SCMEP Program To Help Companies Convert Facilities

The South Carolina Manufacturing Extension Partnership (SCMEP) has announced a program that will
aid textile companies in their transition into composites manufacturing facilities. The South
Carolina Advanced Composites Program is aimed at manufacturers that need composites information.
SCMEP believes transformation from textiles to composites offers textiles producers a vehicle to
manufacture higher-margin products.

As part of the program, SCMEP has visited and assessed manufacturing facilities, implemented
business assessments and improvement programs, and opened new markets for companies. Its efforts
have resulted in earnings, revenue and employment increases at participating companies.

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January/February 2007