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STL starts to ‘Make in America’ with its next-gen Lugoff OFC facility
COLUMBIA, S.C. and LONDON and MUMBAI, India, Sept. 15, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — STL (NSE: STLTECH), a leading global optical and digital solutions company, today formally announced the launch of its state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Lugoff, South Carolina – The Palmetto Plant. Named after the state tree of South Carolina, this facility, also designated as STL’s North American Headquarters, symbolizes STL’s commitment to the US market.
The Palmetto Plant was inaugurated by Hon. Henry McMaster, Governor of South Carolina, in the presence of government dignitaries, key customers, and representatives from the local Chambers of Commerce.
This strategic investment and expansion efforts in the U.S. further reinforce STL’s commitment to the Make in America vision. Addressing the market demand for 5G, FTTx, and the push for rural broadband, The Palmetto Plant, spanning over 168,000 sq. ft will specialize in future-ready optical solutions, including high fiber count cables with smaller diameters. The emphasis will also extend to pioneering designs, notably high-capacity ribbonized cables and ruggedized designs for rural deployments. To help operators tackle the industry-wide skills shortage, the new Lugoff facility is also prioritizing optical connectivity products that are simple to deploy, monitor, and maintain. Additionally, comprehensive on-site testing aligned with industry-standard GR20 guidelines ensures the high quality and reliability of its products.
South Carolina HBCUs part of $10M US Department of Energy renewable energy project
ORANGEBURG COUNTY, S.C. — Three of South Carolina’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) will be involved in a nationwide project that has been awarded $10 million from the US Department of Energy. The Second life sMARt sysTems (SMART) project will work to solve the problem of the growing stockpile of electric vehicle lithium-ion batteries by […]
Latitude Corp. expands U.S. footprint by establishing first South Carolina operations in Clarendon County
COLUMBIA, S.C. – Latitude Corp., a contract manufacturer of precision metal manufacturing solutions, today announced plans to expand its U.S. footprint by establishing operations in Clarendon County. The company’s $29 million investment, in its first South Carolina facility, will create 200 new jobs. Latitude Corp. started in 1990 as a machine shop in Middleton, Wisconsin. […]