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Business

  • Shoppers gather pre-dawn for Aldi reopening

    Eager shoppers lined up before dawn to be the first in the newly remodeled Lancaster Aldi store. The line of people stretched to the far end of the store wall and over into the parking lot.
    By 8:15 a.m., all the parking spaces were filled at the 1201 Old Charlotte Road location, just north of S.C. 9 Bypass. People started parking in neighboring lots and walking over to the store, just to get in line. Others parked on the grass, out of the way of traffic.

  • Duke Energy puts up $3B to bolster S.C. power grid

    From release

    GREENVILLE – Duke Energy is investing $3 billion over the next decade in South Carolina to strengthen the energy grid against storm damage and cyberattacks.
    The program – Power/Forward Carolinas – will consist of upgrades that will harden the system against storms and outages, further protect it against computer hackers and physical threats, help expand renewable energy, generate jobs and stimulate economic growth. It will also give 740,000 customers in the Palmetto State more information to manage their energy use.

  • Promenade construction gets started

    Residents who want more local shopping options will get their wish sooner rather than later. 

    Tennessee-based developer Hutton broke ground on Indian Land’s next big shopping center Thursday, Oct. 26.

  • Duke Energy to help prepare county site for development

    From release

    A Lancaster County site is one of three S.C. properties chosen by Duke Energy for participation in its 2017 Site Readiness Program to prepare them for business and industrial development.

    The sites were selected based on their potential to bring large businesses and industries to their respective areas.

    The locations include the Smith family property in Lancaster County, situated minutes from Interstate 77 with frontage at the intersection of S.C. 9 and Riverside Road just northwest of Lancaster.

  • Synteen Technical Fabrics celebrates 20th anniversary

    From release

    Synteen Technical Fabrics celebrated its 20th anniversary in Lancaster County last Saturday with an appreciation day for its employees, their families and retirees.

    Guests included S.C. Rep. Brandon Newton (R-45), Lancaster County Council member Larry Honeycutt and John McCain of the Lancaster County Economic Development Department. Honeycutt presented Synteen President Glenn Steen a proclamation from county council declaring Oct. 23, 2017, Synteen Day in Lancaster County.

  • Chester mega-site got tons of looks before Giti picked it

    Travis Jenkins

    Landmark News Service

    At one point, Giti Tire seemed like just another tire company to Chester County economic development leaders.

    It is not widely known, but in one stretch of just over a year, Chester was the potential landing spot for four different tire manufacturers. 

  • IBHS demonstration blows everyone away

    Travis Jenkins

    Landmark News Service

    Industrial research experiments can be unpredictable - just like the weather.

    This month, the Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety (IBHS) Research Center conducted a test at its Richburg facility. There have been previous wind tests there before, along with simulated wildfires and hailstorms. 

  • Two medical facilities sign with RedStone

    MPV Properties 

    CHARLOTTE – Two medical facilities will open in MPV Properties’ RedStone commercial development in Indian Land.

    MPV announced last week that MedFirst and iVision Associates will both lease space in phase 1 of the 310,000-square-foot retail development, which is under construction now. 

    MedFirst will occupy 3,221 square feet and iVision Associates will occupy 1,340 square feet.

  • Promenade to break ground in Indian Land

    Indian Land’s biggest proposed shopping center, the Promenade at Carolina Reserve, will break ground next week.

    Tennessee-based developer Hutton, which is building the shopping center for Lennar Corp., announced last week that it will hold a groundbreaking ceremony at 10:30 a.m. Oct. 26.

  • Fired worker alleges race bias in Gerdau Ameristeel lawsuit

    A former employee at Gerdau Ameristeel’s Lancaster plant is suing the company, alleging racial discrimination and retaliation in his May 2016 firing.
    Dirk Mitchell, a Pageland resident, was employed at the company’s Riverside Road facility for two years. He was hired as an inspector on a production line making railroad spikes, according to the suit, and a dispute over an inspection led to his dismissal.