Category Archives: Manufacturing

BASF in Oconee County plans new automotive product

Oconee County Council has approved incentives for BASF to invest at least $30 million and up to $60 million at its plant in Seneca. A company statement said its Seneca site plans “to upgrade existing equipment to produce a new

China-based JGBR to open $7.2 million manufacturing plant in Walterboro

The 240,000-square-foot facility will create 65 jobs. JGBR makes steel balls and ball bearings for global mechanical and automotive markets. The Colleton County facility is the company’s first in South Carolina.

Boeing hires new leader to replace Wyse as head of S.C. operations

Joan Robinson-Berry

A little more than a year after assuming the helm of Boeing South Carolina, Beverly Wyse is no longer head of the North Charleston Dreamliner campus. Joan Robinson-Berry, a 30-year Boeing employee, succeeds Wyse.

Clemson researcher gets $2M for composites project

Amod Ogale, director of the Clemson University Center for Advanced Engineering Fibers and Films and Dow Chemical Professor of Chemical Engineering, has received $2 million to join a project aiming to lower the cost of lighter-weight composite materials. (Photo/Clemson University)

After 30 years of creating composites that are stronger and lighter than steel, making them less pricey is a new challenge for Clemson researcher Amod Ogale. He has received $2 million to join a project aiming to do just that.

Boeing Co. celebrates centennial with plaudits at S.C. Statehouse

The aerospace giant received proclamations and praise from politicians and community leaders on “Boeing Impact Day.” Boeing South Carolina, which rolled out of its first 787 Dreamliner in April 2012, has delivered 100 planes as of February 2016.

Boeing S.C. marks milestone with 100th Dreamliner

Beverly Wyse (right), vice president and general manager of Boeing S.C., was joined by Terri Pope, American Airlines’ operations vice president in Charlotte, who took delivery Tuesday of American's new 787 built in North Charleston. (Photo/Kim McManus)

About four years after the first S.C.-built Dreamliner rolled out of Boeing South Carolina’s final assembly in North Charleston, the facility delivered its 100th Dreamliner to American Airlines on Tuesday. The 787-8 Dreamliner sat on Boeing’s flight line next to

Boeing plans job cuts in airplane programs

Boeing plans to cut jobs in its commercial airplanes division, which includes its 787 Dreamliner program in North Charleston (pictured). The company did not disclose where, when or how many jobs will be eliminated. (Photo/Liz Segrist) In an effort to

Boeing delivers first Dreamliners to Saudia

    Saudi Arabia's national airline received two 787-9 Dreamliners on Tuesday. (Photo/Boeing) Boeing delivered its first 787 Dreamliners to Saudia, Saudi Arabia’s national airline. Saudia received two 787-9s Tuesday, as well as a 777-300ER. A third Dreamliner will be delivered to

Boeing expects strong year for Dreamliners

Boeing delivers the first 787-9 Dreamliner assembled at the company's North Charleston operations to United Airlines. (Photo/Boeing) Boeing’s 787 program started making money on each Dreamliner jet it sells as of the fourth quarter, according to Boeing CFO Gregory Smith

2015 wrap-up: 787 deliveries, milestones

All Nippon Airways' 787 Dreamliner in Seattle. (Photo/Boeing) Catch up on Boeing's fourth-quarter and 2015 deliveries, Boeing South Carolina 2015 milestones and All Nippon Airways' 100,000th 787 flight. Delivery, order updates Boeing delivered 135 of its 787 Dreamliners last year, with