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Caterpillar of Sumter honored for excellence in corporate responsibility

May 01, 2019



Caterpillar of Sumter was among 20 South Carolina manufacturing facilities honored by the South Carolina Manufacturers Alliance with its Corporate Responsibility Award for its accomplishments in 2018 at SCMA's statewide annual meeting in Charleston on Thursday.

The award honors state manufacturing facilities that positively impact their respective local communities. Applicants are judged in three categories: Community Involvement and Philanthropy, Environmental Stewardship, and Wellness and Safety.

"We created the Excellence in Corporate Responsibility Award to honor manufacturers for the incredible contributions they are making every day in South Carolina," Sara Hazzard, president and CEO of the South Carolina Manufacturers Alliance, said in a news release. "The companies who earn this award are held to very high standards, and each have demonstrated that they have gone above and beyond in empowering their teams to be a catalyst for change that better their operations, community, and the state of South Carolina. We are proud to honor so many South Carolina facilities for their commitment to excellence in corporate responsibility."

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We’ve made great strides. But now it’s time to shift our focus inward and really zero in on our number one asset: our people.”
Greg Thompson
Chair, Sumter Development Board