Mattress storein St. George, SC

Ask us Anything

Platform Lifts-phone-nuber843-871-8787

Quick Quote

Sleep King - Where the Prices Are a Sweet Dream!

There are a lot of mattress companies in South Carolina that claim to have the perfect mattress for everyone. At Sleep King, we believe that every person is different and has different needs when it comes to their mattress. That's why our mattress store in St. George, SC, has a wide variety of beds and brands to choose from. That way, you can find the right mattress for your body and get the very best sleep quality possible.

As a family-owned and operated mattress store with more than 40 years of experience in the sleep industry, we know a thing or two about comfortable mattresses. St. George residents choose Sleep King because we provide our customers with a personalized shopping experience. When you walk through our showroom doors, we want you to feel comfortable - both on our mattresses and with our store associates. At Sleep King, you won't ever have to worry about pushy salespeople and limited selection. Instead, you will discover that we encourage you to take your time as you search for your next bed. Sleep is incredibly important, and by proxy, finding the right mattress for your body type is too.

When you visit our showroom in St. George, know that we are a full-service store with mattress experts ready to help. From questions about mattresses and their warranties to financing and mattress delivery, there's no question we haven't heard before.

We carry some of the most popular brands in America, and unlike other mattress stores in St. George, offer them at the lowest prices around, guaranteed. There's a reason why we were voted your #1 mattress store in the Lowcountry - because we truly care about our customers and their quality of sleep!

Looking for discounts? Need to buy your mattress on a strict budget? We've got you covered at our new mattress clearance center in St. George, where we have more than 50 models on display at 50-80% off retail value. Don't forget to ask us about our flexible financing options, where no credit is needed to make a purchase. Paying cash? We'll knock 5% off your bill!

As if that weren't enough reason to visit, remember that we provide free delivery, setup, and removal of your old mattress for FREE when you make a purchase at Sleep king.

What Clients Say About Us

Why Choose Our Mattress
Store in St. George, SC?

Our business model is simple - give customers quality beds from national brands at amazing prices, coupled with unmatched customer service. We know that your sleep is essential but also understand that normal folks aren't made of money. You need a solution that isn't going to break the bank, which is why we offer up to 75% off our products.

Mattress Company St. George, SC

When we say we have a bed for every budget, we're serious.
A few of our mix and match deals include:

Sets Prize
Twin Mattress Sets Beginning at $169.00
Full Mattress Sets Beginning at $199.00
Queen Mattress Sets Beginning at $229.00
King Mattress Sets Beginning at $449.00

Of course, a mattress would be incomplete without a headboard, footboard, and rails. For queen mattresses, those items combined are only $199. At our mattress store, we pledge to beat any competitor's price on similar product specs - guaranteed! Here are just a few of the benefits of shopping at Mattress King

  • *FREE* Bed Frame for Your New Bed*
  • *FREE* Same-Day Local Mattress Delivery to Your Home*
  • *FREE* Set-Up & Removal of Old Mattress from Your Home*
  • *FREE* Mattress Pad Included with New Mattress*
  • Rest Easy with Our 60-Day Comfort Guarantee
  • We Have the Best Selection of Mattresses in St. George with Five National Vendors
  • On-Time Delivery
  • Best Warranties in the Industry
  • Sleep King Will Beat Anyone's Advertise Price by $50*(on purchases $299 and above)
  • 0% Financing for 48 Months (APR, With Approved Credit)
  • *See Store for Additional Details
Our Selection of National Mattress Brands

Our Selection of
National Mattress
Brands

At Sleep King, we carry the largest selection of high-quality national brand mattresses in St. George.

 Mattress Store St. George, SC
 King Mattresses St. George, SC

Sleep King MLILY Mattresses

Often considered the best mattress brand in the world, innovation sets MLILY mattresses apart from others. Our customers love MLILY mattresses because they are expertly built through decades of research and rigorous testing. The folks at MLILY are committed to precision, meaning every detail of product detail they push is geared towards the ultimate satisfaction and comfort.

 Adjustable Mattresses St. George, SC

Sleep Restonic Mattresses

Restonic Mattresses: Restonic line of mattresses are multi-layered beds with cooling foam technology that adds resilience, support, and temperature control. The result is a cool, comfy sleep that leaves you refreshed and ready to attack the day.

 Bedroom Furniture St. George, SC

Sleep King Comfort Sleep Mattresses

Every mattress in the Comfort Sleep lineup has a great combo of support and comfort, making for a restful night's sleep. With heavy-gauge coils and high-performance materials, these mattresses are durable and built to last. Be sure to try one of these mattresses out in our showroom - our customers love the pocketed coils and minimal motion transfer.

 Bedroom Suits St. George, SC

Sleep King Golden Mattresses

The Golden brand is lesser known than some, like Tempurpedic. Still, it is a quality product with many foam and non-foam options that we think you'll love. Choose from standard memory foam, hybrid, and innerspring options while visiting our showroom in St. George.

Tips on Choosing the Best Bed

There's much more to choosing a good bed than how you think it will look in your bedroom. There's plenty to think about, from innerspring options to memory foam and even hybrid mattresses. At Sleep King, our priority is our customers. We pride ourselves on excellent customer service. We want to do right by you, which why we want to be sure you find the perfect bed when you visit our mattress store in St. George, SC. To help you get started, here are a few tips on choosing the best bed for your sleep needs.

Visit a Showroom

Visit a Showroom

This tip might seem like a no-brainer to some, but it's important that you visit a showroom so that you can lay on different beds to get a feel for what you like. At Mattress King, you will have the chance to explore different styles, designs, and shapes, and mattress materials. Finding a bed online at a price you can afford is great, but you should lie on the bed first, not just look at it on a screen.

 Full Bedroom Sets St. George, SC
Determine Budget

Determine Budget

Here's a surprising fact: just because a mattress costs more money, it doesn't mean it's going to be a better bed. Sure, more expensive beds might have newer technologies and materials, but not everyone has the budget to walk into a mattress store in St. George and spend $3,000. Figure out what price range you're comfortable paying and look at the best options for your bottom line.

 Furniture Store St. George, SC
Consider Bedroom Size

Consider Bedroom Size

Before you swing by our showroom and start trying out beds, it might be a good idea to measure the space where your new mattress will go. If your bedroom is on the small side, a king-sized bed might be too big. Similarly, a small bed in a huge room might make for strange aesthetics. Aim for a reasonable amount of room around your bed - enough where you can walk around comfortably. As mentioned above, get specific measurements of the area you plan to use. That way, you have peace of mind knowing your new mattress will fit in your bedroom.

 Furniture Showroom St. George, SC
Consider Bedroom Size

Choose a Mattress Material

This tip often comes down to personal preference. It will take a little bit of trial and error to figure out which material works best for your back - innerspring, memory foam, or latex. While your friend's and family's opinions matter, keep in mind that their mattress choice was subjective. What works for them won't necessarily work for you.

Need a quick refresher on different mattress materials? Here's a quick overview
 King Bedroom Sets St. George, SC

Innerspring

Also called coil mattresses, innerspring beds are probably the most well-known on this short list. Innerspring mattresses are often more affordable than their latex and memory foam counterparts. These beds are ideal for people who want a lot of support and a cooler night's sleep.

Latex

This material is known for its great cooling properties and overall comfort. With latex, there are no strange off-gassing odors like you sometimes get with memory foam. Latex mattresses are ideal for people who want a responsive, bouncy feel and may have problems sleeping hot.

Memory Foam

First developed by NASA in the 70s, memory foam is probably the most popular material in the modern mattress market. Memory foam conforms to every inch of your body, giving you maximum comfort and support. Memory foam is also know for its anti-motion properties. Memory foam can be a great choice if you tend to toss and turn at night and sleep with a partner who wakes up when you do. Memory foam mattresses are ideal for people who need pressure relief, good support, and refreshing comfort.

Think About Your Back

Think About Your Back

If you have a bad back, it's crucial that you find a mattress with proper support. Slat and spring beds often offer plenty of support, but latex and memory foam options have come a long way. If you want memory foam or latex but find the support to be subpar, consider an adjustable base instead of a normal platform. That way, you can always sleep in a comfortable position that benefits your back.

Mattress Company St. George, SC

Your Premier Furniture Store
St. George, SC

You read that right! Sleep King is the first choice for quality beds in St. George, but we also have a huge selection of furniture for your home. If you're looking for a one-stop-shop for mattresses and furniture alike, you have come to the right place. If you're shopping for a new mattress at the best price possible, why not throw in a bedroom suite at an amazing price too?

A few common furniture items that our customers love to add
to their mattress purchase include:
 Mattress Store St. George, SC

Living Room Sets - from traditional-style suites with classic textures to modern sets with attractive upholstery, we will help you find the best living room set for your home.

Bedroom Suites - our bedroom suites range from contemporary to classic and come in a variety of colors and styles to compliment your new mattress purchase.

Daybeds - from English-style daybeds available in espresso and cherry colors to multi-purpose beds with pull-out trundles, our selection of daybeds is unbeatable.

Futons - if you have younger children, they will love our futons. Who are we kidding? Adults do too! Futons are incredibly useful in small spaces and convert into comfy-cozy beds perfect for kids of all ages.

Bunkbeds - bunkbeds are another great option to consider if you have kids. Whether you have a classic-style home or an apartment, we have a style that fits you.

At Sleep King, we are proud to have the lowest prices in the Lowcountry

If you like what you see but don't have time to visit our mattress store in St. George, don't worry. Our online store is bursting with new items and deals every day. From mattresses and bedding to furniture sets and special sale items, Mattress King has got it all. With the highest quality mattresses, the best prices in St. George, a giant showroom with all the options, and a full team of helpful sales associates, you won't ever need to find another mattress and furniture store again!

GET FREE ESTIMATE

Latest News in St. George, SC

Men's Basketball Releases 2022-23 Schedule

Buff & Blue to host at least 17 games, make nine appearances on national TV WASHINGTON - GW men's basketball announced the schedule for Coach Chris Caputo's first season on Wednesday, featuring a non-conference tournament in Hawai'i and nine total games on national television. The Colonials will play at least 17 times in the Charles E. Smith Center, including a preseason exhibition, at least seven non-conference home games an...

Buff & Blue to host at least 17 games, make nine appearances on national TV

WASHINGTON - GW men's basketball announced the schedule for Coach Chris Caputo's first season on Wednesday, featuring a non-conference tournament in Hawai'i and nine total games on national television. The Colonials will play at least 17 times in the Charles E. Smith Center, including a preseason exhibition, at least seven non-conference home games and nine matchups with Atlantic 10 foes.

Buff & Blue fans will have their first chance to meet and greet the 2022-23 team at GW Hoops Fest on Saturday, Oct. 1 from 4-6 p.m. Fans will have the opportunity to select their seats for the upcoming year, play knockout on the Smith Center floor, interact with players from the men's and women's programs and take part in a Q&A with select student-athletes and coaches.

Following a public exhibition against Western Connecticut State on Sunday, Oct. 30, the Buff & Blue will officially begin the Coach Caputo era on Monday, Nov. 7 against Virginia State. GW will play five home games in the season's first month, including matchups with Howard (Friday, Nov. 11), UC San Diego (Tuesday, Nov. 22) and New Hampshire (Saturday, Nov. 26).

The marquee matchup of the home non-conference slate comes on Wednesday, Nov. 30 with a nationally-televised matchup against South Carolina on CBS Sports Network. The Gamecocks feature consensus top-10 recruit GG Jackson and mark the first "Power 5" opponent to visit Foggy Bottom since No. 6 Miami in December 2017.

The Buff & Blue will also host local foes American (Saturday, Dec. 10) and Coppin State (Tuesday, Dec. 13) as part of the non-conference docket and travel to Hofstra (Monday, Nov. 14) and Radford (Sunday, Dec. 4). One game is still to be determined to fill out the 31-game schedule.

GW will also take part in the previously announced Hawaiian Airlines Diamond Head Classic with its opening game against Washington State on Thursday, Dec. 22.

Conference play begins on New Year's Eve as GW will visit Loyola Chicago in the Ramblers inaugural Atlantic 10 contest. Following a trip to defending conference tournament champion Richmond (Wednesday, Jan. 4), the Buff & Blue will welcome in Frank Martin and the Massachusetts Minutemen for the A-10 home opener on Saturday, Jan. 7 in a game televised on USA Network.

GW will host games on three consecutive Saturdays in January, entertaining Saint Louis (Jan. 14) and Dayton (Jan. 21, USA Network) sandwiched around a Martin Luther King Jr. Day trip to Fairfax to battle George Mason (Jan. 16) on CBS Sports Network.

The Colonials will host six conference games on Saturdays in total, including matchups with Duquesne (Feb. 4), La Salle (Feb. 25) and VCU (March 4, USA Network). The Revolutionary Rivalry returns to Smith Center on Wednesday, Feb. 15 when George Mason comes calling. Saint Joseph's (Wednesday, Jan. 25) and Richmond (Wednesday, Feb. 8) will also visit Foggy Bottom this year.

GW is also scheduled to be on USA Network when it travels to St. Bonaventure on Sunday, Feb. 19. Trips to Fordham (Saturday, Jan. 28), La Salle (Wednesday, Feb. 1), Saint Joseph's (Saturday, Feb. 11), Rhode Island (Wednesday, Feb. 22) and defending A-10 regular season champion Davidson (Wednesday, March 1) round out the slate.

All game times and TV coverage for non-national TV games will be announced at a later date. Season ticket packages for men's basketball are on sale now. Visit GetGWTix.com or call 202-99-GWTIX for more information.

LIV Golf collides with European tour at Wentworth

BMW PGA CHAMPIONSHIPSite: Virginia Water, England.Course: Wentworth GC (West). Yardage: 7,267. Par: 72.Prize money: $8 million. Winner's share: $1.4 million.Television: Thursday-Friday, 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. (Golf Channel); Saturday-Sunday, 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (Golf Channel).DP World Tour points leader: Rory McIlroy.Last week: Oliver Wilson won the Made in HimmerLand.Notes: The strong field for the European tour's flagship event includes 18 players who have competed in at least two Saudi-funded...

BMW PGA CHAMPIONSHIP

Site: Virginia Water, England.

Course: Wentworth GC (West). Yardage: 7,267. Par: 72.

Prize money: $8 million. Winner's share: $1.4 million.

Television: Thursday-Friday, 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. (Golf Channel); Saturday-Sunday, 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (Golf Channel).

DP World Tour points leader: Rory McIlroy.

Last week: Oliver Wilson won the Made in HimmerLand.

Notes: The strong field for the European tour's flagship event includes 18 players who have competed in at least two Saudi-funded LIV Golf events, including 15 who were at the event outside Boston last week and are likely to be at the one outside Chicago next week. ... Rory McIlroy is coming off his third FedEx Cup title. He had said at the Tour Championship it “turned my stomach” to be playing alongside LIV players. ... McIlroy is playing his first regular European tour event since Dubai in early February. He is playing three of the next four in Europe. ... Under the new world ranking system, the flagship event no longer is assured 64 points to the winner. ... Billy Horschel last year became the first American to win the BMW PGA Championship since Arnold Palmer in 1975 when it was played at Royal St. George's. ... U.S. Open champion Matt Fitzpatrick is the only current major winner at Wentworth. ... Two-time major champion Martin Kaymer and Paul Casey, both with LIV Golf, have chosen not to play. ... A British arbiter in July allowed for European tour members to play if they have signed with LIV Golf.

Next week: DS Automobiles Italian Open.

LPGA TOUR

KROGER QUEEN CITY CHAMPIONSHIP

Course: Kenwood CC. Yardage: 6,515. Par: 72.

Prize money: $1.75 million. Winner's share: $262,500.

Television: Thursday-Friday, 4-7 p.m. (Golf Channel); Saturday-Sunday, 2-5 p.m. (Golf Channel).

Defending champion: New tournament.

Race to CME Globe leader: Minjee Lee.

Last week: Gaby Lopez won the Dana Open.

Notes: This is the second straight week the LPGA Tour is in Ohio. ... The LPGA previously was in Cincinnati when Golf Center at Kings Island held the LPGA Championship from 1978 to 1989. ... Kenwood Country Club hosted the U.S. Women's Open in 1963 won by Mary Mills. ... Lucy Li, the 19-year-old from California who already has an LPGA card for next year through the Epson Tour, is playing her third straight event on the LPGA. She received an exemption in Canada and has finished in the top 10 the last two weeks. ... Megan Khang has four top 10s and two finishes in the top five this year. ... For the second straight week, Jin Young Ko and Nelly Korda are taking the week off. ... Augusta National Women's Amateur champion Anna Davis is playing on a sponsor invitation. ... The field includes six of the top 10 from the world ranking. ... Lexi Thompson has gone more than three years since her last victory.

Next tournament: Walmart NW Arkansas Championship on Sept. 23-25.

ASCENSION CHARITY CLASSIC

Course: Norwood Hills CC. Yardage: 6,992. Par: 71.

Prize money: $2 million. Winner's share: $300,000.

Television: Friday, 1-4 p.m. (Golf Channel); Saturday-Sunday, 5-7 p.m. (Golf Channel).

Defending champion: David Toms.

Charles Schwab Cup leader: Steven Alker.

Last tournament: Steve Stricker won The Ally Challenge.

Notes: Five tournaments remain before the Charles Schwab Cup playoffs begin. ... Padraig Harrington and Steve Stricker, the Ryder Cup captains from Whistling Straits, have won the last two tournaments on the PGA Tour Champions. ... Tim O'Neal from the Advocates Professional Golf Association Tour is playing on a sponsor exemption. ... St. Louis native Jay Williamson is playing on a sponsor exemption. ... Steven Alker, Miguel And Jimenez and Jerry Kelly lead the PGA Tour Champions with three wins this season. ... Steve Flesch is the only Champions winner this year who is not among the top 20 in the Charles Schwab Cups standings. ... David Toms won the inaugural tournament last year in a playoff over Dicky Pride. The tournament's debut in 2020 was canceled because of the COVID-19 pandemic. ... Nine players have gone over $1 million in earnings this year.

PGA TOUR

Last tournament: Rory McIlroy won the Tour Championship.

Next week: Fortinet Championship.

FedEx Cup champion: Rory McIlroy.

KORN FERRY TOUR

Last week: Justin Suh won the Korn Ferry Tour Championship.

Next tournament: End of season.

Points leader: Justin Suh.

Japan Golf Tour and Asian Tour: Shinhan Donghae Open, Koma CC, Nara, Japan. Defending champion: Yoseop Seo. Television: Wednesday-Saturday, 11 p.m. to 3 a.m. (Golf Channel). Online: https://www.jgto.org/en/ and https://asiantour.com/

Ladies European Tour: VP Bank Swiss Ladies Open, Golfpark Holzhäusern, Ennetsee, Switzerland. Previous winner: Atthaya Thitikul. Online: https://ladieseuropeantour.com/

Sunshine Tour: Gary & Vivienne Player Challenge, Selborne Park GC, Pennington, South Africa. Defending champion: New tournament. Online: https://sunshinetour.com/

Japan LPGA: Japan LPGA Championship Konica Minolta Cup, Joyo CC, Kyoto, Japan. Defending champion: Mone Inami. Online: https://www.lpga.or.jp/en/

Copyright 2022 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed without permission.

Bring On The Non-Conference Men's Basketball Schedule

See the full schedule here FARMVILLE, Va. – What's the best way to gear up for a rough-and-tumble Big South men's basketball schedule? Battle through a challenging non-conference slate.The Longwood men are set to do that, as Griff Aldrich unveiled the team's 2022-23 non-conference schedule.The 12-game non-c...

See the full schedule here FARMVILLE, Va. – What's the best way to gear up for a rough-and-tumble Big South men's basketball schedule? Battle through a challenging non-conference slate.

The Longwood men are set to do that, as Griff Aldrich unveiled the team's 2022-23 non-conference schedule.

The 12-game non-conference slate out of a possible 13 games features a mix of high profile matchups from 10 different conferences, including SEC stalwart Alabama and American contender Wichita State in addition to regional matchups with George Mason and Virginia Military Institute.

A seasoned Longwood squad that returns four starters, seven players that played more than 400 minutes and nearly 75 percent of its total minutes will attack that non-conference schedule that features six home games and six road tests. The reigning Big South champions will face their longest road stretch during a four-game swing in December. Longwood's longest homestand is a five-game stretch in November.

Longwood opens the season with trips to Alabama (Nov. 7) and George Mason (Nov. 11) before coming back home to play five straight in Farmville. Following their home opener against Pfeiffer (Nov. 13), the Lancers will host a multi-team event for the second straight year.

This year, Virginia Military Institute, Fairleigh Dickinson University and Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville will head to Willett Hall for three days, Nov. 18-20. The JK54 Classic, sponsored by the North Street Press Club, features six games in that three-day span, as every team plays each other in a round robin for a weekend full of basketball.

In December, the Lancers play four straight away from home for their longest road trip of the season, with trips to Delaware State, Wichita State, Saint Francis-Brooklyn and The Citadel coming over a two-week span from Dec. 3 to Dec. 17. The team then hosts South Carolina State prior to Christmas on Dec. 20.

From that point on, the Lancers will dive into an 18-game conference slate.

The schedule is subject to change. Stay up-to-date with all events surrounding the men's basketball, including the schedule, at www.longwoodlancers.com or follow Longwood athletics on Facebook and Twitter. Every game will be aired on Longwood's flagship station, 92.9 WVHL Kickin' Country, and all home games are aired on ESPN+.

Day Date Opponent Location Radio
Friday Nov. 11 at George Mason Fairfax, Va. WVHL 92.9 FM
Sunday Nov. 13 Pfeiffer Farmville, Va. WVHL 92.9 FM
Friday Nov. 18 Virginia Military Institute Farmville, Va. WVHL 92.9 FM
Sunday Nov. 20 Southern Illinois-Edwardsville Farmville, Va. WVHL 92.9 FM
Tuesday Nov. 29 Mary Baldwin Farmville, Va. WVHL 92.9 FM
Saturday Dec. 3 at Delaware State Dover, Del. WVHL 92.9 FM
Saturday Dec. 10 at Wichita State Wichita, Kan. WVHL 92.9 FM
Tuesday Dec. 13 at Saint Francis (Brooklyn) Brooklyn, N.Y. WVHL 92.9 FM
Saturday Dec. 17 at The Citadel Charleston, S.C. WVHL 92.9 FM

#HorsePower

Warming oceans fuel earlier Atlantic hurricane seasons, study finds

For years, meteorologists have advertised June 1 as the historical start to Atlantic hurricane season — but a new paper finds tropical storms are more frequently forming before that date as the ocean warms.The study published in Nature Communications found there’s both an earlier start date and earlier first U.S. landfall each year....

For years, meteorologists have advertised June 1 as the historical start to Atlantic hurricane season — but a new paper finds tropical storms are more frequently forming before that date as the ocean warms.

The study published in Nature Communications found there’s both an earlier start date and earlier first U.S. landfall each year. It comes as the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is considering moving the official start date of the season from June 1 to May 15, which would reflect the observation of early storms and would also match the start of the eastern Pacific hurricane season.

The start date is one of several attributes of hurricanes that appear to be changing in the face of warming oceans and human-caused climate change. Strong hurricanes are also wandering farther north, and there’s been an uptick in instances of rapid intensification — leading to stronger, wetter and more destructive storms.

“This was a timely topic,” said the paper’s lead author, Ryan Truchelut, a meteorologist who founded the consulting firm WeatherTiger. “There had not been a peer-reviewed paper on the onset of hurricane season for about eight years now.”

Since 2012, Truchelut said there have been at least seven instances of the National Hurricane Center issuing tropical storm watches and warnings before the official start date of the season. Atlantic hurricane season has historically peaked around mid-September on average, and activity ordinarily simmers down by the end of November. An average season contains about 14 named storms, with seven hurricanes and three major hurricanes.

Especially since the 2010s, Truchelut said the “the preponderance of unusual and preseason activity that the Atlantic saw … stands out to me.”

The study focused on observational data — not forward simulations or model outputs. Using statistical methods, the group sifted through noise in the data to draw conclusions about when storms were forming and striking land.

It’s important to note that the satellite era — when a complete view of every nook and cranny of the Atlantic has been available — only dawned in 1970. Before that, knowledge about the position and intensity of tropical cyclones largely came from ship reports and buoy observations. In earlier years in particular, that often made for possible limitations, gaps or inconsistencies in the historical record.

It’s improbable that any landfalling U.S. storms were missed, however, given the dense population of the U.S. and Gulf coastlines. That makes the “two day per decade” figure pertaining to the shifting first landfall date more reliable.

The authors point to warming sea surface temperatures, which can be closely linked to human activity, as playing a role in the expanded season. In particular, they found ocean temperatures during the spring months contribute to jump-starting a season, ruling out other factors that affect storm formation.

“The developing environment is more favorable for [storm] genesis mainly because of sea surface temperature,” Truchelut said. “We’re not seeing big changes in shear, relative humidity or upper-level temperatures.”

“We do not attempt to attribute what portion of the observed 0.75 degree Celsius warming we’ve seen in May since the late 70s could be climate change versus what’s driven by natural cycles or longer-term oscillations,” he noted. “But certainly there’s some in the mix, both with climate change and natural cycles.”

This trend is likely to continue, he said, something that’s reflected in modeling by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

While 2022′s first named storm in the Atlantic (Alex) didn’t form until June 5, after the season’s official start date, the previous seven years featured early-season storms:

The study concluded that warming oceans in the future could continue to advance the start date of Atlantic storms by about a half-day to one day per year.

James Kossin, a hurricane researcher at the Climate Service, who was not involved in the study, wrote in an email that this study builds on previous work connecting Atlantic tropical-storm season length to ocean temperatures. But he also wrote that there is not strong evidence to support additional lengthening in the future.

“[T]here is no clear reason to expect the trend to continue,” he wrote. In a blog post at RealClimate last year, he and co-authors argued that even as the oceans warms, the atmosphere may respond in ways to counter early season storm formation in the decades ahead.

BID Group expanding operations in Dorchester County

COLUMBIA, S.C. – BID Group, a leader in the wood processing industry, today announced plans to expand operations in Dorchester County. The company’s $10.6 million investment will create 25 new jobs.With locations throughout the United States and Canada, BID Group has more than 30 years of experience in the forestry sector, delivering a complete range of equipment, services and turnkey installations for the industry.Located at 176...

COLUMBIA, S.C. – BID Group, a leader in the wood processing industry, today announced plans to expand operations in Dorchester County. The company’s $10.6 million investment will create 25 new jobs.

With locations throughout the United States and Canada, BID Group has more than 30 years of experience in the forestry sector, delivering a complete range of equipment, services and turnkey installations for the industry.

Located at 176 Academy Road in St. George since 2013, the company is acquiring a new computerized numerical control (CNC) horizontal milling machine and increasing the size of its current warehouse. The new CNC machine will increase the company’s manufacturing capacity.

The expansion is expected to be complete in the third quarter of 2023. Individuals interested in joining the BID Group team should visit the company’s careers page.

QUOTES

“We would like to thank Dorchester County and the South Carolina Department of Commerce for their contributions to and support of these investments. We are humbled and honored by their continued trust in BID. We are excited to be increasing our presence in South Carolina to support the growing needs of our highly valued customers. The multiple projects within this investment will allow the company to increase capacity, advance efficiency and improve lead time.” -BID Group Chief Financial Officer Adam Infanti

“Today’s expansion announcement by BID Group in Dorchester County further proves that South Carolina has the workforce and business environment that companies need in order to succeed. We celebrate BID Group’s decision to invest $10.6 million and create 25 new jobs.” -Gov. Henry McMaster

“The BID Group’s continued investment in South Carolina adds to the success of our ever-growing manufacturing and agribusiness sectors. We congratulate the BID Group on their success and look forward to watching them thrive for many years to come.” -Secretary of Commerce Harry M. Lightsey III

“Dorchester County congratulates BID Group on their expansion and thanks them for their ongoing confidence and investment in Dorchester County. BID Group has been a great ally to both the county and the town of St. George since they arrived in 2013, and we wish them continued success for the future.” -Dorchester County Council Chairman Bill Hearn

Disclaimer:

This website publishes news articles that contain copyrighted material whose use has not been specifically authorized by the copyright owner. The non-commercial use of these news articles for the purposes of local news reporting constitutes "Fair Use" of the copyrighted materials as provided for in Section 107 of the US Copyright Law.
Go Top