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Flame Spray North America to expand operations in Laurens County

08/29/2018 - Flame Spray North America is once again expanding its existing manufacturing facility in Laurens County. The company recently purchased neighboring property to its existing facility, located in Woodfield Industrial Park. This acquisition will broaden Flame Spray’s capabilities to service the aerospace market in the United States by dedicating... READ MORE

Global Manufacturer Picks Piedmont Tech Facility as U.S. Training Site

08/07/2018 - It started quietly at first. A low buzz, numerous meetings, contract development and ― finally ― the arrival of the first three IRB 140 robots to the Piedmont Technical College (PTC) Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CAM) in Laurens. This spring marked the official launch of a partnership between PTC and ABB, a leading... READ MORE

Italian Students Visit Piedmont Technical College for Month of Training, Plant Tours

06/27/2018 - A quiet, word-of-mouth recommendation of Piedmont Technical College’s Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CAM) in Laurens has brought 12 students who are completing their training at Azienda Bergamasca Formazione (ABF) ― a regional technical school in picturesque Bergamo, Italy ― to South Carolina for a month of instruction, training, and manufacturing plant... READ MORE

From Dual Enrollers to High Rollers?

06/26/2018 - Just three years out of high school, Piedmont Tech graduate Travisia Thompson (at right) may be earning upwards of $60,000 a year. Let that sink in for a moment. A proactive maintenance apprentice program among partners Piedmont Technical College (PTC), Laurens County Development Corporation (LCDC), Laurens County School Districts 55 and 56, and... READ MORE

Laurens County: A Higher Opportunity

04/25/2018 - Back in February we announced a new video that was produced in partnership with Laurens County school districts 55 & 56, as well as the City of Laurens and the City of Clinton. The rollout of “Laurens County: A Higher Opportunity” created tremendous interest among students, parents and educators county-wide.... READ MORE

Laurens County Development Corporation Announces New Industrial Park in Gray Court

03/22/2018 - LAURENS COUNTY, SC— The Laurens County Development Corporation (LCDC), in partnership with Laurens Electric Cooperative (LEC) and the SC Power Team, have announced the development of Laurens County’s newest industrial park, The Connexial Center. With limited industrial product in the northern part of Laurens County, this park... READ MORE

Laurens County: A Higher Opportunity—New video showcases promising career choices for local students

02/06/2018 - LAURENS COUNTY- The Laurens County Development Corporation (LCDC) recently partnered with both Laurens County School Districts, as well as the City of Laurens and the City of Clinton, on an exciting new video as part of a new initiative titled “Laurens County: A Higher Opportunity.” This initiative aims... READ MORE

Laurens County Development Corporation Hires Whitney Robertson as Marketing Manager

11/22/2017 - Laurens, SC – November 21, 2017 – Laurens County Development Corporation (LCDC) is pleased to announce the recent hire of Whitney Robertson, who will join the team as Marketing Manager. “We are very excited to have Whitney join our team at the LCDC,” said Jonathan Coleman, Executive Director. “She... READ MORE

Laurens Teachers Learn from Summer Manufacturing Jobs

08/01/2017 - GRAY COURT, S.C., July 27, 2017 — Steel-toed boots, safety glasses and sophisticated robotics will likely resonate among this year’s summer memories for a group of Laurens County educators. Fifteen teachers from Laurens County School Districts 55 and 56 seized the opportunity to earn while they learned at ZF Transmissions in... READ MORE

GE Renewable Energy Selects Clinton, SC for New Test Facility

06/28/2017 - GE Renewable Energy recently announced that it has selected Clinton, South Carolina for a new research and development facility. The $29 million facility will be used to test prototype bearing designs and evaluate next generation bearing technology for the GE’s Onshore Wind business. The new facility will be located... READ MORE

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