Three Central South Carolina Manufacturers join Benchmarking Group

Three manufacturing companies in central South Carolina joined the OpExChange last month. Two are automotive companies, Daimler Trucks of North America and Transaxle Manufacturing of America, both located in York county. Shakespeare Company, a leading manufacturer of advanced polymers, lawn and garden products, and specialty antennas, also joined. They are located in Columbia.

“These three companies greatly add to the depth of benchmarking across South Carolina,” said Mike Demos, the South Carolina OpExChange Coordinator. “Our member companies are looking forward to collaborating with their teams!”


The OpExChange is a peer-to-peer network of companies in South Carolina known for generating data-driven success for members through benchmarking and best practices activities. Member companies host events and share practical examples of industrial automation, lean manufacturing improvements, and leadership development. It is an invaluable resource to South Carolina companies that provides access to others who are on similar improvement journeys. If you are interested in joining, contact Mike Demos ( or visit the OpExChange website to see current companies:

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