Category Archives: Energy

World’s largest wind turbine, to be tested by Clemson, wins engineering award

[caption id="attachment_22684" align="alignnone" width="1440"] MHI Vestas V164 9.5 megawatt wind turbine.Image Credit: MHI Vestas[/caption] NORTH CHARLESTON — MHI Vestas recently was awarded the Silver Medal in the category of renewable energy at the prestigious Edison Awards for its 9.5 megawatt offshore wind turbine, which it will test at Clemson University’s wind turbine-testing facility at the SCE&G Energy Innovation…
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Jackson Promotes Micah Manor to East Coast Event Manager

[caption id="attachment_21621" align="alignleft" width="220"] Micah Manor[/caption] GREENVILLE, S.C. (April 12, 2018) – Jackson Marketing, Motorsports & Events, South Carolina’s second- largest integrated marketing communication and events agency, has promoted Micah Manor to East Coast event manager. Manor joined Jackson in 2007 as a part-time associate and later moved into a full-time role as a performance…
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Laurens Electric offers students free trips and scholarship opportunity

Laurens Electric Cooperative is offering four local students an expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C. or Columbia, S.C., this summer. The annual Washington Youth Tour and Cooperative Youth Summit contest includes submitting an application, securing two references and participating in an interview process. After co-op officials judge the entrants, four students will be awarded one of…
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Furman University Earns No. 8 Ranking In Sustainable Campus Index

[caption id="attachment_18408" align="alignnone" width="1140"] Furman earns the no. 8 overall ranking among baccalaureate institutions in the 2017 Sustainable Campus Index published by AASHE.[/caption] GREENVILLE, S.C.—Furman University has been recognized as one of the top 10 overall performers in the 2017 Sustainable Campus Index, claiming the eighth spot in the national rankings among baccalaureate institutions. The…
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Thompson tapped for ReWa board

Greenville, S.C. (November 11, 2017) – Clint Thompson has been appointed by the Governor of South Carolina to serve on the Renewable Water Resources Board of Commissioners. A Pawley’s Island native, Thompson resides in Greenville with his wife Sandra C. Thompson and has two children. Thompson graduated from New York University with a Bachelor of…
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Solar Atmospheres Greenville, South Carolina Facility, Boeing Scope of Approval Expanded

Greenville, SC, October 23, 2017 – Solar Atmospheres is pleased to announce the expansion to its current scope of Boeing approval at its Greenville, South Carolina facility to include the processing of Precipitation Hardening, Corrosion Resistant and Maraging Steel parts to the requirements of Aerospace Material Specification AMS 2759/3. The Greenville facility now has an approved…
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AMWA Awards Honor Management Excellence at Drinking Water Utilities

St. Simons, Ga. – The Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies (AMWA) honored 14 public drinking water systems with its top utility management awards on October 16 in ceremonies at its 2017 Executive Management Conference in St. Simons, Ga. Six systems received the Sustainable Water Utility Management Award, five received the Platinum Award for Utility Excellence…
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Progress Lighting Recognized as 2017 Supplier of the Year for Marketing Excellence by AD

GREENVILLE, S.C., Oct. 12, 2017 – Affiliated Distributors (AD), the largest contractor and industrial products wholesale buying group in North America, recently awarded national lighting manufacturer Progress Lighting with the 2017 Spirit of Independence Award, Supplier of the Year for Marketing Excellence. Progress Lighting and AD together provide unparalleled benefits to help independent distributors grow their businesses. Recently Progress…
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Solar Atmospheres Greenville, SC Facility Is Now Nadcap Approved for Furnace Brazing

Greenville, SC, September 25, 2017 - Solar Atmospheres Greenville, SC facility has for the second successive year expanded its scope of Nadcap approval:  this time to include vacuum furnace brazing for the growing aerospace manufacturing cluster in the Southeast US. Jon Collier, Quality Manager at Solar Atmospheres in Greenville, SC states, “Earning this Nadcap accreditation…
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