Taking a crack at making stronger metals

Garrett Pataky receives CAREER award for research on metal fatigue. Garrett Pataky of Clemson University and his students will be taking an up-close look at what happens when metal cracks, as they launch new research that could lead to longer-lasting metal in everything from bridges to cars….

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Operators Unlimited Hires Bill Heale as Account Manager

Seasoned Engineer and Experienced Operations Specialist Joins OU Team  Duncan, SC. (September 17, 2021) – Operators Unlimited, Inc. recently announced the addition of Bill Heale to its sales team as an account manager. Heale has acquired more than 40 years of experience working in the chemical treatment…

BASF’s Kirkland named to Upstate Workforce Development Board

CONVERSE, SC, August 10, 2021 – Jerome Kirkland, Site Manager for BASF’s Converse manufacturing facility in Spartanburg County, has been named to the Upstate Workforce Investment Board. The board builds and maintains a workforce development system that meets the needs of employers of Cherokee, Spartanburg and Union…


Top 5 Criteria for Women in STEM

South Carolina Manufacturing Introduction: Gretchen Philyaw is an industry CEO and noted columnist for a variety of global publications including Innovation & Tech Today and Plastics News. South Carolina Manufacturing is proud to announce our invitation to include her global column, Fabric of America, to our list of SCMFG resources and…

We Need Help! SCETV and SCMFG inspiring students for manufacturing workforce

Alongside South Carolina ETV, SCMFG will produce compelling videos aimed at students around the state to encourage careers in manufacturing. When I attended middle school in the Palmetto State, our science classes and eighth grade history studies were steeped in all-things South Carolina. From Rudy Mancke and NatureScene to Mary…

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Should Small Manufacturers Mandate COVID-19 Vaccinations?

On September 9, 2021, President Biden announced OSHA is developing a rule requiring all employers with at least 100 employees to make sure their workforce is fully vaccinated or require unvaccinated workers to get a negative test at least once a week. And in the interim, OSHA…