The South Carolina Chamber of Commerce selected coated fabrics and specialty coating company Graniteville Specialty Fabrics, Graniteville, S.C., as its 2013 Manufacturer of the Year. The award recognizes companies that strive for manufacturing excellence, make a positive economic impact, commit to workforce development and demonstrate stewardship of their communities. Graniteville Specialty Fabrics makes custom-coated marine fabrics, military and commercial tent fabric, awnings, specialty technical fabrics and consumer fabrics. The company’s product improvement initiatives, employee wellness program, safe and environmentally friendly workplace and sustainability are some features that helped earn the honor. Read more at the Graniteville website.