Jul 24, 2023
South Carolina Governor, Business Leaders Visit BOMAG Americas’ North American Headquarters
BY BOMAG Americas
This week BOMAG Americas welcomed South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster and leadership from South Carolina’s business community to its Ridgeway, South Carolina, North American headquarters to announce the launch of CONNEX South Carolina. The free online platform provides one-stop access to manufacturers in the state to connect with each other, find local suppliers, discover new business opportunities and manage their supply chains.
The database, CONNEX Marketplace, allows manufacturers to create company profiles and include pertinent information such as certifications, Small Business Administration designations, manufacturing capabilities and equipment, and much more. The platform features an Exchange Center in which manufacturers can post and respond to business opportunities with companies in South Carolina and around the nation.
“South Carolina is recognized around the world as a manufacturing state. Therefore, we must do all we can to provide our manufacturing industry with the advantages and resources needed to continue to build upon our sterling reputation,” said Governor McMaster. “With Connex South Carolina, we will be able to provide equipment manufacturing companies like BOMAG Americas with the tools needed to optimize efficiency and ultimately help drive South Carolina’s economy to even greater heights.”
Governor McMaster and business leaders were led on a guided tour of BOMAG Americas’ state-of-the-art 140,000 square-foot manufacturing facility, seeing up close a BOMAG CR Series paver on the assembly line. BOMAG Americas is one of 21 production sites worldwide that make up the FAYAT Road Equipment division, recognized as the world leader in road construction equipment and services.
“The BOMAG family was honored to host Governor McMaster as well as other business leaders for the launch of CONNEX South Carolina, an innovative 21st Century supply chain solution that helps address deficiencies and speed up production timelines,” commented Brian Bieller, president of BOMAG Americas. “Every day, contractors rely on BOMAG compaction and roadbuilding equipment to construct Americas’ infrastructure. I thank Governor McMaster for providing solutions that help to address manufacturing challenges, while allowing BOMAG to further our investment in the South Carolina economy through a local supply chain.”