Congratulations, 2020 Winners
Piedmont Natural Gas
Category 1: 1-50 employees: A provider of natural gas distribution services since the early 1950s, PNG today is a business unit of Duke Energy, serving more than one million customers in Upstate South Carolina, North Carolina and metropolitan Nashville, Tennessee. The company was recognized for its initiatives in workforce development and environmental awareness and its philanthropy.
Shown from left: Hank McCullough, Piedmont Natural Gas; SCC President Henry C. Giles, Jr.; and Terry Marcum, Piedmont Natural Gas
Toray Composite Materials America
Category 2: 51-150 employees: Toray Composite Materials America is a producer of highly technical carbon fiber used in aerospace, defense, rocket ships/satellites, automotive and other high technical areas.
Shown from left: Mary Willard, Toray; SCC President Henry C. Giles, Jr.; and Tom Hinrich, Toray.
Bank of America
In Category 3: 151-400 employees: Bank of America began serving South Carolina more than 120 years ago with a commitment to help grow local economies and strengthen local communities. The company was honored for innovative initiatives to improve customer interaction and employee recruitment and retention.
Shown from left: Stacy Brandon, Bank of America, with SCC President Henry C. Giles, Jr.
Milliken & Company
Category 4: 401+ employees: With 153 years of storied history in the upstate, Milliken seeks to solve everyday problems with innovative solutions, many of which are brought to life from its Spartanburg headquarters. An advocate for workforce development and empowerment, Milliken was named to America’s Best Mid-Sized Employers list by Forbes magazine for the second time in 2019.
SCC 2020 Economic Visionary Award winners from left: Rich Gibson, Milliken; SCC President Henry C. Giles, Jr.; Ottilia Scanlon, Milliken.
We salute the four 2019 Economic Visionaries Award Winners
(view welcome video):
AWL Automation LLC
Category 1: 1-50 Employees
Lockhart Power Company
Category 2: 51-150 Employees
Polydeck Screening Corporation
Category 3: 151-400 Employees
Duke Energy - South Carolina
Category 4: 401 or More Employees
Photos of the event may be viewed in the SCC gallery at Flickr.com/EV19
Shown in the photos:
AFL - Grant Burns, chairman of the SCC Foundation Board of Directors and AFL general counsel; and Kurt Dallas, AFL executive vice president cable & connectivity. View video
Crow & Bulman Engineering - Wade Crow, senior engineer/ president; Shane Bulman, senior engineer/vice president; and Hamp Crow, senior engineer/principal. View video
Johnson Development Associates, Inc. - Rob Rain, president of the JDA Industrial Division; Claudia Albergotti, executive vice president; and Alex Powell, downtown leasing and development manager. View video
GSP Airport District - David N. Edwards, Jr., AAE, president and chief executive officer of the Greenville-Spartanburg Airport District (shown with Henry C. Giles, Jr., president of SCC.) View video
Photos of the event may be viewed in the SCC gallery at Flickr.com/EV18
Click on links below to view the feature video for each winning company, listed in their respective categories:
Category: 1-50 Employees
Broad River Electric Cooperative, Inc.
Category 2: 51-100 Employees
Atchison Transportation Services
Category 3: 101-299 Employees
Timken Company - Tyger River Plant
Category 4: 300 or More Employees
BMW Manufacturing Company, Inc.
Shown in photo from left to right: Mr. Max Metcalf, manager of government and community relations at BMW Manufacturing, Inc., Mr. Bob Hart, plant manager at the Tyger River Plant, Mr. Charles Atchinson, president of Atchison Transportation Services and Mr. Terry Mallard, president and CEO of Broad River Electric Cooperative.