• As easy as (pizza) pie

    We could make all sorts of pizza-related puns about the Alino Pizzeria coming to the Merino’s Home Furnishings building in Fort Lawn, like the owners expect to make a lot of dough, or moving into the location was as easy as pie, or we had a chance to talk to the big cheese.

    We could make those puns, but we won’t. Pizza, Alino co-owner Joseph Ozbey will tell you, is serious business.

  • Suppliers "get their names in the hat" with Giti officials

    More than 500 suppliers of everything from raw materials to tires to uniforms packed the main room of the Gateway Conference Center Wednesday for the Giti Tire supplier outreach event.
    This was a chance for the suppliers to see and be seen by the tire company officials, including the purchasing team that would be looking at their companies for the supplies and services the plant will need.

  • BREAKING NEWS: Construction on Chester Giti plant begins Thursday

    Zachary Cosby, project manager for Shimizu North America, the construction firm for Giti Tire, confirmed this afternoon that construction will begin on the Giti Tire plant in Chester County on Thursday. It is expected that construction will be completed in 13 months.
    Giti announced its intention to build its Chester plant last summer. Once completed, the tire giant's facility is expected to employ 1,700 people and make a local investment of more than half-a-billion dollars. Check back to OnlineChester.com for updates.

  • Giti supplier outreach event is today

    The Giti plant supplier outreach event will be held today from 4 – 5:30 p.m. at the Gateway Conference Center in Richburg.
    The event is being hosted by Chester County Economic development, along with the S.C. Department of Commerce.

  • Giti is coming up Roses

    A big sponsorship by GITI Tire will put a national spotlight on Chester County.
    Giti Tire (USA) Ltd. will sponsor one of America’s most iconic events that has been celebrated for more than a century, the Rose Parade.

  • County moving on "Project Wrap"

    Chester County could be moving close to wrapping up another economic development get.

  • Giti Tire execs will meet prospective suppliers at Sept. 30 event

    The phone on Chester County Economic Development Director Karlisa Parker’s desk has been ringing off the hook and her email inbox has been filled up as suppliers of all types have been contacting her about the Sept. 30 Giti Tire supplier outreach event.
    Parker explains the event does not require pre-registration.
    “Suppliers are calling us wanting to pre-register, but it’s not necessary,” said Parker.
    The flyer for the event says suppliers will:
    Learn about Giti Tire purchasing and typical sourcing areas for a tire plant;

  • 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.