BorgWarner’s facility in Seneca, South Carolina, received a 2015 Silver Crescent Award for Manufacturing Excellence during a luncheon at the South Carolina Manufacturing Conference and Expo. Presented by SC Biz News and Dixon Hughes Goodman, the award recognizes superior performance in seven categories, including citizenship, employee engagement, customer satisfaction, environmental stewardship, innovation, financial performance and longevity plan. This is the second Silver Crescent Award received by the facility.
“At BorgWarner, we are as passionate about product leadership as we are about supporting the communities where we work,” said Dr. Stefan Demmerle, President and General Manager, BorgWarner TorqTransfer Systems. “We would like to sincerely congratulate our employees for their hard work in building our reputation as a world-class transfer case supplier and their dedication to promoting manufacturing, supporting education, and helping those in need. We are very proud of their achievements.”
As a supplier for many major OEMs in North America, BorgWarner’s facility in Seneca produces transfer cases for four-wheel drive and all-wheel drive pickup trucks, sport utility vehicles and passenger cars. Since 2008, BorgWarner has created over 540 manufacturing jobs at the Seneca plant, providing a direct economic boost to the region. To support the growth of manufacturing, Seneca plant leaders helped found the Oconee County Industrial Group, work closely with the Oconee County Economic Development Agency and participate on the board of directors of various organizations.
BorgWarner also supports the local community through financial investment and employee engagement. At the annual Anderson, Oconee and Pickens Business and Industry Showcase, BorgWarner encourages over 5,000 students to consider manufacturing careers. The company supplies jet toy kits for the Society of Automotive Engineering – A World in Motion program for elementary schools in Oconee County, and offers scholarships, co-op opportunities and study programs through Tri-County Technical College and Clemson University. In 2014, employees at the Seneca plant donated 1,539 pounds of nonperishable food items, sponsored 80 Salvation Army angels and contributed $30,000 to organizations, charities and individuals in need within the county.
BorgWarner Inc. (NYSE: BWA) is a product leader in highly engineered components and systems for powertrains around the world. Operating manufacturing and technical facilities in 58 locations in 19 countries, the company delivers innovative powertrain solutions to improve fuel economy, reduce emissions and enhance performance. For more information, please visit borgwarner.com.
Chris Walsh, Seneca Plant Manager, BorgWarner TorqTransfer Systems (center), accepts a 2015 Silver Crescent Award for Manufacturing Excellence from South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley (left) during the South Carolina Manufacturing Conference and Expo.