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.
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
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.
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!"
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.