Articles by SCMFG/Staff

Who is Gretchen Philyaw?

Who is Gretchen Philyaw? Gretchen Philyaw is an industry CEO and noted columnist for a variety of global publications including Innovation & Tech Today and Plastics News. She is doing something in the manufacturing world that has not been done in a very long time. She is bringing a human element to it. Her fervor and dedication for […]


PolyQuest, Inc. rebrands in celebration of over two decades in business

Wilmington, N.C. (October 19, 2021) – PolyQuest, Incorporated (PolyQuest), the leading distributor of PET resins and a manufacturer of recycled PET resins in North America, announces a rebrand that unveils a new and improved website, an updated logo, and enhanced communication materials.   The company’s brand refresh is…


Press Release: SCMA Statement on SC Ports Authority Leadership Change Announcement

(Columbia, South Carolina) – The South Carolina Manufacturers Alliance (SCMA) released the following statement from its President and CEO, Sara Hazzard, regarding the announcement made during the State of the Port 2021 that Jim Newsome, President and CEO of the South Carolina Ports Authority, will retire in…


Just like it was yesterday

I didn’t think I would get emotional on the 20-year anniversary last month. My wife and I were driving east on Interstate 20 coming into Atlanta following a visit to see our granddaughters in Texas. It was the morning of September 11th. Nearly every overpass was full…


Stanley Black & Decker Connected Factory Improves Operations & Increases U.S. Jobs

The OpExChange closed out Q3 of 2021 with a visit to Stanley Black & Decker’s (SB&D) state-of-the-art facility in Fort Mill, South Carolina. Several peer OpExChange members traveled from across the Carolinas to participate. In addition to sharing their Industry 4.0 progress they also provided guidance to…


PolyQuest forms Renuva Plastics to acquire U.S. division of Faith Group Company

Wilmington, N.C. (October 5, 2021) – PolyQuest, Incorporated (PolyQuest), the leading distributor of PET resins and a manufacturer of recycled PET resins in North America, announced today the formation of Renuva PlasticsTM, LLC (a wholly-owned subsidiary of PolyQuest dba Faith Group USA), which will acquire the U.S. division…


Daedalus Industrial is ready to add a Senior Mechanical Engineer to their team

Daedalus Industrial is looking for a Senior Mechanical Engineer. If you are interested in this position, send your resume to info@daedalusindustrial.com. Position requirements: 1. Must have 3D Modeling Experience – software can vary (Solidworks preferred) 2. Participate as a member of the Engineering team, working to design…


SCMFG Highlights: Daedalus Industrial

Who They Are? Daedalus Industrial was originally founded as Patriot Automation until rebranding in 2019 to illustrate the company’s focus on designing cutting-edge engineering solutions. Daedalus Industrial is headquartered in Easley, SC and is an electrical and electronic manufacturer for clients around the nation and globe. The…


BASF in Seneca donates $5,000 and personal hygiene items to Grace’s Closet

SENECA, SC, October 6, 2021 – BASF’s site in Seneca, South Carolina recently donated $5,000 to Grace’s Closet, along with personal hygiene items such as soap, toothpaste, shampoo and more. The donation will provide students in the area with access to essential personal care items through the…