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Five S.C. businesses were honored during the 2016 Salute to Manufacturing awards luncheon at the close of the 2016 S.C. Manufacturing Conference and Expo in Greenville. The Silver Crescent Award is presented to select manufacturing companies that meet a comprehensive set of criteria. (Photo by Kimberly Davenport)

The business, which was founded in 1947 by George Theisen, is a manufacturer of faucets, fittings and specialty products for the food service, industrial and commercial plumbing markets, as well as for laboratories. Among their products are touchless faucets for the food service industry.Travelers Rest-based T&S Brass and Bronze Works was honored with the Silver Crescent Award during the closing day of the S.C. Manufacturing Conference and Expo at the TD Convention Center in Greenville.

“I am extremely proud of our company, and I feel we are a world class manufacturing company,” said Claude Theisen, owner of T&S Brass and Bronze.

The Silver Crescent Award is presented to select manufacturing companies that meet a comprehensive set of criteria, during the Salute to Manufacturing award luncheon.

The company was recognized for its efforts in the Travelers Rest area, including work to bring a YMCA to northern Greenville County. The George I. Theisen North Greenville YMCA was established after fundraising efforts and a donation from the company.

Other award winners from the annual Salute to Manufacturing awards luncheon included:

Volvo Car Group, winner of the United Community Bank Smart Choice SC award for a major economic development announcement. In May 2015, Volvo Cars announced it had chosen Berkeley County as the location for its first manufacturing facility in North America.

Carolina Poly Inc., winner of the United Community Bank Smart Choice SC award for community impact. Carolina Poly Inc., formed by Grand Prairie, Texas-based Poly-America, is investing $100 million in a new facility and adding 300 jobs in Chester.

Sandvik Coromant earned an Excellence in Manufacturing Award. Sandvik, located in Westminster, is a world supplier of tools, tooling solutions and know-how in the metalworking industry.

Mahle Behr Charleston qualified for an Excellence in Manufacturing Award. Mahle Behr offers engine systems, filtration and thermal management products for automotive companies like BMW, Volvo and Daimler Trucks.

Reach Matthew Clark at 864-720-1222.

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