UNION COUNTY — Three plants in Union County are among more than 100 industrial facilities across South Carolina recognized for providing their employees with a safe place to work.
In a statement released earlier this month, the South Carolina Manufacturers Alliance (SCMA) announced that it has recognized 114 industrial facilities throughout South Carolina for outstanding workplace safety accomplishments during 2015.
The press release states that “facilities with a low rate of incidents resulting in lost workdays, job transfers or restrictions were nominated for recognition. Plants submitting an incidence rate below the statewide average for their NAICS code received an award during the 2016 Safety Summit.”
Among the industrial facilities recognized for workplace safety for 2015 were the Timken Tyger River Plant, the Pinckney/Paragon Plastics plant of Sonoco Plastics, the Neal Shoals Hydroelectric facility of the South Carolina Electric & Gas Company.
Timken’s recognition by the SCMA was referred to by Timken Tyger River Plant Manager Bob Hart during an address to Union County High School students Tuesday morning. Hart was taking part in a presentation about the new Union County Community Scholarship Program that helps high school seniors continue their education after high school. In his address, Hart discussed the transformation of the Tyger River facility and its impact on the work environment it provides its employees.
Hart told the students that the Tyger River Plant’s work environments are “much cleaner and safer than they were 10 years ago, and for that, our plant was recognized on March 17 with a safety award from the South Carolina Manufacturers Alliance. This is the third consecutive year Tyger River has won this statewide award.”
“We are all honored to represent the SCMA and to have the opportunity to recognize the continued outstanding safety achievements of our members,” said Scott Coleman, SCMA Plant Safety Conference Chairman and HR Manager for Sage Automotive Interiors. “Safety of associates needs to be our top priority every day, and we need to be proud of our achievements this past year but continue to strive for it in years to come. Manufacturers are held to high standards when it comes to achieving this award, and it is clear that South Carolina manufacturers have continued to reach for these goals day in and day out. We are proud to present these awards to our members because it demonstrates our efforts to ensure the safety and health of our associates.”
About The SCMA
The South Carolina Manufacturers Alliance is the only statewide organization dedicated exclusively to the interests of manufacturers. Its mission is to elevate the quality of life for all South Carolinians by advancing the state’s manufacturing industry. The SCMA membership is comprised of more than 200 manufacturing companies that represent more than 80,000 associates in South Carolina. For additional information about the SCMA, please visit www.myscma.com
This story was submitted by the South Carolina Manufacturers Alliance.