Manufacturing

Preparing for Disruption: Can You “Future Proof” Your Current Enterprise Technology System?

South Carolina’s manufacturing and distribution organizations face never-ending disruptions – whether it’s market pressures to better manage costs and streamline operations, or it’s preparing for the impact of technological innovations such as Artificial Intelligence (AI) and machine learning. When project teams consider the capabilities of today’s modern…



Charleston Plastics Manufacturer Ready to Tackle Aerospace; Awarded AS9100 Certification

General Plastics Manufacturing Company, a leading supplier of high-performance polyurethane foam products and build-to-print composite parts, was recently certified to the Aerospace Quality Standard AS9100 Rev. D. The renewal of its AS9100 certification reaffirms its commitment to the rigorous standards of its aerospace customers, and benefits customers…




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…