Textron Businesses to Feature Military and Commercial Products and Services at Paris Air Show

June 13, 2017 08:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

PROVIDENCE, R.I.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Bell Helicopter, Textron Aviation Inc., Textron Aviation Defense LLC, Textron Systems, TRU Simulation + Training and Textron Airborne Solutions, all businesses of Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT), have announced their plans for the Paris Air Show—the largest aerospace event in the world—which will be held June 19-25 at the Exhibition Center of Le Bourget. Textron will be displaying in Textron Pavilion A2, located just outside Hall 2. Continue reading “Textron Businesses to Feature Military and Commercial Products and Services at Paris Air Show”

Protego Expanding Operations In Charleston County

Company Bringing $3.7 Million In New Investment 

June 7, 2017

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Protego, a global manufacturer of tank and flammable vapor processing safety equipment, is expanding its South Carolina presence by establishing a new facility in North Charleston, S.C. The new development is projected to bring $3.7 million of capital investment and lead to the creation of 17 jobs.
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Groundbreaking for the New YMCA at Cane Bay Set for June 2nd

Features first ever YMCA in the state to build and house a library and the second YMCA facility with a public swimming pool in the country.

CHARLESTON, S.C., May 30, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Cannon Street YMCA of Greater Charleston announces the groundbreaking for their new state-of-the-art facility in Cane Bay on June 2nd 2017.

This highly-anticipated project will feature a 54,000-square-foot sports facility with a 25-meter swimming pool, full basketball court, jogging track, multipurpose spaces and even a library.

The 5,000-square-foot library will be full service and is the first of its kind collaboration between a county library and a YMCA in the United States.

The groundbreaking is set to take place on June 2nd at 11:00 am with local officials and YMCA representatives on hand for the momentous event. Continue reading “Groundbreaking for the New YMCA at Cane Bay Set for June 2nd”

Bosch Community Fund awards $477,000 in local grants promoting STEM education

Press Release
May 24, 2017

– Three-year $300,000 grant to support new Manufacturing Center through Dorchester Two Education Foundation along with Boeing and Volvo

– Nine grants fund community environmental activities and education programs focused on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM)

– Since 2013, Bosch Community Fund has awarded more than $1 million in grants to schools, organizations in the Charleston, S.C., community

FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich.– The Bosch Community Fund recently awarded nine grants totaling $477,000 to schools and organizations in the Charleston, S.C., community. Aimed at enhancing science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education, these grants provide resources for environmental conservation and restoration programs. With a particular emphasis on practical learning, initiatives like the new manufacturing talent development program for high school students reflect the Bosch Community Fund’s goal to foster comprehensive learning programs that help local residents and communities to flourish. Continue reading “Bosch Community Fund awards $477,000 in local grants promoting STEM education”

Statement From Gov. Henry McMaster On Charleston Harbor Deepening Project

May 24, 2017

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Governor Henry McMaster today released the following statement in response to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers naming the Charleston Harbor Deepening Project one of six new starts and allocating $17.5 million in construction funding in its Fiscal Year ’17 Work Plan.

“Getting the Charleston port’s harbor deepening project included in the Corps of Engineers’ 2017 Work Plan – when important projects all over the country were fighting for the same dollars – is a major breakthrough for our State. This will supercharge our already vigorous economic growth opportunities. This reflects a solid and sustained team effort by our State and congressional leadership, including powerful persuasion by Senator Lindsey Graham. Our competitive edge in the world’s economy just got stronger.”

Volvo Cars partners with Google to build Android into next generation connected cars

Volvo Cars partners with Google to build Android into next generation connected cars

Volvo Cars, the premium car maker, has announced a close partnership with Google, one of the world’s largest technology companies, to develop the next generation of its award-winning in-car infotainment and connectivity solution based on Android, offering access to a wide array of apps and services. It will launch on new Volvo models within two years.

The partnership promises to revolutionise how Volvo customers engage and interact with their cars. The large catalogue of popular Android apps – developed by Google, Volvo, or third party app developers – will offer connected and predictive services in and around the car.

“We are making an important strategic step with the Google partnership. Google’s platform and services will enhance the user experience by enabling more personalisation possibilities, while Android will offer increased flexibility from a development perspective,” said Henrik Green, Senior Vice President Research & Development at Volvo Car Group.

Volvo Cars’ partnership with Google reflects the ongoing convergence between the automotive and technology industries as cars become increasingly connected. Volvo believes smart partnerships are the future for the car industry. Using Android as the base operating system will increase speed and flexibility in the development and offer its customers the ability to personalise the connected in-car experience.

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Booz Allen Hamilton Expanding Its Berkeley County Operations

Latest Expansion To Bring At Least $10 Million Investment And Create More Than 90 New Jobs

May 11, 2017
COLUMBIA, S.C. – Booz Allen Hamilton, a management consulting and technology firm based in the United States, is expanding its Berkeley County operations with the opening of a new Digital Hub. This latest expansion is projected to bring at least $10 million of new capital investment and lead to the creation of more than 90 new jobs. Booz Allen Hamilton currently employs more than 550 associates in the Greater Charleston area.

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SKA Consulting Engineers Announces New South Carolina Office

New office expansion enables SKA to better serve growing coastal market.

CHARLESTON, S.C. – May 8, 2017 – PRLog — SKA Consulting Engineers, Inc. is pleased to announce that it has opened an office in the Charleston metro area of South Carolina. In an effort to accommodate the area’s rapid growth and its continuing need for complex engineering solutions, SKA is confident that the new location will be ideal as the company expands its geographical footprint and offers additional services throughout the region.
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