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SHL Medical establishing operations in Charleston County
$90 million investment to create an estimated 165 new jobs COLUMBIA, S.C. – ...
COLUMBIA, S.C. – SHL Medical, a world-leading provider of drug delivery solutions, today announced plans to establish operations in Charleston County. The company’s initial $90 million investment will create an estimated 165 new jobs.
Headquartered in Switzerland, SHL Medical designs, develops and manufactures drug delivery solutions for pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies around the world. With years of experience, the company uses top-notch technology to create autoinjectors, pen injectors and innovative specialty delivery solutions that allow patients to self-inject at home. The company also offers contract manufacturing and engineering services for products such as wafer testing equipment, laboratory handling equipment, neurosurgical devices and industrial equipment.
Located at 7791 Palmetto Commerce Parkway in North Charleston, SHL Medical’s Charleston County operations will expand the company’s global footprint to meet growing demand for its products to support more customers.
Operations are expected to launch by the second quarter of 2024. Individuals interested in joining the SHL Medical team should visit the company’s careers page.
The Coordinating Council for Economic Development has approved job development credits related to this project. The council also awarded a $250,000 Set-Aside grant to Charleston County to assist with costs related to the project.
"I am delighted to announce SHL’s expansion into South Carolina. Our new U.S. site in North Charleston will be a state-of-the-art facility that will support our customers further with our end-to-end capabilities, providing high-quality drug delivery systems to the end users – patients around the world. This new facility brings us closer to our customers and reduces the risk of supply chain disturbances. Furthermore, it will support our sustainability goals by lessening global shipping distances. I want to acknowledge the support that we have received from the state and county levels for this project." -SHL Medical Chairman and CEO Ulrich Faessler
“We are proud to welcome SHL Medical to South Carolina. Not only will they contribute to Charleston County’s economic development, but also to the booming life sciences industry of the state. We welcome their $90 million investment and the 165 new jobs they will create.” -Gov. Henry McMaster
“We are excited to see South Carolina’s life sciences industry continue to expand as we add SHL Medical to the list of companies operating within our state. More and more international medical companies are deciding to locate in South Carolina because of our business-friendly environment and talented workforce. We congratulate SHL Medical and look forward to a strong partnership for many years to come.” -Secretary of Commerce Harry M. Lightsey III
“When an international company like SHL Medical invests in Charleston County, it is a testament to our people and community. We have the proven workforce and business-friendly climate that are attractive to life-science companies.” -Charleston County Council Chairman Teddie Pryor
“We applaud SHL Medical for choosing the Charleston region to expand its U.S. operations. SHL Medical will bring the innovation and sustainability to Charleston County that they are known for internationally, as well as highly skilled jobs, further advancing our competitiveness in life sciences.” -Charleston Regional Development Alliance Board Chairman Mike Fuller
N. Charleston flooding costs family thousands in damages, city cleaning
NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - Heavy rains and flooding have cost one North Charleston family thousands of dollars in repairs. They say their whole street suffers from consistent water damage, and they want to see the city make changes to the drainage system.Jesus Mori and his wife have lived in their house on Ranger Drive since 2007. He says the flooding has cost them thousands of dollars out of pocket in damages.“We have a lot of problems with the furniture; we replaced the carpet the first time it got wet,” Mori...
NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - Heavy rains and flooding have cost one North Charleston family thousands of dollars in repairs. They say their whole street suffers from consistent water damage, and they want to see the city make changes to the drainage system.
Jesus Mori and his wife have lived in their house on Ranger Drive since 2007. He says the flooding has cost them thousands of dollars out of pocket in damages.
“We have a lot of problems with the furniture; we replaced the carpet the first time it got wet,” Mori says. “I said we have to fix it with tile. The problem is cleaning up everything, replacing the kitchen cabinets.”
They have replaced flooring, cabinets and their air conditioning unit twice in the past 15 years, all from water damage.
“After a year there was a lot of rain, and a lot of water was going under the house,” Mori says.
The couple replaced an AC unit with water damage under the house for more than $3,000 soon after they moved in. Only a few years later, they say the flooding again caused so much damage they needed to replace the unit. This time, they say they spent $8,000 to put the system equipment in the attic.
He says the couple used to have flood insurance but after a few years the rates got so high, that they couldn’t afford to keep it and ended up paying for repairs out of pocket. Mori says the street fills with water too.
“No cars can drive in the street because the water is too high,” Mori says. “But the neighbors know, this time we decided we have too much damage and paid too much money. My neighbor says he’s called to the city too. The city says the last days had many calls with the same problems.”
North Charleston spokesperson Ryan Johnson says the Public Works department has had 24 work orders for Ranger Drive, just in the month of July, for drainage-related issues. All have been completed but five.
He says debris in the drains is the main culprit, and the city is working to clear them out. He reminds people to be mindful of littering and leaving garbage out, saying that will help in the future once the city clears the pipes.
“I wish this time it is fixed for the final time because it is a lot of trouble,” Mori says. He says the city told him workers will be in the neighborhood for the rest of the week finishing work orders and looking into the drainage system.
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SC politicians remember the Rev. McKinley Washington Jr.
CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - South Carolina political leaders are expressing their condolences Sunday night after learning of the death of former state lawmaker and pastor McKinley Washington Jr.Washington Jr. served as a state senator for District 45, which includes Allendale, Beaufort, Charleston, Colleton, Hampton, and Jasper Counties from 1991-1999. Before that, he served House District 116, Charleston County, from 1975-1990.“Saddened to hear about the passing of Senator McKinley Washington,” South Carolina Democra...
CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - South Carolina political leaders are expressing their condolences Sunday night after learning of the death of former state lawmaker and pastor McKinley Washington Jr.
Washington Jr. served as a state senator for District 45, which includes Allendale, Beaufort, Charleston, Colleton, Hampton, and Jasper Counties from 1991-1999. Before that, he served House District 116, Charleston County, from 1975-1990.
“Saddened to hear about the passing of Senator McKinley Washington,” South Carolina Democratic gubernatorial candidate Joe Cunningham tweeted. “A legend of the Sea Islands and a pioneer in so many ways. I had the pleasure of spending time with he and Beulah just a few weeks ago. We are all better off because of his service and leadership to our state.”
Saddened to hear about the passing of Senator McKinley Washington. A legend of the Sea Islands and a pioneer in so many ways. I had the pleasure of spending time with he and Beulah just a few weeks ago. We are all better off because of his service and leadership to our state. pic.twitter.com/8EkZUcNyxe— Joe Cunningham (@JoeCunninghamSC) July 24, 2022
State Sen. Marlon Kimson (D-Charleston) called Washington “a living sermon.”
“I’d rather see as a sermon than to hear one any day,” he posted on Twitter. “The Rev. McKinley Washington was a living sermon. He walked with us and showed us the way. While this lion of the Senate is known for his booming voice, he also listened and mentored. SC is far better off because he lived.”
In a 2012 resolution at the statehouse, Washington Jr. was honored after retiring as the pastor of Edisto Presbyterian Church on Edisto Island. He served the church for 50 years.
“So sorry to hear about former Senator McKinley Washington’s transition,” Rep. Gilda Cobb-Hunter (D-Orangeburg) tweeted. “A true public servant. My deepest sympathies to the family.”
“Today, I celebrate the life and legacy of McKinley Washington. We met as young men active in Charleston County Democratic Party politics. Our wives became friends and our families remained close,” U.S. Congressman Jim Clyburn said in a statement. “McKinley was a fierce advocate for the Sea Islands of South Carolina and he spent his life fighting for equity and a better quality of life for the communities he represented. He was a man of great faith, but he followed the admonition that ‘faith without works is dead.’ As a result, he left his community and his state a better place. I will miss McKinley’s resonate voice that conveyed the trust and power that he earned during his life of service. May he rest in power. My deepest sympathies are with his family at this time.”
“McKinley Washington was the finest kind of public servant – a bold and gifted leader who combined unflinching moral purpose with a generosity of spirit that brought people together and opened the path to progress and reconciliation,” Charleston Mayor John Tecklenburg said on Facebook. “He was also, to many of us, a wise mentor and a true friend. Sandy and I miss him already.”
Washington, who lived in Ravenel, served as a chairman of the South Carolina Legislative Black Caucus and as vice chair of the Charleston County Legislative Delegations. While in office, he served on numerous committees including the House Ways and Means, the Joint Committee on Tourism and Trade, the Medical Affairs, Finance, Education and Rules Committees.
He was the founder of the Edisto Branch of the NAACP and the St. Paul Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance, according to his biography at the state government website.
“He was a great Senator and at one time a well-known humble Pastor of Edisto Presbyterian church, but most of all he was a good friend and someone I could go to for political advice, this is a great lost for all of South Carolina,” Rep. Wendell Gilliard, (D-Charleston) said.
He and his wife, Beulah, had two children, Katrina and Michael.
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Explore the history of Blind Tiger Pub in Charleston, SC
Take a peek inside the historic Blind Tiger Pub. | Photo by @walkandtalkchsHey history buffs, this one’s for you. With Charleston’s cobblestone streets and charming buildings dating back to 1670, there’s a whole bunch of history to unpack in the Holy City. As part of our Drink Up Week initiative, we’re traveling back in time to explore historic pub + modern-day hotspot: ...
Take a peek inside the historic Blind Tiger Pub. | Photo by @walkandtalkchs
Hey history buffs, this one’s for you. With Charleston’s cobblestone streets and charming buildings dating back to 1670, there’s a whole bunch of history to unpack in the Holy City. As part of our Drink Up Week initiative, we’re traveling back in time to explore historic pub + modern-day hotspot: Blind Tiger Pub.
Opening its doors on Broad Street in 1992 + named after the term used to describe illegal drinking and gambling establishments in the Prohibition era, the downtown Charleston pub pays homage to the illicit bars that began popping up around the Holy City in 1893.
Though one of the oldest bars in SC, one thing’s for sure: Blind Tiger’s atmosphere has remained similar throughout the years — even undergoing a months-long restoration in 2016 that focused on honoring the legacy of its previous caretakers.
Reviving the memory of its early reputation, the historic spot features a secret underground tunnel system that can be entered through a latched door at the back of the building.
As you might’ve guessed, the century-old building is no stranger to spirit sightings and whispers of paranormal activity. General manager Jay Hanckel recalls tales of two figures running out of the back door + employees have spotted glasses falling off shelves and coffee mugs flying across the room. We won’t freak you out too much, but there have even been stories of cries of ‘help’ heard beneath the floorboards.
One of the most commonly told ghost tales features a woman wearing a black dress roaming through the restaurant. The ghostly antagonist is known to play tricks on bartenders and tease patrons, rumored to pull hair, appear, and disappear, and create phantom footsteps. Local lore suggests this woman may have frequented the building in the 1920s, though that theory isn’t confirmed.
The former speakeasy also dares its guests to catch a glimpse of the never tamed ‘blind tiger’ that allegedly wanders within its boo-tiful walls.
Now nestled in the historic district, Blind Tiger Pub is serving up classic cocktails + dishing out brunch, lunch, and dinner. Stop in for locally–inspired libations like the Broad Street Barrister and Frozen Espresso Tini + snack on summertime favorites from a brand new menu like the Shrimp Green Goddess Sandwich and Heirloom Burrata.
You won’t want to miss your chance to soak in the Lowcountry scenery + catch a glimpse of something supernatural at this historic landmark, voted the Best Bar and the Best Outdoor Patio in Charleston. Make a reservation or stop by at 36-38 Broad St. from 11 a.m.-2 a.m. seven days a week. Happy sipping, Charleston.
Smart reefs being placed off Charleston will record data to aid coastal flooding, erosion planning
STONO INLET — New technology to be installed near an artificial reef off Charleston this weekend will provide scientists and mariners with real-time data on waves, wind direction and water temperature.The Smart Reef installation is the culmination of the monthlong SC7 Expedition meant to get people outdoors statewide from the mountains to the sea.On July 30, a S.C. Department of Natural Resources vessel will carry 85-pound blocks into the ocean. Then a dive team led by retired Special Forces operators, will place the bloc...
STONO INLET — New technology to be installed near an artificial reef off Charleston this weekend will provide scientists and mariners with real-time data on waves, wind direction and water temperature.
The Smart Reef installation is the culmination of the monthlong SC7 Expedition meant to get people outdoors statewide from the mountains to the sea.
On July 30, a S.C. Department of Natural Resources vessel will carry 85-pound blocks into the ocean. Then a dive team led by retired Special Forces operators, will place the blocks about 5 miles off Stono Inlet, the waterway between Kiawah Island and Folly Beach where the Stono River reaches the ocean.
The reef blocks will sit near one of the Charleston area’s most popular artificial reefs.
Once the structure is assembled, a buoy with satellite communication capabilities will be installed to record wave, water temperature and wind data.
The idea to install the new technology offshore stems from goals of the S.C. Floodwater Commission.
There are more than 40 artificial reefs along the state’s coast including old vehicles, boats and bridges, among other things. Marine animals flock to the structures for shelter, food and spawning.
“If we build artificial reefs out there, they’re going to modify waves and currents and things like that,” said Paul Gayes, a marine science and geology professor at Coastal Carolina University.
So while the structures form these biological functions “why wouldn’t it be helpful to institute all these sensors in it to better feed the model system,” Gayes said.
This weekend’s installation is important because, although the Atlantic Ocean has major influence on South Carolina, there is limited scientific data about the coastal ocean area, such as water quality and temperature.
Gayes said this is partially because it’s so tough to work the area.
He is the scientific leader for the SC7 Smart Reef installation. The university has also spearheaded dives to place modular reef sections off Hilton Head Island and North Myrtle Beach.
“We’re not only building the reefs, which is where all marine life starts, but we’re putting on technology that will allow us to have better capabilities for coastal erosion and other issues associated with sea level rise,” said Tom Mullikin, leader of the SC7 Expedition.
The smart reefs in South Carolina will tie into a broader network along the East Coast.
Gayes said the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has a system of about 100 buoys throughout the country, but they are widely spaced.
NOAA’s buoys closest to Charleston are about 40 miles south of Edisto Island. The next closest ones are near Cape Fear in North Carolina or Jacksonville, Fla., Gayes said.
These added Smart Reefs — designed to emulate the existing live bottoms — will help better inform for weather modeling and forecasting. Local mariners and others who are interested will be able to access the recorded data in real time online to get a better sense of what the water conditions are like before going out.
“As the state works to increase resilience to extreme weather events, quality data is essential in the development of predictive modeling and planning,” said Ben Duncan, chief resilience officer at the S.C. Office of Resilience.
He said understanding how artificial reefs can be used to reduce storm surge, among other things, will be crucial as coastal communities prepare for rising sea levels and potential increased tropical activity.