• Solid as oak

    The Roseburg plant manager and project director for the Chester Engineered Wood plant say the main structure of the plant is up and they’re waiting to install the equipment. There is also some limited hiring taking place at the plant say plant manager Mark Allen and project director and director of engineering services Jim Salchenberg.

  • Open for (Agri)Business

    Farmers wait years for their crops to grow just so. They know when the apples are ripe and ready for picking, and they know when picking them would be too soon. They must have patience, just as the groups behind the opening of the Chester Regional Agribusiness Center at the Chester Farmer’s and Artisan’s Market (the old McKeown building) had to have patience and wait until the time was right.

  • "Borrowing 101" workshop set for next week

    It’s coming to a small town and it’s getting a big response.

    The South Carolina Community Loan Fund is presenting “Borrowing 101” on October 25 at the Market Building from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. On the docket for the free two-hour event will be a session on the loan application process, the basics of project financing and examples of successfully financed projects across the state.

  • Council gives final approval to Carolina Poly expansion deal

    On Monday, Chester County Council made official something that was already known…that one of the county’s biggest employers is getting even bigger.

  • UPDATED: ShayoNano makes it official, announces Chester operations, 40 new jobs

    For two weeks now, all that has been needed to make ShayoNano’s the latest addition to Chester County’s industrial boom has been an official announcement. That came on Wednesday.

    ShayoNano USA Inc., an innovative developer of advanced materials has announced plans to construct a new manufacturing facility in Chester County. The company's $14.7 million capital investment is projected to bring approximately 40 new jobs to the community.

  • Old plants with new faces

    There’s been a very quiet revitalization happening at the four former Springs plants in Fort Lawn that you might have missed. But look up at the water tower between the Frances and Elliott plants and you’ll see a symbol of it; the tower that hasn’t been painted for 40 years now has a new coat of paint and a new Fort Lawn logo.

  • County approves final reading on Shayonano FILOT

    At this point, all that remains for Chester County’s newest industry to become a reality is an official announcement.

  • Carolina Poly expanding

    Carolina Poly’s decision to locate in Chester County was hailed as a big win for economic development. Now, it’s even bigger.

    On Monday, Chester County Council approved first reading on an ordinance to amend the fee in lieu of tax agreement between the county and the company. According to Chester County Economic Development Director Karlisa Parker Dean, the company is so satisfied with how things are going at its new Chester plant thus far, it is already planning for growth.

  • A new face on Fort Lawn industry

    Once again, the four old Springs plants in Fort Lawn echo with the sound of textile manufacturing, but it’s textiles like they haven’t been done before.

  • Springs Creative will bring job opportunities to Fort Lawn

    If the recent request made to the Town of Fort Lawn by Springs Creative is any indication, Fort Lawn is about to get some really good news about jobs.

    At the August Town Council meeting, Mayor John Rumford reported to the council members he received a call from Derrick Close, the CEO of Springs Creative who told him they were repainting the water tower and asked if they could replace the “Springs Industries” logo on the tower with block letters reading “Fort Lawn.”