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

AVX Corporation*

1,300

Capacitors, headquarters

House of Raeford (Columbia Farms)

825

Processed poultry

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

Drive Automotive (Magna)

420

Automotive body panels 

Kemet Electronics

400

Capacitors

Confluence Holding

400

Boats and boating accessories

Bausch & Lomb

400

Eye care products

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

Largest Manufacturing Employers in Upstate Region


Company

Employees

County

Product/Service

Michelin North America

8,175

Multiple

Radial tires, Headquarters, R&D

BMW Manufacturing Corp

8,000

Spartanburg

Automobiles

GE Power and Water

3,350

Greenville

Gas turbines / engineering

Milliken & Company 

3,000

Multiple

Textile Mfg / R&D 

Sealed Air Corp - Cryovac

2,545

Multiple

Plastic bags & film

Electrolux

1,900

Anderson

Refrigerators

Robert Bosch Corp

1,840

Multiple

Automotive components

The Timken Company

1,627

Multiple

Screw machine parts

Duke Energy

1,500

Multiple

Power generation

AVXCorporation

1,300

Greenville

Electronic capacitors and connectors / headquarters

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, 2014, (2nd Quarter)


Manufacturing Sector

NAICS

Facilities in Greenville County

Facilities in the Greenville MSA

Food Manufacturing

311

37

49

Beverage, and Tobacco Product Manufacturing

312

6

10

Textile Mills

313

26

52

Textile Product Mills

314

23

28

Apparel Manufacturing

315

10

15

Leather and Allied Product Manufacturing

 316

3

3

Wood Product Manufacturing

321

14

42

Paper Manufacturing

322

19

29

Printing and Related Support Activities

 323

58

90

Chemical Manufacturing

 325

55

75

Plastics and Rubber Manufacturing

 326

45


74


Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing

327

27


52


Primary Metal Manufacturing

 331

 6


14

Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing

 332

111

206


Machinery Manufacturing

 333

66

108


Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing

 334

26

39


Electrical Equipment, Appliance, and Component

335

27

24

Transportation Equipment Manufacturing

336

28

53

Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing

337

34

43

Miscellaneous Manufacturing

 339

64

88
Greenville MSA is comprised of Greenville, Anderson, Laurens, and Pickens County                       Source: SC DEW

Employment by Manufacturing Sector, Greenville County and Greenville MSA, 2014 (2nd Quarter)


Industry

NAICS

Employment in Greenville County

Employment in the Greenville MSA

Food Manufacturing

 311

 1,551

2,279

Beverage, and Tobacco Product Manufacturing 

312

32

 93

Textile Mills

 313

 1,405

 4,192

Textile Mill Products

 314

541

 984

Apparel Manufacturing

 315

 255

 506

Leather and Allied Product Manufacturing 

316

8

8

Wood Product Manufacturing

 321

 185

941

Paper Manufacturing

 322

 902

 1,704

Printing and Related Support activities

 323

 660

 1,327

Chemical Manufacturing

 325

 3,333

4,262

Plastics & Rubber Products Manufacturing

 326

 4,114

7,776

Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing

 327

 558

1,265

Primary Metal Manufacturing

 331

 66

559


Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing

 332

 2,788

5,225

Machinery Manufacturing

 333

 5,672

7,938

Computer & Electronic Product Manufacturing

 334

 997

1,777

Electrical Equipment & Appliance Manufacturing

 335

1,329

2,610


Transportation Equipment Manufacturing

 336

 2,447

8,448


Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing

 337

 680

760


Miscellaneous Manufacturing Industries

 339

 752

1,171

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