Articles by SCMFG/Staff

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…


Initiative aimed at helping research-based firms acquire grant awards

The Office of Innovation at the S.C. Department of Commerce announced late last month the launch of 3Phase, a new resource aimed at assisting research-based companies in South Carolina successfully acquire Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) awards. A first of its kind, 3Phase…



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…


Want to rethink your next manufacturing trade show strategy?

As 2018 gets underway, manufacturing trade shows around the globe are gearing up to showcase some of the sector’s most innovative technology and services. With this in mind, South Carolina Manufacturing sat down with Skyline Exhibits & Design’s, Steve Hoffman, to discuss how Palmetto State manufacturers can improve…


Within three years, 800 pounds of your car will be plastic

With new fuel efficiency standards down the road, manufacturers are playing with plastics to lighten the load. Within three years, the average car is expected to use nearly 800 pounds in plastics, and with an annual economic impact of more than $27 billion, the automotive sector in…


Attention SC Manufacturers: US Commercial Service pinpoints at-risk sectors in state

The U.S. government is committed to ensuring IP continues to drive American innovation and that American companies can compete and succeed domestically and in the international marketplace. Working with the U.S. Commercial Service and other partner agencies, The U.S. PTO is dedicated to helping U.S. businesses secure…


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…


Is the Export-Import Bank Right for you?

You might have noticed that South Carolina took center stage recently in the ongoing controversy over the national Export-Import Bank, or EXIM. The EXIM Bank is a relatively small government agency that offers financing to help U.S. companies export products and services.  but has the ire of…