Cable manufacturer bringing 200 jobs; peanut processor to hire 55
The state Commerce Department says an international high voltage cable manufacturing firm and a Virginia peanut processor are putting new facilities in Berkeley and Darlington counties. Commerce spokeswoman Alison Skipper said Wednesday that Nexans High Voltage USA is investing $85 million in Berkeley County. The facility near Charleston and the Cooper River will employ 200 people and will produce high voltage underground cables. Production is to begin in July. Birdsong Corp. of Virginia announced it is investing $47 million in a new plant in Darlington County. The plant will create 55 jobs when it opens in September.
Palmetto Health Baptist Parkridge treated its first patients
Palmetto Health Baptist Parkridge, a new 76-bed hospital in the Irmo area, treated its first patients Wednesday. The new hospital gained final approval from state health officials on Tuesday. The hospital has medical and surgical in-patient rooms, six operating rooms, an intensive care unit along services such as labs, imaging and pharmacy. A medical spa is scheduled to open in the summer.
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