1. a group of people living in the same place or having a particular characteristic in common.
2. a feeling of fellowship with others, as a result of sharing common attitudes, interests, and goals.
The people and organizations that have made our region great welcomed us to Lancaster County, and we are grateful. We have found that we share many values with the people of Lancaster like respect, integrity and accountability. We also share a strong commitment to this community, now and for the future.
At Haile, we not only value the community; we’re part of the community.
We employ more than 560 people at Haile, and with 89% of our employees living in Lancaster County and the surrounding areas, we are neighbors, friends, volunteers, customers and leaders within the community.
Are we proud to have been commended by state and county officials for our commitment to local businesses and workforce? Absolutely.
Are we working hard with the Kershaw town government and Chamber of Commerce, local banking institutions and state government to ensure that businesses in our community are prepared to manage their growth? Definitely.
Do we volunteer hundreds of hours in local schools, civic and volunteer organizations to help make our communities stronger? Positively.
Our Haile employees are proud to contribute to the community, whether it’s serving on the Kershaw Chamber Board or the volunteer fire department, volunteering in the schools, or simply loaning (setting up and taking down, too!) chairs, tables and tents for events around the area, it’s part of being good neighbors.
Here are a few examples of local events or organizations we’ve supported in some way:
- 911 Dispatchers Annual Day of Appreciation
- Lancaster County Teachers Kick Off Lunch
- Mother’s Day Banquet
- Hog Jam
- Mt. Calvary Summer Program
- Lancaster Children’s Home
- Shriner’s Hospital golf fundraiser
- National Nutrition Month, Head Start Program
- Erwin Elementary School
- North Central Middle School reading class
We’re proud to be a part of this community where we live and work.
The Haile Operation has held celebratory “Gold Rush Days” events which invited neighbors of all ages to enjoy a fantastic day of fun including gold mining activities, face painting, yummy food, a petting zoo, princesses (what Gold Rush is complete without one?), bounce houses, crafts and lots of neighborly fun.
The Heelsplitter Project
In late September 2017, for the first time in recorded history, United States Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) agents released Carolina heelsplitter mussels, raised in captivity, into the wild in Flat Creek. This endangered species had less than 200 remaining mussels in the wild. We’re proud to provide a protected environment for the heelsplitter to recover and hopefully…to thrive. Read more about the heelsplitter project.
A Home For “Mrs. Pearl”
When 76-year-old Pearl Brown lost everything to a house fire started by an arsonist, the Haile team seized the opportunity to help and donated a home owned by the mine to “Mrs. Pearl” as she is known in the community. Mrs. Pearl served as a custodian in the Kershaw County School District for most of her life. A huge crowd including former students turned out for the ribbon cutting. Mrs. Pearl wanted to be sure we told EVERYONE at the Haile Gold Mine “Thank you from the bottom of my heart.” Thank YOU, Mrs. Pearl for serving our community for so many years.