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Industries Achieving Success

Companies Build Success in the Southern Carolina Region

South Carolina is home to some of the most successful and innovative companies in the aerospace, automotive, advanced manufacturing, renewable energy, building products and technology industries.  These business sectors are a key component to our region’s economic success.  Thanks to our business-friendly environment, our close proximity to major transportation outlets, our workforce and tax incentives, a multitude of industries have found success in the Southern Carolina region of South Carolina.

Company NameProduct / ServiceCountyEmployees
Agriculture Technology CampusCEA Vegetable and Fruit Products and Co-Packing FacilityHampton1547
Savannah River Nuclear Solutions, SRSUS DOE Site, Nuclear ProcessingBarnwell700
Crane Merchandising SystemsVending MachinesBarnwell454
Collum’s LumberDimensional LumberAllendale255
Augusta FiberglassFiberglass Tanks, Vessels, Pipe and DuctBarnwell230
Scotsman Ice SystemsIce SystemsAllendale223
Canfor Sawmilling Co.Lumber MillHampton205
Le Creuset of AmericaEnamel-Clad Cast Iron Cookware North & South American Distribution HeadquartersHampton202
Pioneer BoatsBoat ManufacturerColleton182
Swiss KronoWood Laminate FlooringBarnwell168
TICO ManufacturingTerminal Tractors; EquipmentJasper155
Lockheed MartinGlobal Aerospace, Defense, and SecurityBeaufort100-150
Carolina VisualsFlag & Banner ManufacturerColleton140
Phoenix SpecialtyWashers, Shims and StampingsBamberg122
BFG Hilton HeadMarketing Consulting ServicesBeaufort120
Collins AerospaceHeating NozzlesBamberg112
Pegasus Home FashionsHome FashionsBamberg107
Yield Scientific, LLCPharmaceutical Grade Hemp Processing and DevelopmentHampton107
Cascades Paper ProductsPaper ProductsBarnwell106
Rockford Steel ManufacturingMetal Building ManufacturerColleton100
Archroma Color and Specialty ChemicalsAllendale95
Spartina 449Accessories, Clothing, Lifestyle BrandBeaufort94
Energy SolutionsNuclear ServicesBarnwell90
Beaufort GazetteNewspaper PublisherBeaufort82
American Zinc Recycling, LLC Zinc RecyclingBarnwell80
Coca-Cola ConsolidatedDistributionJasper78
EOC NaturalsGourmet Dog TreatsAllendale76
Wayne Brothers CompanyIndustrial Concrete ConstructionColleton75
UniFirst/UniTechIndustrial LaundryBarnwell70
KBRS, IncCustom Shower and Tileable Components ManufacturerJasper68
Crescent Dairy Beverages, LLCUltra Pasteurized BeveragesColleton65
Glass WRX SCRecycled Glass ProductsBeaufort63
GraycoDistributor of Building SuppliesJasper63
Be Green PackagingCompostable and Recyclable PackagingJasper60
FloralifeFloral Chemicals and Forms ManufacturerColleton60
Love’s Travel StopTravel Stop & Truck ServiceHampton60
Oakwood ProductsChemicalsHampton57
Colonial Precast Concrete of CarolinaPrecast ConcreteColleton55
Kin South, Inc. (Advance Tabco)Stainless Steel Restaurant EquipmentBamberg55
Pine View BuildingsPainted and Metal Storage BuildingsBarnwell55
R & L Carriers Global TransportationHampton55
National Beverage Screen Printers (NBS)Parts and Graphics for the Food and Beverage IndustryBarnwell54
Waste ManagementCNG Trucking Terminal & Waste Disposal ServicesJasper53
Ackmann & DickensonApplication Development and Digital MarketingBeaufort11-50
Adger SolarSolar Electric Power GenerationBeaufort11-50
Alpha Genesis IncLife Sciences, Pharmaceutical, and BiotechBeaufort11-50
American Air & Water, Inc.Warm Air Heating & Air ConditioningBeaufort11-50
AS/R Systems IncRebuilt and Customized CarouselsBeaufort11-50
Beachside Tire & Auto RepairAuto Repair ServicesBeaufort11-50
Bear Steele GlobalArchitectural ServicesBeaufort11-50
Burnt Church DistilleryDistilleryBeaufort50
Coastal Concrete Southeast, LLCNon-Metallic Minerals, ConstructionBeaufort11-50
Creative Cabinets of The Low CountryWood & Paper ProductsBeaufort11-50
Dust SolutionsMachineryBeaufort11-50
eviCore HealthcareHealthcare ManagementBeaufort11-50
Ferguson EnterprisesMetal Products, Plastics, and RubberBeaufort11-50
Fibergard Chemical CorpChemicals, TextilesBeaufort11-50
Flint Group PigmentsChemicals,Wood & Paper ProductsBeaufort11-50
Gaddis IncMetal ProductsBeaufort11-50
Geismar North AmericaRailroad Equipment SupplierBeaufort30-50
Greenline Industries IncWood & Paper Products, ConstructionBeaufort11-50
Harris Pillow SupplyTextiles, Machinery,Consumer ProductsBeaufort11-50
JenshauManufacturer of Modular Tiny Homes & Shipping Container BuildingsColleton11-50
L3 Harris TechnologiesAerospace & Aviation,Medical,Electronics and ComputersBeaufort11-50
Nimmer TurfTurf GrassJasper50
SafeTech, USAAviation Safety Equipment and ServicesJasper11-50
SmartScan TechnologiesTemperature and Environmental Monitoring SystemsBeaufort11-50
J&L WireGalvanized wire decking & shelvingColleton48
48Forty SolutionsWood Pallet RecyclingColleton47
Salt Marsh Brewing CompanyCraft BreweryBeaufort43
CMTFiberglass Flag and Lighting PolesHampton41
EMD GroupSpecialty Electronics ChemicalsAllendale40
Intelligent Lifecycle SolutionsElectronic Reuse and Recycling SolutionsBarnwell40
North American FiltrationFiberglass Tanks and FiltersBamberg39
Nupi AmericasPipe Fabrication and DistributionHampton37
AGM ImportsHeadquarters, Distribution of Natural StoneJasper36
Carolina Textile RecyclingTextile RecyclingColleton36
Lowcountry AviationAircraft ManagementColleton36
Beverly Processing IncPoultry ProcessingJasper35
Shaw ManufacturingSheet Metal FabricatorsJasper35
Denmark LumberDimensional LumberBamberg32
Kinard Wood PreservingPressure treated wood posts and polesBamberg31
Jaxco IndustriesPromotional and fundraising productsColleton30
World EnergyAdvanced Bio FuelsHampton30
Quality BeverageCheerwine DistributionJasper29
Charleston CompositesAdvanced Tooling for Manufacturing Large BoatsColleton28
GreifManufacturer of Recycled Paperboard ProductsJasper28
Paper ConvertersPaper Tube / Core ManufacturerColleton28
Jasper Pellet CompanyWood Pellet ManufacturingJasper27
Queen Wood ProductsEquine Bedding, Wood ShavingsAllendale26
Four Star IndustriesHDPE Conduit Pipe ManufacturerAllendale25
ITW GraphicsHeat Transfer and Graphic Arts IndustryColleton25
Peacock Collision CenterAutomotive Remanufacturing and ReconditioningJasper25
Southeast Rails and ScreensFabrication of Rails and GatesJasper25
StoneworksGranite, Marble, and Tile Floor and Counter CoveringsBeaufort10-25
Spencer IndustriesVacuum and Pressure Form PlasticHampton23
Atlantic Power CorporationBiomass Energy ProducerAllendale22
Precision Metals  Fabricators   Metal FabricatorsBarnwell22
Gretsch DrumsPercussion InstrumentsJasper21
Advanced Kitchen Designs IncAgribusiness, Wood & Paper ProductsBeaufort11-20
Carolina Metal CastingsNonferrous Metal CastingsJasper20
Global Infection Control ConsultantEnvironmental Consulting ServicesBeaufort20
JGBRHigh precision steel balls & ball bearingsColleton20
MayzoSpecialty Chemical AdditivesColleton20
Megco ServicesCotton Gin, Cypress MulchHampton20
Wildcat SteelSteel Fabrication and Structural Steel ErectionJasper19
Balchem CorporationChemical Packaging and DistributionColleton18
Luigi Bormioli CorporationDistributionBarnwell18
Southern Metal Works, Inc.  (SMW)Metal FabricationHampton18
Tri-County PalletWood Pallets & SkidsBarnwell18
Blue Sky Processing LLCHemp ProcessingBeaufort16
Master SteelStructural Steel Fabrication and ErectionJasper16
Precision Machine Components Machined Components, Metal FabricationHampton16
Armor Building SolutionsStorm and Security Shutters ManufacturerJasper15
Lowcounty Paver LLCManufactures Concrete PaversJasper15
Mid-Am MetalCurved Metal FormingBarnwell14
AKPA KimyaOrganic Peroxide and InitiatorsAllendale13
Capitol Materials CoastalWarehousingand Distribution – Building MaterialsJasper13
Carolina Textile Care LLCCommercial LaundryHampton13
KapstoneWood ChipsHampton13
Coastal TechnologiesMist EliminatorsHampton12
Ctg2Protective Coatings for PrintBamberg12
Athena CorpComposites & Advanced Materials,Non-Metallic MineralsBeaufort1-10
B&T Auto Machine IncAutomotive, Metal ProductsBeaufort1-10
Blasch Precision CeramicsComposites & Advanced Materials,Non-Metallic MineralsBeaufort1-10
Brown Campbell Steel Grating FabricationJasper10
Cera Products, IncFood Processing, Consumer ProductsBeaufort1-10
Company TwoRefurbish fire truckHampton10
Environmental GraphicsWood & Paper Products,Consumer ProductsBeaufort1-10
Gourmet WarehouseBarbecue Sauce, Spices, and RubsBeaufort5-10
Innovative Poultry ProductsPoultry Production Equipment and InnovationBamberg10
Kazoobie Kazoos LLCPlastics and Rubber, Consumer ProductsBeaufort1-10
Litchfield Cabinetry & Trim, IncWood & Paper Products,Construction,Consumer ProductsBeaufort1-10
MAPtech PackagingFood Processing, MachineryBeaufort1-10
Megawatt Lasers, IncLife Sciences, Pharmaceutical and Biotech, Electronics and ComputersBeaufort1-10
Meter Bearings GroupBall and Cylindrical Roller Bearings ManufacturerColleton10
Seabrook Classics IncWood & Paper Products,Consumer ProductsBeaufort1-10
Store Support GroupMetal Products, Wood & Paper Products, Consumer ProductsBeaufort1-10
Vetronix Research CorpElectronics and ComputersBeaufort1-10
Woodshop IncWood & Paper Products,Consumer ProductsBeaufort1-10
American Machining & ManufacturingMachining / Tool & DieHampton9
Lowcountry Wood PreservingFence posts, pole & pilingsBamberg9
Southern Millwright & Supply  Welding FabricationHampton9
AgrowStar  (Archer Daniels Midland -ADM)Soybean and Other Grains ProcessingHampton8
Baldwin Aviation Safety & ComplianceInformation TechnologyBeaufort8
Colleton Tile & ConcreteReady-Mix Concrete, Blocks and Septic TanksColleton8
GTI, Inc.Homeland Security TrainingBarnwell8
McCrary’sPrototype Steel MillwrightHampton8
Ohio Gratings, Inc.Steel Gratings Jasper8
Progressive Packaging Inc.Corrugated Box DistributionHampton8
Thunderbolt BiomassBiomass PelletsAllendale8
Wiggins ConcreteConcrete ManufacturerHampton8
Eastern Motorcycle PartsMotorcycle PartsBarnwell7
KCB Services, Inc.  Wood Pallet ManufacturingHampton7
AS/R Systems IncRebuilt and Customized CarouselsJasper6
Blythe-Ridgeland PlantAsphalt ProductionJasper6
Lucky Dog CuisinePackaged Meals for DogsJasper6
Apac-Southeast (Preferred Materials)Asphalt ProductionJasper5
Blasch Ceramics Global Specialty Products DivisionComposites and Advanced MaterialsBeaufort5
Innophos IndustriesRaw Materials and Ingredients for Health / Nutrition IndustryColleton5
K & M Tire DistributionTire DistributionColleton5
RCL BurcoAssembly, Warehousing and Distribution of Utility and Railroad SuppliesJasper5
US IronworksSteel RecyclingHampton5
Allendale Fibertech CorporationFiberglass Insulation SystemsAllendale4
B&T Auto Machine IncMachine ShopsBeaufort4
Birdsong PeanutsPeanut DistributionAllendale4
Helena Chemical CompanyAgriculture Chemicals DistributionAllendale4
Hoo Cum Mechanical ContractorsSteel FabricationHampton4
J&J Machinery TransportIndustrial Machinery Transport and StorageJasper4
Triangle Ice CompanyIce Manufacturing   Hampton4
Farrar ScientificUltra-Low Cascade Refrigeration EquipmentJasper3
Setting Tools IncRiveting Tools Jasper3
APPementaryComputer TrainingBeaufort2
Cypress Creek RenewablesSolar FarmAllendale0
Dominion’s Solvay Solar EnergySolar EnergyJasper0
NARENCOSolar FarmAllendale0
Southern CurrentSolar FarmHampton0


Meter Bearings Group, a designer and producer of ball and cylindrical roller bearings, will establish its first U.S. manufacturing facility in the Southern Carolina region of South Carolina at a 48,000- square-foot facility in Walterboro.  The $4.5 million investment is expected to create 48 new jobs over the next five years and will begin production in 2015.

A family-owned company, Meter Bearings Group is headquartered in Robassomero, Torino, Italy. Founded in 1981, Meter has manufacturing plants in Italy and China and customer support offices in Germany and the United States.

“Part of our growth strategy is to establish a manufacturing operation in the United States to reach our customers that already exist there.  We chose Colleton County, thanks to the great and professional support of the South Carolina Department of Commerce staff and local officials,” said Vittorio Musso, President and CEO of Meter S.p.A.

Meter Bearings Group will utilize the Port of Charleston for its importing and exporting needs, which influenced the company’s decision to locate in South Carolina.  The company is coordinating with readySC®, South Carolina’s renowned worker training program led by the S.C. Technical College system, to create a customized, pre-employment training program that meets Meter Bearings Group’s standards of precision in manufacturing.