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News and Notables

Sep 15, 2008  |  Gene Brading Selected as Ambassador of the Year
Sumter County Business Leader Honored by Gov. Sanford and DOC COLUMBIA, S.C. – September 15, 2008 – Gene Brading was… (more)

Sep 15, 2008  |  Fighting Gamecock Spirit Lives on in Sumter
Click here to read the article, from Greater Columbia Business Monthly magazine. (more)

Aug 21, 2008  |  Monti to Double its Sumter Operations
By JOE PERRY Item Staff Writer Electrical insulation fabricator Monti Inc. announced in a Thursday release a planned $1 million… (more)

Aug 7, 2008  |  The Challenges of Economic Development (Audio Link)
Click here to listen as Donna London, director of the Jim Self Center on the Future talks with Jay Schwedler,… (more)

Aug 3, 2008  |  Kaydon expansion moves along
By JOE PERRY Item Staff Writer Five days a week at a roughly 200,000-square-foot plant in Live Oak Industrial Park… (more)

Jun 24, 2008  |  Olympic Steel kicks into high gear
By JAMIE HUDSON Item Staff Writer Hot, metallic sparks shot from the side grinder of a worker at Olympic Steel… (more)

Jun 19, 2008  |  Another mission to Mars for Kaydon’s REALI-SLIM bearings
The Phoenix Mars Lander that began scooping up samples of Martian soil June 4 depends on REALI-SLIM thin-section bearings to… (more)

May 27, 2008  |  PhibroWood Announces $10M Expansion
SUMTER, S.C. – The Sumter Development Board and PhibroWood, LLC are pleased to announce the expansion of the local company,… (more)

Apr 17, 2008  |  Olympic Steel Announces Facility in Sumter County
COLUMBIA, S.C. – April 18, 2008 – The South Carolina Department of Commerce and the Sumter Development Board today joined… (more)

Apr 3, 2008  |  Kaydon Corp. Expands
By JOE PERRY Item Staff WriterLooking to capitalize on a growing wind energy market, Kaydon Corp. announced Thursday a $4.5… (more)

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Gary Ricco
President and CEO, Mount Franklin Foods