News and Reports

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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Oct 11, 2021  |  TheLINK Economic Alliance Receives “Excellence in Economic Development” Award
Washington, DC – TheLINK Economic Alliance won a Gold Rank “Excellence in Economic Development” award for its Industrial Portfolio from the International Economic Development Council (IEDC). The honor was presented October 5, 2021 at an awards ceremony during the IEDC Annual Conference, in Nashville, TN. IEDC's Excellence in Economic
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Oct 1, 2021  |  Toon in to Manufacturing - Larsen Cline
Hi, my name is Larsen Cline. I’m the Communications Specialist for Continental Tire here in Sumter, SC. We manufacture passenger and light truck tires. I’ve been working here for almost 6 years and it has been rewarding. My birthday is March 22 and my favorite childhood cartoon was
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Oct 1, 2021  |  Toon in to Manufacturing - Jenene Morris
Hi, I’m Jenene Morris. I’m an Accountant for the Sumter SKF facility. We’re a manufacturer of Ball, roller & wire race bearings. I’ve been working here for almost 5 years and it’s been great! My birthday is March 25 and my favorite
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Oct 1, 2021  |  Toon in to Manufacturing
Hi, my name is Detra Mardis. I’m the Human Resources Manager at Eaton Corporation. We’re a manufacturer of electrical distribution equipment. I’ve been working at the Sumter, SC facility for 14 years and a total of 20 years for the company. My birthday is February 25 and
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