Manufacturing

Pickens County manufacturer expands; New facility reaches 60,000 square feet

Company President Credits State and Local Leadership for Choosing County Again With three locations across the Southeast, including operations in Duncan and Easley, United Tool and Mold Inc., is investing $11.1 million into its newest facility at Commerce Park in Pickens County. The expansion will require 17…



Three Women at Shaw Receive National Recognition for Contributions to Manufacturing Industry

The Manufacturing Institute will award Lisa Buice, commercial human resources director; Annie Cowart, client contact center director; and Brooklyn Lynam, process engineer, with the Women in Manufacturing STEP (Science, Technology, Engineering and Production) Ahead Award. The STEP Ahead Awards honor women who have demonstrated excellence and leadership…


Decisions, Decisions: Tax Season 2018 looms for Manufacturers

You’re not the only one confused by the tax issue. While it’s true that it might be the opportunity of a lifetime for many companies, tax expert David Jones of GreerWalker says it’s time to proceed with caution. Should you change your filing status to drop your…


The Story of Alice Manufacturing Company

When meeting someone for the first time, I am invariably asked what I do for a living.   I proudly respond that I work for Alice Manufacturing Company, a family owned textile company, in Easley. I used that reply with an out-of-state couple at a wedding reception a…



Scaling up in 2018? Time to rethink your systems

For growing manufacturing operations, every aspect of the underlying infrastructure needs to be reconsidered. SCMFG talked with Thomas Koehler, General Manager of Berrang Inc. Greer plant, about a decision 10 years ago to upgrade their enterprise resource management, dramatically increasing the ability to respond to market pressures,…


Rethinking Enterprise Technology in 2018? Get Started on the Right Path

  From the state’s expanding aerospace manufacturing and supplier infrastructure in the Charleston area, to investments and growth in automotive manufacturing throughout the state, South Carolina’s manufacturing sector represents the largest industry cluster in the State’s economy. With the sustained growth, the area’s extended supply chain of…


Private Equity changing industry landscape in South Carolina

Like the textile industry in the 1930s, aerospace manufacturing in the Southeast is a booming industry, having grown primarily because of private equity. And prospects for the future are rosy, given the availability of private capital to invest in what some feel is a sure thing. Since…