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Berkeley County is proud to announce Nucor Steel has been named the “Coolest Thing Made in SC.” The inaugural competition was put on by the South Carolina Manufacturers Alliance to highlight the state’s manufacturing industry.
In all, 175 products were nominated. After two months and more than 100,000 votes, Governor Henry Mcmaster announced Nucor Steel as the winner on March 30.
Other Berkeley County industries that took part: Horizon Scientific, IFA, Thorne HealthTech, W International, Freeman Boatworks, Curtiss-Wright Steam & Air Solutions, Volvo Cars USA, and Nexans High Voltage USA Inc.
Nucor Steel has been making steel—one of the world’s most important engineering and construction materials—in the Palmetto State since 1969. Nucor opened its local plant in 1996.
Berkeley County is honored to have world-class companies like Nucor as part of our business community. We look forward to future opportunities to attract more business investments and continue to grow our local economy.
For more about Nucor Steel, visit https://www.nucor.com/.Read More
MONCKS CORNER, S.C.- (Tuesday, July 20, 2021)- Berkeley County residents interested in growing their qualifications for manufacturing jobs can apply for scholarships for the ManuFirst SC program HERE. This free program is available for Berkeley County residents and will start on August 16, 2021.
When: Monday – Thursday, starting August 16, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. or 6-10 p.m.
Where: Trident Technical College, Berkeley Campus, 1001 S. Live Oak Dr., Moncks Corner
Why: Help Berkeley County residents get the necessary training for manufacturing positions
This four-week course, ending on September 15, 2021 will provide the necessary training for graduates to qualify for positions at industries around Berkeley County and in the state of South Carolina. ManuFirstSC participants learn essential safety policies, communication best practices, quality standards, production processes and maintenance awareness. All successful graduates receive an OSHA-10 card and Yellow Belt Lean Six- Sigma certification. The course also includes preparation and testing for the MSSC Safety Certification Assessment. Materials are provided.
About ManuFirstSCTM – Berkeley County worked in partnership with Trident Technical College, South Carolina Department of Commerce, Volvo Cars, and Ready SC to pilot the program in June 2017. Since then, neighboring counties have emulated the training program to provide opportunities for residents around the state. SC Department of Commerce rebranded the program ManuFirstSCTM and has rolled it out across the state’s technical college system by industry demand.
To qualify for a Berkeley County ManuFirst SC scholarship, participants must:
- Be at least 18 years old
- Be able to legally work in the United States
- Provide documentation of Berkeley County residency
- Have a high school diploma or GED
- Provide proof of Bronze WIN/WorkKeys score
Scholarships are available for upcoming ManuFirst SC courses. Scholarships are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. Apply now! Anyone with questions should contact Berkeley County Economic Development Workforce Development Manager Corey McClary at 843-719-4096 or email@example.com.
– Prepared by the Berkeley County Public Information Office –