A Great Place to Build a Career

TheLINK is home to more than 90 manufacturing and industrial operations that combine to make up the largest employer sector of the region. From international production giants, to home-grown manufacturing dynamos, this region is outfitted with progression that suits and quality that lasts.

ADVANCED
MANUFACTURING

BUSINESSES

in spotlight

  “Kaydon Bearings is now a part of SKF, the largest global supplier of bearings and related services and equipment.  As part of SKF, we enjoy the availability of the resources that a large corporation provides, from investments in growth of our two manufacturing facilities to the global opportunities for employee development and their career growth.  We are excited about our future, and we know that the support of our community and by our current and future team members are key to our long-term success”

RANDY BODIE, FACTORY MANAGER

BUSINESSES

in spotlight

“Carolina Metal Finishing is very excited to be expanding our facility in Lee County. We appreciate the support from local and state agencies and look forward to expanding our operations and to having continued growth in the future.”

CAROLINA METAL FINISHING

BUSINESSES

in spotlight

“Now, more than ever, we are proud to call Sumter home. The leadership from the community and from our peers within industry is dynamic, and our employees consistently help us meet and exceed our production and safety standards – on time, every time.”

CAROLINA FILTERS

AUTOMOTIVE

& TRUCK

BUSINESSES

in spotlight

“Sumter SC was the preferred location to establish our state of the art tire manufacturing facility. We started our production in 2013 and even after quick expansions and continuous ramp up, continue to invest in our future here in Sumter.”

CRAIG BAARTMAN, PLANT MANAGER

BUSINESSES

in spotlight

“Since opening in 2014, our workforce has grown in number and experience. We are establishing a strong team with knowledge rooted in tire molds but expanding in other precision machining applications.”

KING MACHINE

AEROSPACE

& MILITARY

BUSINESSES

in spotlight

Shaw Air Force Base enjoys a good relationship with many businesses and government entities in Sumter. The Sumter community is welcoming to our mission and airmen.  We are included in and invited to share input on community matters and participate in enriching activities to further enhance the experience of our airmen while they are at Shaw.”

SHAW AIR FORCE BASE

Agribusiness

and Food Processing

BUSINESSES

in spotlight

Caterpillar is pleased to have facilities in Sumter, SC. We have skilled and talented team members who live in the community. This location puts us close to customers and partners in the South East region.”

CATERPILLAR

MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY

& PHARMACEUTICAL

BUSINESSES

in spotlight

“If you’re in a leadership role, there’s no better way to serve than to be a part of the community.”

Ken Lee, BD Sumter Plant Manager

BUSINESSES

in spotlight

The decision to set up operations here has been a good one. We are finding committed staff and good leadership to help us grow our business.”

SANTA CRUZ NUTRICIONALS