Finalists announced for state manufacturing awards

Staff Report
Published Jan. 10, 2013

The Silver Crescent Foundation today named 11 finalists for its annual Awards for Manufacturing Excellence.

In its 11th year, the program recognizes manufacturers’ citizenship, employee engagement, customer satisfaction, environmental stewardship, innovation, financial performance and commitment to longevity in South Carolina.

Past winners

“Our evaluation system scrutinized every nominee’s application closely for performance in all seven Crescents of Excellence,” Foundation President Tony Smith said in a news release. “Our goal is to recognize the best of the best in South Carolina manufacturing — whether large, medium or small in company size — and these 11 finalists represent the very best our state has to offer.”

Awards are given in three categories — large, mid-sized and small. Named as finalists for honors in the 2013 competition are:

Large Manufacturer Finalists (500 or more employees)
BMW Manufacturing Co., Spartanburg
Boeing, North Charleston
Itron, West Union
Nucor Steel, Mount Pleasant

Mid-Sized Manufacturer Finalists (200 to 499 employees)
Aaron Industries Inc., Clinton
Shaw Industries — Plant 8T, Central
Southern Weaving, Greenville

Small Manufacturer Finalists (199 or fewer employees)
Cytec Industries Inc., North Augusta
Holcim (US) Inc., Holly Hill
PropertyBoss Solutions, Greenville
Spartanburg Meat Processing Co. Inc., Spartanburg

A national panel of judges is reviewing the finalists’ applications to determine winners, Smith added. Winners will be announced March 21 at the Salute To Manufacturing Awards Luncheon at the TD Convention Center in Greenville.

Presented annually by The Silver Crescent Foundation, the 2013 Silver Crescent Awards are co-sponsored by the SCRA and SC Biz News.

To learn more about the awards and about attending the luncheon, visit www.SaluteToManufacturing.org or contact Sharon Halsey at 803-657-6183.

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