Schaeffler will invest $36.5 million into expanding its footprint in Fort Mill, adding 105 jobs to its operations.
The company is “putting the finishing touches” on a multi-million dollar expansion of one of its factories and corporate offices on Springhill Farm Road in Fort Mill, which also serves as Schaeffler’s Headquarters for the Americas region.
Schaeffler will hold a grand opening ceremony June 1, said Lynn Kier, vice president of marketing and communications.
Rock Hill gym donating free memberships to veterans
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A Rock Hill gym is donating 22 free gym memberships to local veterans.
Rock Hill’s Workout Anytime partnered with veterans awareness group Lift for the 22 to help reduce veteran transitional depression and anxiety through fitness.
The gym is located at 1347 E. Main St.
York County offices closed Memorial Day
York County government offices, all 16 collection and recycling centers and the York County landfill will be closed Monday in observance of Memorial Day. Normal operations resume Tuesday.
Coldwell Banker Commercial names leader
George Ward of York has been hired as a senior brokerage associate for Coldwell Banker Commercial.
Ward joins the team from J.M. Cope Inc. in Rock Hill, where he served as a director. He serves on the boards of Habitat for Humanity of York County and the local chapter of the American Red Cross.
Ward says he sees growth potential for CBC in the upstate and Charlotte region.
“George Ward not only provides a local service to real estate owners but reinvests his time into the community,” said Rob Pressley, CBC’s president and managing partner. “We are excited about using what we have learned about adaptive reuse, economic development and community revitalization in Mecklenburg and Gaston counties to benefit greater York County.”
Junior Welfare League gives $66,000 to local nonprofits
Four local nonprofit organizations received $66,239 from the Junior Welfare League at its Spring Dinner on May 18 at The Gettys Center in Rock Hill.
The Jeffrey Lee Williams Foundation received nearly $58,000 to support a county-wide effort to keep residents and emergency responders safe, and raise carbon monoxide awareness.
The money will go to providing 18 fire departments in York County with 2,000 CO alarms to install in residential homes, 45 portable monitors for York County first responders and 27 hand-held fingertip diagnostic monitors for EMS departments.
Tender Heart Ministries received a $3,000 grant, while Hospice received $2,000.
Are you a knight or a jester? Try out for Carolina Renaissance Festival
The 24th annual Carolina Renaissance Festival is holding open auditions 9 a.m.-noon June 10.
The festival needs actors, entertainers, musicians, performers and colorful personalities of all types. Amateur and professional opportunities are available.
The festival - a combination of outdoor theater, circus, arts and crafts fair, jousting tournament and feast - runs Saturdays and Sundays Sept. 30-Nov. 19.
There also will be an audition 9 a.m.-noon June 17. Both auditions are at Cannon School, 5801 Poplar Tent Road, Concord, N.C.
Prepared material, head shots and resumes are appreciated but not required. Auditions are for ages 13 or older only. For more, visit Carolina.RenFestInfo.com.