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Thursday, September 29, 2011

Carbon Fiber Manufacturer Coming, Greenville Hospital System Hiring, Hiollingsworth Park Growing, SC SAT Scores

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 Carbon Fiber Manufacturer Carbures Coming

Greenville SC
An established carbon fiber manufacturer with European ties will open a new plant in Greenville to accommodate the specialty fiber market for Lockheed, Boeing, BMW, Proterra and others. Carbures, LLC will be located on Perimeter Road near the South Carolina Technology and Aviation Center ( SCTAC, formerly known as Donaldson Center), which houses Lockheed. The Spanish company has a long history of serving major customers such as Airbus and saw great opportunity in expanding into the American market. The Upstate provided just the right mix of top tier work force, business climate, and access to businesses using carbon fiber structures in the defense, aerospace and automotive industries. They expect to add 50 jobs over the next five years.

Greenville Hospital System Hiring
The largest employer in Greenville County, the Greenville Hospital System, is hiring 120 full time positions. Most of those will be physicians or support staff for general surgery, ear-nose-and-throat, urology, plastic surgery, neurosurgery, and pain management positions. The University of South Carolina and GHS are still working on an agreement to expand the USC medical school onto the Greenville campus, which will potentially bring more physicians to the area. GHS also announced that an additional MD360 office for urgent and primary care will be located in Greer. Two other newer facilities are located at Scuffletown Rd. in Five Forks and Verdae Blvd in Greenville. For more information on Greenville SC click here.

Hollingsworth Park Adds Commercial Space
The construction of Legacy Square, the commercial district within Hollingsworth Park, has begun with three buildings in the works. Hollingsworth Park is an upscale residential neighborhood off Verdae Boulevard that took off with a roar a few years ago, but stalled with the economic slowdown. The development has big plans though, and the commercial buildings are the next step toward placing merchants and vendors near the residents. The current construction project is for phase one and will be located at one corner of Rocky Slope Rd and Legacy Park Rd, which is central to the community. Phase one will consist of about 30,000 square feet of commercial space, with the first three buildings being built by Holliday Dental, N & H Enterprises, and Verdae Development. At least two of the buildings will have restaurant space on the first floor. The Verdae building will also feature a rooftop space overlooking Legacy Park that will be available for events.  For more information on Greenville area communities Click Here.

SAT Scores Statewide
School reports for SAT scores came in with favorable results for the Upstate. Riverside High School, a perennial favorite, was the number four high school in the state, topped only by the two governors schools and an academic magnate school. Greenville County came 15th out of the 86 South Carolina school districts. Our county neighbors just to the west fared well too…Pickens was the 3rd ranked district and Anderson 1 was 5th.

Greenville SC Weather
Greenville Weather
Nice clear weather is forecast for this week with sunny days and nice fall weather. Highs should be in the 70s and lows in the 50s. Check your blankets though…look for a cold front to come in over the weekend with highs in the 60s and lows in the 40s.