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*

4,000

Radial tires, headquarters, R&D

GE Energy

3,400

Gas turbines

Sealed Air Corp – Cryovac Division

1,300

Plastic bags and plastic film

House of Raeford (Columbia Farms)

825

Processed poultry

Drive Automotive (Magna)

700

Motor vehicle bodies

Lockheed Martin Aircraft

700

Aircraft maint.& modification

Mitsubishi Polyester Film

700

Polyester film

Nutra Mfg USA

660

Vitamins and supplements

Honeywell*

645

Gas turbine components

Bosch Rexroth

640

Fluid pumps and motors

Hartness International (Illinois Tools Works)

500

Packaging machinery

Sloan Construction Co

500

Hot mix asphalt

Kemet Electronics

400

Capacitors

Bausch & Lomb

400

Eye care products

 *includes multiple locations and headquarters.   Source: Manufacturers News and GADC, November, 2015.

Largest Manufacturing Employers in Upstate Region


Company

Employees

County

Product/Service

BMW Manufacturing

8,000

Spartanburg

Automobiles

Michelin North America

6,000

Multiple

Radial tires, Headquarters, R&D

GE Power and Water

3,400

Greenville

Gas turbines / engineering

Sealed Air Corp - Cryovac

2,545

Multiple

Plastic bags & film

Milliken & Company

2,500

Multiple

Textile Mfg / R&D

Electrolux

1,950

Anderson

Refrigerators

Robert Bosch Corp

1,840

Multiple

Automotive components

The Timken Company

1,500

Multiple

Screw machine parts

Duke Energy

1,500

Multiple

Power generation

Nestle USA

1,300

Cherokee

Frozen prepared food

 Source: SC ACOG and GADC, November, 2015

Facility Count by Manufacturing Sector, Greenville County and Greenville MSA, 2015, (1st Quarter)


Manufacturing Sector

NAICS

Facilities in Greenville County

Facilities in the Greenville MSA

Food Manufacturing

311

39

52

Beverage, and Tobacco Product Manufacturing

312

6

11

Textile Mills

313

25

51

Textile Product Mills

314

22

27

Apparel Manufacturing

315

11

15

Leather and Allied Product Manufacturing

 316

3

3

Wood Product Manufacturing

321

13

39

Paper Manufacturing

322

15

24

Printing and Related Support Activities

 323

63

94

Chemical Manufacturing

 325

54

74

Plastics and Rubber Manufacturing

 326

47

74


Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing

327

29


53


Primary Metal Manufacturing

 331

 6


15

Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing

 332

113

199


Machinery Manufacturing

 333

69

115


Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing

 334

33

46


Electrical Equipment, Appliance, and Component

335

28

37


Transportation Equipment Manufacturing

336

28

53

Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing

337

35

45

Miscellaneous Manufacturing

 339

56

78
Greenville MSA is comprised of Greenville, Anderson, Laurens, and Pickens County                       Source: SC DEW

Employment by Manufacturing Sector, Greenville County and Greenville MSA, 2015 (1st Quarter)


Industry

NAICS

Employment in Greenville County

Employment in the Greenville MSA

Food Manufacturing

 311

 1,589

2,286

Beverage, and Tobacco Product Manufacturing 

312

28


 88

Textile Mills

 313

 1,395

 4,134

Textile Mill Products

 314

524

 980

Apparel Manufacturing

 315

 279

 472

Leather and Allied Product Manufacturing 

316

9


9

Wood Product Manufacturing

 321

 212

895

Paper Manufacturing

 322

 632

 1,438

Printing and Related Support activities

 323

 658

 1,231

Chemical Manufacturing

 325

 3,295

4,227

Plastics & Rubber Products Manufacturing

 326

 4,231

7,628

Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing

 327

 599

1,309

Primary Metal Manufacturing

 331

 59

565


Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing

 332

 2,992

5,514

Machinery Manufacturing

 333

 5,520

7,912

Computer & Electronic Product Manufacturing

 334

 1,400

2,150

Electrical Equipment & Appliance Manufacturing

 335

1,316

2,684


Transportation Equipment Manufacturing

 336

 2,596

8,739


Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing

 337

 773

809


Miscellaneous Manufacturing Industries

 339

 699

1,130

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