SC Chamber Applauds Signing of Legislation Supporting Manufacturers

Wednesday, February 14th, 2018

South Carolina Chamber leadership released the below statements regarding the Governor’s signing of H.3653, a bill preserving the rights of existing manufacturing facilities:

“When a manufacturer locates in South Carolina, it must be assured that its operations will not be threatened by nuisance lawsuits against its existing operations” said Jack Sanders, Chairman of the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce and President and CEO of Sonoco. “We thank the General Assembly for their fair leadership on this issue and for supporting the prosperity of manufacturing in our state.”

“Volvo Cars is proud of the work being done by the Governor and legislature to ensure that advanced manufacturing continues to prosper in South Carolina” said Katarina Fjording, Vice President, Purchasing & Manufacturing of Volvo Car Group at Chair of the SC Chamber’s Manufacturers’ Steering Committee. “Like many other companies, Volvo Cars has chosen to call South Carolina home due to the strength of its workforce and its business-friendly climate. The passage of this bill is a strong example of the state’s commitment to job creation and innovation.”

“This signing of H.3653 is a victory for South Carolina jobs” said South Carolina Chamber of Commerce President & CEO Ted Pitts. “The Manufacturing sector employs nearly 12 percent of the state’s workforce and is on the rise in the Palmetto State – paving the way for job creation, economic growth, and unrivaled innovation. Over 47,000 new manufacturing jobs have been announced in the past 7 years, and employment in advanced manufacturing has grown by over 19 percent. The passage of this bill represents a unified effort between job creators, the legislature, and the Governor to protect existing South Carolina businesses and encourage continued growth in the manufacturing sector.”