Governor Nikki Haley was in the Upstate yesterday for an industrial tour, during which she was presented with an award. The Governor was in Piedmont where she toured Magna International Inc. There, she was presented with the Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA) State Leadership Award for her work championing motor vehicle parts manufacturers in South Carolina.
Information presented in connection with the award notes that in South Carolina alone, motor vehicle parts manufacturers directly employ 24,569 people. Since January 2011, South Carolina has recruited more than $5 billion in capital investment and more than 8,000 jobs in the automotive-related sector.