Dorchester County Industries Tee-Off at Annual Golf Tournament

Summerville, South Carolina

October 11, 2011 - On October 6, 2011, Dorchester County Economic Development hosted the 21st Annual Industry Appreciation Week Golf Tournament at the Pine Forest Country Club in Summerville. Dorchester County first began this event in an effort to recognize the outstanding contributions of the County's existing industries and manufacturers. It has since evolved into a long-standing tradition that is eagerly anticipated by industries and allies alike.

Designated by the Governor of South Carolina, Industry Appreciation Week is a statewide celebration to honor and salute existing industries from across the state. To help celebrate Industry Appreciation Week 2011, and coincide with the South Carolina Department of Commerce's special recognition events, this year's 18-hole golf tournament included over 80 players from both industry and non-industry teams. At 20, four-player teams, this year's event held a record-high of existing industries competing for the coveted trophy at no cost to their representatives.

After a fun-filled day of golf, the tournament concluded with an awards ceremony to announce the winning teams. Snagging first place from among the industry teams, Zapp Precision Wire, Inc. received the well-deserved trophy to display year-round until tournament time next year. Kapstone Charleston Kraft, LLC received second place as an industry team, and Norfolk Southern won first place as a non-industry team. Prizes were also awarded for the longest drive and closest proximity to the hole.     

"This year's increased number of participants shows Dorchester County's commitment to promoting industry and cultivating partnerships," said Chairman Larry Hargett of Dorchester County Council.  "Congratulations to the winners, and thank you to our many sponsors for your time, contributions, and effort to make the 2011 tournament a great success!"

"The Industry Appreciation Week Golf Tournament is the perfect opportunity to say 'thank you' to our local industries for the jobs they provide to our citizens, as well as the many contributions they make to our community. Events such as this also offer a chance to convey the importance of existing business to both the local and state economy," said Jon Baggett, Dorchester County Economic Development Director.