T&S Brass and Bronze Works in Travelers Rest was recently chosen as the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce's 2015 Manufacturer of the Year in the small and midsize category.
The award was presented to the company at the chamber's annual Palmetto Vision Awards ceremony, which was held last month in Columbia.
"The Theisen family moved their commercial food service 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," T&S Operations Manager Gary Cole said.
Cole lauded the company's 270 employees, saying they deserved the credit for the award which was based on quality improvements, quality of life, environmental stewardship, community professional involvement, economic development, and education and workforce development.
Winner of the Manufacturer of the Year in the large company category was The Boeing Company of South Carolina. Other awards went to Google South Carolina, Starbucks Coffee Co. (Sandy Run Roasting Plant), Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, Tanya Weldon, MHRD, PHR and Gildan USA.
A complete list of this year's Palmetto Vision Award winners can be found at http://www.scchamber.net.