Upstate Headlines: GE Breaks Ground on $400M Facility in Greenville

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A collection of the top Upstate headlines for the week of June 16, 2014.

GE Breaks Ground on $400M Facility in Greenville– GE Advanced Manufacturing broke ground this week on a new 123,000-square-foot building located on the current 413-acre GE Power & Water campus on Garlington Road in Greenville…

A New Joint for the Family- The Universal Joint, a family-friendly kick-back-on-the-patio kind of restaurant and bar, opened for business this week at 300 E. Stone Ave. in downtown Greenville. One of the restaurant’s main features is a large outdoor patio with two large roll-up garage doors. The menu features a mixture of salads, sandwiches, burgers and tacos and an always-rotating draft and bottle beer selection…

Kohl’s Will Anchor Piedmont Market Place– Along Wade Hampton Boulevard, a new 131,000-square-foot shopping center is taking shape at the former K-Mart plaza. The Piedmont Marketplace shopping center’s main tenant will be a 66,000-square-foot Kohl’s department store…

Chinese Company Creates 38 Jobs in Seneca- A China-based Manufacturer of cutting tools will establish its overseas headquarters on the same site at its subsidiary, Greenfield Industries, in Oconee County, creating an additional 38 jobs. TDC Cutting Tools Inc. will invest $8.2 million in the construction of the new TDC Overseas campus, including a 32,000-square-foot office building and a 10,000-square-foot recycling center added to the existing 168,000-square-foot facility…

Greenville’s Project One lands Orvis store, LEED Gold designation– Orvis, an outdoor retailer that also specializes in fly fishing gear, will open its second store in South Carolina  at Project One in downtown Greenville. A spokesperson for the Manchester, Vt.-based chain said the store will open in fall…

EUREKA! As Inventors abound in the Upstate, the region becomes a hotbed for intellectual property– Judging by the thousands of patent applications originating from Upstate cities, there are more bright ideas floating around us than we’ll ever know. As such, details of patent law can be important if sometimes invisible part of the local economy…