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Business

  • Dignitaries christen Giti Tire plant

    Brian Garner
    Landmark News Service

    RICHBURG – Dignitaries marveled at Chester County’s new economic jewel Wednesday – the $560 million, 1.7 million-square-foot Giti Tire plant, likening it to the BMW and Boeing investments that have transformed other parts of the state.

  • Biosecurity measures protect S.C. farms, food and people

    Tom Hallman

    Clemson University

    NEWBERRY – Cleanliness, it’s said, is next to godliness. It also can save lives – untold numbers, in fact.

    On farms and in food processing and handling facilities, this kind of cleanliness is more than just washing your hands. It’s full-fledged biosecurity, and it’s changing the way farmers involved in animal agriculture work.

  • Springs Memorial names new CEO

    Page Vaughan was named Springs Memorial Hospital’s new chief executive officer on Monday.
    Vaughan, CEO of Chester Regional Medical Center, will continue to oversee the Chester hospital in addition to SMH. Both hospitals are owned by Community Health Systems, based in Franklin, Tenn.
     “I’m really looking forward to it,” Vaughan said Tuesday. “It’s a good team of people in a really nice community.”

  • Long-awaited 521 BBQ opening

    Restaurateur and barbecue pit master Mike Dial no longer has to say “soon” when someone asked when the new location of 521 BBQ is opening in downtown Lancaster.

    Those who ride down South Main Street this week will know it’s time when they roll down their car windows and deeply breathe in the aroma of barbecue pork pit-cooked for 14 hours.

    “I’ve been asked that question thousands of times,” Dial said. “The time was right to do something.” 

  • Anytime Fitness program helps military vets readjust

    Anytime Fitness has joined with the national Lift for the 22 organization to offer free one-year gym memberships to military veterans suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

    The program’s goal is to fight suicide among veterans by bringing them together while also increasing their health and wellness. 

    Karen Phillips, manager of the Anytime Fitness gym on the Lancaster bypass, said one of her relatives suffered from PTSD, and the program is “just something that touched my heart.”

  • Bent Creek breaks ground in IL

    About 25 people gathered in the 88-degree heat July 10 to celebrate the groundbreaking of Taylor Morrison’s newest development in Indian Land.

    Bent Creek, off Jim Wilson Road, is the developer’s second community in Indian Land.

    The first houses in it are expected to be completed in the late fall, said Kevin Granelli, president of Taylor Morrison’s Charlotte division.

    The community will consist of 272 homesites, with two- to six-bedroom homes ranging from 2,200 to 3,750-plus square feet, with prices starting in the $300,000s. 

  • Details leaking on enormous IL shopping center

    Indian Land’s biggest proposed shopping center is inching toward a major announcement soon, but some of the details are already out, including four tenants that have filed construction plans with the county.
    Promenade at Carolina Reserve will have 500,000 square feet available for leasing, making it almost half the size of Carolina Place mall in Pineville.

  • Construction accelerating at RedStone, open in Feb.

    Indian Land’s much-delayed RedStone commercial project has a new expected opening date – February 2018.
    Michael Bilodeau, development manager for MPV Properties, talked about the project Thursday. He said the anchor tenant, the 14-screen cineplex RedStone 14, has topped out at the site, and work on 11 of the 13 other announced businesses is under way.
    Bilodeau said he feels very confident of the new opening date now that construction has started.

  • Buford grad Jayson Jordan Young Engineer of the Year

    Kelly Morrissette
    For The Lancaster News

    Buford High School graduate Jayson Jordan has been named Young Engineer of the Year by the S.C. Society of Professional Engineers.
    Jordan, 31, received the award June 9 at the group’s annual conference and trade show.
    Jordan, who lives in Lexington, is technical director at the S.C. Asphalt Pavement Association. He received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in civil engineering from Clemson University.

  • $200M plant with 145 jobs picks Chester

    Landmark News Service

    Chester County got a big economic boost this week, as Roseburg Forest Products announced plans for a $200 million manufacturing plant that will employ 145 people.
    The company, based in Springfield, Ore., will build the 450,000-square-foot facility on S.C. 9 about 6 miles east of Chester.
    The deal was announced Tuesday at Gateway Conference Center in Richburg, followed by a celebratory luncheon that drew a large crowd of public officials and business leaders.