The coolest thing made in SC is made in Greenville

The F-16 Fighting Falcon by Lockheed Martin won the bracket-style competition by the SC Manufacturers Alliance.


The F-16 Fighting Falcon | Photo by Lockheed Martin

Hand-out/Lockheed Martin Aeronautics

What’s cooler than being cool? The F-16 Fighting Falcon.

The jet — produced by Lockheed Martin right here in Greenville — was named “The Coolest Thing Made in South Carolina” in the SC Manufacturers Alliance’s bracket-style competition, SC Manufacturing Madness.

The second annual contest spanned two months, and started with 246 nominated products. The top 16 made the bracket, and weekly votes were cast (220,000+ total) to narrow down the winner.

Among the final four were also two other Upstate manufacturers:

Way to go, Lockheed Martin, GE Vernova, and Electrolux Home Products Inc.

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