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Temcor adds to a big year with a big award
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It’s been a big year for Temcor.

The Rincon aluminum dome manufacturer was honored  with the Platinum Award as the Georgia Featured Export Product of the Year at the Georgia European Union Summit in Macon on Thursday. Earlier this year, the company received the Governor’s Manufacturer of the Year Award.

“Two statewide awards in one year is pretty fantastic,” said Leland Sanders, Temcor vice-president for manufacturing. “This is huge for Temcor and huge for Effingham County.”

Sanders also noted Monday’s announcement that Portuguese manufacturer EFACEC will be moving into the Effingham Industrial Park.

“Twice in the same week, we get to put Effingham County on the map,” he said. “It’s fantastic for Effingham County to get more recognition.”

Sanders was joined by Mat Carmichael, who coordinates Temcor exports via ocean and air freight, Lee Grimes of the Savannah Economic Development Authority, Savannah Technical College vice president of economic development Ken Boyd and Georgia QuickStart regional director Jan Melcher.

Temcor is the world’s largest aluminum dome manufacturer and has more than 7,000 projects worldwide across 70 countries.

“We continue to be the leader in our niche market,” Sanders said.

And business only appears to be picking up. The Rincon facility is out of space and is leasing 10,000 square feet next door just for warehousing. Sanders also met with consul generals from Taiwan — Temcor has built the world’s largest clear span roof in Taiwan — and Japan on Thursday to discuss Temcor projects there. The company’s slogan is “Temcor covers your world,” and the global reach appears to be backing that up.

“We’re working on a huge project for a large Baptist church in Seoul, South Korea,” Sanders said.

The company is also waiting on the final word for a handful of projects in Korea.

Sanders also is coordinating a meeting next month with Russian officials trying to put together that nation’s bid to host the 2016 Summer Olympic Games and help with some of its venues.

“That would be huge for us as well,” he said.