Imerys Refractory Minerals North America was awarded the 2016 Partners in Progress Award by the Sumter County Chamber of Commerce and the Sumter County Payroll Development Authority. The Partners in Progress Award considers a company’s commitment to partnering with and growing Sumter County. Through corporate practices that encourage employees to participate in civic clubs and service organizations to financial contributions for community economic development and service projects, the Partners in Progress award highlights a company who partners in a multitude of ways to see the success of Sumter County. Imerys Refractory Minerals North America understands the value of business and industry partnerships in the community, and actively engaging in community leadership efforts. The award was handed to Dave Tucker, Quality Assurance Manager and David Peppers, Human Resources Manager by Barbara Grogan, Executive Director of the Sumter County Chamber of Commerce.