Nominations Open for Silver Crescent Award Honoring South Carolina Manufacturers

GREENVILLE, S.C., Oct. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Nominations are now being accepted for the 2012 Silver Crescent Awards for Manufacturing Excellence, the acclaimed annual program which recognizes achievement and contribution by South Carolina's leading manufacturers.

The Silver Crescent Award is the most prestigious award that a South Carolina manufacturer can receive. Presented annually by the Silver Crescent Foundation, its partners and the statewide manufacturing Community, the Award recognizes excellence in manufacturing operations in each of 7 Crescents of Excellence. Awards are made to Small (<200 employees), Medium (200-499 employees) and Large (>500 employees) manufacturers.

The exclusive annual recognition program honors manufacturing organizations from across the state for citizenship, employee engagement, customer satisfaction, environmental stewardship, innovation, financial performance and commitment to longevity in South Carolina. Past recipients include such notables as Robert Bosch, Bridgestone-Firestone, BorgWarner, Alcoa, Sonoco and GE Energy.

To be eligible, companies must submit a simple Intent to Apply form by November 15, 2012. The Intent form will be acknowledged by the Silver Crescent Foundation and a nomination package sent to each candidate company. Forms and guidelines are also available online at All nominations must be submitted by December 31, 2012. Nominations may be submitted by companies directly or by third parties, and will be evaluated and ranked by a review panel from the Silver Crescent Foundation and industry leaders.

Top companies will be honored on March 21, 2013 at the Salute To Manufacturing Awards Luncheon at the TD Convention Center in Greenville, South Carolina. Awards will be presented in the Small, Midsized and Large Manufacturer Categories. A private best-practices forum will precede the luncheon.

The 2012 Silver Crescent Awards are co-sponsored by CPM Federal Credit Union, and by SC Biz News, LLC. Sponsorship opportunities are now available with details posted online.

"We encourage eligible manufacturers, or supplier-partners to manufacturers, to nominate a manufacturer for consideration in this important honors program," said program director Sharon Halsey. "Nominees benefit from expanded awareness of their organization, networking with top manufacturing executives, positive employee morale and regional/national recognition. It's a great opportunity for Palmetto State manufacturers."

To learn more about the Silver Crescent Awards or the Salute to Manufacturing Luncheon, or to nominate an organization, visit or contact Sharon Halsey at (803) 657-6183.

Contact: Sam Patrick
(864) 787-0820

SOURCE Silver Crescent Foundation