• Roseburg Town Hall meeting is tonight

    A reminder, the town hall type meeting where officials of Roseburg Forest Products, one of the newest industries to locate in Chester County, will be held tonight at the Gateway Conference Center beginning at 5:30 p.m.

  • Patels pursue their passion with new Holiday Inn Express

    The owners and managers of the new Holiday Inn Express in Richburg go by the motto, “hospitality is our passion.” They will demonstrate that today when they break ground on the new Holiday Inn Express, which will be located next to the campus of the Gateway Conference Center. The groundbreaking is scheduled to begin at 11:30 a.m.

    Bhavin Patel, vice president of Management and Finance for HMS Management, sat down with The N&R for an exclusive interview to discuss the new hotel and what it can mean for the area.

  • IBHS blows everybody away...eventually

    Research, development and experiments can often be unpredictable…just like the weather.

  • Local officials react to Giti Tire opening

    Call it a tread cutting, not a ribbon cutting.

    In fact, at the grand opening of the 1.7 million square foot Giti Tire plant facility in Richburg, there was no ribbon cut and maybe no tread was actually even cut. Some tires were made, though, as part of their tour of the facility, S.C. Governor Henry McMaster and Walmart CEO Greg Foran each made two during the ceremony.

  • Arlene McGiver: A Giti associate’s story

    Many people at the opening of the Giti Tire plant on Wednesday told the story of Giti Tire and what the coming of that plant meant to Chester County and how it is reshaping not only the landscape but the lives of the people, but the story was told best by the people who work in the 1.7 million square foot facility in their own words.

    Giti employee Sylvester Foote was seen on a Walmart video talking about what the career at Giti Tire meant to him and his family.

  • Not just "another" tire company

    It seems hard to believe, but at one point, Giti Tire probably seemed like just another tire company to Chester County economic development leaders.

    It is not widely known, but in one stretch of just over a year, Chester County was the potential landing spot for four different tire manufacturers.

  • UPDATED: ATI and GE investing in joint operation in Chester

    “1725” has turned into $28 million for Chester County.

    Four months after Chester County Council authorized County Economic Development Director Karlisa Dean to proceed with negotiations on “Project 1725” the company behind the code name was revealed on Tuesday when Allegheny Technologies Incorporated (ATI) and GE Aviation announced they had selected the property adjacent to ATI’s Richburg, S.C. operations as the site for a new research and development facility. This joint venture is expected to create 29 new jobs.

  • Giti one-day job fair aims to fill 300 openings

    Giti Tire put out the “help wanted” sign this week as they held a one-day hiring event at Chester SC Works Center on Monday.

    Giti Tire Human Resources Generalist Sierra Nesbitt started her career with readySC, preparing the first class of Giti employees. She joined Giti Tire in July.

    “I worked on the back end, so I feel like I’ve always been a part of Giti Tire,” she said.

  • What's in our back yard?

    A pair of interns from the J. Marion Sims Foundation, “Simterns” as the foundation calls them, have been working this past summer in Chester County, creating a series of videos that showcase various professions in Chester County and what the people in those professions do, and why they choose to do it here. The interns were able to do these video interviews because they were sponsored in part by the foundation and in collaboration with the Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce.

  • CCNG says thanks to area industries for choosing Chester

    Some people might send a note to say thank you; some might send a little gift. Chester County Natural Gas Authority (CCNGA) throws a golf tournament, and they’ve been doing it for 23 years. Says CCNGA admin assistant Sharhonda James, the golf tournament is a thank you to all of the authority’s industrial customers “for coming into this community and hiring people locally and staying in this area and making us a productive area,” she said.