RX Industries Brings High-Tech to Hilton Head

The OpExChange thrives on success stories, driven by a collective “how-did-they-do-it” spirit. This thirst for knowledge fueled our 2024 plant visit to RX Industries (RXI) on Hilton Head Island. RXI has a remarkable journey. In 2020, at the start of the pandemic’s turmoil, Tom Rougeux found himself…

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Workforce

Contract Workforce Strategic Advice

Finding, training, and retaining employees is probably the hottest topic among manufacturers and distributors in South Carolina. At most OpExChange plant visits this year, this is raised as the most crucial problem manufacturers are facing. Many companies are turning to workforce solution providers to help in various…


Team Engagement and Collaboration in a Hybrid World

Unprecedented Stress Over the last couple of years, employees have experienced unprecedented stress from external sources including significant losses or changes, health issues, social division and more, all while managing their personal and professional obligations. As a result, employment expectations for both employers and their employees have…


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Aerospace

KTM SOLUTIONS’ FOUNDERS RETIRE, BELFLOWER TO TAKE OVER OPERATIONS

Paul (President) and Ginger (CEO) Kumler, Founders of KTM Solutions will retire on April 1, 2022. Upon retirement, the Kumlers will sell all shares in KTM Solutions to Thomas D. (Dev) Belflower III for an undisclosed value. Mr. Belflower is a long-term employee of KTM Solutions and…


One Chapter Closes, Another Begins

It was the fall of 1983. With eager anticipation I began my career as an environmental system engineer on the Cessna Citation 3 business aircraft. My wife and I moved from Ruston, Louisiana, to Wichita, Kansas, to begin a fantastic journey. To be honest, I didn’t know…


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Legislation


SC Manufacturers Alliance Announces Rebecca Leach as VP of Government Relations

(Columbia, SC) – Today, the South Carolina Manufacturers Alliance (SCMA) announced that it has hired Rebecca Leach as its Vice President of Government Relations. “We are excited to welcome Rebecca to the SCMA team,” said Sara Hazzard, President and CEO of the South Carolina Manufacturers Alliance. “Her…


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