SCE&G crews helping in snow belt
S.C. Electric & Gas sent more than 140 contractors Wednesday to help two Northeastern utilities being walloped this week with ice and heavy snow by a winter storm. The Cayce-based energy giant released 139 contract linemen from the Midlands and the Lowcountry to work with First Energy Corp. in Pennsylvania and Maryland. An additional nine tree personnel will work with Public Service Electric & Gas Company in New Jersey.
Firm to bring Ridgeway 120 jobs
A company that makes construction equipment is establishing its North America headquarters in Fairfield County. BOMAG Americas said Wednesday it is investing more than $18 million and bringing 120 jobs to the area during the next five years. BOMAG Americas makes milling machines, asphalt pavers and other road building equipment. The plant and office space will be located in Ridgeway. Construction is expected to begin in March with the plant to be completed in October. BOMAG is a subsidiary of the French company Fayat.
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