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The Perfect Location for Even the Most Demanding Companies

Wondering whether South Carolina’s Western Region’s resources are up to your company’s challenges? Just take a look at the companies that have chosen to locate here, and you’ll get a sense of our commitment to helping companies succeed. You’ll find global leaders such as Kimberly-Clark and Bridgestone, and a wide range of other businesses from local start-ups to Fortune 500 companies.

Those companies chose us for a long list of reasons, beginning with our heritage of handling the most demanding, highly technical work, and our community’s focus on the importance of education. They recognize that being here gives them easy access to the other places they need to reach, whether that’s by road, rail, air, or sea. They know that our utilities have the capacity to meet their needs. And because they recognize the balance between work and life, they appreciate the friendly lifestyles of our communities.

Just as important, they’ve found a supportive business community.

Our Top Five

Department of Energy, Savannah River Site

11,200 Employees

Enineering, Construction, Technical Services & Liquid Waste Management

Amick Farms

2,100 Employees

Poultry Processing

Bridgestone PSR Plant

1,486 Employees

Passenger and Light Truck Tires

Kimberly-Clark Corp Beech Island

1,103 Employees

Consumer Paper Products


731 employees

Fibers manufacturing

Our Top Employers

Company Employees Products County
AGY 731 Fiberglass insulation & circuit boards Aiken
Aiken Electric Cooperative 140 Electricity supplier to industry and private individuals, part of Touchstone Energy® cooperatives Aiken
Aiken Precision Technologies 43 Fabricated wire products Aiken
Aiken Standard 107 Newspaper publishing company Aiken
Aiken Wire Processing LLC 12 Steel rods for autos Aiken
Allnex Industries Inc (North Augusta & Langley) 140 Specialty chemicals and coatings Aiken
AmbioPharm, Inc. 125 Pharmaceutical grade peptides Aiken
Amick Farms 2100 Poultry Processing Saluda
ASCO Valve Inc. 407 Solenoid valve technology Aiken
Augusta Concrete Block Co. 26 Concrete block and brick manufacturing containers Aiken
Autoneum North America, Inc. 244 Vehicle carpet and trunk systems, heat shields and underbody shields Aiken
B & S Machine Tool, Inc 19 Machine shop Aiken
BAE Systems, Inc. 104 Combat vehicle components, Navy weaponry machined components, launch system structures, aerial systems launcher rails Aiken
Bondex, Inc. 33 Thermally bonded nonwovens Edgefield
Bridgestone ORR Plant 388 Large and Ultra large tires Aiken
Bridgestone PSR Plant 1486 Passenger and light truck tires Aiken
BTD-South Carolina LLC 45 Metal Stampings and Welded Components Aiken
Carolina Cover Tech 50 Manufacturer of technical fabric products that cover, protect, contain or enclose Edgefield
Costa Farms Nursery products Edgefield
CVS Distribution Center 280 Supply Chain Management/Distribution Center for CVS Pharmacy locations Aiken
Department of Energy, Savannah River Site 11200 Engineering, construction, technical services & liquid waste management Aiken


Dominion Energy 335 Electric and natural gas services Aiken/Edgefield/McCormick/Saluda
Fenix Manufacturing Solutions 20 Punch Press Aiken
Gentry’s Poultry 120 Meat Merchant Wholesaler Saluda
Georgia Pacific 67 Sawmill and Wood Merchant Wholesaler McCormick
GlaxoSmithKline 215 Pharmaceuticals Aiken
Graniteville Specialty Fabrics 67 Specialty fabrics and custom coating Aiken
Halocarbon Products Corp 152 Specialty chemicals and pharmaceuticals Aiken
Hubbell Power Systems 350 High voltage insulators and Arrestors Aiken
Imerys Ceramics 32 Production and processing of industrial minerals Aiken
Kimberly-Clark Corp 1103 Consumer paper products Aiken
Linde LLC 30 Industrial gases Aiken
Medac 325 Provider of services and products to anesthesia-related health care providers Aiken
Menardi-Filtex 71 Air and liquid filters Edgefield
Milliken & Co 263 Fabric formation (weave) Edgefield
MTU America, Inc. 250 Diesel engines and components, military propulsion systems assembly, research and development Aiken
National Wild Turkey Federation 300 National mission to conserve the wild turkey and preserve hunting heritage Edgefield
Newman Technology South Carolina Inc. 110 Automobile/ATV exhaust and suspension systems Aiken
Owens Corning 179 Glass fiber reinforcements Aiken
Parkdale Mills (Aiken) 230 Spun yarn Aiken
Petra Health & Rehab of McCormick 140 Nursing Care Facility McCormick
Progress Rail 51 Rail industry, wheelsets and axles plating Aiken
Recleim 103 Recycles appliances and e-waste materials Aiken
Ridge Recyclers 45 Tire reclamation and tire derived fuel Edgefield
Riegel Consumer Products a Division of Mount Vernon Mills, Inc. 110 Household textile products and hospitality products Edgefield/McCormick
Riegel Consumer Products a Division of Mount Vernon Mills, Inc 88 Fabrics and Textile Manufacturer McCormick
Roya Foods 43 Producer of pre-packaged instant meals Saluda
Savannah Lakes Village 140 Civil and Social Club McCormick
Shaw Industries 602 Fibers Manufacturing Aiken
Southeastern Tool Co. 14 Custom built and designed machinery Aiken
Southern Felt Co Inc 165 Nonwoven felt products and automotive felt Edgefield
Strom Thurmond Lake Visitor Center 50 All Other Amusement & Recreation Industry McCormick
Sun Grow Horticulture 30 Processed Bark McCormick
The Carlstar Group 206 Specialty tires and wheels Aiken
Trantech Radiator Products, Inc. 110 Largest manufacturer of transformer radiators in North America and offers engineering, or re-engineering, for any type of transformer cooling system solution internationally for a wide range of industries including transformer manufacturers, fossil fuel and nuclear power generating facilities, as well as petrochemical sites. Edgefield
TTX Company 238 Rebuilt railway cars Aiken
UPS Customhouse Brokerage 597 International Customhouse Brokerage Aiken
US Fibers 150 Recycles PET materials Edgefield
Valley Proteins 200 Meat byproduct processing Saluda
Valmet 80 Thermal sprayed roll covers Aiken
W.R. Grace Davison – Kaolin Products 22 Kaolin clay Aiken
Zeus Industrial Products Inc 165 High performance polymer tubing Aiken

Available Sites & Buildings

If you’re thinking about bringing your business to South Carolina’s Aiken, Edgefield, and Saluda region, we’re ready to accommodate you with a broad variety of existing facilities and ready-to-build sites.