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SCMEP Adds New Business Learning Center in North Charleston

February 15, 2017






North Charleston, SC – The South Carolina Manufacturing Extension Partnership (SCMEP) has opened its third Business Learning Center in the state at the Lowcountry Graduate Center in North Charleston. This resource will increase SCMEP’s ability to serve the training and workforce development needs of manufacturing companies in the Lowcountry and across South Carolina.

“Our goal is to increase the maturity of the local supply chain in support of the emerging automotive and aviation industries in the Lowcountry,” said Brian Kuney, Regional Vice President for SCMEP.

SCMEP uses a strategic, hands-on, partnering approach to help South Carolina companies improve their competitiveness, performance, and profitability in today’s increasingly demanding global economy. Short-term courses offered at the Lowcountry Graduate Center will include ISO 9001 Auditor Training, Problem Solving, Front Line Leadership, as well as Lean Six Sigma and other topics targeted to the needs of the local business community.

To learn more about SCMEP courses that will be offered at the Lowcountry Graduate Center, visit or call 803.252.6976.

LGC Media Contact: Chris Duncan

SCMEP: Channing Childers

The South Carolina Manufacturing Extension Partnership (SCMEP) is a private, non-profit group that serves as a proven resource to South Carolina businesses, providing them with a range of innovative strategies and solutions. An affiliate of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), SCMEP operates under the US Department of Commerce to promote innovation and industrial competitiveness.

The Lowcountry Graduate Center was created in 2001 as a consortium of the College of Charleston, The Citadel and the Medical University of South Carolina. These founding institutions, along with the University of South Carolina, Clemson University, Anderson University, and South Carolina State University, now offer a variety of graduate degrees and certificates at the Lowcountry Graduate Center. Conveniently located in North Charleston, the mission of the Lowcountry Graduate Center is to increase access to advanced education by professionals in the workforce, support the region’s employers, and boost economic development in the Lowcountry.