Several S.C. textile companies, suppliers earn Manufacturing Excellence Awards

Posted November 17, 2020

 

Several South Carolina textile companies and suppliers were presented awards at the Manufacturing Excellence Awards ceremony that anchors the final day of the 2020 S.C. Manufacturing Conference and Expo, held virtually.

 

The ceremony was hosted by Grady Johnson, president of SC Biz News, and Matt Brewer, president of Choate Construction, co-presenter of the ceremony.

 

Archroma of Martin, S.C., was presented one of three Innovator of the Year Awards.

 

A group of special awards were created this year to recognize those companies that dealt with and overcame extraordinary circumstances to respond to the coronavirus pandemic and its fallout.

 

“We had a lot of companies that were almost going to have to lay off their whole staff but instead they pivoted, they made some decisions, they made some PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) and instead, not only did they keep their employees, they hired,” said Chuck Spangler, president and CEO of the S.C. Manufacturing Extension Partnership (SCMEP). “So there are some incredible stories our there across South Carolina.”

 

Carolina Cotton Works of Gaffney, Springs Creative Products of Rock Hill, Venus Group of Fort Lawn, Carolina CoverTech of North Augusta and Harris Pillow were among 11 companies selected to receive the SCMEP COVID-19 Response Award.

 

Meanwhile, Hemingway Apparel was among five companies recognized for the SCMEP Beyond the Call of Duty Award. These are companies that “had a bias for action and made a major impact, not only in South Carolina but in the United States,” Spangler said.

 

Click here for the full list of award winners.

 

Source: S.C. Manufacturing Extension Partnership

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