Articles by SCMFG/Staff

SCMFG Highlights: Daedalus Industrial

Who They Are? Daedalus Industrial was originally founded as Patriot Automation until rebranding in 2019 to illustrate the company’s focus on designing cutting-edge engineering solutions. Daedalus Industrial is headquartered in Easley, SC and is an electrical and electronic manufacturer for clients around the nation and globe. The…


BASF in Seneca donates $5,000 and personal hygiene items to Grace’s Closet

SENECA, SC, October 6, 2021 – BASF’s site in Seneca, South Carolina recently donated $5,000 to Grace’s Closet, along with personal hygiene items such as soap, toothpaste, shampoo and more. The donation will provide students in the area with access to essential personal care items through the…



Talent Innovation

Many years ago, an executive director I worked for told me, “I don’t pay you to think.” After a moment of shock, I replied, “I guess that explains why you pay me so little.” During my time with that organization, I spearheaded many projects, some of which…


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….


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…


Stepping Into the Future?

My last article, “Where Do We Go from Here,” discussed the challenges of competing in a world market, particularly when it comes to competition for low cost. Low-skilled labor. The US can’t compete with countries where the average worker compensation is less than half the compensation levels…


Southern Stories; “To Aunt Janet, a eulogy for the living”

I never understood the point of eulogies. Oh sure, they’re nice speeches with flowery sentiments spoken in somber tones over the sound of soft crying. Occasionally they’re funny. Usually they’re touching. Sometimes they go terribly awry when the wrong family member is chosen to give them. (Looking…


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…