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S.C. 25 Fastest Growing: Special Awards

South Carolina Business Awards, home of the official S.C. 25 Fastest Growing Companies program, announced that Milliken & Company is the recipient of the 2020 South Carolina Economic Impact Award.

The prestigious award, sponsored by BMW Manufacturing Co., recognizes companies in the Palmetto State that have achieved extraordinary results. The award honors companies from across the state in a variety of industries, each offering outstanding contributions to South Carolina’s economy.

“It is an honor for BMW to sponsor The SC Economic Impact Award and recognize Milliken & Company for contributing to the growth and sustainability of our great state,” says Max Metcalf, manager, government and community relations for BMW Manufacturing Co.

“I speak for our associates across South Carolina when I say it is an honor to receive the SC Economic Impact Award,” says Halsey Cook, president and CEO at Milliken & Company. “Our roots are firmly planted in the state—more than 3,000 associates from 15 locations in South Carolina come together each day to positively impact our world manufacturing a range of innovative textile, chemical, floor covering and healthcare solutions. Our commitment here inspires our geographic footprint globally, emphasizing the importance of supporting the communities in which we live and work.”


At the SC 25 Fastest Growing Companies® awards ceremony, held Oct. 27, four companies were rewarded with South Carolina Excellence in Business awards.

The companies that received the recognition are:

Revenue: JEAR Logistics

Philanthropy: Defender Services

Client Retention: New South Construction Supply

Employee Retention: McMillan Pazdan Smith


The Rising Star Award recognizes a company that is establishing itself in the Palmetto State and is a company to watch for its future activities. This year’s Rising Star is Palmetto Technology Group.


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