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SC Council on Competitiveness Announces Stephen Astemborski as Director of its SC Aerospace Initiative
Seasoned Aerospace and Supply Chain Executive to Lead Initiative While Industry Adapts to New Market Realities (Columbia, SC) The South Carolina Council on Competitiveness named Stephen Astemborski the new director of SC Aerospace, effective immediately. He succeeds Adrianne Beasley, who was named the Director of Strategy & Communications for the Council in July. “Stephen is […]
SC Aerospace held its winter quarterly networking event at the Southeastern Institute of Manufacturing and Technology (SiMT) in Florence on Feb. 15. The event was sponsored by MTorres America which is headquartered in Bothell, WA. Vice President of Business Development Mark Cumm provided a presentation about the company’s future plans. Each SC Aerospace quarterly event includes […]
Overview According to two new studies released at the SC Aerospace Conference & Expo, South Carolina’s aerospace industry continues to drive economic growth. An economic impact study released by the South Carolina Council on Competitiveness shows that the impact of aerospace on South Carolina’s economy has grown to $19 billion, an increase of $2 billion since […]
Written by SC Aerospace Director, Adrianne Beasley -What was your impression of the Paris Air Show this year? After visiting the Paris Air Show this year, I was impressed, to say the least. The scale of this show just never gets old; it’s massive – nearly every aerospace company involved in each and every part […]
SC Aerospace, an industry cluster of the South Carolina Council on Competitiveness (the Council) has named Don Myers, as Advisory Board Chair. Don is the Director of Aerospace Sales & Marketing at Toray Composite Materials America, Inc. where he is responsible for leading the management of their commercial aerospace unit. His primary roles include the […]
SC Aerospace Partners with SC Biz News and SCMEP for the 2019 South Carolina Manufacturing Conference and Expo
SC Aerospace, an industry cluster supported by the South Carolina Council on Competitiveness, has partnered with SC Biz and SCMEP to present the 2019 SC Manufacturing Conference and Expo. This two-day event will be held October 29 – 30, 2019 at the Charleston Area Convention Center in North Charleston, SC and is expected to draw […]
February 11, 2019, marked the 4th-annual International Day of Women and Girls in Science. The day marks an ideal time for industries around the globe to take pause and consider their efforts to increase female participation in science, technology, engineering, and math. We at the South Carolina Council on Competitiveness commemorated the day by reflecting […]
Columbia,SC — SC Aerospace, an initiative of the South Carolina Council on Competitiveness, welcomes four new additions to its public-private partnership: Lockheed Martin TorayComposite ResourcesCharleston Regional Development Alliance (CRDA) As partners, these organizations join SC Aerospace in its mission to advance and market South Carolina’s aerospace industry cluster on the global stage. “I am excited to […]
2018 brings with it new technology requirements for certain trucking companies and logistics providers in the United States in the form of federally-mandated Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs). In this month’s blog, Rick Todd, President, and CEO of the South Carolina Trucking Association shares his thoughts on how the new mandate may impact South Carolina’s trucking industry. Supply […]
SC Aerospace hosted its fall networking meeting last Monday, Oct. 9, at CU-ICAR in Greenville in conjunction with the Composites Suppliers Meeting and focused on composite applications for the aerospace and automotive industries. SC Automotive Council members also participated, as a partnership between the two organizations. Susie Shannon, president and CEO of the South Carolina […]
How do you inspire children to explore the wonder of flight? That’s the question Marc Drews, director of education and partnerships for EdVenture, has been asking himself since 2014. “We want to inspire that sense of wonder,” Drews explained. “Wonder inspires kids to ask questions and a joy of learning.” The exhibit, aptly titled FLIGHT, […]
Following the June announcement that five South Carolina schools would launch an aerospace engineering high school curriculum, SC Aerospace sat down with Education Week to discuss the impact of programs like this. SC Aerospace Chairman Steve Townes discussed the job opportunities available to students who complete the curriculum in the aerospace industry. The Council’s Communications […]
By Adrianne Beasley Last month, SC Aerospace landed in Paris for the Paris Air Show (PAS), one of the industry’s largest trade shows. With more than 300,000 attendees and more than 2,300 exhibitors, preparing for the show takes about a year of cooperative planning between SC Aerospace and the SC Department of Commerce. The SC […]
Join us on Wednesday, Aug. 30 to hear about the latest on Honda’s first business jet and its innovative design, directly from Samantha Magill of Honda Aircraft Company. The HondaJet is currently the fastest, highest-flying, quietest and most fuel-efficient jet in its class. It’s unique Over-the-Wing Engine Mount configuration, designed to dramatically improve performance and […]
Hexcel’s Global Leader of Advanced Modeling Sanjay Sharma and Toray’s Senior Research Scientist Jeff Satterwhite are the newest additions to the SC Aerospace Conference and Expo program. Their presentations will focus on the current state of design and analysis methods in composite materials, which are crucial in aircraft construction. Sharma will discuss Hexcel’s advanced composites […]
We are packing our bags and preparing to jet off to Paris to represent South Carolina at the International Paris Air Show! This year’s show will feature 2,115 international exhibitors, 139,000 trade visitors, 130,000 sq. meters of exhibition area and 150 aircraft performing flying displays and exhibitions. Presentations and exhibitions will cover topics spanning the […]
SC Aerospace and the South Carolina Department of Education visited R.B. Stall High School in North Charleston on May 18. Stall is one of five South Carolina high schools implementing an aerospace engineering curriculum this fall. One additional high school will begin offering the courses in the fall of 2018. The curriculum was developed by […]
Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), or “drones,” as most of us know them, are being used in new and exciting ways. Right here in Columbia, UAS are being utilized to promote economic development, provide mapping data and assess infrastructure damage. In October 2015, amid the historic flooding that affected much of South Carolina, UAS were used […]
Reflection on the 787-10’s first flight: how the aerospace and logistics industries depend on one another
Earlier this month, members of the Council’s staff had the opportunity to be on-hand as the Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner took its inaugural flight in North Charleston. The flight marked a significant milestone for South Carolina –the 787-10 is the first Boeing aircraft to be manufactured entirely at Boeing’s North Charleston facility. SC Aerospace Director Adrianne […]
SC Aerospace Chairman and Ranger Aerospace CEO Steve Townes represented South Carolina’s aerospace cluster at two industry-focused events in the past month. On March 28, Townes spoke at the German Southeastern Aerospace Forum at the Delta Flight Museum in Atlanta, Ga. His presentation on aerospace growth in the Southeastern US was part of a larger […]
On March 15th, the SC Aerospace Education Work Group along with nearly 40 educators and industry representatives convened to discuss possible implementation of the Southern Regional Education Board’s (SREB) Aerospace Engineering Curriculum in South Carolina high schools. When SC Aerospace formed the Education Work Group last year, one of the top priorities established was to […]
South Carolina’s Aerospace Conference & Expo have launched a new website and social media channels to promote the annual event. The website, located at southcarolinaaerospaceconference.com, will provide information on the three-day conference and expo, including the programming lineup, an interactive exhibitor map, registration information and more. The Facebook page and Twitter account will offer news […]
SC’s recycling industry cluster merges with North Carolina, businesses to discuss career readiness at TransformSC Conference, SC Angel Network reports record investments in 2015, a bill to codify the Profile of the Graduate has been introduced, and more in this month’s newsletter.
TransformSC unveils process to join, Life sciences cluster receives national nod, Aerospace cluster conference headlines, Ann Marie Stieritz presents SC cluster activities at national event
Public officials and industry leaders explore dimensions of the cluster Over 200 people attend the 5th Annual Transportation Distribution & Logistics (TDL) Summit March 17th at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center. The day-long agenda highlighted the different dimensions of the cluster and touched on infrastructure funding. Three panels explored the needs of the state’s tire […]
Aerospace cluster at SiMT; new Agribusiness cluster study; SC State Board of Education adopts TransformSC’s Profile of the Graduate.
SC Council on Competitiveness launches its new website; iTs|SC graduates first class of Leadership Insurance; TransformSC announces Spring Conference.
President & CEO Ann Marie Stieritz discusses New Carolina’s return to its original name – South Carolina Council on Competitiveness.
On August 19, nearly 400 people attended the inaugural South Carolina Aerospace Industry Day. Sponsors of the event included the South Carolina Council on Competitiveness, the USC McNAIR Center for Aerospace Research and Innovation and the South Carolina Aviation Association.
Igniting the aerospace cluster, TransformSC schools show results, and Ann Marie Stieritz on Carolina Business Review
Laura McKinney says farewell and welcomes Ann Marie Stieritz, recycling cluster doubles economic impact, and upcoming events
4th Annual TDL Summit A Success, New Director of Education and Workforce Initiatives and SC Ranked 5th in Best States for Business
Newly Established Early Childhood Task Force, Workforce Growth and Development and the Welcoming of New Leadership to New Carolina
For the fourth consecutive year, the TDL Council brought together South Carolina’s top leaders from the transportation, distribution and logistics industry for the TDL Summit, the annual event that has become synonymous with South Carolina’s TDL industry. In the spirit of partnership and collaboration, the Summit provides a forum for public leaders to provide […]