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Bottle, container firm invests $10.8M, creates 40 jobs

VPET USA, LLC, a leading manufacturer of wide-mouth polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottles and containers, announced Wednesday plans to establish operations in Greer. The company’s $10.8 million investment will create 40 new jobs.

Located at 861 Victor Hill Road in Greer, VPET USA, LLC’s Spartanburg County operations will initially serve as a blow molding and injection molding facility to supply key customers in the Southeast. The new facility complements four other manufacturing facilities in Fontana, Calif., Romeoville, Ill., and Garland, Tex., as well as in-house production facilities in various locations around the globe.

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Panthers return to Wofford for summer camp

The Carolina Panthers return to Wofford College for training camp with 12 practices scheduled, beginning July 27. See practice dates and times here.The league-wide Back Together Saturday event with an evening practice and special events is scheduled July 30.

Some normalcy returns to camp with autographs allowed. Veterans Christian McCaffrey and D.J. Moore will return, with 2021 No. 1 Panthers pick Jaycee Horn, a defensive back from the University of South Carolina.

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Foothills Philharmonic opens season Sept. 17

The Foothills Philharmonic Orchestra opens its 2022-23 concert season atRiverside Baptist, Saturday, Sept., 17 at 7 p.m. with the Opening Night: Masterworks I Concert.

All Foothills’ concerts are free.  Refreshments are provided following the performance at a greet and meet the performers. Riverside Baptist is at 1249 S. Suber Road in Greer.

The program includes an annual art sale for local artists, beginning at 6 p.m.

Featured works include Alexander Borodin's Symphony No. 2 and Gounod's Ballet Music from Faust.

Performing in Greenville since 2000, Foothills Philharmonic is committed to providing high-quality, classical music performances to the Upstate community.

Kory Vrieze is the Orchestra’s Artistic Director and Conductor.

The orchestra is an all-volunteer orchestra made up of accomplished non-professional musicians from the Upstate. Orchestra membership includes individuals from part-time musicians, teachers, lawyers, business professionals, and homemakers. Membership in the Foothills Philharmonic is open to amateur and professional musicians.

Training in youth orchestra, college orchestra, or professional orchestra, in the Greenville Concert Band or an equivalent band is suggested as necessary experience. Contact personnel manager at [email protected].

For more information about Foothills Philharmonic Orchestra, visit foothillsphilharmonic.org. or call(864) 326-5780. 

Fall Series

Sept. 17, Opening Night - Masterworks I, Riverside Baptist Church, 7-10 p.m.
Oct. 14, Spotlight Chamber Series: RecitalRAMA, at Riverside Baptist Church, 7-9 p.m.
Nov. 5, Mainstage Orchestra Series: Masterworks II, at Riverside Baptist Church, 7-10 p.m.
Nov. 19, Spotlight Chamber Series: Brass Quintet Concert at City of Greer Center for the Arts, 7-9 p.m.
Dec. 2, Ambassador Series: Greer Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony, At Greer City Park, 5-8 p.m.

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