SC business notebook, Jan. 30

January 29, 2014 

Palm trees line the mid body construction building at Boeing's North Charleston assembly plant.

C. ALUKA BERRY — caberry@thestate.com Buy Photo

Red Ventures marketing, sales to hire 200 more employees

Red Ventures is again expanding its workforce, hiring an additional 200 employees over the next two months at its South Carolina headquarters in Indian Land and its newly opened Charlotte location. Red Ventures, a marketing and sales company, created more than 700 jobs in 2013 and anticipates significant growth over the next three to six months. The company is holding an interview day on Feb. 4 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Red Ventures headquarters, 1101 Red Ventures Drive in Indian Land. Pre-registration is required, and interested applicants should apply online at redventures.com/careers. While the interview day will solely focus on inside sales positions, Red Ventures is also hiring web developers, web designers, analysts, marketing and business leaders, and more. In November, Red Ventures announced new relationships with large brands including Verizon and AT&T. The company uses proprietary technology to market and sell services through a variety of online and offline channels. In May, Red Ventures will open a 180,000-square foot expansion of its Indian Land headquarters.

Canadian company that makes equipment for craft, micro-breweries to build plant

A Canadian company that makes equipment for craft and micro-breweries plans to build a $3 million plant in Horry County creating 65 jobs. Accent Stainless Steel announced Wednesday it will work with a real estate developer to build and lease a 50,000-square-foot facility in the county. The company plans to open the plant by the end of the year. The company manufactures the Newlands Systems brand of brewing equipment. It also makes other stainless steel equipment for food and beverage, agricultural and pharmaceutical companies.

Boeing reports 26 percent hike in fourth-quarter profit

Boeing’s fourth-quarter profit rose 26 percent as it delivered more commercial airplanes – a speedup that it says will continue this year. However, Boeing shares dropped $7.31, or 5.33 percent, to close at $129.78 in trading Wednesday after it said 2014 revenue and profit would be lower than analysts have been expecting. Boeing – which makes some of its 787s in North Charleston – finished 2013 with a fourth-quarter profit of $1.23 billion, or $1.61 per share, well ahead of the expectation of analysts surveyed by FactSet. Profits grew in both its commercial airplane and defense businesses. Revenue rose 7 percent to $23.79 billion. Orders from airlines around the world have pushed both Boeing and competitor Airbus to build more planes than ever before. Boeing says it will deliver 715 to 725 planes this year, an increase of at least 10 percent from last year.

The (Rock Hill) Herald and The Associated Press contributed.

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