Articles by SCMFG/Staff

Who are the real risk takers?

Perhaps you have always dreamt of being your own boss. Maybe there is an entrepreneurial spirit buried deep down inside of you and you want to take the plunge into starting your own company. Or maybe you already made the jump and started a business from scratch,…


Small Business Manufacturing in a COVID world

Can you believe that the first month of 2021 is behind us? In the blink of an eye, January 2021 is gone! I will admit that I could not wait for 2020 to end and 2021 to begin. After months of dealing with the pandemic, business uncertainty,…



Nature-inspired research could lead to eyeglasses that don’t fog up

Wearing orange-tinted safety glasses, Dr. Xin Zhao parted some plastic sheeting and stepped out of a darkened Clemson University clean room, followed by his Ph.D. student, Kewei Li. Li went to a computer with a purple Tiger paw on the screen and asked, “Ready?” “OK, let’s go,”…


Why are some companies able to sustain their progress? (FREE Webinar)

Join FocalPoint Coaches Jerry Pilewski and Mike Ungar for their next Business Advantage free webinar on February 23rd from Noon to 1 PM. Why are some companies able to sustain their progress? It is because of their Lean Culture. Why is Toyota so successful? It is a…


A Textile Art Gallery by Edith McBee Hardaway

SCMFG’s feature “Spools & Widgets” is proud to present the artwork of Edith McBee Hardaway. She captures our state’s textile past with a unique style and technique that we are proud to showcase in this gallery. If you wish to learn more about Edith and her work, contact her today. Edith McBee Hardawaybehardaway@gmail.com864 567-1619



Pozyx Opens A Dedicated U.S. Office to Support Its Growth

Greenville, South Carolina (United States), February 3rd, 2021. — POZYX, pioneers in accurate positioning solutions with ultra-wideband (UWB), is opening a dedicated U.S. office to support its growth in North-America. With a physical presence in Greenville, South Carolina, Pozyx will expand its operations in the United States…


A Greenville Story; 55 Years and Counting with International Plastics

In June 1964, U.S. military forces began ramping up operations in South Vietnam as the Beatles embarked on their first, and only, world tour. That same month, Greenville-Spartanburg Airport prepped for its second birthday in October and 38-year-old World War II Veteran and Upstate entrepreneur, J.R. McClure, took out a $500 loan from his mother […]


It’s been 35 years; SC Native Lost with Challenger

Who Was Ronald McNair? Ronald Erwin McNair was born in Lake City on Oct. 21, 1950. He attended North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, graduating magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in Engineering Physics. Later, he attended the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) where he obtained his Ph.D in Physics and received four honorary doctorate degrees […]