Manufacturing in the Southern U.S. Is Getting a Boost

Fotosearch_k15225001Business is good—and we’re not the only ones noticing. Across the U.S., there’s an evident uptick in the manufacturing industry in all industries, revealing a bounce back of the ever-fluxing economy.

As this general trend continues, the skills and the infrastructure necessary for continued growth in all areas of business and manufacturing become more available, which leads to ever more relocation of manufacturing and service industries.

The southern part of the U.S. is where major automotive industry players such as the Volkswagen Group, Mercedes Benz, and Nissan are employing thousands in the design and build of the world’s most popular automobiles. Big aviation companies are also increasingly finding the south to be a suitable home for manufacturing. In addition, the aerospace giant Boeing not long ago opened a major construction facility in South Carolina.

But what’s attracting these businesses to not only the south in general—but South Carolina? Well, our state has had great success because of our aggressive and very business friendly outreach. With attractive corporate tax rates, lower worker wages and little unionization, it is obvious why South Carolina is ranked as one of the most business-friendly states in the nation.

Some notable expansions here in South Carolina are Continental Tire which just opened a new facility in Clarendon County, Kronotex a manufacturer of laminate flooring is expanding their facility in Barnwell County, Starflo is expanding their manufacturing facility of industrial valves in Clarendon County, Sandvik manufacturer of carbide inserts is expanding their facility in Oconee County and Koyo Bearings which is expanding their manufacturing facility in Orangeburg County.

These companies all know they can trust Carolina Scales for their weighing needs and the service they receive is unmatched. Congratulations to our expanding customers. We’re proud to serve you!