Manufacturing – Greenville Area Development Corporation

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

CompanyEmployeesProduct / Service
Michelin North America*5,001 - 10,000HQ, Radial tires, R&D
GE Power1,001 - 2,500Gas turbines
Sealed Air Corp - Cryovac Division1,001 - 2,500Plastic bags and plastic film
Magna / Drive Automotive*1,001 - 2,500Motor Vehicle Bodies and Parts
AVX501 - 1,000Capacitors
Bosch Rexroth501 - 1,000Fluid pumps and motors
Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co.501 - 1,000Aircraft mainenance & modification
Mitsubishi Polyester Film, Inc501 - 1,000Polyester film
Bausch & Lomb, Inc.251 - 500 Eye Care Products
Confluence Outdoor, LLC251 - 500 Boats and Boating Accessories
Nutra Manufacturing, Inc.251 - 500 Vitamins and supplements
PL Developments251 - 500 Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Products

* Includes Multiple Locations | Source: GADC, April 25, 2022.

Largest Manufacturing Employers in Upstate Region

CompanyEmployeesCountyProduct / Service
BMW Manufacturing>5,000SpartanburgAutomobiles
Michelin North America>5,000MultipleRadial tires, Headquarters, R&D
GE Power2,501 to 5,000GreenvilleGas turbines / engineering
Milliken & Company2,501 to 5,000MultipleTextile Mfg / R&D
ZF2,501 to 5,000MultipleAutomatic transmissions, axle system assembly
AFL1,001 to 2,500SpartanburgFiber optic products
BorgWarner1,001 to 2,500Oconee
Sealed Air Corp - Cryovac1,001 to 2,500MultiplePlastic bags & film
DAA Draexlmaier Automotive of America1,001 to 2,500SpartanburgAutomotive interior and plastic components
Eaton Corp.1,001 to 2,500MultipleElectrical component manufacturing
Electrolux1,001 to 2,500AndersonRefrigerators
Freightliner Custom Chassis Corp1,001 to 2,500CherokeeChassis for RV, walk-in vans, commercial bus
Itron1,001 to 2,500OconeeElectricity meters
Magna International1,001 to 2,500MultipleExterior and interior automotive component manufacturing
Nestle USA1,001 to 2,500CherokeeFrozen prepared food

Source: Manufacturers News, SC Upstate Alliance and GADC, April 25, 2022.

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