UBJ The Fine Print Sekido Technology Expands in Anderson sekido technology corp. announced that it will expand its Anderson County operation, making a $3.7 million investment that would create six new jobs. The company makes metal components for the automotive and tool industries using cold forming technology. “Sekido Technologies Corporation’s $3.7 million expansion and addition of new jobs are a wel-
comed boost to our local economy,” said Anderson County Council Vice Chairwoman M. Cindy Wilson in a statement issued by the governor’s office. “Sekido’s success coupled with recent announcements from complimentary industries are evidence that Anderson County is rapidly positioning to become a global automotive supply hub in South Carolina.”
GHS Among Best for Diverse, Women Managers diversity mba magazine named Greenville Health System one of the 50 Best Places for Diverse and Women Managers to Work. This is the second year in a row GHS has been named one of the “50 Out Front” companies. GHS ranked No. 48, up from No. 49, while New York-based Verizon Communications topped the list. This year the magazine said it expanded criteria to include companies that encourage women and people of diverse backgrounds to move into leadership through intentional strat-
egies based on accountability, succession planning, representation, workplace inclusion, recruitment and board diversity. “Our lens has expanded beyond best practices to leading practices. We expect organizations to have systems and processes in place that support best practices; measures to support metrics and results that drive impact,” said Pam McElvane, CEO and publisher of the magazine.
Nominations Open for Business Integrity Award the better business bureau of the Upstate is accepting nominations for the 2013 Business of Integrity Award. The award recognizes outstanding businesses for their commitment to marketplace standards that benefit consumers, employees, suppliers, industry peers and the communities in which they do business. Nominations are open to all Upstate area forprofit businesses. Categories are marketplace ethics, customer service and community service. Among last year’s seven winners, the Steve W. Sumner law firm won the customer service award in the one-10 em-
Dillard Jones Opens Asheville Office dillard jones builders has opened a new office in downtown Asheville. The company also moved its Greenville office to Brown Street in downtown Greenville. The company specializes in high-performance, luxury custom homes ranging from the $500,000’s to more than $2 million. The company now is building the 2013 Southern Living Inspired Home at Curare Club on
Green Cloud Technologies Expands greenville’s green cloud Technologies has opened offices in Atlanta, Charlotte and Raleigh, N.C., New Orleans and Miami. The company provides cloudbased IT solutions to small- and
medium-sized businesses. Last year the company raised $2.75 million for market expansion. The new locations add to existing offices in Greenville, Charleston, Nashville, Tenn., and Tampa, Fla.,
ployee category. The bureau noted that staff is available on evenings and weekends, and the owner contacts dissatisfied clients personally. Rush Wilson also won the marketplace integrity award in the same category for a business model based on high moral and ethical standards. Nominations are due August 28, applications September 25. Awards will be announced November 7. The process also includes an in-person interview session. Materials and information are at upstatesc.bbb.org, or contact Tammy Dankovich at email@example.com.
for the company, which was founded in 2011. A spate of new hiring has also accompanied the expansion, and the company has brought in five national channel members who previously worked at companies including EarthLink, Verizon
Lake Hartwell, which will be open in the fall. It is also one of the preferred builders for the Cliffs Communities. Dillard Jones is licensed to build in South Carolina, North Carolina and Georgia.
Wireless, Windstream and Cohesion Corporation. Green Cloud also relocated its offices to the Next Innovation Center in March, and announced at that time that it planned to hire 25 new employees over the next 12 months.
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