Governor McMaster Issues Proclamation Recognizing National Manufacturing Day and South Carolina Manufacturing Week
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: October 1, 2020
Contact: James Richter
(Blythewood, S.C.) – In recognition of the importance of the manufacturing industry in South Carolina, Governor Henry McMaster issued a proclamation recognizing National Manufacturing Day on October 2, 2020 and declaring the week of October 5-9, 2020 as South Carolina Manufacturing Week.
“South Carolina’s reputation as a location where manufacturing thrives is well known throughout the nation and world,” said Governor McMaster. “Our innovative manufacturers and exceptional workforce are key drivers in strengthening our economy and creating opportunities for South Carolinians.”
Governor McMaster made the announcement along with the leadership and members of the South Carolina Manufacturers Alliance at Pure Power Technologies in Blythewood, SC. The company employs more than 300 highly skilled associates at their Blythewood Manufacturing Plant and Columbia Technical Center, where they design and build their precision diesel products.
“South Carolina’s manufacturing sector has long been a key driver of our state’s economy,” said Sara Hazzard, President and CEO of the South Carolina Manufacturers Alliance. “Manufacturing creates economic prosperity and opportunities benefiting communities across our state. We are proud to celebrate the incredible contributions and impact manufacturing makes throughout the Palmetto State.”
The purpose of Manufacturing Week in South Carolina and National Manufacturing Day is to raise awareness of the achievements and opportunities the industry provides throughout the state. A copy of the Proclamation can be viewed by CLICKING HERE.
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South Carolina Manufacturers Alliance
The South Carolina Manufacturers Alliance is the only statewide organization dedicated exclusively to the interests of manufacturers. Its mission is to elevate the quality of life for all South Carolinians by advancing the state’s manufacturing industry. The SCMA membership is comprised of more than 200 manufacturing companies that represent more than 80,000 associates in South Carolina.