Congratulations, 2020 Winners
Piedmont Natural Gas
Category 1: 1-50 employees: A provider of natural gas distribution services since
the early 1950s, PNG today is a business unit of Duke Energy, serving more than one
million customers in Upstate South Carolina, North Carolina and metropolitan Nashville,
Tennessee. The company was recognized for its initiatives in workforce development
and environmental awareness and its philanthropy.
Shown from left: Hank McCullough, Piedmont Natural Gas; SCC President Henry C. Giles,
Jr.; and Terry Marcum, Piedmont Natural Gas
Toray Composite Materials America
Category 2: 51-150 employees: Toray Composite Materials America is a producer of highly technical carbon fiber used in aerospace, defense, rocket ships/satellites,
automotive and other high technical areas.
Shown from left: Mary Willard, Toray; SCC President Henry C. Giles, Jr.; and Tom Hinrich,
Bank of America
In Category 3: 151-400 employees: Bank of America began serving South Carolina more
than 120 years ago with a commitment to help grow local economies and strengthen local
communities. The company was honored for innovative initiatives to improve customer
interaction and employee recruitment and retention.
Shown from left: Stacy Brandon, Bank of America, with SCC President Henry C. Giles,
Milliken & Company
Category 4: 401+ employees: With 153 years of storied history in the upstate, Milliken
seeks to solve everyday problems with innovative solutions, many of which are brought
to life from its Spartanburg headquarters. An advocate for workforce development and
empowerment, Milliken was named to America’s Best Mid-Sized Employers list by Forbes
magazine for the second time in 2019.
SCC 2020 Economic Visionary Award winners from left: Rich Gibson, Milliken; SCC President
Henry C. Giles, Jr.; Ottilia Scanlon, Milliken.
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