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

3,200

Gas turbines

Sealed Air Corp – Cryovac Division

1,300

Plastic bags and plastic film

Lockheed Martin Aircraft

800

Aircraft maint.& modification

Mitsubishi Polyester Film

700

Polyester film

Drive Automotive (Magna)

700

Automotive body panels

Honeywell*

645

Gas turbine components

House of Raeford (Columbia Farms)

630

Processed poultry

Hartness International (Illinois Tools Works)

525

Yarn and non woven products

Nutra Mfg USA

550

Vitamins and supplements 

   *includes multiple locations and headquarters.   Source: SC ACOG and GADC

Largest Manufacturing Employers in Upstate Region


Company

Employees

County

Product/Service

Michelin North America

8,358

Multiple

Radial tires, Headquarters, R&D

BMW Manufacturing Corp

7,000

Spartanburg

Automobiles

Milliken & Company 

3,700

Multiple

Textile Mfg / R&D 

GE Energy

3,200

Greenville

Gas turbines / Engineering

Sealed Air Corp - Cryovac

2,200

Multiple

Plastic bags & film

The Timken Company

2,180

Multiple

Screw machine parts

AVX

2,000

Multiple

Electronic capacitors and connectors

Duke Energy

1,500

Multiple

Power Generation

Robert Bosch Corp

1,350

Multiple

Automotive components

Nestle USA

1,300

Cherokee

Frozen prepared food

 Source: SC ACOG and GADC

Facility Count by Manufacturing Sector, Greenville County and Greenville MSA, 2013


Manufacturing Sector

NAICS

Facilities in Greenville County

Facilities in the Greenville MSA

Food Manufacturing

311

42

46

Beverage, and Tobacco Product Manufacturing

312

3

4

Textile Mills

313

28

43

Textile Product Mills

314

25

26

Apparel Manufacturing

315

12

15

Leather and Allied Product Manufacturing

 316

3

3

Wood Product Manufacturing

321

16

34

Paper Manufacturing

322

22

24

Printing and Related Support Activities

 323

56

74

Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing

 324

2

3

Chemical Manufacturing

 325

53

62

Plastics and Rubber Manufacturing

 326

39

52

Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing

327

26

35

Primary Metal Manufacturing

 331

5

13

Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing

 332

109

152

Machinery Manufacturing

 333

61

83

Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing

 334

18

26

Electrical Equipment, Appliance, and Component

335

22

24

Transportation Equipment Manufacturing

336

29

41

Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing

337

33

39

Miscellaneous Manufacturing

 339

65

70
Greenville MSA is comprised of Greenville, Laurens, and Pickens County                       Source: QCEW Employees - EMSI 2013.4 Class of Worker

Employment by Manufacturing Sector, Greenville County and Greenville MSA, 2013


Industry

NAICS

Employment in Greenville County

Employment in the Greenville MSA

Food Manufacturing

 311

 2,017

2,258

Beverage, and Tobacco Product Manufacturing 

312

28

 33

Textile Mills

 313

 1,440

 2,708

Textile Mill Products

 314

 755

 762

Apparel Manufacturing

 315

 259

 503

Leather and Allied Product Manufacturing 

316

15

15

Wood Product Manufacturing

 321

 190

 758

Paper Manufacturing

 322

 910

 1,002

Printing and Related Support activities

 323

 620

 1,006

Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing 

324

<10

 10

Chemical Manufacturing

 325

 3,221

3,885

Plastics & Rubber Products Manufacturing

 326

 4,105

5,931

Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing

 327

 534

852

Primary Metal Manufacturing

 331

 52

486

Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing

 332

 2,477

3,290

Machinery Manufacturing

 333

 5,912

7,077

Computer & Electronic Product Manufacturing

 334

 720

1,415

Electrical Equipment & Appliance Manufacturing

 335

852

857

Transportation Equipment Manufacturing

 336

 2,720

4,419

Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing

 337

 623

669

Miscellaneous Manufacturing Industries

 339

 787

926

Greenville MSA is comprised of Greenville, Laurens, and Pickens County                  Source: QCEW- Employees - EMSI 2013.4 Class of Worker