Dorchester County Industries Recognized at Annual Industry Appreciation Week Golf Tournament

Summerville, South Carolina

October 10, 2012 - On October 4, 2012, Dorchester County Economic Development hosted the 22nd Annual Industry Appreciation Week Golf Tournament at the Pine Forest Country Club in Summerville. The event is hosted each year as a way to say "thank you" to Dorchester County industries that help contribute to the overall economic health and well-being of the community. The tournament has since become a Dorchester County tradition for the area's 80+ industries and manufacturing operations.

As a yearly practice, one week out of the year is nominated by the Governor of South Carolina as Industry Appreciation Week to honor industries across the state, and build awareness among South Carolina residents that existing business is the primary force pushing both the local and state economy. Participating in Industry Appreciation Week 2012, and coinciding with the various activities planned for industry leaders across the state, Dorchester County's 18-hole golf tournament included 84 players from both industry and non-industry teams. Twenty-one, four-player teams came together this year to vie for the coveted trophy. Industry teams played at no cost to their representatives.

After a full day of golf and networking opportunities, the winning teams were announced during the awards ceremony that was held immediately following play. Winning the trophy last in 2003, Robert Bosch, LLC was announced as this year's first place industry team winner. As is standing practice, Bosch will display the trophy at their facility until next year. Kapstone Charleston Kraft, LLC received second place as an industry team, and Edisto Electric Cooperative won first place as a non-industry team. Prizes were also given for the longest drive and closest proximity to the hole.     

"This event truly is enjoyed by all, and the 2012 tournament was no exception. Industries mark their calendars each year well in advance of the big day," said Chairman Larry Hargett of Dorchester County Council. "We congratulate our winning teams, and appreciate the support received by our event and hole sponsors to make this a memorable celebration for our industries."

"In order to stay in touch with local industries, our economic development staff visits our existing industries in Dorchester County throughout the year," said Jon Baggett, Dorchester County Economic Development Director. "This enables us to provide additional services as needed, but during events like the golf tournament, we express our gratitude to the many companies, large and small, who have discovered the power of location in Dorchester County."