South Carolina

Industry Fun Facts

-According to the U.S. Department of Commerce, BMW Group is the highest value vehicle exporter from the U.S. for the fifth year running. Nearly 70% of BMW vehicles manufactured in the U.S. in 2018 were exported to more than 120 countries worldwide.

-Continental's tire facility in Sumter could house the equivalent of four Belle Haven Country Clubs on its property.

-Magna technology and products can be found on 2/3 of every vehicle platform globally.

-An average single CSX intermodal Train takes up to 280 trucks off South Carolina roads.

-Volvo Cars first manufacturing plant in the U.S. is located in Ridgeville, South Carolina. It is the first all new auto manufacturing facility in a decade, and the plant is currently producing the 2019 S60 sedan.

-Designed in collaboration with Greenville County schools in South Carolina, Michelin's Youth Apprenticeship program provides a pathway for high school students to transition into Michelin's Technical Scholars program, where they become eligible for entry-level employment upon graduation.

-Nearly 1/3 of all CSX employees served or are serving in the military.

-Duke Energy's more than 4,400 South Carolina employees and 4,000 retirees provided 20,000 volunteer hours to projects across the state. Throughout the Duke Energy Foundation, more than $2 million in charitable grants were awarded in South Carolina in 2018.

-BMW produces more than 11,000 jobs on-site and has a statewide employment multiplier of 4.0.

-Continental has an Endowed Chair  for Supply Chain and Logistics at the Moore School for Business, University of South Carolina.

-Magna has four facilities with a total of 2,700 employees in the state of South Carolina.

-Etihad Airways is one of the largest customers of the Boeing 787. We're proud to support Boeing workers in Charleston with firm orders for 30 B787-10s.

 

-Bridgestone has about 40 company-owned automotive retail/service stores across South Carolina, employing over 400 people.

-International nameplate automakers and auto dealers contributed $9.8 billion (4.5%) to South Carolina's Gross State Product (GSP) in 2017.

-Bridgestone’s Aiken County Passenger and Light Truck Tire Plant produces 15”-20” rim diameter tires. This plant produces an average of 36,000 tires per day, or about 1 million per month.

-Etihad Airways connects the U.S. to Abu Dhabi and beyond, serving Washington, D.C., New York's JFK, Chicago, and Los Angeles. Our flights provide access to new markets in the East and new opportunity for the U.S. economy.

-The second generation XC90 will be produced in South Carolina starting in 2021. Volvo Cars' plant in South Carolina has the capacity for 150,000 per year and is a 1.1 billion investment in the U.S.

-Annually, Michelin hires and trains about 150 skilled reliability technicians across the U.S. who earn an entry-level salary comparable to graduates with a four year college degree.

-Colonial Life is the arena sponsor for the University of South Carolina.

-In 2018, Duke Energy helped recruit more than $1.8 billion in capital investment and more than 3,900 new jobs to South Carolina.

-Unum is the parent company of Colonial Life, which is headquartered in Columbia, South Carolina and is one of the nation's leading providers of supplemental benefits.

-For more than 40 years, Duke Energy has safely operated our nuclear fleet to cost-effectively power homes, businesses and communities. Nuclear energy is the only electricity source that can reliably and efficiently produce power 24/7 with no greenhouse gas emissions.

-There are 8,448 international nameplate dealership jobs in South Carolina with an average salary of $54,000.