertainment and camaraderie. The event begins at 10:30 a.m. at any of the five stops on Lake Greenwood. Last boat in at Camp Fellowship at 3:30 p.m. Live auction and prizes will be awarded at 4:00 p.m. Live entertainment featuring Dubie’s Brothers.

Registration: At any of the five stops day of event (Harris Landing; Break on the Lake; Lighthouse Marina; Skipper’s Landing or Camp Fellowship); or by contacting Burton Center, 2605 Hwy 72 221E, Greenwood, SC 29649 or Laurens County Disabilities and Special Needs Board, 1860 Hwy 14, Laurens, SC 29360.

For more information, please go to: www.connectlakegreenwood.com; www.burtoncenter.org; Laurens County Disabilities and Special Needs Board on Facebook or by calling (864) 942-8900; (864) 981-1926 or (864) 993-0012.

Pictured: Cruisin’ for a Cause Planning Committee: L to R: Andy Lyle, Mel Weaver, Monica Taylor, Sam Martin, Jimmy Burton (seated), Laurie Cordell and Ruple Harley III. Not pictured: David & Susie Burton, Frank & Rose Sells, Cheryl Bell, Jimmy Peden, Travis Dudley, Jeff May and Teresa Medlin.

Greenwood On-Deck Podcast Interviews Greenwood Calendar Founder

Greenwood On-Deck Podcast Interviews Greenwood Calendar Founder

Clay Sprouse founder of Greenwood On-Deck Podcasts interviews Dr. Robert Stevenson, whom he calls a social media guru.

 

Click the link below to hear Clay’s other episodes, including a podcast with:

  • Brandon Smith, local attorney, who is running unopposed for Greenwood mayor.
  • TJ Jenks of Montague’s Restaurant, and
  • Steven Galloway, local musician.

Visit Greenwood On-Deck Podcast

UPDATE: Active Shooters at Greenwood Mall

Shooter at Greenwood Mall

According to Officers Jonathan Link of the Greenwood City Police Department, several males apparently were chasing an individual inside Greenwood Mall and an unknown number of rounds were fired inside the mall. There is no evidence than anyone was hit. The mall was placed on lock down.

The suspects fled in a vehicle, and the police are following up leads to apprehend them. Police officers ask that people avoid the area. No injuries have been reported at this time.

Information will be added as it becomes available.

Vice President for Student Affairs Randy Bouknight to begin new chapter of service to Lander University

Vice President for Student Affairs Randy Bouknight to begin new chapter of service to Lander University

 

After 46 years of serving the students of Lander University, H. Randall ‘Randy’ Bouknight, Vice President for Student Affairs will soon assume a new role of service as a special ambassador for the university.

 

His new duties will incorporate a blend of community and alumni relations, cultivating new relationships and calling on longstanding friendships to increase support for Lander students. Lander President Richard Cosentino expects Bouknight’s new position to be a driving force in the development and success of the university.

 

“With over 40 years of service at Lander, Randy has extraordinary knowledge and insight into the university and surrounding community,” said President Cosentino. “Because of this unique perspective, he is the ideal person to assist us with alumni and community relations.”

Decades of Leadership

The year 1979 brings a promotion to a higher-level leadership position for the young Randy Bouknight. Appointed as Vice President for Student Affairs, Bouknight begins to oversee a comprehensive division that focuses on all areas that relate to the comfort, health and safety of Lander students. He remained in this position for nearly 40 years.
-Photo contributed by Jackson Library Archives

With a master’s degree in College Student Personnel Services from Northwestern State University of Louisiana, Bouknight was fresh out of college when hired in 1972 by Don Herd, Jr., Lander’s eighth president.

 

At the youthful age of 24, Randy Bouknight began influencing the lives of students as the university’s Assistant Dean of Students and Dean of Men. Two years later, the university’s new President, Larry Jackson, would promote the promising young man to become Dean of Students.

 

Bouknight was appointed as Dean of Student Affairs in 1977, and once again promoted to a higher-level leadership position as Vice President for Student Affairs in 1979 – where he has remained for nearly 40 years.

“I first met Randy when I was working in the President’s Office as a temporary employee back in 1979,” said longtime assistant Pam Bartley. “I had no idea that he would end up being my supervisor for over 38 years.”

Over the decades, Bouknight’s responsibilities expanded into overseeing a comprehensive division that focuses on all areas that relate to the comfort, health and safety of Lander students. His far-reaching network of departments includes the offices of Housing and Residence Life; Career Services; Student Activities; Campus Recreation and Intramural Sports; Student Health Services; Disabilities and Counseling Services; the Equestrian Center; Food Services; and the University Police.

 

He also oversees the university’s Behavioral Invention Team, the Office of Student Conduct, the Student Handbook, and is Advisor to the Student Government Association (SGA).

 

During the Spring 2018 Student Life Awards ceremony, Bouknight was recognized for his years of service and outstanding contribution to the university. Met by a standing ovation, the highly regarded Vice President for Student Affairs was honored by words of appreciation, admiration and respect by his team of professional staff members and President Cosentino.

During the Spring 2018 Student Life Awards ceremony, Randy Bouknight is recognized for his years of service and outstanding contribution to the university. Met by a standing ovation, the highly regarded Vice President for Student Affairs is honored by words of appreciation, admiration and respect by his team of professional staff members and Lander President Richard Cosentino.
-Photo by Deb Nygro

 

Cindy Dysart, Director of Housing and Residence Life, spoke to those attending. “Randy has played a significant role in who we are, what we stand for, and what makes us unique – and we are all the better for it,” she reflected.

Linda Dolny, chair of Lander’s Board of Trustees, first met Bouknight in 1993 and attributes him as being an important part of Lander’s success. “I am personally going to miss Randy in the role he has held for so long, but he will be assisting Lander in meeting new challenges” she said. “I am excited to work with him in this new opportunity.”

A New Chapter

“I have enjoyed the collegiate environment – and while I have had job offers at larger universities, as well as in the business sector, I always knew that Lander and Greenwood were where I belonged” reflected Bouknight.

 

A new office awaits Randy Bouknight to enter it’s doors and step into yet another successful chapter of his life of service to students of Lander University. When he’s not traveling across the region to reconnect with alumni in their hometowns, Bouknight will be meeting with community leaders and businesses to ignite a strong foundation of support for Lander students.

 

Lander just completed a nationwide search for a new Vice President for Student Affairs. Dr. Boyd Yarbrough, who comes to Lander from Cleveland State University, is expected to take the lead on August 1.

 

Bouknight can be found under the roof of the Lander Foundation and Alumni Center on 302 Hampton Ave, where he will be easily accessible to alumni and the Greenwood community.

During the Spring 2018 Student Life Awards ceremony, Randy Bouknight is recognized for his years of service and outstanding contribution to the university. Met by a standing ovation, the highly regarded Vice President for Student Affairs is honored by words of appreciation, admiration and respect by his team of professional staff members and Lander President Richard Cosentino.
-Photo by Deb Nygro

 

 

 

Guess who’s back: Old Navy is New Again

Guess who’s back: Old Navy is New AgainGuess who's back: Old Navy is New Again

Greenwood Calendar was notified via Facebook Messenger that Old Navy will be returning to Greenwood.

The Old Navy in Greenwood Common’s closed in the summer of 2015, but the store is set to reopen due to increased sales and an improvement in the economy,

District Manager Oscar Zahran has announced that applications area currently being accepted.

Visit Old Navy in the Greenwood Common’s on Facebook.

 

Breakfast and Lunch Program Available To All Enrolled Students

Breakfast and Lunch Program Available To All Enrolled Students

Greenwood School District 50 is participating in the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) for the 2018/2019 school year.  Section 104(a) of the Healthy, Hunger Free Kids Act of 2010 amended section 11(a)(1) of the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act (42 U.S.C. 1759a(a)(1))(the law) to provide an alternative to household applications for free and reduced-price meals in local educational agencies (LEAs) and schools with increased levels of low-income students. This alternBreakfast and Lunch Program Available To All Enrolled Studentsative is referred to as the Community Eligibility Provision.  All students enrolled in the school/district may participate in the breakfast and lunch program at no charge to them.  Families will not have to fill out meal applications.

Breakfast and lunch meals follow the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) guidelines for healthy school meals.  Please encourage students to participate in the school meal programs.

You may contact your School Food Service (SFS) Director, Amy Stabler, for additional information.

Parents or guardians that do not want their child/children to participate in CEP may wish to discuss this matter with the Child Nutrition Department by calling 864-941-5400 on an informal basis.

 

Parents wishing to make a formal appeal may make a request either orally or in writing to –

Greenwood School District 50

Child Nutrition Department

1855 Calhoun Rd

PO Box 248

Greenwood, SC 29648

Senator Floyd Nicholson Named Legislator of the Year

Senator Floyd Nicholson Named Legislator of the Year

 

The South Carolina Human Service Providers Association named Senator Floyd Nicholson Legislator of the Year.  Each year the SCHSPA recognizes a member of the Senate and House of Representatives for their support of people with disabilities and special needs in South Carolina.

 

Members of the SCHSPA Upstate presented Senator Nicholson the award Monday.  Jimmy Burton, legislative committee member of the SCHSPA, stated, “Senator Nicholson’s relationship with people with disabilities and special needs goes back to the 70’s and he has been involved most of his life. He has clearly demonstrated his commitment to people with disabilities.  It is with sincere appreciation that we acknowledge and celebrate the contributions of this champion for South Carolina’s most vulnerable citizens.  We appreciate all that he has done over the years to enhance the quality of life for these individuals in the State of South Carolina.”

 

The South Carolina Human Services Provider Association (SCHSPA) consists of a network of 45 providers who support individuals with intellectual, head and spinal cord injuries and autism throughout South Carolina. The SCHSPA represents over 25,000 individuals and their families who receive services and support through members of SCHSPA.  In addition, these providers employ 7,000 highly skilled and dedicated staff who are committed to improving the quality of life of each person receiving services.

 

Senator Nicholson, a native of Greenwood, has served in the South Carolina Senate representing District 10 (Greenwood, Abbeville, McCormick and Saluda Counties) since 2008.  He serves on the Senate Finance Committee, Corrections & Penology Committee, the Education Committee, Invitations Committee, Medical Affairs Committee and Rules Committee.

 

Senator Nicholson is a retired educator and served as Mayor of Greenwood for 14 years. He is a graduate of South Carolina State College and did graduate work at Clemson University.  He is a graduate of the University of South Carolina’s Institute of Government and was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Humanities degree by Lander University.

 

Senator Nicholson is a member and past Chairman of the Upper Savannah Council of Governments, a former member of the Greenwood Partnership Alliance Board, the Piedmont Technical College Foundation Board of Directors, Self Regional Healthcare Foundation, past president of the South Carolina Municipal Association and former board member, and past campaign chair for United Way of Greenwood and Abbeville Counties.  He is a member of Mt. Olive Baptist Church where he serves as Chairman of the Board of Deacons.  He and his wife, Mamie, have three sons Antonio, Anthony and Floyd Michael and two daughters-in-law, Nancie and Tameka.

 

“Most of all I want to thank you for what you do for people with special needs.  As a community and nation we need to do everything we can to make sure they have the best quality of life.  They are our responsibility and I am happy they are here at Burton Center and other programs across the state.  I commend you all for what you have done in the past, what you are doing now and in the future,” stated Senator Nicholson.

 

 

Pictured:  L to R:  Jimmy Burton, Executive Director of Burton Center Board for Disabilities and Special Needs; Senator Nicholson; Elaine Thena, Executive Director of Pickens County Disabilities and Special Needs Board; Jerrel Lynn King, Executive Director of Anderson County Disabilities and Special Needs Board; and Laurie Cordell, Deputy Director of Burton Center.

 

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Mathews Mill Village Neighborhood Association on Facebook.

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Lander Foundation Holds 5th Annual Samuel Lander Golf Classic

Lander Foundation Holds 5th Annual Samuel Lander Golf Classic

 

GREENWOOD—Golfers from around the southeast teed off at the Greenwood Country Club for the Lander Foundation’s 5th Annual Samuel Lander Golf Classic on Tuesday, June 26. The tournament raised over $12,000 to benefit the Lander

University Scholarship Program, according to Executive Director of Alumni Affairs Denise Manley ‘89.

 

The foursome taking home the gold from Tuesday’s tournament was that of Kristin Manske, Cam Monda, Courtney Furman and Walter Roark.

First place winner

Second place went to Jeremy Caldwell ’06, Joseph Engram ’07, Chris Rogers ’09 and Bucky Caldwell.

2nd Place Winner

Finishing third was the foursome of Kevin Prater ’84, Russel Patterson, Andy Johnson and Tim Nation. Prater also took home the award for longest drive, while Michael Benjamin was awarded closest to the pin.

The Lander Foundation also extends its gratitude to Lonza, the title sponsor of the Samuel Lander Golf Classic, and all those who made the tournament possible. To learn more about the Lander University Scholarship Program, contact The Lander Foundation by calling (864) 888-8350.

 

FUJIFILM expanding its Greenwood County production operations

FUJIFILM expanding its Greenwood

FUJIFILM expanding its Greenwood County production operations
Dressed in white coveralls, booties and surgical masks, employees with Fujifilm Dimatix work to assemble print heads in a filtered clean room on Friday, Dec. 8, 2017, at the facility on Etna Road in Lebanon, N.H. (Valley News – Charles Hatcher) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

production operations

Japanese firm creating 67 new jobs

COLUMBIA, S.C. FUJIFILM Manufacturing USA, Inc., one of the strategic manufacturing locations for Tokyo-based FUJIFILM Corporation, today announced plans to expand its existing operations in Greenwood County. The company’s $3.9 million investment is projected to create 67 new jobs.

 

Celebrating its 30th anniversary in South Carolina this year, FUJIFILM is a manufacturer of industrial and commercial imaging products. The company operates five, state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities on its 500-acre campus located at 211 Puckett Ferry Road near Lake Greenwood.

 

This expansion to FUJIFILM’s 2.5-million-square-foot manufacturing facility will allow for the assembly of electrical parts for inkjet printer heads for a sister company, FUJIFILM Dimatix. Hiring for the new positions is expected to begin in late July or early August 2018, and interested applicants should visit the company’s careers page online.

 

QUOTES

 

“FUJIFILM Manufacturing is celebrating its 30th anniversary in Greenwood this year, and I cannot think of anything better for our associates, the community and the company than to announce this expansion, which demonstrates FUJIFILM’s continued commitment to Greenwood County. We appreciate the support from the state and local governments, as well as the Greenwood Partnership Alliance for facilitating investments in existing industries.” FUJIFILM Manufacturing USA, Inc. President Todd Croker

 

“Today, we’re proud to celebrate a longtime member of the South Carolina business community. Operating in Greenwood for three decades, FUJIFILM is a perfect testament to the pro-business environment we’ve worked hard to cultivate.” –Gov. Henry McMaster

 

“South Carolina’s manufacturing sector continues to grow, and this expansion announcement by FUJIFILM is another indication of that fact. Our state’s business-friendly climate and skilled workforce continue to attract investment and help our existing businesses grow. We appreciate FUJIFILM’s decision to continue to do business in the Palmetto State.” –Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt

 

“Greenwood County is pleased to work with FUJIFILMManufacturing USA, Inc. as they expand their existing operations in our community. FUJIFILM is a high-tech company that has a long and impressive history in Greenwood County, and we look forward to assisting the company as they continue to prosper for many more years.” –Greenwood County Council Chairman Steve Brown

 

“Today’s announcement shows that cutting-edge companies are finding success in Greenwood County. We celebrate FUJIFILM Manufacturing USA’s decision to increase its footprint here and create 67 new jobs.” –Greenwood Partnership Alliance Chair Dr. Kristin Manske

 

FIVE FAST FACTS

 

FUJIFILM is expanding its existing production operations in Greenwood County.
$3.9 million investment to create 67 new jobs.
FUJIFILM is a manufacturer of industrial and commercial imaging products.
This expansion to FUJIFILM’s 2.5-million-square-foot manufacturing facility will allow for the assembly of electrical parts for inkjet printer heads.
Hiring for the new positions is expected to begin in late July or early August 2018, and interested applicants should visit the company’s careers page online.

 

About S.C. Department of Commerce

As South Carolina’s leading economic development agency, the Department of Commerce works to recruit new businesses and help existing business grow. S.C. Commerce has recruited world-class companies to South Carolina such as BMW, Boeing, Continental, Giti Tire, LPL Financial Holdings, Mercedes-Benz Vans, Samsung, Toray and Volvo Cars and also supports startups, small and existing business, innovation and rural development initiatives. S.C. Commerce partners with the S.C. Technical College System via readySC to support workforce training and recruiting, and with the S.C. Department of Employment and Workforce, which provides worker training and employment opportunities within the state. With a strong international footprint, since 2011, the Palmetto State has ranked among top three in the nation for attracting jobs through foreign investment on a per capita basis, according to IBM-Plant Location International. Additionally, in five of seven years, the state has won the Gold Shovel Award from Area Development magazine; and, in 2017, the state was recognizedas Business Facilities’ State of the Year. For more information, visit www.SCcommerce.com.

Down Home Manufacturing opening new facility in Greenwood, SC

Down Home Manufacturing opening new facility in Greenwood, SC

Pillow and comforter business is investing $2.4 million and creating 50 new jobs

GREENWOOD, S.C. – Down Home Manufacturing announced today that it is establishing a new facility in Greenwood, SC. The company’s $2.4 million investment is projected to create 50 new jobs.

The facility will fill down, down alternative, and feather pillows and comforters for retail clients in the U.S. and Canada. In addition, the facility will distribute these products as well as a range of imported finished products including blankets, sheets and fashion bedding ensembles to retail clients in the U.S.

Located at 402 Maxwell Avenue in Greenwood, S.C., Down Home Manufacturing will be opening a new facility in the 2nd quarter of 2018, and interested applicants should contact catrinamaloney@downhomeusa.com.

QUOTES

“Down Home Manufacturing is excited to open our plant for business in Greenwood, and we look forward to growing with the community and adding quality jobs to the city. This is an important strategic move for our company. This allows us to serve our customers better and improve our ability to grow our business here in the USA. We look forward to working with the community leaders as we become part of the Greenwood business community.” – Down Home President Rod Ghormley, Down Home USA

“As a member of the Greenwood Partnership Alliance, we are excited to welcome Down Home Manufacturing to the City of Greenwood and look forward to having them join our community. We are strengthened by the capital investment and increase in opportunities for quality new jobs that a project like this brings to the city.” –Greenwood City Mayor Welborn Adams

“Greenwood County is a great location for warehousing and distribution, and we are excited about Down Home Manufacturing’s new ownership of the City Center Building. Their Investment and jobs within our community are greatly appreciated.” –Greenwood County Council Vice-Chairman Chuck Moates

“Down Home Manufacturing is a successful modern textile company, and we are proud that they choose Greenwood County to do business in.” – Greenwood Partnership Alliance Chair Dr. Kristin Manske

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