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:
- The Electrolux/Frigidaire Single-Door Refrigerator and Freezer made by Electrolux Home Products Inc. in Anderson
- The 7HA.03 Gas Turbine made by GE Gas Power, part of GE Vernova in Greenville
- Side-by-Side Vehicles made by American Honda Motor Co., Inc. South Carolina Manufacturing in Timmonsville
Way to go, Lockheed Martin, GE Vernova, and Electrolux Home Products Inc.