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Media Roundup:  Laurens County Business & Industry

04/22/2020 - Fibertex, Jostens shifting to meet medical needs- The Laurens County Advertiser  Laurens County industries stepping up to help fight COVID-19- ... 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:        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

ZF Transmissions Gray Court holds 4th annual Signing Day

08/08/2019 - On Tuesday, August 6, three Clinton High students and two Laurens District 55 High students joined the ZF Transmissions Gray Court team as Maintenance Apprentices. The five Laurens County students participated in a scholarship signing event held at the Piedmont Technical College Center for Advanced Manufacturing in Laurens. This was the fourth... READ MORE

Laurens County Leads the Upstate in Wage Growth

04/30/2019 - Recent data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows Laurens County with an almost 60% increase in wages from 2008 to 2017.  Laurens County has had tremendous job growth over the last several years, yielding tremendous wage growth that leads the Upstate region and greatly surpasses the State and National average. This... READ MORE

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