Bike manufacturer opens 1st S.C. plant

Gov. Nikki Haley tours the new Kent International bicycle manufacturing plant in Manning. (Photo by Chuck Crumbo)Kent International is part of a wave of Wal-Mart suppliers that have chosen to launch manufacturing operations in South Carolina in response to the retailer’s effort to help reshore manufacturing jobs. Altogether, five Wal-Mart vendors have announced investments of more than $574 million and the addition of 2,600 jobs for South Carolinians. Read More...

Grow Financial to open 2 branches

The Tampa, Fla.-based federal credit union is planning soft launches in mid-November of offices in Lexington and the Shandon neighborhood of Columbia. At the same time, the credit union will be opening two offices in the Charleston area. Read More...

UPS plans 370 seasonal hires to bolster local operations

The Atlanta-based carrier, which operates a regional air hub at Columbia Metropolitan Airport, said the seasonal hires will support the anticipated holiday surge in package deliveries that will begin this month and continue through January.  Read More...

Startup Grind reschedules event

The featured speaker at Tuesday’s event will be Hall Turner, founder of Turner Telecom Holding Group LLC. The event will begin at 5:30 p.m. at the IT-oLogy Auditorium, 1301 Gervais St. Read More...

Palmetto Health Richland part of Ebola care system

KirbyThe Columbia hospital has trained its personnel on how to care for Ebola patients in a special four-bed unit. Other S.C. hospitals that are part of the regional referral system announced by the S.C. Hospital Association are Greenville Memorial Medical Campus and Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston. Read More...


S.C. Telecommunications and Broadband Association reorganizes

The S.C. Telecommunications and Broadband Association announced it changed its name, logo, offices and executive director. Nola Armstrong joined the association early this year as executive director. She brings several years of association management, public relations and governmental relations to the association. Read More...

Sen. Graham: Immigration reform solution to skills gap

U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham plans to kill two birds with one stone with a merit-based immigration system that would favor educated, skilled and English-speaking visa applicants and would reform the current family-based system, he said at the S.C. Biotechnology Industry Association annual conference Thursday. Read More...