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  • 2020 Economic Visionaries Awards

    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.
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    EV20 Award winners Piedmont Natural GasShown 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.
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    EV20 award winners Toray group photo

    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.
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    EV20 award winners Bank of America groupShown 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.
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    EV20 award winner Milliken photoSCC 2020 Economic Visionary Award winners from left: Rich Gibson, Milliken; SCC President Henry C. Giles, Jr.; Ottilia Scanlon, Milliken.

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