S.C. Chamber presents manufacturing awards
The S.C. Chamber of Commerce presented its 2013 Manufacturer of the Year awards this week. Graniteville Specialty Fabrics took honors in the small business category. The more than 65-year-old company makes products such as custom coated marine fabrics, tents and awnings. Winning in medium-sized business category was Cox Industries of Orangeburg, a manufacturer and distributor of treated outdoor wood products, such as decks and fences, since 1954. Michelin North America in Greenville won in the large business category. South Carolina is home to eight of the company’s plants and is the largest manufacturing employer in South Carolina. The awards program recognizes companies that strive for manufacturing excellence, have a positive economic impact, remain committed to work force development and are outstanding community stewards, the chamber said.
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