Articles by SCMFG/Staff

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…


Manufacturing Madness Is Back

3rd Annual Contest to Pick the Next Coolest Thing Made in SC The South Carolina Manufacturers Alliance (SCMA) has launched the 3rd annual Manufacturing Madness contest. Presented by BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina, Manufacturing Madness is a bracket-style competition that engages the public to select the “Coolest Thing Made…


Carolina Handling’s Justin Benson To Speak At Modex

Carolina Handling Vice President of Intralogistics Solutions Justin Benson has been tapped to deliver a presentation entitled, “Elevating Operations with Total Intralogistics Solutions: An Ecosystem of Efficiencies,” during MODEX, one of the largest supply chain trade shows in the country. The March 11-14 event at the Georgia…


Bots & Brews Special Events

The South Carolina Manufacturing Extension Partnership (SCMEP) presents its engaging event series, “Bots and Brews,” designed to immerse manufacturers in the world of automation while fostering networking opportunities. This series offers an insightful exploration of cutting-edge robotics technology alongside enjoyable socializing. With upcoming events scheduled, attendees can…


The Promise and the Pitfalls of Lean Manufacturing

“My Team hates Lean”. These were the first words on the topic I heard from my 2nd Shift Manager when I broached a process improvement strategy. I was working at one of the largest manufacturers in the world at the time, Titan of the Manufacturing industry, one…



Smart Manufacturing Road Show

Join the Smart Manufacturing Road Show to explore Industry 4.0 and Smart Manufacturing. The South Carolina Manufacturing Extension Partnership (SCMEP) has partnered with ThinkIQ and CESMII to help small and medium-sized manufacturers: Discover industry applications Participate in immersive learning sessions Get practical insights on Smart Manufacturing implementation…


Carolina Handling Helps Fight Childhood Cancer With Negu Donation

Carolina Handling is helping fight childhood cancer with a $5000 donation to NEGU: Never Ever Give Up, a program of the Jessie Rees Foundation. Carolina Handling associates took the Greenville Swamp Rabbits #NEGU challenge during Childhood Cancer Awareness Month this past September to raise awareness and funds…


SCMA Announces the Inaugural Class of the SC Manufacturing Leadership Program

The South Carolina Manufacturers Alliance (SCMA) has announced its inaugural class of the SC Manufacturing Leadership Program. The class is comprised of nineteen professionals representing a variety of manufacturing industry sectors and ranging from small businesses to multinational corporations. “The SCMLP inaugural class is a cross-section of what…


Carolina Handling Receives Industry MVP Award

Carolina Handling, a recognized leader in the material handling industry, has received the 2024 Most Valuable Partner (MVP) Award from the Material Handling Equipment Distributors Association (MHEDA) for outstanding achievements in 2023. This marks the fourth consecutive year that the company has received the award. The MVP…