About the South Carolina Manufacturers Alliance

For more than a century, the South Carolina Manufacturers Alliance (SCMA) has been the voice for manufacturing in South Carolina. Founded in 1902, the organization is the only statewide association dedicated exclusively to the interests of manufacturers.

Our membership ranges from small businesses to global operations, spanning industry sectors that include aerospace, automotive, textile, chemical, pulp and paper, steel, and advanced materials to name a few. SCMA provides value to its members through unmatched legislative and regulatory advocacy, manufacturing focused programs and initiatives, and industry sector and regional councils.

At every turn, SCMA aims to preserve and promote the economic health of manufacturers in South Carolina. We advocate for public policies that drive our industry forward, offer educational and informational forums, and provide opportunities to share best practices and build connections.

Our Mission & Values

Our mission is to strengthen and advance South Carolina manufacturing by advocating for our members, fostering a world-class workforce, and bringing together manufacturers to connect, share, and solve industry challenges.


Because we approach all endeavors with honesty and trust, we have built a reputation as the respected manufacturing voice in South Carolina.


We bring together diverse industries and people from across the state to provide unique perspectives, strength, and wisdom critical to our success.

Forward Thinking

We are proactive in identifying and addressing member needs and priorities.

Member Focused

We are a member driven organization with members’ needs at the forefront of everything we do.


We achieve the best outcomes for our members because of our dedicated focus on manufacturing.

Organizational Structure

SCMA is the manufacturing industry’s association in South Carolina, serving as its government liaison. The Alliance provides educational forums through committee and division conferences. SCMA maintains constant contact with state government agencies, the South Carolina General Assembly, educational institutions, and the media.

SCMA annually elects a Chairman, First Vice Chairman and Second Vice Chairman. These are industry executives and serve without compensation. The management and control of the Alliance and its affairs are vested in a Board of Directors. Directors are elected from the SCMA membership and are persons who currently exercise an active executive function in a member company.