Engineering firm Keck & Wood will move its employees from Hampton Street to the Lowenstein Building by early 2018.
The Lowenstein Building is under renovation revitalizing what used to be a textile mill. The building is part of the former Rock Hill Printing & Finishing Co., often known as The Bleachery. The area is in the University Center mixed-use development, between Winthrop University and downtown Rock Hill.
Eddie Williams, president and CEO of Keck & Wood, said the move has significance for him. Williams’ father moved his family from Greenville to Rock Hill to work at The Bleachery.
The developer of the building, Lowenstein Partners, LLC is working with The Tuttle Co. to manage the project.
“We think this location will enhance our ability to hire and retain the technical talent we need,” Williams said. “The ‘college town’ environment of University Center will provide the amenities important to today’s workforce.”
Keck & Wood provides civil engineering, landscape architecture and land surveying services to state and local governments, public utilities and institutions across the Southeastern.
Rock Hill Mayor Doug Echols said Keck & Wood has been a “strong corporate member” of Rock Hill.
“Their move demonstrates the company’s continued belief in the increasing vitality and expansion of the core of our city and future business opportunities in this area,” Echols said.
York County’s Arthur Black re-elected to AgSouth’s board
York County’s Arthur Black was among four people re-elected to AgSouth’s board of directors during the firm’s annual meetings.
Black is a peach, strawberry, hay and produce farmer. He has been a director of the association for 21 years.
He is president of York County Farm Bureau and serves on the board of the Fruit Advisory Committee of the South Carolina Farm Bureau. Black also serves as president on the board of Farmers Mutual Insurance and is a member of the York Investment Association.
Other directors who were re-elected, all from Georgia, include Charles C. Rucks of Fayette County, James C. Carter Jr. of Henry County and Sean Lennon of Meriwether County.
AgSouth Farm Credit provides loans for land, equipment and production agriculture, crop insurance, leasing and home mortgages.
Cornely earns Mental Health Professional of Year award
Dr. Paul Cornely received the Mental Health Professional of the Year award from the National Alliance on Mental Illness-South Carolina at its annual awards meeting Aug. 25.
Cornely has served as executive director of the Catawba Community Mental Health Center since 2007.
Cornely was recognized for helping to bring a mental health court to York County, which would provide treatment instead of incarceration for individuals who have committed minor crimes.
Cornely also was instrumental in securing a $4.5 million grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration for the CCMHC.