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Knight’s Companies Expands Management Team in the Midlands

August 26, 2020
Billy Ray standing in front of a Knight's Tanker

COLUMBIA, South Carolina ­– Knight’s Companies is expanding its management team in the Midlands by hiring Billy Ray as its new Area Manager and promoting Chris Dennis to Production Manager. Now up to five plants, this is another step in the process of growing the footprint Knight’s set in Columbia in 2017. With 25 years of experience, Ray held a variety of roles while working his way up from a Yardman to a Construction Products Manager at MMC Materials, Inc.. After a brief retirement, he found his way to Columbia to work for a different employer, and after parting ways…

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Knight’s Companies Hires Its First Female Welder

May 8, 2020
Esther Jones signing on to work at Knight's

SUMMERVILLE, S.C. – After recruiting her for a year and a half, Knight’s Companies  finally signed on Esther Jones as its first female welder. Times are changing, and gender diversity is starting to make headway into blue collar jobs. Jones says she isn’t just a pretty face; she’s a young, talented and hardworking welder who was trained at the Dorchester County Career and Technology Center. “There’s a lot for her to learn because she’s young, but what the DCCTC offered her through its courses was phenomenal,” Keith Anderson, Knight’s Companies Recruiter, said. “It made the selection easy for her to…

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Knight’s Companies Adds Concrete Pumping Division to Services Offered

August 13, 2019

Press Release dated August 6, 2019 Knight’s Companies of Summerville, South Carolina, now offers concrete pumping services in the Lowcountry and Midlands with its new pumping division.  Gregory Bates joined Knight’s Companies to head the new division in April, 2019. As the operations manager, Mr. Bates oversees drivers, ensures trucks are properly maintained, and coordinates with contractors at the project site to keep everything running smoothly. Gregory Bates started in construction working in ditches. “Construction has allowed me to provide a better life for my family as I have worked my way up,” he says. “I started hearing about Knight’s…

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Straight out of high school and into careers, SC students stand tall at ‘signing day’

May 14, 2019
Career Signing Day with Concrete Supplier in Columbia, SC

By Paul Bowers pbowers@postandcourier.com; May 10, 2019 DORCHESTER — As he inked a contract in front of a crowd Friday morning at the Dorchester County Career and Technology Center, high school senior Jordan Neblett was flanked by his beaming parents and his soon-to-be employers. The scene had all the trappings of a college athlete’s signing day. Only instead of a ball cap or a college hoodie, he was handed a hardhat and a yellow safety vest. After studying carpentry at the public school program, Jordan had signed on to do skilled construction work for Knight’s Companies in Summerville.

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