South Carolina Archives

One Year Later


The report cards are in for the Superstorm Sandy recovery and the grade is “incomplete” as misery continues for thousands who have lost their homes or businesses.

“Mitbestimmung” in Tennessee


Volkswagen seeks the middle ground as the UAW targets the German automaker’s assembly plant in a right-to-work state.

Pedal/Electric Vehicle Manufacturer Expands North Carolina Manufacturing, Opens West Coast Facility

Organic Transit's ELF, an urban mobility solution that fills the space between a bicycle and a car. Legally a bicycle, the ELF can travel on bike paths and park on sidewalks and can carry 8 bags of groceries. The ELF is pedal powered and assisted with a solar powered electric motor. If the ELF did use gasoline, it would get the equivalent of 1800 mpg. Made in the US, each ELF on the road prevents 6 tons of CO2 from entering the atmosphere each year. Coutersy of D.L. Anderson. (Photo: PRNewsFoto/Organic Transit.)

Organic Transit, manufacturer of the ELFpedal/electric vehicle, is moving to a larger facility in Durham, NC and opening a West Coast manufacturing center in San Jose, CA.

INDUSTRY FOCUS: Soaring To New Heights

Shreveport Regional Airport

The U.S. Aerospace/Defense sector broke altitude records in 2012 for revenue and profits, but now the industry must adjust its sights to absorb mandatory sequester budget cuts. From the July/August 2013 issue.

FEATURE STORY: Racing To Be Ready – U.S. Ports Prepare for Post Panamax Era

Super-sized cranes, pictured above at PortMiami, are required to load and offload the huge containers that are carried by Post-Panamax ships into harbors that are deep enough to accommodate 50 feet of underwater clearance. (Photo: PortMiami.)

A shipping bonanza soon will be heading this way from an expanded Panama Canal. Every major port wants to attract the larger vessels, but who will be ready? From the July/August 2013 issue.

Ed McCallum, 1953 – 2013


Business Facilities mourns the loss of a widely respected consultant, colleague and friend, a perennial speaker at our LiveXchange event.

FEATURE STORY: Washington Is Aiming Higher

Puget Sound Gateway Project Event at the Port of Tacoma. (Photo:

Washington is sure it can defend its aerospace manufacturing crown and it is on the front lines of the effort to mitigate the impact of climate change. From the July/August 2013 issue.

Angus-Palm Expansion In Florence, SC On The Way


The company will employ fabricators, welders, painters, assemblers, material handlers and engineers. Safety training, lean manufacturing, on the job training and engineering/technician training will also be part of the expansion.

ZF Opens First Passenger Car Transmission Plant In The U.S.


With a total estimated investment of $600 million, the new facility in Gray Court, SC is the largest single venture in ZF’s history.