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The largest manufacturing employers in Greenville County

As of Sept. 2022, the county has over 1,000 manufacturing comapnies + 30,000+ employees.

Michelin North America Headquarters in Greenville

Michelin North America Headquarters in Greenville | GVLtoday Team

The first Friday of October is National Manufacturing Day, which celebrates manufacturing businesses + employees.

When it comes to manufacturing, Greenville + the state of SC are no strangers, with the state’s manufacturing industry 4,234 companies and counting — having a $206 billion economic impact in SC each year. In Greenville County alone, there are 1,000+ manufacturing companies with a combined ~30,500 employees.

Let’s look at the largest manufacturing employers in Greenville County:

  • Michelin North America: 5,001-10,000 employees | Greenville + multiple locations | Headquarters, radial tires, and research + development
  • GE Power: 1,001-2,500 employees | Greenville | Gas turbines
  • Sealed Air Corp., Cryovac Division: 1,001-2,500 employees | Simpsonville | Plastic film and bags
  • Magna: 1,001-2,500 employees | Multiple locations | Motor vehicle bodies + parts
  • AVX: 501-1,000 | Fountain Inn | Capacitors

Beyond Greenville, Upstate manufacturers like BMW Manufacturing (Spartanburg County) have more than 5,000 employees.

See seven more of Greenville’s largest manufacturing employers + the largest in the Upstate.