News and Reports

Jun 15, 2022  |  HGTC Partnership Secures Internship at Georgia-Pacific
Horry-Georgetown Technical College (HGTC) is proud to announce that an electronics engineering student has secured a summer internship at Georgia-Pacific, Clarendon. Cameron Feagin has accepted a summer internship position in the Electrical and Instrumentation Department to provide a high-quality work experience prior to his second year in the Electronics Engineering
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Jun 15, 2022  |  CCTC STUDENT ACCEPTS SUMMER INTERNSHIP AT GEORGIA-PACIFIC
Adam Howard, a recent graduate from Sumter High School and first-year student in Central Carolina Technical College’s mechatronics program has accepted a summer internship at Georgia-Pacific in Clarendon.  “The partnership with CCTC was established as students in the mechatronics program are working with so many power
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Mar 30, 2022  |  Improving on the ‘BD Way’: Leading local manufacturer wins company’s most prestigious honor
BY BRUCE MILLS bruce@theitem.com One of Sumter's leading manufacturers was recently recognized with its company's most prestigious award. BD, a medical device manufacturer of blood tubes and needles for the health care industry, won the 2021 Bronze H.P. Becton Quality Award among the corporation's 83 facilities,
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Mar 2, 2022  |  The South Carolina Department of Veterans’ Affairs has partnered with Ping by Tallo, SC Future Makers, and Sumter Economic Development to host the first South Carolina Military Community Hiring
The hiring fair will be divided into a two-day event. A statewide virtual hiring event will be held on Tuesday, March 8, 2022 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Attendees can register by visiting the Ping by Tallo event website. An onsite hiring fair will be hosted at the Sumter Civic Center
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Dec 17, 2021  |  EMS-GRIVORY Takes Four Awards At The SPE Automotive Award Night!
EMS-GRIVORY takes four awards at the SPE Automotive Award Night! At the 20th SPE Automotive Award Night of the «Society of Plastics Engineers», EMS-GRIVORY was once again among the prize winners taking a total of four awards! This year again, innovative applications made using EMS high-performance polymers were
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Nov 29, 2021  |  Rauschenbach Graduates from the Advanced Economic Development Leadership (AEDL) Program
Brian Rauschenbach, Project Manager with Sumter Economic Development and TheLINK Economic Development Alliance recently completed the two-week Advanced Economic Development Leadership executive education program and was awarded the Master Economic Development Practitioner (MEDP) certificate. Brian has more than 9 years of economic development experience. AEDL is a collaboration of four universities
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Nov 19, 2021  |  South Atlantic Canners and Santa Cruz Nutritionals Honored During Statewide Conference
Two industries in TheLINK Region were recognized during the 2021 SC Manufacturing Conference and Expo in Greenville. The anchor event for the conference is the SC Manufacturing Extension Partnership Manufacturing Excellence Awards Luncheon that was held Friday, November 12th. Thirteen companies across the state received awards this year. South Atlantic Canners
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Nov 3, 2021  |  Graduate in to Greatness Initiative
More than 20 representatives from local industries and the Sumter School District met to discuss current and future workforce and talent development initiatives. “Graduate in to Greatness” is a new initiative to provide High School seniors with a solid career path as they prepare to graduate. Sponsored by TheLINK
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Nov 3, 2021  |  Toon in to Manufacturing - Carlos Barrios
Hi, my name is Carlos Andres Barrios. I’m a Process Engineer at Carolina Filters, Inc here in Sumter, SC. We clean metallic filtration and associated process equipment. I’ve been working at Carolina Filters for 3 months and I love it! My birthday is April 11th and my
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Oct 19, 2021  |  Eat On This
Members of Sumter County Sheriff’s Department and the City of Sumter Police participated in a special Law Enforcement session of “Eat on This” – a new community outreach program hosted by TheLINK and Sumter Economic Development. Eat on This is designed to engage groups, build awareness
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