The Kershaw County Chamber of Commerce presented its President's Award to Drs. Ron and Cindy Prestage, capping off its 104th Annual Awards Gala at the Robert Mills Courthouse on Friday. The Prestages are owners of Prestage Farms, which operates in seven states with 1,900 employees, including 170 in South Carolina.
In a joint statement, Mike Mischner and LRT Consulting LLC announced today that The Camden Equestrian magazine would be joining the Camden Media Co. family of publications. The Camden Equestrian was founded in 2008 and has been owned and published by LRT Consulting LLC since 2013. LRT Consulting LLC is owned and operated by Camden resident Lydia R. Towell.
A Camden manufacturing plant is making high-end aluminum wheels for large trucks and trailers. Accuride Director of Operations Peter Wong said the company supplies the wheels directly to truck makers and other buyers.
Now, everyone can know what will replace the former Burger King on U.S. 1 South in Lugoff: a new SAFE Federal Credit Union branch. SAFE and local government officials and others took part in an official groundbreaking for the new facility Friday.
Parker Gibson may have closed the store bearing the name of his business, Springdale Antiques, almost two months ago, but he hasn't retired. Gibson, who turned 73 in September, is still doing some of what he's done for more than four decades: restore antebellum Southern furniture. He only closed the store for health reasons that he prefers to keep private.
SAFE Federal Credit Union members received extra benefits December 31, 2013, when bonus dividends and loan interest rebates totaling $2 million were posted to accounts. Deposit accounts, including certificates, received a 20 percent bonus based on dividends received in 2013. Loan accounts (except credit cards) received a 7 percent interest rebate based on total interest paid in 2013.
The Kershaw County Chamber of Commerce wants to recognize businesses that have improved the exterior look of their buildings and is asking for community input. The chamber has presented Community Pride Awards in the past, but Chamber Director Liz Horton told the chamber board of directors at its Jan. 16 meeting that changes are being made in the process.
The Kershaw County Economic Development Office recently produced and released a promotional video touting the advantages of basing a business at one of the county's major industrial sites. The 4-minute 28-second video showing the potential of the Central South Carolina MegaSite, is on YouTube and has been sent via e-mail to industries the economic development office hopes to impress.
A consumer advocacy website, NerdWallet.com, recently posted an article naming Kershaw County the No. 3 county in the state for job seekers. NerdWallet.com describes itself as seeking to help consumers locate "where the jobs will be."
Mancor Carolina Inc., located off U.S. 601 in Lugoff, primarily produces fabricated components for construction and agricultural equipment, according to plant manager George McKnight. Its parent company is Mancor Canada Inc. Its primary customers are Caterpillar, John Deere, Freightliner and Husqvarna, McKinght said.