Salute to Manufacturing Awards honors companies

November 4, 2019

Staff Report

The Salute to Manufacturing awards closed out the S.C. Manufacturing Conference & Expo held this week at the Charleston Area Convention Center in North Charleston.

The award winners were announced during a special luncheon following the two-day conference and a keynote address by Gov. Henry McMaster.

McMaster also presented the awards to 12 companies in several categories, including Outstanding Manufacturing Lifetime Service Award to J. Steven Dykes.

Steve Dykes has served as director of Charleston County Economic Development since its inception in 1993. For the past 25 years as economic development director, he has spearheaded the county’s recruitment, retention and expansion efforts, leveraging more than $6.3 billion in capital investment and the creation of more than 33,000 jobs in Charleston County.

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