S.C. Chamber Honors Manufacturing Employees of the Year

Staff Report From South Carolina CEO

Monday, October 8th, 2018

The South Carolina Chamber of Commerce celebrated the winners of the S.C. Manufacturing Employee of the Year Awards with an awards luncheon and panel discussion regarding the future of manufacturing in South Carolina. The 2018 Manufacturing Day Celebration, presented by Jackson Lewis P.C., recognized the important contributions honorees have made to their employers, customers and communities.

“We are grateful for the employees that are being recognized today,” said Ted Pitts, President and CEO of the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce. “These folks are not the CEOs and Presidents – they are the backbone of manufacturing in our state, working in production, enabling, and support jobs. Dedicated workers like these make their companies successful, and that success breeds prosperity in South Carolina. We recognize these winners for not just showing up to work every day, but for going the extra mile in their jobs and in their communities.”  


Small/Medium Company Awards (fewer than 1,000 employees):

  • Production Category: West Vieau, Team Lead, Sargent Metal Fabricators

  • Support Category: Amanda Lovin, Supply Chain Manager, Volvo Cars US

  • Enabling Category: Tommie Cochran, Jr., Plant Manager, Pleasurecraft Marine Engines

Large Company Awards (1,000+ employees):

  • Production Category: Janice Lawson, Deputy Vice President of Environmental Management Operations, Savannah River Nuclear Solutions

  • Support Category: Sammy Davis, Safety & Training Facilitator, Milliken & Company - Allen Plant

  • Enabling Category: Christina Trainor, VP of Human Resources, Prysmian Group North America