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Your wedding day. Without a doubt, it's one of the most significant events you will ever experience - when you and the love of your life officially seal the deal and get married. On this day, your friends and family will gather to celebrate the next step in your life. Photographers will be running around snapping photos, catering plates delicious food for guests to enjoy, and the DJ sets the mood for a night of fun and libation. You've worked extra hard to make everything look perfect and run smoothly. You have examined every moving part down to the tiniest detail. At the center of all your effort is your wedding venue in Greenwood, SC.

Your event space can mean the difference between an unforgettable event and an average occasion. Capturing your uniqueness as a couple is paramount to a memorable wedding. But, without the right venue location and staff, your unforgettable event can turn into a painfully average occasion. Fortunately, at Abney Hall, you won't ever have to worry about dingy reception spaces and crummy chow halls.

Constructed in Greenwood, SC, in 1962, Abney Hall is 15,000 square feet and sits on 500 acres of land, making it a large wedding venue unlike any other. Abney Hall was originally the home of Mrs. Josephine Abney, a Greenwood native who was a lifelong philanthropist. Mrs. Abney devoted much of her time and effort towards supporting charities, educational institutions, hospitals, and other noble efforts. Today, Abney Hall stands tall as a symbol of love, both in our community and for the couples who choose to get married here.

Abney Hall is an exclusive event experience unlike any other, surrounded by verdant forests and sparkling ponds. Our venue is a natural fit for several occasions, including:

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The Top Wedding Venue in Greenwood, SC

The beginning of your life starts at Abney Hall. With our team by your side, we can create the fairy tale wedding you have dreamed about since childhood. Whether you have 100 guests or 1,000, our waterfront ceremony locations and French-inspired courtyard are perfect for your big day. Celebrate in luxurious style surrounded by shady magnolia trees, a private forest, large ponds, and the beauty of Mother Nature. While our venue location and aesthetic have been praised far and wide, so too have the practical aspects of Abney Hall. Looking for a relaxing, comfortable spot for your bridal party to get ready in? We offer an entire floor in the Abney Hall residence to get the bridal party ready. Want to make your groomsman feel extra-special too? We've got a private, plush house just feet from a sparkling pond that is a proper hangout spot for the guys in your group.

To make life easier on you, we also offer Abney Hall as your go-to spot for rehearsal dinners. Why book an expensive restaurant or travel to another location when unmatched beauty and convenience are right at your fingertips? Abney Hall is just the place for that very important dinner the night before your big day. We are also happy to host your bridal shower at Abney Hall. Our venue makes for one of Greenwood's most unique bridal shower settings, where your family and friends can gather to give gifts and be merry before you walk down the aisle.

With such a large, magnificent house and a vast property, Abney Hall also makes for an unforgettable location for your bridal portraits and other wedding-related photography needs. Don't take our word for it - book a tour and see for yourself why so many new brides and grooms choose Abney Hall as their wedding venue in Greenwood.

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What Sets Abney Hall Apart from Other Wedding Venues in Greenwood?

You've already found the person you want to spend the rest of your life beside. The next step? Finding the perfect wedding venue for your ceremony, reception, and celebration of your lifelong commitment to one another. Remember, the backdrop for photos, dancing, eating, and all other activities will be at your wedding venue. That's why we work so hard to set Abney Hall apart from our competitors - so you and your guests can focus on love and living your new life while we work with your vendors and photographers to make your magic night a reality.

Here are just a few reasons why guests choose Abney Hall as their wedding venue in Greenwood, SC, along with some helpful tips from our experienced wedding venue staff:

Venue Size

Choosing the appropriate-sied venue for your desired guest count is a critical decision. A venue's capacity affects the number of people you need to consider having at your ceremony and reception. As you're first starting out, we recommend having a guest count in mind as you're searching for the right venue. Try to stick with that number. You may fall in love with a particular venue, but if its max capacity can't accommodate your guest count, it may be time to cross them off your list.

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Keep in mind that this is your big day. You shouldn't feel obligated to invite the college roommate you shared a dorm with for one semester. At the end of the day, your wedding venue should be one that can accommodate those closest to you. Abney Hall is equipped for both small and large weddings, consisting of 500 acres of forest, ponds, and lush natural beauty. Whether you want an intimate wedding with only your best friends or a grand ceremony with hundreds of people, we have the right amount of room to make you comfortable.

Location and Nearby Lodging

On your big day, you're likely to have friends and family traveling in from other parts of the state or country. These folks will need a place to stay during and even after your wedding. Accessibility and ease are important factors when it comes to choosing your wedding venue for both you and your guests.

Located in Greenwood, SC, Abney Hall is situated in a memorable, natural setting, giving your wedding a private vibe in the midst of Mother Nature. While we pride ourselves on having a secluded wedding event space, our venue is within an easy driving distance of hotels and vacation rentals.

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When you contact us for a tour, make sure to speak with our experienced venue manager about nearby hotels and shuttle service options. We understand that your guest's comfort and convenience are important, and we're happy to work with you to figure out the best way to get your guests to Abney Hall.

Venue Staff

At Abney Hall, our staff has earned its reputation as one of the industry's most friendly, accessible teams. We will provide you with a purpose-minded point of contact that can help answer questions relating to timelines, preferred vendors, and every aspect of your wedding. When you tour our wedding venue in Greenwood, SC, for the first time, we want you to feel like you have all the information you need to make an informed purchasing decision.

We would be happy to go over:
  • Venue Pricing
  • Ceremony Specifics
  • Reception Specifics
  • Catering Possibilities
  • Decorating Possibilities
  • Entertainment Options
  • Photography and Photo Opportunities
  • Venue Amenities
  • Bridal Party Needs
  • Groomsman Needs

At Abney Hall, our goal is to be your first resource when it comes to setting up and coordinating the details of your wedding day.

Decor

When it comes to your wedding's decor, you probably already have a few ideas in mind. We love it when our brides and grooms have a vision in mind because one of our greatest joys is turning that vision into a reality. At Abney Hall, our team is available to help you and your decorator fit, accent, and accommodate your fairy-tale wedding - whatever that may be.

Are you looking to dress up your wedding with decorations galore? Just want to add a few accents that tie into your preferred color palette? Abney Hall is versatile and ready to help however we are able.

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If you're thinking about bringing in your own greenery, lighting, floral pieces, and more, we recommend discussing your vision with us on your initial tour of our event space. That way, we can get a head start on making your big day exactly how you envision it.

Photo Opportunities

10 years from now, when you and your spouse are celebrating your anniversary, you will pull out photographs from your wedding and will reminisce about the unforgettable time you spent at Abney Hall. Your wedding photos will be with you forever, and as such, we work closely with you and your photographer to suggest extra-special photo op spots that you can only find on Abney Hall grounds.

From the grand staircase and French-inspired courtyard to our manicured gardens and lovely pond, there is no shortage of photo-op locations for your photographer to choose from. As one of the most popular wedding venues in Greenwood, SC, we have worked with dozens of photographers over the years.

Our experience has allowed us to cultivate a list of preferred photographers - all of whom have the talent to take your pictures to the next level in a setting they're familiar with. We encourage you to check out our gallery to get a sense of the scope of our wedding venue and gain inspiration from other happy couples.

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The gallery on our website is extensive but be sure to check out our Facebook and Instagram pages as well. We keep our social pages updated with recent wedding photographs, giving you an incredible resource that you can use for your own photography purposes.

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The Premier Corporate Event Venue in Greenwood, SC

Abney Hall is known across the United States for our stunning weddings, but we also play host to some of the largest corporate events in South Carolina. Why choose a bland, lifeless meeting space when you can enjoy the beauty of Mother Nature coupled with a professional atmosphere? If you have an important team-building event or corporate conference that you have to coordinate, look no further than Abney Hall.

The epitome of class and style, our corporate event space is large, lavish, and chock-full of onsite amenities for you and your co-workers to enjoy. If your team needs a morale boost, don't bring them to the local Olive Garden for a cheap lunch. Treat them to a refreshing experience in our main dining room, where we can work with you to incorporate your catering options with the goals of your event.

When the hard work is done, and your team needs a breather, what better way to relax than with a quick dip in our pool? To burn off a little steam, head over to our brand-new tennis court - the perfect place to get some exercise in an ultra-private setting while you enjoy the sights and sounds of nature. Don't forget to bring your fishing poles for a couple of hours of fishing. There's even an opportunity to go hunting if you wish.

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If you're ready to learn more about Abney Hall as your wedding venue, don't hesitate to reach out. We would love to hear more about your plans, your vision, and your needs. We know that planning a wedding isn't easy. It takes time, attention to detail, and a whole lot of patience. Our goal is to help provide you with all the info you need to learn more about our venue. Once you decide on a date, we'll work closely with you and your vendors to craft a wedding experience that you will treasure for the rest of your life.

Our available dates for your big day are going quick, especially during peak seasons like spring and fall. We look forward to hearing from you soon!

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Boxers go 12 rounds with Parkinson's in South Carolina

GREENWOOD, S.C. (AP) — Fists flew.The thump of speed bags being knocked back filled the YMCA’s indoor gym as the Rock Steady Boxing group literally fought Parkinson’s disease.Gloves on, songs from the “Rocky” soundtrack playing, the seven seniors in the group practiced their jabs and hooks April 27 under guidan...

GREENWOOD, S.C. (AP) — Fists flew.

The thump of speed bags being knocked back filled the YMCA’s indoor gym as the Rock Steady Boxing group literally fought Parkinson’s disease.

Gloves on, songs from the “Rocky” soundtrack playing, the seven seniors in the group practiced their jabs and hooks April 27 under guidance from Director of Health and Wellness Jan Rushton. Each member of the group has been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, a degenerative brain disorder.

The disease can cause tremors and a loss of motor control, but putting up their dukes and dueling it out with Parkinson’s at the gym can help fight those symptoms.

“I fall a lot. Sometimes in the bathroom,” Tom McHugh said.

He described the sensation as a sudden loss of control, like his legs have given out under him. He said he often falls backward, with little control over how he falls. It’s frightening, not knowing how bad the fall will hurt or if someone will be there to help him up.

But, over time, coming to these boxing classes at the YMCA, McHugh noticed he had more control. His balance had improved, and he had the strength to keep himself upright when earlier he would collapse.

“I sensed a kind of euphoria,” he said. “I had always thought I had been sentenced to this.”

Rock Steady Boxing was founded in 2006 in Indiana with the mission of giving Parkinson’s patients a fighting chance against the degenerative symptoms of the disease. When Rushton took over as director of health and wellness at the Lakelands Area YMCA, she had worked with a single person at Wellness Works who had Parkinson’s.

“One of the first things I did was put ‘Parkinson’s program’ on that whiteboard,” she said. “The CEO said that might have been a little ambitious, but I wanted to figure out how to make it work.”

In doing her research, she found the Indiana-based Rock Steady group. But as she was gearing up to work with them, the COVID-19 pandemic hit. The YMCA closed its doors for a while, and other matters had to take priority.

“When we reopened, the CEO said, well have you heard anything from Rock Steady Boxing,” she said.

The nonprofit had also shut down, but through virtual training, she and wellness coordinator Sunni Carwile went through the necessary training and certification. Boxing isn’t in Rushton’s background, so she learned a lot at once. But quickly she picked up on the essentials — jabbing and hooking speed bags, hitting heavy bags and learning the ways boxing syncs up cognitive and physical skills to combat the neurological degeneration that comes with Parkinson’s.

“What makes the program so amazing is it’s all people with Parkinson’s,” Rushton said. “Twenty years ago, if you were diagnosed with Parkinson’s, they told you here are your meds, go home, get your affairs in order and prepare to die.”

Although people normally notice the tremors identified with Parkinson’s, she said there are many other symptoms — loss of bodily control affects mouth muscles, making it difficult to eat or keep from drooling. Balance problems are rampant. This group provides these people a safe place to feel like they’re among peers, and in a judgment-free environment where they don’t have to explain their condition to others. They all understand one another.

“They get to feel like a kid again,” Rushton said. “Who doesn’t like to hit things? Plus, they get to tell their grandkids they’re boxers.”

On April 27 they celebrated one year of these classes. The group started with stretches, then a coordination activity where they stood in a circle passing a ball and naming a movie as they caught it. It’s intended to sync up cognitive activity with a physical motion, Rushton said.

Then they took to practicing punches one arm at a time at the speed bags. Afterward, they took rotations at various activity stations. At one, they stood over a table of lit buttons on them, looking to test their reaction speed and hand-eye coordination by hitting the one lit in orange. At others, they tested their balance on a balance pad an inch off the ground, or dribble a basketball with their boxing gloves on.

One station had them reading out loud a page from “Green Eggs and Ham.”

“One of the things that happens with Parkinson’s is we lose our voice,” Fred Latham said as he stepped up to the page. “I used to sing in all sorts of choirs. She has us read these out loud.”

A popular station is Parker, a sparring mannequin named for Parkinson’s disease. They enjoyed hurling haymakers at Parker’s chin, with more than a few blows below the belt.

“It’s awesome, with Mac (Hubbard) especially, seeing him hit Parker,” said Carwile. “He was a little unsure at first, but once he hit Parker he was like, OK, I like this.”

At the end of training, the group enjoyed some cake for their anniversary and shared some thoughts about their time in the group.

“I realized I’m not alone in this disease,” Hubbard said. “There’s other people who know what I’m going through.”

Latham’s doctor told him exercise was the key to living with Parkinson’s.

“Welcome to the exercise,” he said smiling and gesturing to the group.

“I have to fight just to get in here. I’m recently diagnosed,” said Barb Schuster. “This has given me something to do, and it’s really helped.”

Bob Thomas had grinned from ear to ear when he slugged the speed bag or tested his fists against the heavy bag. That’s because he knows exactly what he’s fighting.

“This has helped me stay focused on it not beating me, but me beating it.”

Post-Industrial Plastics Recycling Company Mumford Industries, Inc. Expanding Operations In Greenwood County, S.C.

COLUMBIA, S.C. — May 4, 2022 — Mumford Industries Inc., a post-industrial plastics recycling company and producer of Retrieve® sustainable film products, today announced plans to expand operations in Greenwood County. The company is investing $2 million and creating 33 new jobs.Founded in 1995 and headquartered in Greenwood County, Mumford Industries is one of the leading industrial plastics recycling companies in the Southeast — providing clients with professional and reliable services that give them the ability...

COLUMBIA, S.C. — May 4, 2022 — Mumford Industries Inc., a post-industrial plastics recycling company and producer of Retrieve® sustainable film products, today announced plans to expand operations in Greenwood County. The company is investing $2 million and creating 33 new jobs.

Founded in 1995 and headquartered in Greenwood County, Mumford Industries is one of the leading industrial plastics recycling companies in the Southeast — providing clients with professional and reliable services that give them the ability to be environmentally responsible, profitable and competitive in their business practices. The company serves a variety of industries including automotive, plastics manufacturers, food packaging, distribution and more.

Located at 4730 Ninety Six Highway in Ninety Six, Mumford Industries’ expansion will allow the company to accommodate additional capacity to meet growing demand for recycled materials and environmentally responsible products. Post-industrial plastics recycling and management is complex and ever-changing, and Mumford Industries supplies companies with recycling programs and services that create a positive impact on corporate sustainability goals, budgets and reputations.

Mumford Industries’ newest venture is producing sustainable packaging. Retrieve sustainable film products include bags, pouches and divider/slip sheets made from reclaimed, recycled, unused, scrap plastic film that can be used commercially to offset greenhouse gas emissions and support carbon footprint reduction.

The expansion is expected to be complete in May 2025. Individuals interested in joining the Mumford Industries team should visit the company’s contact page.

“Our expansion is thrilling because we know it will allow us to not only have an even greater impact on the environment, but also the sustainability goals of the companies that call South Carolina home,” said Mumford Industries President George Mumford. “We appreciate all the support we have received from Greenwood County to make this happen.”

“With more businesses prioritizing corporate sustainability, we are excited to have companies like Mumford Industries on our state’s roster of recycling firms,” said Governor Henry McMaster. “Along with creating opportunities for South Carolinians in the Greenwood County community, Mumford Industries is also helping create a more sustainable future for all.”

“Mumford Industries’ latest expansion in Greenwood County further proves that South Carolina is a state that focuses on sustainability,” noted Secretary of Commerce Harry M. Lightsey III. “We congratulate Mumford Industries on this $2 million investment and the 33 new jobs they are creating, and we value our strong business relationship.”

“This expansion is great news for Ninety Six and Greenwood County,” said Greenwood County Councilman Dayne Pruitt. “Not only is this the most jobs that have been created in Ninety Six in recent history, but Mumford Industries is also a company that is leading the way for a brighter tomorrow for us all. I am grateful for Mumford Industries’ decision to expand operations and their belief in our town and county.”

Posted: May 9, 2022

Source: South Carolina Office of the Governor

Greenwood Eagle Eyes prepare for South Carolina High School Bass Classic

Just as it has the past couple of years, the Greenwood Eagle Eye Anglers bass fishing team, which is made up of high schoolers from Greenwood, Emerald and Greenwood Christian, has steadily progressed in the state rankings.Now that the season is coming to an end, the Eagle Eyes have a chance to make a run for a state championship, as six of the seven teams head into the South Carolina Bass Nation Tournament, a two-day tournament starting May 6 on Lake Hartwell.To qualify for the state tournament, the team must fish in at least f...

Just as it has the past couple of years, the Greenwood Eagle Eye Anglers bass fishing team, which is made up of high schoolers from Greenwood, Emerald and Greenwood Christian, has steadily progressed in the state rankings.

Now that the season is coming to an end, the Eagle Eyes have a chance to make a run for a state championship, as six of the seven teams head into the South Carolina Bass Nation Tournament, a two-day tournament starting May 6 on Lake Hartwell.

To qualify for the state tournament, the team must fish in at least four tournaments and finish within the top half of points throughout the state. This year, there were 140 boats competing.

“I would love to see a couple of our teams finish in the top 5 in the two-day classic,” Eagle Eye coach John Cooper said. “That’s important because the number of competitors, which it looks like it will be 70 teams this year, that determines how many teams will qualify for the national championship, which will be on Lake Hartwell. The two-day classic will (send) the winner and the top two, possibly three, teams in the tournament to the national tournament. If we can get a couple of good finishes there, we could have a couple more teams qualified for the national championship.”

The Eagle Eyes have been led by the team of Peyton Sorrow and Dawson Hudson, which finished as the No. 8 team in the state this year. The brother tandem of Brayden and Nathan McKellar also made a splash for the Eagle Eyes this year, finishing the regular season as the No. 23 team in the state.

“We had a better-than-anticipated year this year,” Cooper said. “We had one team — Peyton Sorrow and Dawson Hudson — finish in the top 10 in the season total points. We had a brother team that came on strong and finished in the top 25. They really came on strong at the end of the year, and I was really proud of those guys.”

Andrew Price finished 31st in the state fishing as a solo competitor this season.

Watching the teams of Andrew Jordan and Landon Parsons, who finished 35th in the state this year, Patrick Haynes and Wiley Perrine, who finished 50th in the state, has been a big plus for Cooper this year. Haynes and Perrine are the youngest group of Eagle Eye anglers that will attempt to reach the national championship.

“They’ve really had to battle this year, overcoming some obstacles and some tournaments that they didn’t catch many fish. They kept plugging away and steadily moved up the ranks this year,” Cooper said of Jordan and Parsons. “I’m also pleased with my youngest team. They picked up steam as the year went on, as well. I really enjoyed seeing them get better as the year progressed, because this is their first year fishing together and they’re just getting used to competitive fishing.”

The Eagle Eyes will already be represented in the national championship tournament, as Sorrow qualified in January at the 2022 Bassmaster High School Series at Harris Chain of Lakes in Leesburg, Florida, but Cooper hopes another team can join the outgoing senior.

“It’s the Super Bowl of high school fishing,” he said.

Boxers Go 12 Rounds With Parkinson’s in South Carolina

The thump of speed bags being knocked back filled the YMCA’s indoor gym as the Rock Steady Boxing group literally fought Parkinson’s disease.Gloves on, songs from the “Rocky” soundtrack playing, the seven seniors in the group practiced their jabs and hooks April 27 under guidance from Director of Health and Wellness Jan Rushton. Each member of the group has been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, a degenerative brain disorder.The disease can cause tremors and a loss of motor control, but putting u...

The thump of speed bags being knocked back filled the YMCA’s indoor gym as the Rock Steady Boxing group literally fought Parkinson’s disease.

Gloves on, songs from the “Rocky” soundtrack playing, the seven seniors in the group practiced their jabs and hooks April 27 under guidance from Director of Health and Wellness Jan Rushton. Each member of the group has been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, a degenerative brain disorder.

The disease can cause tremors and a loss of motor control, but putting up their dukes and dueling it out with Parkinson’s at the gym can help fight those symptoms.

“I fall a lot. Sometimes in the bathroom,” Tom McHugh said.

He described the sensation as a sudden loss of control, like his legs have given out under him. He said he often falls backward, with little control over how he falls. It’s frightening, not knowing how bad the fall will hurt or if someone will be there to help him up.

But, over time, coming to these boxing classes at the YMCA, McHugh noticed he had more control. His balance had improved, and he had the strength to keep himself upright when earlier he would collapse.

“I sensed a kind of euphoria,” he said. “I had always thought I had been sentenced to this.”

Rock Steady Boxing was founded in 2006 in Indiana with the mission of giving Parkinson’s patients a fighting chance against the degenerative symptoms of the disease. When Rushton took over as director of health and wellness at the Lakelands Area YMCA, she had worked with a single person at Wellness Works who had Parkinson’s.

“One of the first things I did was put ‘Parkinson’s program’ on that whiteboard,” she said. “The CEO said that might have been a little ambitious, but I wanted to figure out how to make it work.”

In doing her research, she found the Indiana-based Rock Steady group. But as she was gearing up to work with them, the COVID-19 pandemic hit. The YMCA closed its doors for a while, and other matters had to take priority.

“When we reopened, the CEO said, well have you heard anything from Rock Steady Boxing,” she said.

The nonprofit had also shut down, but through virtual training, she and wellness coordinator Sunni Carwile went through the necessary training and certification. Boxing isn’t in Rushton’s background, so she learned a lot at once. But quickly she picked up on the essentials — jabbing and hooking speed bags, hitting heavy bags and learning the ways boxing syncs up cognitive and physical skills to combat the neurological degeneration that comes with Parkinson’s.

“What makes the program so amazing is it’s all people with Parkinson’s,” Rushton said. “Twenty years ago, if you were diagnosed with Parkinson’s, they told you here are your meds, go home, get your affairs in order and prepare to die.”

Although people normally notice the tremors identified with Parkinson’s, she said there are many other symptoms — loss of bodily control affects mouth muscles, making it difficult to eat or keep from drooling. Balance problems are rampant. This group provides these people a safe place to feel like they’re among peers, and in a judgment-free environment where they don’t have to explain their condition to others. They all understand one another.

“They get to feel like a kid again,” Rushton said. “Who doesn’t like to hit things? Plus, they get to tell their grandkids they’re boxers.”

On April 27 they celebrated one year of these classes. The group started with stretches, then a coordination activity where they stood in a circle passing a ball and naming a movie as they caught it. It’s intended to sync up cognitive activity with a physical motion, Rushton said.

Then they took to practicing punches one arm at a time at the speed bags. Afterward, they took rotations at various activity stations. At one, they stood over a table of lit buttons on them, looking to test their reaction speed and hand-eye coordination by hitting the one lit in orange. At others, they tested their balance on a balance pad an inch off the ground, or dribble a basketball with their boxing gloves on.

One station had them reading out loud a page from “Green Eggs and Ham.”

“One of the things that happens with Parkinson’s is we lose our voice,” Fred Latham said as he stepped up to the page. “I used to sing in all sorts of choirs. She has us read these out loud.”

A popular station is Parker, a sparring mannequin named for Parkinson’s disease. They enjoyed hurling haymakers at Parker’s chin, with more than a few blows below the belt.

“It’s awesome, with Mac (Hubbard) especially, seeing him hit Parker,” said Carwile. “He was a little unsure at first, but once he hit Parker he was like, OK, I like this.”

At the end of training, the group enjoyed some cake for their anniversary and shared some thoughts about their time in the group.

“I realized I’m not alone in this disease,” Hubbard said. “There’s other people who know what I’m going through.”

Latham’s doctor told him exercise was the key to living with Parkinson’s.

“Welcome to the exercise,” he said smiling and gesturing to the group.

“I have to fight just to get in here. I’m recently diagnosed,” said Barb Schuster. “This has given me something to do, and it’s really helped.”

Bob Thomas had grinned from ear to ear when he slugged the speed bag or tested his fists against the heavy bag. That’s because he knows exactly what he’s fighting.

“This has helped me stay focused on it not beating me, but me beating it.”

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Impresa Building Systems of Greenwood SC, LLC establishing modular construction operations in Greenwood County

More than $9 million investment will create 180 new jobs COLUMBIA, S.C. – Impresa Building Systems of Greenwood SC, LLC, an affiliate company of ...

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Impresa Building Systems of Greenwood SC, LLC, an affiliate company of Impresa Modular today announced plans to establish modular factory construction operations in Greenwood County. The more than $9 million investment will create 180 new jobs.

Impresa Modular is a residential home design, sales and development company that specializes in providing a consumer-friendly way to build and purchase homes around the United States.

Located at 161 Rock Church Road South East in Greenwood, Impresa Building Systems of Greenwood SC, LLC’s 240,000-square-foot production facility will increase the company’s operating capacity to meet growing demand and is targeted toward regional builders and developers to produce private-label residential homes in the Southeast region.

The new facility is expected to be operational by January 2022, and in full production by July 2022. Full production capacity is estimated to be more than 300 homes per year. Individuals interested in joining the Impresa Building Systems of Greenwood SC, LLC team should visit Impresa Building Systems’ careers webpage.

The Coordinating Council for Economic Development has approved job development credits related to this project. The Council also awarded Greenwood County a $200,000 Set-Aside grant to assist with related project costs.

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“We are so excited to locate our flagship factory in Greenwood. The facility will be a combination of process proven off-site modular construction practices with today’s cutting-edge methods to be an industry leader. As always, workforce is key, and we are driving to assemble top talent in all disciplines.” -Impresa Building Systems of Greenwood SC, LLC President and General Manager Dan Hobbs

“The more than $9 million investment and the 180 new jobs Impresa Building Systems of Greenwood SC, LLC is creating in Greenwood County is a huge win for the Palmetto State and will make a real difference in the local community. Thanks to this great company, and welcome to South Carolina.” -Gov. Henry McMaster

“South Carolina continues to build on its success in the manufacturing sector, and Impresa Building Systems of Greenwood SC, LLC establishing operations in the Palmetto State provides another boost. We congratulate the company and Greenwood County on today's announcement and look forward to watching them succeed within our borders." -Secretary of Commerce Harry M. Lightsey III

"Greenwood County is proud to become the home of the first Impresa branded factory that will serve the region with much-needed housing solutions. We look forward to supporting their launch and creation of many jobs that will make a lasting impact in our community." -Greenwood County Council Chairman Chuck Moates

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