Colite News

Thank You IHG: Celebrating 10 Years of Signage

For Colite, this past summer marked the 10-year anniversary of our relationship working with InterContinental Hotels Group. Over the years, we’ve completed more than 700 projects for 9 different IHG brands. Our work stretches far and wide, covering the Continental U.S. and beyond. It has truly been an honor to work with such a terrific […]

December 5th, 2017

Leadership Columbia: Revitalizing the Lincoln St. Tunnel

On Thursday, April 20th, the Leadership Columbia Class of 2017 gathered with Mayor Steve Benjamin for a ribbon-cutting ceremony to unveil WatermarkedSC – their months-long beautification project at the Lincoln Street tunnel. The 60-member Leadership Columbia class developed WatermarkedSC as a way to commemorate the incredible spirit and unity of Columbia and its people in the wake […]

April 21st, 2017

Seeing the Light: Why LED Makes Sense

For Colite, 2016 represented a terrific year of growth. Our business is booming and our processes are continuously improving. Entering 2017, it was important that we kept our momentum and worked hard to lead by example. That philosophy is ingrained in everything we do at Colite; from the products and services we offer to the […]

March 3rd, 2017

Giti Tire: Installation Recap (video)

In 2015, global tire producer Giti Tire broke ground on their first manufacturing facility outside of Asia. Located in Richburg, SC, the 1.8-million-square-foot plant sits on 11,000 acres and will host nearly 2,000 employees when completed later this year. To furnish signage for the massive complex, Giti Tire chose Colite to manage the design, engineering, […]

February 28th, 2017

Colite Moves Up Again: South Carolina 100

Each year, the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce releases their annual magazine, ASCEND. The publication allows the Chamber to showcase outstanding South Carolina businesses while highlighting how each of them compete in the domestic and international space. Colite is honored to have been recognized by the Chamber once again, earning 76th place among the South […]

December 20th, 2016

Building a Brand: Arconic (video)

In late 2015, Alcoa, the world’s leading supplier of lightweight metals announced the split of their company into two separate (Fortune 500) entities: Alcoa and their new value-add company, Arconic. The process of developing Arconic would start from the ground up, beginning with a comprehensive branding plan designed by the experts at Landor. Bringing that […]

December 5th, 2016

Colite Labor Day BBQ: Celebrating, Helping & Healing

Colite has called Columbia, South Carolina home for almost 70 years now. In that time, we’ve grown right alongside our beloved city and watched it flourish just as we have. Like Columbia, we’ve relied on hard work and dedication to achieve great things. In that spirit, it’s no surprise that we take our Labor Day […]

September 8th, 2016

Colite Helps BizTown Shine

Having been in business since 1947, we’ve enjoyed our fair share of ambitious and noteworthy projects over the years. Yet, there are few causes which truly captivate our spirit like the Junior Achievement organization. Aiming to prepare young people for success in an increasingly globalized economy, Junior Achievement relies on its volunteers, donors, and sponsors to create […]

June 28th, 2016

Colite at Work in the Community

We install signs all over the world, but our hearts are never too far from home. As individuals and as a family of co-workers, we are dedicated to giving back to our community. From charitable giving to volunteerism and environmentally conscious manufacturing, we seize every opportunity to improve the quality of life in our area […]

April 20th, 2015

Value Engineering Well Done

In the manufacturing industry, Value Engineering is a term that is familiar and important but not always achievable, easy, or often utilized. Simply put, the primary focus of Value Engineering is assuring that the greatest functionality is delivered for the least cost or expense, in order to maximize value. When a manufacturing company can provide […]

February 18th, 2014