South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster presented MTU America with the Innovator of the Year Award at the 2019 Salute to Manufacturing Awards Luncheon, the conference's anchor event.

Twenty SC Manufacturers will be Honored in Variety of Categories at October Conference

The application process is now open for the 2020 Manufacturing Excellence Awards. South Carolina Manufacturers can apply for awards in five categories. The application deadline is July 17th.

Winners and finalists will be honored at the 23rd annual Salute to Manufacturing Awards Luncheon, which is the anchor event of the SC Manufacturing Conference and Expo. The awards luncheon will be Friday, Oct. 30th at Noon at the Greenville Convention Center. The award process is coordinated by the South Carolina Manufacturing Extension Partnership. Click HERE to see list of 2019 award finalists and winners.

Click below to apply for 2020 awards.

Emerging Manufacturer of the Year: Presented to company that has been in operation for five or fewer years and has demonstrated superior performance.

Innovator of the Year: Recognizes a company that has, through the innovation of new devices, ideas/inventions and/or processes, transformed their business and bettered the South Carolina manufacturing community.

Community Outreach Award: Honors a manufacturer making a tangible and measurable impact on communities in South Carolina.

Transformational and Operational Excellence Award: Awarded to a company that can demonstrate to the business community real world, bottom line results achieved through the adoption of continuous improvement and/or operational excellence tools and techniques.

Outstanding Manufacturing Lifetime Service Award: Recognizes individual whose contributions have had significant and lasting impact on the South Carolina manufacturing community over extended period of time.

The 2020 Salute to Manufacturing Awards Luncheon is presented by: