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2016

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Pickens County welcomes latest economic development announcement
Posted on Aug 22, 2016
When JR Automation Technologies LLC based in Holland Michigan and a global leader in custom automation solutions  More
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German company bringing new jobs, $3M investment
Posted on May 25, 2016
A new neighbor is moving into the world-class neighborhood that is the Pickens County Commerce Park.  More
Reliable Automatic Sprinkler Co., Inc. President Kevin T. Fee
Reliable Automatic Sprinkler Co., Inc. expanding operations in Pickens County
Posted on May 22, 2016
Reliable Automatic Sprinkler Co., Inc., one of the world’s largest producers of automatic fire sprinklers, is expanding its existing operations in Pickens County.  More
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County snags one more
Posted on May 21, 2016
era-contact, a German based company that produces couplings for electric railways, announced a new facility to be built in Commerce Park off U.S. 123 in Liberty.  More
Hoke Durham
Where are they now?
Posted on May 19, 2016
The 2015 Alliance Pickens Scholar Technician of the year was Steven Hoke Durham, with Nathan Brown and Sylvia Townsend also placing as finalists.  More
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Pickens County welcomes newest industry
Posted on May 19, 2016
For the second time in a little less than a month, a major economic development announcement took place at the Alliance Pickens headquarters in Liberty as a German based company announced Wednesday that the county would serve as its North American headquarters.  More
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German company announces plant, jobs in Liberty
Posted on May 18, 2016
Project Big Apple came to fruition Wednesday, with the announcement that the world’s leader in high-speed railway couplings is moving its North American manufacturing headquarters to Pickens County.  More
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Alliance Pickens’ workforce development program receives international acclaim
Posted on May 18, 2016
Alliance Pickens, with input from Pickens County existing industry partners, the Pickens County Career and Technology Center (CTC), and Tri-County Technical College, developed the Scholar Technician initiative in 2012 as a work-force development activity and economic development program.  More
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Cutchin: Pickens County's 'very first' Scholar Technician
Posted on May 14, 2016
John Cutchin currently serves as president of Palmetto Plating Co. Inc, a metal plating and finishing services company in Easley founded in 1964. But Cutchin also enjoys another distinction – the county's first Scholar Technician.  More
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Zero Connect launching operations in Pickens County
Posted on May 05, 2016
Zero Connect, an assembler and distributor of fiber optic and copper cables, is establishing operations in Pickens County.   More
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Pickens County on economic development roll - Zero Connect announces launching of operations
Posted on May 04, 2016
The economic development train is rolling right along in Pickens County these days and Zero Connect is the latest passenger to board.  More
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Cable assembly firm to create 72 jobs in Easley
Posted on May 03, 2016
An Iowa-based company that assembles and distributes fiber optic and copper cables is opening up operations in Easley and plans to create more than 70 jobs.  More
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Alliance Pickens director says county 'very well positioned' for future manufacturing investment
Posted on May 03, 2016
Alliance Pickens Executive Director Ray Farley has witnessed the influx of economic development at the Pickens County Commerce Park. But like all economic officials, Farley has also seen time go by when no announcements of new industry or expansions occurred.  More
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Reliable Automatic Sprinkler Company announces expansion of Pickens County operations
Posted on Apr 29, 2016
A little more than 12 years from the day ground was broken for its new home at the Pickens County Commerce Park, Reliable Automatic Sprinkler Co., Inc. will soon see dirt flying for a second time since officially beginning operations in 2006.  More
Kevin Fee, president of Reliable Automatic Sprinkler Co.
Fire sprinkler firm to invest $23.1M, add 100 jobs in Liberty
Posted on Apr 28, 2016
Reliable Automatic Sprinkler Co. said it plans to add on to its facility in Liberty.  More
School District of Pickens County
Pickens County Career and Technology Center Featured in New York Times Op/Ed
Posted on Apr 18, 2016
From the New York Times: Straight from High School to a Career  More
Champion Aerospace fires up aviation from rural Upstate
Posted on Apr 01, 2016
When a pilot starts a turbine or piston-powered aircraft, chances are good the ignition system or its components were made at Champion Aerospace in Liberty.  More
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Workforce development initiative key to Pickens County success
Posted on Jan 18, 2016
Ray Farley — executive director of Alliance Pickens, the economic development group in the county — anticipates an active economic development period once things fall into place at the Pickens County Commerce Park.  More
Alliance Pickens
P.O. Box 149 - 1390 Smith Grove Road, Liberty, SC 29657
Phone: 864.898.1500 Fax: 864.843.5790