Since Fujifilm's establishment in Greenwood, South Carolina, in 1988, we have become an integral part of our community. Our Associates volunteer in schools and civic organizations, our company financially supports a number of local efforts with regards to education, community service, and environmental protection and preservation.
So collectively, we have a significant presence and impact to our community, from the PTA meetings to the Board rooms throughout the community, Fujifilm is making a difference.
Come and experience the beautiful gardens, meet charming neighbors, and enjoy urban amenities as you bask in Greenwood County's small town charms.
Considering the number of people building homes in the Greenwood area today for the purpose of vacationing and future retirement, it comes as no surprise that the first residence was built here in 1823 by John McGehee, Jr. as a summer home for him and his bride.
This 600-acre plantation was named Green Wood by McGehee's wife, Charlotte. This area today, called Green Wood Village, located in the East Cambridge Avenue area, is one of Greenwood's most historic neighborhoods.
Early Greenwood was considered a healthful place to live. Many of its first residents, including the McGehees, moved here for that reason. Perhaps this early influence helped propel Greenwood and Self Regional Healthcare into becoming the regional center for health care services that it is today.
When the first railroad came through in 1852, it moved the center of the village to its present-day location since stores and business began to locate around the depot. This marked the initial development of the "widest Main Street in the world" and the Square, now referred to as Uptown Greenwood. The Emerald Triangle offers residents and visitors a new area full of culture and commerce in the Uptown area.
Throughout Greenwood's history, the one thing that has remained constant is the community's commitment to quality living. If you ask any of the businesses and industries why they are here, they will remark on the beauty of the area, the people, and the quality of life.
Lake Greenwood is just a few miles from the city limits of Greenwood and has become a very desirable place to live. There is housing on and near the lake that is as varied as that closer into town. New developments are springing up everywhere along the lake and there are many older ones as well. Greenwood's lake has also become a venue for numerous special events including triathlons, recreational sports, and fishing tournaments.
No matter where you are in the Greenwood area, you will find unlimited opportunities to enjoy its beauty, hospitality, and Southern charm.
Courtesy of www.visitgreenwoodsc.com.
The Greenwood County Landfill was facing a deadline imposed by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to reduce or eliminate the methane emissions coming from the landfill. In order to do this, the landfill would have had to flare, or burn-off, the gas at the landfill or find an end-user that could use the gas for beneficial consumption. But, thanks to an agreement reached by FUJIFILM Manufacturing U.S.A., Inc., and Methane Credit LLC, the methane gas produced by the landfill will be purchased by Fujifilm and used to fire boiler's at our complex.
"The FUJIFILM family of companies is working hard to increase our efficiencies while decreasing greenhouse gas emissions globally," said Fujifilm South Carolina's president. "Fujifilm South Carolina's current operations are environmentally conscious." the president continued, "The landfill gas to energy project will go a long way toward meeting our global target for reducing the amount of greenhouse gasses being released into the atmosphere."
Fujifilm plans to use 197 billion Btu's of energy from the landfill over ten years. According to the EPA (using national averages), this amount of energy would provide annual heating for over 5,000 homes. The amount of CO2 emissions destroyed and avoided would be equal to the emissions from over 17,000 vehicles each year.
Methane gas is the most potent greenhouse gas (GHG) pollutant and is a result of decomposition over time of solid waste in landfills. This gas's greenhouse effect is so potent that it is 21 times stronger in trapping heat in the atmosphere than carbon-dioxide, thereby contributing to localized smog and even global climate change.