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Edgefield County Business Leader Honored by Department of Commerce
web posted March 21, 2013
COLUMBIA, S.C. – Edgefield
S. Oh, president and CEO of US Fibers, was honored yesterday as an
Ambassador for Economic Development by the Department of Commerce as
part of South Carolina’s Industry Appreciation Week. The ceremony took
place in Columbia on Tuesday, March 19 on the grounds of the Governor’s
mansion and highlighted 47 individuals from 46 counties for their
exceptional efforts to bolster community and economic development
activities in South Carolina.
“South Carolina is becoming the new ‘it’ state for doing business. And
industry and local leaders are helping show the nation and the world
the benefits the Palmetto State has to offer companies. Today we
celebrate the local leaders who are making a difference and improving
the competitiveness of their communities,” said Gov. Nikki Haley.
Oh and his Pac Tell Group opened US Fibers in Edgefield County in 2004.
Since that time they have expanded several times, most recently in
2012. Multiple states were courting US Fibers for these investments but
both times Oh made the commitment to Edgefield County. He and his
leadership team are involved in various business associations promoting
growth throughout South Carolina. In 2012, Oh was elected president of
the Korean Trade Association for the Southeast.
Since 2004, Oh has continued has expand his company’s presence in South
Carolina four different times, each time doubling in capacity and
Edgefield County Council Chairman Dean Campbell said, "We in Edgefield
County are lucky to have Edward Oh and US Fibers. He continues to work
hard to bring jobs to Edgefield County, and his vision continues to set
the pace for others to follow. I congratulate him on being named the
Edgefield County Ambassador for Economic Development."
"With the growth and opportunities that US Fibers has afforded
Edgefield County, we are privileged and honored to have them as a
partner with our County," County Council Vice-chair Genia Blackwell
said. "Congratulations to Mr. Oh and US Fibers for their recognition
with Economic Development. We look forward to having you in Edgefield
County for many years to come."
“Economic development is a team effort, requiring input from
organizations and individuals across the state. South Carolina
continues to enjoy economic development successes because of the work
of the individuals recognized as Ambassadors for Economic Development.
They are a vital part of Team South Carolina,” said Secretary of
Commerce Bobby Hitt.
Each year the Department of Commerce joins local communities to thank
businesses for their vital contributions to South Carolina’s
economy. The Department of Commerce kicks off Industry
Appreciation Week each year by recognizing individuals throughout South
Carolina as Ambassadors for Economic Development. These
individuals include local leaders from the private sector representing
a variety of businesses and economic development organizations
committed to securing new jobs and investment in their communities.
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