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MEDIA ADVISORY: S.C. Chamber Celebrates Employees of the Year on Manufacturing Day

October 3, 2017

COLUMBIA, S.C. – The South Carolina Chamber of Commerce will celebrate the winners of the S.C. Manufacturing Employee of the Year Awards on Friday, October 6. Created to focus attention on the important contributions manufacturing employees make to their employers, customers and communities, the event showcases contributions in the areas of innovation, teamwork, community service and leadership.

Friday, October 6th, 2017 is National Manufacturing Day.

The event features a panel including state lawmakers and business leaders, and a luncheon honoring award winners, who are listed below. Further information is available here.

WHO:                              S.C. Senator Sean Bennett (District 38; Labor, Commerce and Industry Committee)
                                        Katarina Fjording (V.P., Purchasing and Manufacturing, Americas; Volvo Car U.S. Operations)
                                        Tim Hardee, Ph.D. (President, S.C. Technical College System)
                                        Tim Hayden (President and CEO, Sargent Metal Fabricators)
                                        Dave Stafford (Head of Personnel, Michelin North America, Inc.)
                                        S.C. Representative Brian White (District 6; Chair, House Ways and Means Committee)

WHAT:                             S.C. Manufacturing Employee of the Year Awards – Panel Discussion & Awards Luncheon

WHEN:                             Friday, October 6th
                                         9:00 AM – Registration
                                         10:00 AM – Panel Discussion: Manufacturing Matters: A Conversation on Manufacturing in S.C
                                         12:00 PM – Luncheon featuring presentation of Manufacturing Employee of the Year Awards


WHERE:                          Embassy Suites - Greenville
                                         670 Verdae Boulevard
                                         Greenville, SC 29607



Production Category

Small Employer: Wayne Norris, 3C Forming Team Lead, CeramTec North America

Medium Employer: Armond Prior, Aircraft Sheetmetal Mechanic, Lockheed Martin

Large Employer: Dennis Askew, Vice President and Mill Manager - Marlboro Mill, Domtar


Support Category

Small Employer: Andrea Rodgers, Information Technology Administrator, Phoenix Specialty Mfg. Co.

Medium Employer: Teri King, Manager, HR,  Bosch-Rexroth Corporation

Large Employer: George Olley, Tire Building Controller, Michelin- Spartanburg


Enabling Category

Small Employer: Lisa Ann Ward, Administrative Assistant, Danfoss

Medium Employer: Eva M Grande-Sandoval,  Plant Change Management Draexlmaier - Duncan

Large Employer: Eugene White, Principal Program Planner, Savannah River Nuclear Solutions, LLC.



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