2017-12-08 / Business

City Snippets

Ted Turner selling island to state

The S.C. Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism is asking the legislature for $5 million to buy St. Phillips Island, a 4,682-acre barrier island outside Beaufort. The property, owned by media mogul Ted Turner, went on the market in 2014 for $24 million.

Ritedose expanding Richland plant

Pharmaceutical products maker Ritedose Corp. is expanding its Richland County operations with a new $10 million, 140,000- square-foot facility at the 150- acre Enterprise Industrial Campus of Midlands Technical College off Powell Road in northeast Columbia.

Comet establishes safer bus stop

The Comet transit system has established a bus stop on a perimeter road around the Forest Acres Walmart. The new location means riders will no longer have to cross busy four-lane Forest Drive to reach a bus stop.

Lake Shore Village Apartments sold

Atlanta-based Crown Bay Group LLC and its partner Vantage Capital Group have purchased the 280-unit Lake Shore Village Apartments at 7645 Garners Ferry Road. New roofs and interior upgrades are among planned improvements.

Vista building gets new tenant

American Specialty Health Inc. is paying $ 1.2 million for the 5,570 square-foot top floor suite at the B.B. Kirkland Seed and Distributing Company building at 912 Lady Street. The space will be used as office and collaboration space for information technology professionals.

Trauma center expands client base

Sexual Trauma Services of the Midlands says it has trained its clinicians in therapeutic models to provide treatment for children over age eight. For more information see the organization’ website at stsm.org.

Local venues offering holiday discounts

Historic Columbia is offering a 15 percent discount on holiday events at Seibels House and Garden,

Robert Mills Carriage House and Garden, the Gardens of the Hampton-Preston Mansion, or the Gardens of the Wilson Family Home.

Sonoco, Clemson in partnership

Sonoco and Clemson University are collaborating to develop new technologies and new forms of packaging to optimize the fresh food lifecycle. The Food Research Excellence for Safety and Health initiative will cost 2.7 million over five years.

Electrolux expanding refrigerator plant

Electrolux, a major appliance manufacturer, is spending $200 million on an expansion of its refrigerator plant in Anderson County.

Bosch expanding auto parts plant

Bosch Group is investing $152 million to expand its automotive electronic components plant in Anderson, creating 130 new jobs.

Columbia loses 3,100 construction jobs

Columbia lost 3,100 construction jobs from October 2016 to October 2017, according to the Associated General Contractors of America.

SCRA impact: $718.6 million

SCRA reports its fiscal 2017 impact on the state’s economy totaled $ 718.6 million, with more than 4,250 jobs supported by the organization’s programs.

SCPRT hires new PR agency

Touchpoint Communications, a Charleston-based public relations agency, has been named the public relations agency of record for the South Carolina Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism.

Garbage/waste collection holiday schedule

The City of Columbia Solid Waste Division will have an adjustable schedule for all recycling, garbage and yard waste pickup during the New Year’s Hol iday. Monday, January 1, 2018—No collection; Tuesday, January 2, 2018—Monday’s recycling, garbage and yard waste pick up; Wednesday, January 3, 2018— Tuesday’s recycling, garbage and yard waste pick up.

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