Spartanburg leader awarded Order of Palmetto.

This story first appeared in the Sept. 9 print edition of the GSA Business Report

Business, political and civic leader David Britt has beenawarded the Order of the Palmetto, the state's highest civilian honor.

Britt is vice president and general manager of the South Carolina division of Tindall Corp. He has served for decades on the Spartanburg County Council and chaired the influential Economic Development Committee at the forefront of attracting the companies that pulled the county and the Upstate out of the economic post-textile doldrums and into a diverse manufacturing region.

The Order of the Palmetto recognizes Britt's "lifetime of extraordinary achievement, service and contributions on a national or statewide scale," according to a news release.

"With David's contributions and dedication to this community and state spanning so many years, it is no surprise that he is the recipient of such a prestigious award," Greg Force, president and CEO of Tindall, said in the release. "We are fortunate to have the benefit of his leadership and true compassion for people at Tindall and the entire Upstate."

Individuals must be nominated to be recognized by the Order of the Palmetto, and it may be presented only to natives or residents of South Carolina. Britt was presented with the honor on Aug. 16, by Gov. Henry McMaster at the Spartanburg County Council meeting.

"I am beyond thankful for the many opportunities I've had to give back to our great state that ultimately led me to where I am today," Britt said in the release. "It's a privilege to be awarded this high honor from Gov...

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