Travelers Rest manufacturing plant named one of best in North America

TRAVELERS REST, S.C. – Travelers Rest-based T&S Brass and Bronze Works has been singled out as one of the best plants in North America, according to IndustryWeek Magazine.

The publication recognized the commercial foodservice and plumbing manufacturer on January 13 as one of six winners in its 25th annual Best Plants competition.

Last fall, IndustryWeek Executive Editor Steve Minter visited T&S’s Travelers Rest facility as part of the competition’s onsite assessment process.

“T&S Brass and Bronze Works embodies the values of IndustryWeek’s Best Plants contest winners – efficient manufacturing operations dedicated to continuous improvement producing high-quality products," Minter said.

"The company’s engaged workforce is an integral part of the daily quest to improve its products and operations and T&S’s investments in technology, processes and people are helping to ensure it remains a safe, environmentally responsible and highly competitive business,” Minter added.

Gary Cole, operations manager for T&S, says the award is a great way to cap off what was a great year for the company.

“We’re honored to have our Travelers Rest team recognized in such a public way, and that recognition comes because of the work ethic and dedication of an amazing group of people,” Cole said.

T&S and the other winners — Boston Scientific Maple Grove in Maple Grove, Minnesota; Cessna Mexico in Chihuahua, Mexico; General Cable Corporation in Marion, Indiana; L. B. Foster Rail Technologies Corporation in Vancouver, British Columbia and The Raymond Corporation in Greene, New York — will be profiled in the January/February issue of IndustryWeek and will be honored during an awards ceremony at the 2015 IndustryWeek Best Plants conference in Charlotte, N.C. in May.

On the Web: T&S Brass — IndustryWeek