Category Archives: Manufacturing

SCMA Announces 2020 Roger Milliken Defender of Manufacturing Award Recipients

[caption id="attachment_25978" align="alignnone" width="2560"] (L to R) Max Metcalf, Mark Propst, Jim Newsome, Sara Hazzard[/caption] The South Carolina Manufacturers Alliance (SCMA) recognized Jim Newsome and Mark Propst as the 2020 recipients of the Roger Milliken Defender of Manufacturing Award during an awards dinner at the Poinsett Club in Greenville, South Carolina. Established in 2006, the…
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Smith-Columbia signs sound wall contract for SCDOT Charleston port project

COLUMBIA, SC – December 10, 2019 - Smith-Midland Corporation (OTCQX: SMID) project announcement. The Smith-Columbia plant in Hopkins, South Carolina has signed with the Fluor-Lane SC joint venture to produce noise wall and posts for the Hugh K. Leatherman Sr. Port Terminal project in North Charleston, South Carolina. The $762 million port project on the…
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KION North America Corporation Appoints Bohnert Equipment Company as Dealer in Lexington Market

SUMMERVILLE, S.C. — KION North America Corporation has granted Bohnert Equipment Company, recently acquired by Wolter Group LLC, additional territory coverage in Lexington, Kentucky and surrounding counties. With this territory expansion, Bohnert Equipment Company gains 38 additional counties effective immediately, adding to its already established Linde and Baoli sales territory in North Central Kentucky and…
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The South Carolina Lean Alliance Rebrands as OpExChange

The South Carolina Lean Alliance has rebranded as OpExChange. Why the name change? Because the scope of topics has increased to include more than lean manufacturing. OpExChange will now also focus on Industry 4.0 as well as corporate leadership and will be the only peer-led organization of its kind in the US, serving the fastest…
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REI Automation, Inc. becomes part of HAHN Group

[caption id="attachment_25221" align="alignnone" width="500"] REI Vice President Paul Brown, HAHN Managing Director Philipp Unterhalt and REI President Grant Phillips[/caption] Frankfurt, Germany – HAHN Group has acquired REI Automation, Inc., which will continue to operate under existing management. The HAHN Group is a leading provider for factory automation and robotic solutions. The acquisition is effective as…
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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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