Category Archives: Manufacturing

REI Automation makes Inc. magazine’s list of fastest-growing companies in U.S.

COLUMBIA, S.C. – REI Automation, a Columbia-based company that specializes in designing and building custom industrial equipment, just made Inc. magazine’s prestigious “Inc. 5000” list of fastest-growing privately held companies in the country. Billed by the magazine as a list of “The Most Successful Companies in America,” the 2019 rankings appeared on Inc.com on Aug.…
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Scott joins bipartisan, bicameral legislation to support investment in US manufacturing

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Tim Scott (R-S.C.), Chris Coons (D-Del.), and Cory Gardner (R-Colo.) introduced legislation to increase investment in American small manufacturers. The Strengthening Investment to Grow Manufacturing in America (SIGMA) Act would support American manufacturers through increasing affordable loans, incentivizing operation growth, and expanding financial resources and education assistance to small manufacturers. A…
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Gov. McMaster to keynote SC Manufacturing Conference

Gov. Henry McMaster will keynote the 2019 S.C. Manufacturing Conference and Expo on Oct. 30 at the Charleston Area Convention Center in North Charleston. The governor also is scheduled to hand out awards during the Salute to Manufacturing luncheon following his address. [caption id="attachment_35254" align="alignleft" width="225"] Gov. Henry McMaster[/caption] The conference and expo begins at…
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SOPAKCO Expanding Marion County Operations

Expansion Creating 25 Jobs COLUMBIA, S.C. – SOPAKCO, a world leader in the design, processing and packaging of processed foods, is expanding its Marion County operations. The company is investing more than $12.5 million on a three-phase expansion that is expected to create 25 new jobs. In 1943, SOPAKCO was founded out of the need…
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SCMA Honors Companies for Excellence in Corporate Responsibility

Today, at its statewide annual meeting in Charleston, the South Carolina Manufacturers Alliance awarded 20 South Carolina manufacturing facilities with the its Corporate Responsibility Award for their accomplishments in 2018. The Award honors South Carolina manufacturing facilities that positively impact their respective local communities. Applicants are judge in three categories: Community Involvement and Philanthropy, Environmental…
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MTC Welding Students Score Top Positions In Statewide Welding Skills Competition

[caption id="attachment_21956" align="alignnone" width="720"] Photo: left to right: Perry Walston, Holly Esterline, Elliott Stoudemire, Jason-Luke Toth, and Griffin Sturkie.[/caption] (Columbia, S.C.) Welding students from Midlands Technical College placed in the top of their categories at the South Carolina Technical College System’s annual Welding Skills Competition. Technical colleges throughout South Carolina sent students to compete head-to-head…
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Females in Industry Celebrated at SCMA’s Inaugural Palmetto Women’s Manufacturing Forum

Event recognized the impact of female leaders in the manufacturing field (Columbia, SC) – Today, the South Carolina Manufacturers Alliance (SCMA) hosted the inaugural Palmetto Women’s Manufacturing Forum at Nephron Pharmaceuticals in West Columbia, SC. Photos from event & award presentation in the link here “The South Carolina Manufacturers Alliance is the voice for manufacturing in South Carolina and women, who…
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Leeco Steel to Open Ninth U.S. Distribution Warehouse Outside Of Atlanta

Leeco Steel, one of the largest suppliers of carbon, HSLA and alloy steel plate in North America, announces it will soon open its ninth U.S. distribution warehouse outside of Atlanta, Georgia. The new location will allow Leeco Steel – an O’Neal Industries affiliate company – to better serve customers in Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina…
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2019 South Carolina Safety Summit

March 12-14, 2019 The Marriott | Spartanburg, SC Register Now Want to know what other manufacturers are doing in their facilities to achieve safety in the workplace and hear directly from OSHA officials? Join us for this two and half day summit. This event offers the opportunity to engage with OSHA representatives, industry experts, and…
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SC Future Makers Workforce Forum

SC Future Makers, an education initiative of the South Carolina Manufacturers Alliance, is hosting a workforce forum on Tuesday, March 26 at the Center for Manufacturing Innovation in Greenville, SC. The purpose of this forum is to provide manufacturers and business leaders with timely workforce information about opportunities to connect with talent. Presentations Include: Project…
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