Manufacturing

Harvard Business Review identified the Greenville-Spartanburg Area as the model of a manufacturing community because of four key factors:

  • Visionary Leadership
  • Hospitable Business Climate with Positive Work Ethic
  • Customized Training and Upgrading of Workers’ Skills
  • Collaboration within the Business Community and between Government and Business

Largest Manufacturing Employers in Greenville County


Company

Employees

Product/Service

Michelin North America*

4,100

Radial tires, headquarters, R&D

GE Energy

3,400

Gas turbines

Sealed Air Corp – Cryovac Division

1,300

Plastic bags and plastic film

Magna / Drive Automotive*

950

Motor Vehicle Bodies and Parts

House of Raeford (Columbia Farms)

825

Processed poultry

Bosch Rexroth

780

Fluid pumps and motors

Lockheed Martin Aircraft

700

Aircraft maint.& modification

Nutra Mfg USA

660

Vitamins and supplements

Honeywell*

645

Gas turbine components

Mitsubishi Polyester Film 

600

Polyester film 

Hartness International (Illinois Tools Works)

500

Packaging machinery

Kemet Electronics

400

Capacitors

Confluence

400

Boating and boating accessories

Bausch & Lomb

400

Eye care products

 *includes multiple locations.   Source: Manufacturers News and GADC, February, 2017.

Largest Manufacturing Employers in Upstate Region


Company

Employees

County

Product/Service

BMW Manufacturing

8,000

Spartanburg

Automobiles

Michelin North America

6,340

Multiple

Radial tires, Headquarters, R&D

GE Power and Water

3,400

Greenville

Gas turbines / engineering

Sealed Air Corp - Cryovac

3,400

Multiple

Plastic bags & film

Duke Energy

3,200

Multiple

Power generation 

Milliken & Company

2,500

Multiple

Textile Mfg / R&D

Robert Bosch Corp 

1,980

Multiple

 Automotive components

Electrolux

1,950

Anderson

Refrigerators

The Timken Company

1,500

Multiple

Screw machine parts

Nestle USA

1,300

Cherokee

Frozen prepared food

 Source: Manufacturers News, SC Upstate Alliance and GADC, February, 2017.

Facility Count by Manufacturing Sector, Greenville County and Greenville MSA, 2016, (2nd Quarter)


Manufacturing Sector

NAICS

Facilities in Greenville County

Facilities in the Greenville MSA

Food Manufacturing

311

35

49

Beverage, and Tobacco Product Manufacturing

312

5

10

Textile Mills

313

22

49

Textile Product Mills

314

21

27

Apparel Manufacturing

315

12

16

Leather and Allied Product Manufacturing

 316

3

3

Wood Product Manufacturing

321

12

35

Paper Manufacturing

322

14

23

Printing and Related Support Activities

 323

60

91

Chemical Manufacturing

 325

54

74

Plastics and Rubber Manufacturing

 326

46

74


Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing

327

27


48


Primary Metal Manufacturing

 331

 8


17

Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing

 332

108

194


Machinery Manufacturing

 333

77

120


Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing

 334

35

50


Electrical Equipment, Appliance, and Component

335

26

36


Transportation Equipment Manufacturing

336

31

55

Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing

337

37

45

Miscellaneous Manufacturing

 339

58

82

Total

 

691

1,098

Greenville MSA is comprised of Greenville, Anderson, Laurens, and Pickens County                       Source: SC DEW, February, 2017.

Employment by Manufacturing Sector, Greenville County and Greenville MSA, 2016 (2nd Quarter)


Industry

NAICS

Employment in Greenville County

Employment in the Greenville MSA

Food Manufacturing

 311

 1,510

2,338

Beverage, and Tobacco Product Manufacturing 

312

47


 109

Textile Mills

 313

 1,108

 4,013

Textile Mill Products

 314

453

 991

Apparel Manufacturing

 315

 291

 351

Leather and Allied Product Manufacturing 

316

9


9

Wood Product Manufacturing

 321

 190

914

Paper Manufacturing

 322

 740

 1,642

Printing and Related Support activities

 323

 715

 1,278

Chemical Manufacturing

 325

 3,697

4,773

Plastics & Rubber Products Manufacturing

 326

 4,267

7,840

Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing

 327

 636

1,334

Primary Metal Manufacturing

 331

 76

607


Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing

 332

 3,068

5,602

Machinery Manufacturing

 333

 5,682

8,223

Computer & Electronic Product Manufacturing

 334

 1,393

2,116

Electrical Equipment & Appliance Manufacturing

 335

1,364

2,859


Transportation Equipment Manufacturing

 336

 2,898

9,283


Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing

 337

 776

869


Miscellaneous Manufacturing Industries

 339

 708

1,152

Total

 

29,588

56,303

Greenville MSA is comprised of Greenville, Anderson, Laurens, and Pickens County                  Source: SC DEW , February, 2017.