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Renfro Distribution gifts protective masks to Laurens County front line workers

05/07/2020 - City & County officials and first responders gathered on Thursday, May 7 at Renfro Clinton Distribution to accept a donation of 18 cases of masks for Laurens County first responders. Renfro’s Director of Distribution in Clinton, Kristi Baker, spoke and shared that the company as a whole is... READ MORE


Media Roundup:  LCDC in the news

04/22/2020 - Can the SC auto industry survive the coronavirus pandemic?- GoUpstate.com https://www.goupstate.com/news/20200413/can-sc-auto-industry-survive-coronavirus-pandemic Meidensha to open Laurens Co. facility- The Laurens County Advertiser https://www.laurenscountyadvertiser.net/2020/04/15/meidensha-to-open-laurens-co-facility/ Fountain Inn Industry- The Clinton Chronicle http://myclintonnews.com/breaking-news/fountain-inn-industry Meiden America Switchgear announces Laurens county... READ MORE


Media Roundup:  Laurens County Business & Industry

04/22/2020 - Fibertex, Jostens shifting to meet medical needs- The Laurens County Advertiser https://growlaurenscounty.com/images/uploads/Advertiser-April_1.pdf  Laurens County industries stepping up to help fight COVID-19- GoLaurens.com http://www.golaurens.com/news/laurens-county-industries-stepping-up-to-help-fight-covid-19/article_c2ae49c8-729b-11ea-a5b9-2b38b93803ce.html ... READ MORE


Ware Shoals Plastics joins the pandemic response in providing PPE

04/16/2020 - Ware Shoals Plastics is the latest Laurens County industry answering the call for the need of personal protection equipment (PPE) during the coronavirus pandemic. Owner Craig Crawford initially responded to a survey that our LCDC office forwarded out in March, asking for any manufacturers that could help with the cause... READ MORE


Japan-Based Meiden America Switchgear Opens in Laurens County

04/15/2020 - LAURENS COUNTY, S.C. – Japan-based Meidensha Corporation is opening its new Meiden America Switchgear manufacturing facility in Laurens County. The company, with an investment of $8 million and the creation of 41 new jobs, is expanding production of its high voltage vacuum circuit breakers. The production center will be located at 2200... READ MORE


Jostens aids in fight against coronavirus

03/30/2020 - Another local Laurens County manufacturer is stepping up in the fight against the #coronavirus. Jostens, known to be an American manufacturer of memorabilia, is now exploring ways to help with medical personal protective equipment at their plant in Laurens. Since the outset of the COVID-19 crisis inside the United States,... READ MORE


Coronavirus and Workforce: Resources/Helpful Information

03/18/2020 - *Several Laurens County industries are hiring right now! Check out our Higher Opportunity website for direct links to company job listings: https://www.higheropportunity.com/job-opportunities        Below are just a few links and articles that may be helpful in these times. We will continue to add... READ MORE


Nucor purchasing TrueCore of Laurens

12/12/2019 - Nucor Corp. announced this week that it is acquiring TrueCore in Laurens. TrueCore produces insulated metal panels serving the cold storage market, with plans for additional commercial and industrial applications. Nucor and its affiliates are manufacturers of steel and steel products, with operating facilities in the United States,... READ MORE


LCDC Staff Graduates of Oklahoma Economic Development Institute

11/07/2019 - LAURENS COUNTY, S.C. –Laurens County Development Corporation (LCDC) Executive Director, Jonathan Coleman, and Assistant Director, Lynn Finley, graduated from the University of Oklahoma Economic Development Institute on October 24, 2019 at the OU EDI Fall session held in Denver, Colorado. OU EDI is an intensive 117-hour certificate program which... READ MORE


Laurens County Development Corporation Seeks Community Input for New Economic Development Strategic Plan

10/28/2019 - LAURENS COUNTY, October 28, 2019—The Laurens County Development Corporation (LCDC) has contracted Avalanche Consulting, an Austin-based economic development strategy firm, to develop a new economic development strategic plan for Laurens County. The main goals of this strategic planning process are to continue the economic momentum that has been building in... READ MORE


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