South Carolina – The members of the South Carolina Green Industry Association (SCGIA) elected their 2019-2020 Board of Directors at the 2019 Annual Trade Show and Convention.
The Trade Show was held in Columbia at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center with more than 700 attendees and 200 exhibitors from January 29, 2019 through February 1, 2019. The Association awarded $10,000 in scholarships to students in the horticulture field.
At the Annual Business Meeting, the members voted to elect four new members to the Board of Directors: Mr. Travis Higingbottom of Lexington, Mr. Jon Brunson of Alcolu, Mr. Kirk Young of Johns Island, and Brent Crenshaw of St. Matthews, SC.
The 2019-2020 President is Mr. Ashley McLeod of Heritage Landscape Services, Inc. in Gilbert. President-Elect is Mr. Jim van Dijk of The Greenery, Inc. in Hilton Head. Mr. John McMakin of McMakin Farms in Lyman is the new Past President. Secretary is Mr. Travis Higingbottom of WP Law in Lexington and the new Treasurer is Mr. Wally Steinhauser of Wingard’s Nursery in Lexington.
A huge thank you to all of our SCGIA Partners: Carolina International Trucks, Walker Mowers, Davison Farms, Simmons Irrigation Supply, Inc., Modern Turf, Inc., Ray Bracken Nursery, Inc., River’s Edge Nursery, LLC, Long Branch Farm, Harrell’s, Turf Connections, and Splash Omnimedia.