Southern Weaving Receives 2013 Silver Crescent Award For Manufacturing Excellence

Southern Weaving Co. — a Greenville-based manufacturer of high-tensile-strength narrow fabrics
including webbing, rope, protective sleeves and coatings for cargo restraint, safety protection,
lifting and other specialty applications — has received a 2013 Silver Crescent Award for
Manufacturing Excellence in the Midsized Manufacturer category.

The Silver Crescent Awards are given by the Silver Crescent Foundation to recognize small,
midsized and large manufacturers in South Carolina and to promote the importance of manufacturing
to the state’s standard of living and quality of life.

Founded in 1904, Southern Weaving has increased its workforce by more than 25 percent over
the past two years and now employs 212 people at its locations in Greenville, Anderson, S.C., and
Collingwood, Canada. The company was recognized for its creative partnerships with community
organizations including Greenville Technical College, Furman University, SC Works, ReadySC, SCMEP
and Personal Pathways to Success.

The awards were presented at the 17th annual Salute to Manufacturing Awards Luncheon, held
last week at the TD Convention Center in Greenville.

Dalton, Ga.-based Shaw Industries Inc.’s Plant 8T in Greenville was among the eleven Silver
Crescent Award finalists.

March 26, 2013