Travelers Rest-based T&S Brass named S.C. Manufacturer of the Year

TRAVELERS REST, S.C. – Travelers Rest-based T&S Brass and Bronze Works has been named the 2015 Manufacturer of the Year (small/midsize category) by the S.C. Chamber of Commerce.

The announcement was made at the chamber's second annual Palmetto Vision Awards ceremony, held earlier this month in Columbia.

"The Theisen family moved their commercial foodservice and plumbing manufacturing facility to Travelers Rest in 1978, and through the hard work and dedication of a great group of people, the company has developed into one of the premier manufacturing companies in the state," said Operations Manager Gary Cole in accepting the award.

Cole said the team of 270 employees at the plant were deserving of all the credit for the award.

Criteria considered in selecting Palmetto Vision Award winners include quality improvements, quality of life, environmental stewardship, community professional involvement, economic development and education and workforce development.

Manufacturer of the Year in the large company category was The Boeing Company South Carolina. Other awards went to Google South Carolina, Starbucks Coffee Company (Sandy Run Roasting Plant), Emanuel AME Church in Charleston and Tanya Weldon, MHRD, PHR, Gildan USA, Inc.

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