Manufacturing

When it comes to a career in Manufacturing, it doesn’t get much better than South Carolina. Almost 5,000 Manufacturing and Manufacturing-related businesses are in the state in fields ranging from plastics to technology, and pharmaceuticals to minerals. In fact, 97% of all South Carolina’s total merchandise exports are manufactured goods. 

Pathways to Success: Manufacturing Edition. Accessed October 1, 2015. ed.sc.gov

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Pathways to Success: Manufacturing Edition. Accessed October 1, 2015. ed.sc.gov

Inside a Yarn Factory | ETV Shorts

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Parkdale in Gaffney, S.C. is one of the largest yarn factories in the world. They produce enough yarn to go to the moon and back multiple times a day and use the most up-to-date technology to make...
16-Year Old Entrepreneur | Carolina Money

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Jake Johnson is an eleventh-grader at River Bluff High School in Lexington, S.C., but he has been involved in business from a much earlier age. At age 8, he and his sisters came up with the idea for...
Beaufort's Kazoo Factory | ETV Shorts

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Kazoobie Kazoos, located in Beaufort, South Carolina, is America's only full-time kazoo factory. The company ships fun all over the world and offers folks a tour around the museum and factory. At the...
William Barnet | Legacy of Leadership

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William Barnet III (Born August 2, 1942) From loading trucks to leading a now 106-year-old family business to serving the South Carolina public, both as a volunteer and an elected official, William...
Herman W. Lay | Legacy of Leadership Profile

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1909 - 1982 Herman Lay's first business enterprise was selling Pepsi-Colas from a makeshift stand in his family's front yard in Greenville. He was 11 years old. He was successful, charging a nickel a...
George William Rogers | Legacy of Leadership Profile

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George William "Bill" Rogers (Born February 8, 1925) ​Bonitz, Inc., and Consolidated Systems, Inc., are hardly household names in Columbia, where they were established in the 1950s, but both are well...
David S. Lewis | Legacy of Leadership Profile

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David Sloan Lewis (1917 - 2003) As a boy growing up in Charleston, David Lewis was fascinated by aviation. He read everything he could find about the World War I fighter planes and their romantic...
Roger Milliken | S.C. Hall of Fame

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Roger Milliken led Milliken & Company for 71 years, during which it grew to become the world's largest privately owned textile and chemical manufacturer. Milliken was the driving force behind the...