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Aerospace and Aviation

Lockheed Martin manufactures the F-16 Fighting Falcon exclusively at SCTAC. Aerospace and Aviation The former site of a U.S. Air Force Base, SCTAC has its roots firmly planted in the aerospace and aviation industry. More than 39% of South Carolina’s 400 aviation and aerospace-related companies are located in the Upstate region where SCTAC is located. Many are suppliers to Lockheed Martin, which has prolific aircraft production and maintenance operations at SCTAC. Others are here to take advantage of SCTAC’s general aviation airport, a key component of just-in-time supply chain services. Lockheed Martin Since 1984, SCTAC has proudly been home to the Lockheed Martin Greenville Operations Center. On a site spanning 276 acres and 16 hangars, Lockheed provides both production and maintenance/modification services for both military and civilian aircraft. In 2019, Lockheed officially began production of the world’s most advanced F-16 fighter jets at its Operations Center at SCTAC, supporting American allies around the world. Lockheed is an outstanding example of SCTAC’s local impact with global reach. S.C. Army National Guard/Greenville Technical College Joint Use Readiness Center Greenville Technical College (GTC) and the South Carolina Army National Guard have a unique partnership at SCTAC. In 2018, they opened a Joint Use Readiness Center to serve the needs of both organizations. The 95,225 square foot, silver LEED certified facility is situated on 14 acres on Perimeter Road. It has allowed Greenville Tech to expand enrollment in the Aircraft Maintenance Technology program to better meet needs for aviation employers. The SC Army National Guard uses the facility primarily on weekends to train personnel, supporting their need for qualified Airframe and Powerplant (A&P) technicians to work on Lakota helicopters. The training is also offered to the National Guard Bureau as a consolidated regional or national training solution. SC National Guard Army Aviation Support Facility In 2014, the SC National Guard opened a $30 million Army Aviation Support Facility at SCTAC. The 110,000 square-foot LEED Certified facility is used to train guardsmen and women on the UH-72A Lakota light-scout and UH-47 Chinook heavy-lift helicopters. Spanning 27 acres, the facility includes four CH-64 hangar bays for [...]
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Automotive Industry SCTAC understands what drives the automotive industry. OEMs like BMW and Proterra; suppliers like Michelin and ZF; and R&D organizations like Clemson University International Center for Automotive Research (CUICAR) require large scale manufacturing sites; testing facilities; access to air rail and highways; and skilled labor. SCTAC provides access to all of this and more. International Transportation Innovation Center The Southeast has the largest and fastest-growing automotive cluster currently in the U.S., and at the heart of it lies SCTAC, home of the International Transportation Innovation Center (ITIC). ITIC is a secure, collaborative, OEM-agnostic proving ground for testing and validating automotive vehicles and technology. In addition to offering multi-configuration test tracks, ITIC provides a variety of services for developing and testing transportation megatrends such as vehicle automation, connectivity and electrification. As an independent, non-profit testbed, ITIC serves the needs of all automotive OEMs, suppliers, technology providers and research universities, regardless of brand affiliation or size. Learn more about the unique services of ITIC by visiting their website.
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Advanced Manufacturing

Advanced Manufacturing Strategically located in a thriving pro-business state, SCTAC offers global companies the resources and infrastructure they need for sustained growth. Our unique business airpark provides easy access to the world and is a major reason SCTAC has become a global breeding ground for innovation. Today, more than 110 companies dedicated to advanced manufacturing, engineering, research and technology operate at SCTAC. Major corporations, including Lockheed Martin, Michelin, 3M and Solvay, bring a wealth of global suppliers with them to SCTAC and the surrounding region. This contributes significantly to SCTAC’s annual economic impact of more than $2.07 billion.