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EuWe Eugen Wexler US Plastics in Anderson County

EuWe Eugen Wexler US Plastics, Inc. establishing operations in Anderson County

Automotive supplier investing $11.1 million in Upstate plant

  

COLUMBIA, S.C. – EuWe Eugen Wexler US Plastics, Inc., a subsidiary of the Germany-based EuWe Group, is establishing manufacturing operations in Anderson County. The automotive supplier is investing $11.1 million to open its first U.S. facility in the Upstate of South Carolina. The investment is expected to create 49 new jobs in Anderson, S.C.

 

Established in 1968 as a supplier of only metal products, the EuWe Group has grown tremendously since its inception. In 1970, the company expanded its production offerings to include plastic parts. Then, in 1993, the EuWe Group established its first international operations with a facility in Mexico. Today, the firm employs more than 1,700 workers in three countries and exclusively supplies the automotive industry. It boasts a client list featuring 10 of the world’s largest automobile manufacturers.

 

The opening of EuWe’s Anderson County facility will allow the company to better serve its North American customers. Located off of I-85 at Alliance Industrial Park in Anderson, S.C., EuWe’s South Carolina operations will focus on the production of automotive plastic interior parts.

 

EuWe’s Anderson County operations are expected to reach full-scale production by 2017, with hiring expected to begin in the second quarter of 2016. Those interested in joining the EuWe Group team should visit the company’s jobs page online at bit.ly/euwe-jobs. Support from the South Carolina Power Team and its partner, Blue Ridge Electric Cooperative, were instrumental in the project’s recruitment.

 

For more information on the EuWe Group, visitwww.euwe.com.

 

QUOTES

            

“EuWe is excited to soon start its first operations in the United States. When looking for the right site, we were impressed by the professionalism and also the welcoming demeanor of the people in South Carolina and especially those in Anderson County. As a company that is still managed by its founding family and one that always plans for the future, we believe we’ll find the best employees here in South Carolina to also make this endeavor a success.” –EuWe Eugen Wexler US Plastics, Inc. CEO Markus Gosse 

 

“Team South Carolina’s focus on taking care of our businesses and their employees is helping our state become a top destination for international companies, like the EuWe Group, that are looking to expand into the United States. This multi-million dollar investment means 49 new jobs for South Carolinians, and we couldn’t be more excited to welcome the EuWe Group to its new home in Anderson County.” –Gov. Nikki Haley

 

“The automotive sector continues to drive South Carolina’s economy. Today, we congratulate the EuWe Group on their decision to join the more than 250 automotive-related companies and suppliers that call the Palmetto State home.” –Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt

 

“Welcome EuWe!  Anderson County is, again, the best location for establishing and expanding businesses.  We offer the best people, education, logistics, beautiful neighborhoods and wonderful cultural, recreational and outdoor opportunities.  Where else can you find all the right ingredients for success in one county? ” –Anderson County Council Member Cindy Wilson, District 7

 

FIVE FAST FACTS

 

  • EuWe Eugen Wexler US Plastics, Inc. is establishing operations in Anderson County.
  • $11.1 million investment creating 49 new jobs.
  • EuWe Group was founded in 1968 and is headquartered in Germany.
  • The company’s Anderson County facility will be located off of I-85 at Alliance Industrial Park in Anderson, S.C.
  • Those interested in joining the EuWe Group team should visit the company’s jobs page online at bit.ly/euwe-jobs.

 

ABOUT THE EUWE GROUP

 

The EuWe Group produces high-tech plastic products for the automotive sector. For more than 40 years, the company has been dedicated to

excellent quality, innovation and customer-oriented flexibility. Included among the EuWe Group’s products are center consoles, pillar trim, trunk

panels, window frames, cladding, door sills, rear vents, engine compartment fairings and more. For more information, visitwww.euwe.com.

 

 

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fetal pain bill set for special order in SC Senate

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From: Holly Gatling, Executive Director
Subject:
Fetal Pain Bill Set for Special Order
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Unborn Pain Bill Gets Special Order in SC Senate 
 ACTION: Call Senators Now

Savannah and Wendy Duke
Call your State Senator Now and ask him or her to pass H 3114, the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, with no weakening amendments. 
 On March 18, Savannah testified before the Medical Affair Subcommittee and along with her mother, Wendy Duke, advocated for the lives of all unborn children especially those with disabilities. For detailed information see Mrs. Duke’s blog here.
“I’m sad that the committee passed an amendment that would let someone kill a baby because it is sick or has medical problems” Savannah Duke said after the Medical Affairs Committee action Thursday.
 “That seems really cruel, especially when there’s a chance it can feel the pain of an abortion. But I hope the whole Senate will vote to make abortions after 20 weeks illegal.” Mrs. Duke expressed frustration with the committee. “The amendments allow us to kill a child with medical problems, the most vulnerable of our people.”
COLUMBIA, S.C. (Thursday, April 23, 2015) — The South Carolina Senate on a voice vote set the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act (H3114) for special order meaning it most likely will be debated and passed by the Senate before adjournment.
 This clears a major hurdle and overrides what is known as a “minority report” on the bill. A minority report is essentially a procedure to keep the Senate from getting to the bill. Special Order, however, is a counter procedure that overrides the block.
 On April 16, 2015, the Senate Medical Affairs Committee advanced a flawed fetal pain bill to the full Senate by a vote of 9-6. South Carolina Citizens for Life supported advancing the bill but opposed the weakening amendment to exclude children diagnosed with disabilities “incompatible with life outside the womb” or children who were conceived in rape or incest.
 The bill, the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act (H3114) acknowledges the scientific finding that unborn children can feel pain by at least the 20th week of life after fertilization and and it in theory protects those children from the savage abortion procedures.
 The wide open rape exception, however, allows women carrying perfectly healthy babies to obtain an abortion at 20 weeks or later simply by claiming she was raped whether she was nor not. The fetal anomaly exclusion discriminates against unborn children with disabilities and ultimately devalues the lives of any disabled person.
 The “fetal anomaly” exclusion was particularly disappointing to Savannah Duke, 14, of Spartanburg who was diagnosed with serious medical problems before birth and was born with one leg. She now is an honor student and member of the Dorman High varsity swim team. See a video of this remarkable teen here.
*You can find the full names and other information about the members of the S.C. Senatehere.  To find the name of your senator and his or her contact information click here and follow the instructions.
View previous SCCL E-Mail Report on the fetal pain bill here,  here and here.
Saving babies’ lives in South Carolina’s most notorious former abortion facility.
Street address: 1411 Barwell St., Suite 3
Columbia, South Carolina 29201
Mailing address: P.O. Box 5865, Columbia SC  29250
Phone: 803.252.LIFE (5433) Red Heart Fax: 803.252.3118

Molly Landis: Pharmacists

IMG_4660.JPGMolly Landis is a family friend of mine. She wrote this report and some of her information came from an interview with me and our pharmacy.

Everyone knows that a pharmacist fills prescriptions of medication and provides them for their customers, but their job can get much more complex than this. One can be a community pharmacist or a healthcare pharmacist. A community pharmacist typically advises their customers on dosage of drugs, the side effects, and even distributes over-the–counter medication. In addition to this, some pharmacies choose to do compounding which is the combining of two different meds. A healthcare pharmacist would usually work in a hospital directing the staff concerning different medication and guiding patients before they leave the hospital. If someone chooses to become a pharmacist they can also choose a more specialized field such as focusing mainly on cancer patients or actually producing new drugs.   

The working conditions vary depending on where they work, but several pharmacists spend the majority of their day on their feet and work around forty hours a week. Initially a pharmacist spent a lot of time interacting with customers but now, due to insurance, more time is spent dealing with insurance companies and technicalities in paper work. They also have to deal with irate customers who are mad at their insurance company. After two tears of science related studies in college one can apply to pharmacy school. They then must get a Pharm.D. Degree which takes four years. In the US all pharmacist must have a license. They obtain this by having a Pharm .D. degree and passing the NAPLEX (North American Pharmacist Licensure Exam). Also the US requires potential pharmacist to pass a test on pharmacy law. The top ten Pharmacy schools in the US are these universities: Ohio State, Purdue, Arizona, San Francisco, Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, North Carolina and Southern California. Great pharmacy schools nearby areUniversity of Georgia, University of South Carolina, and College of Charleston. In 2008 there were 269,900 pharmacists employed

They can acquire a job anywhere in the US, and in many parts of the world. In some other countries they actually have to be extra qualified because they do a greater amount of over-the-counter sales and have to advise their customers more. The job outlook for a pharmacist is supposed to be excellent. One big component of this is because of the demand for medication. New drugs are constantly being developed, individuals are rapidly taking more, and insurance is frequently covering cost. 

In addition medication is becoming more and more complicated so there is need for pharmacists to guide their customers so that dangerous complications don’t take place. The average earnings of a pharmacist are roughly from around 93,000 dollars to 122, 000. However, this changes depending on whether they are independent or not. Also, a relief pharmacist makes about sixty dollars an hour. 

Pharmacy is ninety-five percent math and chemistry so these courses are absolutely necessary to take and excel in in high school. Some other helpful courses would be biology, physics, and various math classes.Pharmacy can be hard and frustrating at times but it is also rewarding and can be used to help others.

1st Monday: Matt Reeves

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Join 1st Monday Club of Anderson
Monday, May 4th
Noon
for special guest speaker
Anderson native
Matt Reeves
Founder, along with wife Jenny Reeves, 
 Frazee Dream Center
and 
Mentor Anderson and Mentor Greenville

 
Many of you may know Matt and his parents, Larry and Shirley Reeves.  Matt attended Anderson School District 5 schools and graduated from TL Hanna.  He went on to play football at Clemson and married Jenny Merritt of the Powdersville Community.   

Jenny and Matt Reeves had a dream to make a difference in the lives of under resourced children. In the summer of 2006, they discovered an abandoned 50,000 square foot building located on the edge of an impoverished area in downtown Greenville, SC. Wanting to devote their full attention to this project, Matt and Jenny sold their landscaping business to begin the work of investing in the children and families.  Out of this inititave came Mentor Greenville and Mentor Anderson.

The Frazee Dream Center is NOT a government funded program. It is funded by individuals, families, churches, small groups, civic organizations, high school students, middle school students, elementary students, neighborhoods, chess clubs, businesses and anyone else who believes in the mission of Frazee.

Come here how this program of people helping people, without govermental strings attached is helping children each and every day and what you can do to help.  We promise you will be inspired!

Where:  Master’s Wok – Main Street
$10 dutch treat buffet  – buffet opens at 11:45 for early arrivals

Please RSVP and bring a friend!  

 

 
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House Gas Tax Debate: Rep. Tommy Stringer

The road funding bill proposed by the bi-partisan House transportation study committee passed by a vote of 87 – 20. I voted against it.

The bill does the following:

  • Lowers the gas tax by 6 cents per gallon and adds a sales tax to the wholesale price of gasoline. At the current wholesale price, it is the equivalent of raising the gas tax by 10 cents per gallon. This new formula is expected to raise an extra $427,000,000 per year.
  • Reduces individual income taxes by moving the tax brackets up. The new brackets are expected to reduce income taxes by $50,000,000 after a two year phase-in.
  • Grants authority to the Governor to appoint Department of Transportation Commissioners. The commissioners would then appoint the Secretary of Transportation. All of the appointments are subject to legislative approval.

Except for the income tax reduction, these changes were proposed by the bi-partisan study committee and were introduced to the Ways & Means Committee. The bill was amended in W&M to add a $50 million income tax cut. No other amendments were offered in W&M.

The bill then came up for debate before the full House of Representatives. There were only 16 amendments offered. Only one amendment passed. It was offered by Rep. Russell Ott (D) and directed the state highway fund to transfer $25 million from the fund and split it evenly between the transportation committees of each county. The funds must be used only for repairs on state roads within the county.

Of the 16 amendments offered, two were offered by Democrats and 14 were offered by Republicans.

The other amendment offered by a Democrat would have returned the governance of DOT back to the way it was years ago. Back then, commissioners were elected from each judicial district instead of each congressional district. This amendment would have doubled the number of commissioners. It failed 51 to 48.

The remaining 14 amendments were offered by Republicans. None passed.

Rep. Todd Atwater offered an amendment to give the Governor total control of DOT. It was voted down 65 to 38.

Rep. Neal Collins offered an amendment to increase the income tax cut from $50 million to $220 million. It was voted down 71 to 31.

Rep. Joshua Putnam attempted to eliminate sales tax exemptions and redirect the funds to roads thereby eliminating the need for any tax increase. It was tabled.

Rep. Rick Quinn and I developed an amendment together. He concentrated on extending more flexibility to the counties by giving them the opportunity to offer a referendum to impose up to a 6 cent per gallon tax on gasoline.

I designed a more meaningful income tax cut. The amendment eliminated the 7% and 6% top rates and dropped the top rate to 5.75% over a 10 year period. This would have made us the same as North Carolina. At the end of ten years, it would have cut $896 million from the state budget. I also put in a trigger to suspend the tax cut for one year should we encounter another steep economic decline like we did in the Great Recession. The trigger would have kept the tax cut where it was and then restart it after a year.

Our amendment was voted down 66 to 37. Of the 66 who voted against the income tax cut, 36 were Republicans and 30 were Democrats. Of the 37 who voted for the income tax cut, 36 were Republicans with 1 Democrat.

I voted against the bill because it did nothing well. Keeping a commission structure but having commissioners appointed by the Governor and who represent congressional boundaries makes no sense. Dropping the gas tax and swapping it with a sales tax further destabilizes revenue flow. The income tax cut was anemic at best.

I also voted against the bill because of what was missing. I anticipated more substance to be added to the study committee proposal as it went through the W&M Committee. That did not happen. The bill contained nothing about reforming, auditing or bringing transparency to DOT. The bill did not acknowledge the effect of electric cars and hybrids that use little to no gasoline. The bill did not seem to be a product of the 21st century.

A lobbyist asked if I would vote for the bill. I asked him if he had a minimum standard that the bill should meet before he thought it a good bill. He replied no. He asked if I could just vote for it no matter how bad it was. I said no.

The General Assembly addresses road funding every 25 years or so. Since tax bills are required to start in the House, we have a responsibility to produce the best possible solution at the outset. We did not do that.

The bill now limps over to the Republican controlled Senate where they have already devised a road plan that raises almost $1 billion in new fees and taxes with no income tax relief. We expect them to add those provisions to the House bill.

The Senate has also started drafting a $750 million bond bill to replace the one that conservatives defeated in the House a few weeks ago. It seems that monsters are rising on that side of the flat earth that we call the General Assembly.

Lake Hartwell Clean Up

   
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Dear LHA Members:

 

Just a reminder to all Lake Hartwell Association members that the annual cleanup campaign we normally schedule for August and September is being conducted beginning  Saturday, April 18 and running through Earth Day week, wrapping up on Saturday April 25th.  

 

We are urging all members to get involved by contacting the Corps via the link on our LHA website, and signup to cleanup an area of your choice.  This may be an island or a stretch of shoreline.  Please note that once you sign up, you may go to your nearest Home Depot store to get gloves, trash bags and other supplies to help in your cleanup.  

 

All those participating in the cleanup will have a chance to win a flyover tour of the lake by helicopter.  This most generous and rare opportunity is being made possible by LHA member Greg Shore. Don’t miss out on a chance to win.  Take it from me, seeing Hartwell Lake from overhead is an experience you will never forget.  If you have problems contacting the Corps, try calling Dustin Cullen, the Ranger responsible for planning and directing the cleanup from the Corps side of the partnership.  Looking forward to seeing you all on the 25th.  

 

Herb Burnham

Executive Director


 

Click here for attached Clean Up

The Palmetto Panel 04.18.2015

It is a privilege for High Frontier Chairman, Ambassador Henry (Hank) Cooper to speak at the Palmetto Panel next weekend, Saturday April 18th at the Madren Conference Center, on the campus of his Alma mater, Clemson University.

Hank will continue discussing the solutions which exist to our electric grid vulnerabilities and specifically how South Carolina can and should lead our nation both in solving the overall problem, as well as harnessing our nuclear energy to help bring the electric grid for the rest of the state and country back up, in the event we don’t harden the overall grid on time, but do harden the cooling systems of our four existing nuclear power plants.

High Frontier commends the tremendous work of this citizen led conference, The Palmetto Panel. As you have read multiple times from Hank in the last few years – Washington is badly broken on most issues – and it is citizen led groups like this, working to provide solutions on a wide range of issues AT THE STATE LEVEL, which give us hope. The solutions truly will come from the grassroots, and work their way up!

We hope you will join us next Saturday – and encourage you to share this information with your sphere of influence who live in South Carolina. Please click here to R.S.V.P. or to see event details. To follow, in alphabetical order, are all the presenters – and the subjects they will be discussing:

Talbert Black – Mr. Black is the founder of Palmetto Liberty PAC and will provide an overview of issues at the State Level

State Senator Lee Bright – Senator Bright will be discussing three key issues: American Laws for American Courts legislation, Registration by Party legislation and the Conflict of Interest that exists when the State Senate appoints South Carolina Judges.

State Senator Kevin Bryant – Senator Bryant will be discussing School Choice Legislation and The Healthcare Freedom Act.

Ambassador Henry Cooper – Ambassador Cooper is the Chairman of High Frontier and will be discussing solutions to Securing our Electric Grid.

SC U.S. Congressman Jeff Duncan – Congressman Duncan will be discussing the importance of Off Shore Drilling, and what that would do for the economy of South Carolina.

Sheri Few – Ms. Few is the President and CEO of SC Parents Involved in Education. She will be discussing two issues: Common Core and the Refugee Resettlement Program taking place in South Carolina.

SC Representative Jonathon Hill – Representative Hill is a freshman representative and he will be discussing what life is like for the freshman legislator and what it is like running for office.

Ashley Landess – Ms. Landess is the President of the South Carolina Policy Council. She will be discussing 8 points necessary to make South Carolina the freest state in the country.

Emery McClendon – Mr. McClendon is a board member of Project 21, and a nationally known Conservative activist. He will be discussing the importance of strengthening citizen engagement at the state level.

Kurt Potter – Mr. Potter is a Founding Member of the Center for Self Governance. He will be discussing the work the Center for Self Governance is doing and the training of citizen activists they offer.

Alex Saitta – Mr. Saitta is a member of the Pickens County School Board, and he will be discussing his journey of exposing the truth about the funding of our schools at the county level.

Thom Shea – Mr. Shea is a retired Navy Seal and is currently the CEO of Adamantine Alliance. He will be providing an inspirational message “Never Give Up!”

Dan Tripp – Mr. Trip is the Founder of Ground Game Strategies. He will be discussing the Healthcare Compact – which is a program encouraging states to contract together to move medical decisions back to the state level.

Ellen Weaver – Ms. Weaver is the President of Palmetto Policy Forum and she will be providing an overview of the issues effecting South Carolina.

We look forward to seeing many of our South Carolina friends at this timely and critical event next weekend, and again, we would appreciate you forwarding this to your sphere of influence living inside South Carolina.

Blessings, Scott Cooper

High Frontier | 500 North Wash St | Alexandria | VA | 22314

Samuel’s Law update s.371

healthcareAfter many conversations with interested parties, we have come to an agreement on language for S. 371. We have agreed on 4 points: 1-Transparency 2-gross negligence 3-no additional burden on nurses 4-death cases will get a fast track. Below is the updated amendment.
BILL NO: S. 371                                                                        (Reference is to the bill as introduced.)    Senator BRYANT proposed the following amendment (371R001 EB KLB):    Amend the bill, as and if amended, by striking all after the enacting words and inserting:
/      SECTION 1.  This act may be cited as “Samuel’s Law”.                            /
/      SECTION 2.  Section 40-33-110 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding an appropriately lettered subsection at the end to read:
“( )(1)   This subsection shall be known as “Samuel’s Law”.
(2)  Upon a finding by the board that a person licensed under this chapter acted in a willful, wanton, or grossly negligent manner by misreading a physician’s order causing a patient to be over-medicated or under-medicated and resulting in the patient’s death, the board shall revoke the person’s license to practice nursing in this State. As used in this subsection, “willful, wanton, or grossly negligent” means an act or course of action, or inaction, which denotes a lack of reasonable care and a conscious disregard or indifference to the rights, safety, or welfare of others and which does or could result in death.”          /
/      SECTION 3.  Section 40-33-80 of the 1976 Code is amended to read:
“Section 40-33-80.  (A)  The department shall investigate complaints and violations of this chapter as provided in Section 40-1-80.
(B)(1) The department shall begin an investigation of a complaint within twenty-four hours of receipt of the complaint in instances involving a patient death and the complaint alleges a person licensed under this chapter misread a physician order resulting in the overmedication or undermedication of the patient and contributed to the patient’s death.
       (2)  Upon receipt of the complaint described in subsection (B)(1) and receipt of sufficient evidence demonstrating a person licensed under this chapter poses a substantial threat of serious harm to the public, the Board may place the person on temporary suspension pending a final determination as provided for in this chapter and Chapter 1, Title 40.
       (3)  The Board shall make a final determination on complaint described in subsection (B)(1) no later than one year from the date the complaint was filed. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the Board shall be required to allow family members of a deceased patient to provide written statements, testimony, or both prior to the Board issuing a final determination.
       (4)  For purposes of this section ‘family member’ shall mean the spouse, parent, brother, sister, child, mother-in-law, father-in-law, son-in-law, daughter-in-law, grandparent, or grandchild.”                                        /
/      SECTION 4.  It is not the intent of the General Assembly to burden the nursing profession by this legislation. As a result, the department and the Board are prohibited from promulgating new regulations, adding educational requirements, or imposing additional duties on nurses based solely on this legislation.                                    /
/                       SECTION 5.    This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.

It’s Resurrection Day!

…I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live…John 11:25

staffing association award

staffing.awardFor Immediate Release Contact:  John Byrnes March 26, 2015 Phone: 864-905-5529

SC SEN. KEVIN BRYANT NAMED LEGISLATOR OF THE YEAR BY SOUTH CAROLINA STAFFING ASSOCIATION

(South Carolina)  The South Carolina Staffing Association today announced that South Carolina Senator Kevin Bryant was awarded with the 2015 Legislator of the Year Award at its Annual Banquet and Dinner in front of over one hundred staffing company owners and executives.

The South Carolina Staffing Association (SCSA) presented Senator Bryant this award because of his support for a free market enterprise system and his historic steadfast resolve to fight against any laws that try to limit a free market system.

Creating a $2B economic impact per year in South Carolina and representing over 1,000 staffing offices statewide, SCSA presents this award to a person who holds a South Carolina public office and who, through his or her position, supports job creation, economic development and the efforts of the staffing industry to put people back to work.

Referring to a quote from Adam Smith’s “Wealth of Nations,” which hangs in a frame in Mr. Bryant’s office, SCSA President John Byrnes had this to say about Mr. Bryant: “Senator Bryant has spent his time at the State House fighting against the impediment of free market principles that are brought forth, daily, by the hundreds of special interests that roam the hallowed halls of the State House and who desire to narrow the competition. Senator Bryant fights for free market principles – he fights for businesses.  He is a guard dog at the State House – the business community’s gatekeeper to fend off bad ideas.”

Past SCSA Legislator of the Year recipients include Senator Billy O’Dell (Greenwood), Rep. Brian White (Anderson) and Senator Thomas Alexander (Oconee).

The South Carolina Staffing Association (SCSA) is a nonprofit trade association, which represents staffing and employment agencies in the state of South Carolina. A collective voice for the staffing industry, SCSA communicates industry matters to state legislators, association members, the media and the general public. SCSA works to promote the interests of the staffing industry and its vital role in the South Carolina economy.

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