Mark your calendars! The 2022 SC Manufacturing Conference and Expo will be held November 3-4 at the Greenville Convention Center, in Greenville, SC.

The application process is now open for the 2022 Manufacturing Excellence Awards! The application deadline is July 29th and winners will be honored at the 25th annual Salute to Manufacturing Awards Luncheon on Friday, November 4th.

The award committee will meet after the entry deadline and winners will be decided mid/late-August. Companies will be notified shortly after if they are finalists.

Emerging Manufacturer of the Year Award: This award is presented to one company that has been in operation for five or fewer years and has demonstrated superior performance.

Innovator of the Year Award: This award 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.

Outreach Award: This award honors a manufacturer making a tangible and measurable impact on communities in South Carolina.

Transformational and Operational Excellence Award: This is 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.

Chuck Spangler Outstanding Manufacturing Lifetime Service Award: This award recognizes an individual whose contributions have had a significant and lasting impact on the South Carolina manufacturing community over several years.

For more information about the 2022 SC Manufacturing Conference and Expo and the Manufacturing Excellence Awards, visit