Statue of Peg Leg Bates unveiled in downtown Greenville

The one-legged tap dancer who reached the heights of international fame despite his handicap is back in town.

A modernistic statue of him was unveiled this afternoon at the corner of Spring Street and East Washington Avenue near the former site of The Liberty Theater, where Bates was discovered by a New York producer in 1926, launching his start on the vaudeville circuit.

“The legend lives on,” Bates’ cousin, Camille Bates, told GreenvilleOnline.com after the unveiling. “We’re just so happy that he’s been recognized.”

The statue is the city’s 62nd piece of public art, according to Ed Zeigler, chairman of the city’s Arts in Public Places Commission.

Another Bates relative, Veldon Bates, said he thought the statue, by sculptor Joseph B. Thompson, captured the essence of Bates’ perseverance in turning his handicap into a blessing.

– GreenvilleOnline.com

Sculptor, Joseph B Thompson, right, unveiled his statue of Clayton ‘Peg Leg’ Bates today at the corner of Washington St. and Spring St.

– Ken Osburn, Staff

RMF is proud to have plated this work of art honoring such an amazing and talented local legend!

RMF receives Chrysler approval to process parts to their PS-8955 NI specification

Greenville County SC – March 25, 2013 – RMF received Chrysler approval to process parts to their PS-8955 NI specification for another processing line. It’s the fourth line at RMF to be approved to process parts for Chrysler. This line is a rack alkaline zinc nickel line located at the McDougall Court facility.