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September 22, 2015
South Carolina's Governor greets Chinese industry executives at Kent factory

MANNING, S.C. (BRAIN) — South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley warmly greeted a gathering of Chinese manufacturers on Tuesday promising them her support to do whatever it takes to interest them in setting up a factory in South Carolina.

Thirty representatives from 23 Chinese and Taiwanese suppliers were attending Kent International's open house at its BCA bike factory in Manning.

Arnold Kamler, Kent's CEO, told the gathering it was Haley's quick support of Kent's plans to build a bike factory that led them to locate in South Carolina after visiting other state locations. And Kamler spelled out examples of how the governor and her staff have helped the company, like running a natural gas pipeline five miles to the factory location, and training employees at local technical colleges in the skills they would need at BCA.

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