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Business

  • Main St. move pays off

    Local restaurateur Howard Witherspoon thinks Lancaster’s Main Street is still the place to do business, which is why he moved there.
    “From Market Street to here, it’s like night and day,” said Witherspoon, who co-owns The Hot Dog King with his wife, Toya. “Even on slow days, it’s 100 percent better.”
    Witherspoon’s move to 220 S. Main St., fueled by word of mouth, has become the talk of the downtown business district. Witherspoon moved to Main Street in mid-June.

  • Open enrollment time for many health plans

    It’s that time of the year again when people are allowed to make changes to their health insurance plans for the upcoming year. It’s also that time of year when people stress and procrastinate making these decisions.
    A best practice is to evaluate how your current plan has performed in 2016 and to make changes (if needed) to improve your plan for 2017.

  • Construction-equipment school starts Lancaster classes Oct. 17

    For people looking for a job, a new kind of school is opening soon in Lancaster – Carolina Construction School, offering classes in heavy-equipment operation and commercial driver’s license certification.
    At a kickoff luncheon Aug. 19, more than 50 representatives from government agencies, utility companies, businesses and service groups gathered to hear more about the school’s plans.

  • CWI buys user for Lancaster plant’s wire

    Central Wire’s Lancaster plant just got an additional guaranteed customer for its products, through an acquisition by its Canadian-based parent company.
    The Lancaster facility, at 1552 Cedar Pines Lake Road, manufactures single-strand wire. Central Wire Industries has bought Indiana-based Sanlo Inc., which manufactures stainless and galvanized strand wire. Sanlo strands single-end wire into rope or cable.

  • The Indigo opens in IL

    As Indian Land continues to grow, so does its need for a variety of housing options, such as The Indigo at Cross Creek, a new apartment complex that opened this summer.

    The Indigo’s first tenants moved into the complex at 2001 Cramer Circle on June 9. 

    Construction on the 303-unit complex of eight buildings began more than a year ago and should be completed this fall, said Charity Whitaker, Indigo’s property manager. 

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  • 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.

  • $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.

  • 150-worker company moves to Indian Land

    Simpson Electric, a family-owned electrical wiring company, will be relocating from Charlotte to Indian Land, with hopes to expand its workforce.
    The company will start construction in the next two months on a new corporate office and operation center in Perimeter 521 Commerce Park on Northfield Drive. Simpson Electric now rents a building on Crump Road in Charlotte.
    Danny Simpson, president of Simpson Electric, said the company is ready to have its own facility after renting for about three years.

  • 18-acre solar farm coming to Kershaw’s industrial park

    Kershaw’s industrial park likely will get its first tenant, after the town council voted unanimously Wednesday to allow a solar-panel farm to be built on 18 acres in Kershaw Commerce Park.
    Cypress Creek Renewables (CCR), a national provider of local solar farms, approached the town June 9 asking for a minimum of 18 acres to be leased for at least 20 years at $1,000 per acre per year. The deal will bring the town $360,000 over the life of the contract.