• DHEC issues air quality permit for Giti Tire

    The S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) Bureau of Air Quality has issued the Air Construction permit for the Giti Tire Manufacturing plant in Richburg.
    According to a letter to concerned citizens from Kayla Anderson, program coordinator, Environmental Justice Engineering Services Division in DHEC’s Bureau of Air Quality, the Department Decision by the Bureau was to issue the Air Quality Construction Permit to Giti Tire.

  • Sunfiber means success

    The name ‘Sunfiber’ may not be familiar to everyone, but around Chester County, it’s another word for “success.” The plant located outside of Richburg continues to expand their building spaces and continues to expand their number of employees.
    Sun Fiber produces PET (a plastic material in the polyester family) stable fiber. The fiber is used in clothing, furniture and hypoallergenic stuffing for pillows. Sun Fiber makes this material from plastic bottles, drink bottles or water bottles.

  • Mary Liz Fabric Outlet cuts ribbon on new location

    It was too rainy to cut the ribbon outside of the Mary Liz Fabric Outlet during ribbon cutting ceremonies, but that was just fine with co-owner Jill Josie – it means people were spending more time inside the building than in front of it. Customers who come to the new location at 2827 Lancaster Highway in Richburg will want to spend a lot of time browsing.
    The Chester County Chamber of Commerce held ribbon-cutting ceremonies at the Mary Liz Fabric Outlet earlier this month.

  • At first HR Cafe' meet, Winters lets pros in on "the stuff no one tells you"

    Chester County Chamber of Commerce chair Joanie Winters was the featured speaker at the Chamber’s first Lunch and Learn HR Café meeting. The title of her topic was guaranteed to catch the attention of the small business owners for whom the HR Café was intended. The title was “The Stuff No One Tells You (And This is Just the Beginning)”.
    This was the first of what the chamber hopes will be a series of training sessions aimed at the small business owner, explained Chamber President Jim Fuller previously.

  • Chester Chamber renovation almost complete

    People have been walking past the door of the Chester County Chamber of Commerce for a while now, peeking in the windows and wondering: what’s going on in there? The new look of the Chamber is almost ready to be unveiled to the public. Chester County Chamber of Commerce President Jim Fuller recently gave The N&R a sneak peek at the almost-completed renovations. They’re going to be impressive.
    The Chamber started with some, as they say in the decorating and renovation game, “good bones”.

  • Tax Free Weekend starts today

    The opening of school in Chester County is a little more than two weeks away, but before that, parents have a chance to get the school supplies they will need this weekend. Starting Friday is the annual sales  tax holiday, which runs through Sunday.

  • Environment gets some attention at Giti air permit Q&A

    Editor’s note: As part of the air construction permitting process for the Giti Tire plant in Richburg, the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) Bureau of Air Quality held a public meeting recently at the Gateway Conference Center. Following presentations on the plant by a Giti Tire official and presentations on the permitting process by DHEC Bureau of Air Quality staff, the floor was opened up for questions. Here are some of those comments from that meeting.

  • Business cards, information exchanged at Giti Subcontractor Outreach event
  • Giti Tire construction permit explained at public meeting

    As part of the permitting process for the Giti Tire plant draft air construction permit, the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) Bureau of Air Quality held a public meeting on the permit last Thursday.
    Citizens had a chance to hear a presentation from Giti Tire’s Vice President of Manufacturing Hank Eisenga, got a briefing on the application process for the air permit and got to ask questions of DHEC personnel and Eisenga.

  • Update: Giti Tire construction is "on the ready"

    Grading on schedule. An air quality and construction permit on the verge of being approved. An announcement of an earlier start to production than was anticipated. A subcontractor outreach event. All the elements of a continued successful project seem to be coming together for the Richburg Giti Tire plant facility, Chester County Economic Development Director Karlisa Parker said.
    Giti Tire officials and Shimizu Construction officials met at the Gateway Conference Center recently and Parker learned the grading work for the plant site was on schedule.