Upstate Headlines: Greenville Tech Seeks Bids to Build $20M Center

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A collection of the top Upstate headlines for the week of June 21, 2014.

Greenville Tech Seeks Bids to Build $20M Center– Greenville Technical College has requested bids for construction of its planned 100,000-square-foot advanced-technology training center on Millennium Boulevard. Bid closing is July 28 for the project that Greenville County Council supported with its approval of a $25 million bond issue…

KI Logistics open Upstate Headquarters Plant– Gov. Nikki Haley attended the grand opening ceremony at KI Logistics’ North American headquarters on Monday in Piedmont. The company, a division of Kimura Inc., initially announced in October 2013 that it would locate its headquarters to South Carolina with an $11.5 million investment for a 206,000-square-foot logistics facility that would create 149 new jobs…

Belk announces $47M investment in Union County– Department store retailer Belk Inc. recently announced a $47 million investment in its Jonesville e-commerce distribution and fulfillment center operations, which is expected to expand the facility’s footprint by 50 percent and add 20 new jobs…

2 Upstate hospitals dubbed ‘baby-friendly’– Two Upstate hospitals, AnMed Health and Greenville Memorial Hospital, recently achieved a baby-friendly designation from Baby-Friendly USA, an initiative of the World Health Organization (WHO) and UNICEF. The label means that the two facilities meet criteria for supporting nursing mothers and their babies…

Southern Weaving’s first 90 years– From the Model T to the space shuttle, this Upstate company has woven itself into history- and beyond. Nine decades ago, the late actor Marlon Brando was born, U.S. President Calvin Collidge gave the first radio address from the White House, and the Southern Weaving Company was founded in Greenville, S.C…

Entrepreneurial space to open in Anderson– Innovate Anderson and the City of Anderson are creating e-Merge @ the Garage, an entrepreneurial space and programs that will focus on a public/private collaborative with local industry partners. The space will be located at 130 W. Whiter St. within the existing parking garage facility the City of Anderson owns…

Pacolet Milliken and Syncarpha Capital complete solar facility– Syncarpha Capital and Pacolet Milliken recently announced the completion of Fischer Road Solar, a jointly-owned six-megawatt solar project in Dartmouth, Mass. The facility is currently the second-largest solar project in Massachusetts…