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Five S.C. businesses were honored during the 2016 Salute to Manufacturing awards luncheon at the close of the 2016 S.C. Manufacturing Conference and Expo in Greenville. The Silver Crescent Award is presented to manufacturing companies that meet a comprehensive set of criteria. (Photo by Kim Davenport)

Travelers Rest-based T&S Brass and Bronze Works was honored with the Silver Crescent Award during the closing day of the S.C. Manufacturing Conference and Expo at the TD Convention Center in Greenville.

The business, which was founded in 1947 by George Theisen, is a manufacturer of faucets, fittings and specialty products for the food service, industrial and commercial plumbing markets, as well as for laboratories. Among the company’s products are touchless faucets for the food service industry.

“I am extremely proud of our company, and I feel we are a world-class manufacturing company,” said Claude Theisen, owner of T&S Brass and Bronze.

The Silver Crescent Award is presented during the Salute to Manufacturing award luncheon to manufacturing companies that meet a comprehensive set of criteria.

T&S was recognized for its efforts in the Travelers Rest area, including work to bring a YMCA to northern Greenville County. The George I. Theisen North Greenville YMCA was established after fundraising efforts and a donation from the company.

Other award winners included:

  • Volvo Car Group, winner of the United Community Bank Smart Choice SC award for a major economic development announcement. In May 2015, Volvo Cars announced it had chosen Berkeley County as the location for its first manufacturing facility in North America.
  • Carolina Poly Inc., winner of the United Community Bank Smart Choice SC award for community impact. Carolina Poly Inc., formed by Grand Prairie, Texas-based Poly-America, is investing $100 million in a new facility and adding 300 jobs in Chester.
  • Sandvik Coromant earned an Excellence in Manufacturing Award. Sandvik, located in Westminster, is a supplier of tools and tooling solutions in the metalworking industry.
  • Mahle Behr Charleston qualified for an Excellence in Manufacturing Award. Mahle Behr offers engine systems, filtration and thermal management products for automotive companies like BMW, Volvo and Daimler Trucks.

Reach Matthew Clark at 864-235-5677, ext. 107, or @matthewclark76 on Twitter.

Reach Matthew Clark at 864-720-1222.

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