Women making a difference in South Carolina’s manufacturing industry will be honored during the South Carolina Manufacturing Conference and Expo in Greenville.
The inaugural Manufacturing Mavens awards will recognize 10 women making an impact in the manufacturing sector and in the community in The Palmetto State. Honorees will be revealed during the luncheon event.
The luncheon , to take place from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Greenville Convention Center, 1 Exposition Drive, Greenville, will also feature an all-female panel discussion moderated by Catherine Hayes, industry manager for the South Carolina Research Authority.
To register for the South Carolina Manufacturing Conference and Expo, click here.
The Manufacturing Mavens awards are part of a full slate of manufacturing industry-specific content planned for the conference.
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A highlight of the conference is a keynote from Rodger Fuller, chief operating officer of Sonoco Products Co., a publicly traded global provider of packaging products based in Hartsville, and the only Fortune 500 company headquartered in South Carolina. Fuller is charged with driving an increased focus on centralization and standardization for the company’s largest integrated businesses.
A Thursday morning panel discussion will tackle closing the skills gap and offer insights on how manufacturers can upskill their workforce and how to hire new team members to match the demand for skilled positions.
A Friday morning panel discussion will offer solutions for manufacturers seeking to innovate through digital transformation and include real-world insight on how to evolve in the ever-changing technology landscape gripping the manufacturing industry.
The conference will be capped by the annual SCMEP Salute to Manufacturing Awards Luncheon, in partnership with the South Carolina Manufacturing Extension Partnership.
The awards will honor manufacturers in five categories: