Author: William Russell

Ashlyn Vickers recently joined GreenWood as Environmental Health & Safety Coordinator for the GreenWood home office. In this role, Ashlyn is responsible for administering various environmental and safety programs, and initiatives in the workplace to ensure the health and safety of GreenWood employees at project locations across the United States. These responsibilities include the administration of the workers’ compensation program to include effective medical case management, reporting, root cause investigations, record maintenance and follow-up. Additionally, Ashlyn ensures compliance with applicable local, state, and federal health and safety regulations for employees, staff, and customers.

In previous career positions, Ashlyn held responsibilities in safety, quality control, and manufacturing. She is a graduate of Montreat College where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences and holds several OSHA verified certifications. Welcome to GreenWood, Ashlyn!

GreenWood is proud to be recipient of the EcoVadis sustainability bronze medal and certificate. EcoVadis is the world’s largest provider of business sustainability ratings where they assess companies on their environmental, social, and ethical performance. To qualify for this recognition, GreenWood successfully completed the EcoVadis assessment process that scores companies on 21 sustainability criteria. The Bronze Medal places GreenWood within the top 50% of all assessed companies. Our dedicated project teams work tirelessly every day to perform their work well and this bronze medal is a reflection of their accomplishments.

GreenWood attended the annual National Safety Council (NSC) congress and expo in New Orleans, LA where Affinity Insurance provided several risk control workshops for attendees. The event was structured with seminars, workshops and sessions centered on creating a safe work place through innovative methods, emerging trends, and safety technology solutions. As with all safety conferences and workshops, we apply newly gained knowledge to hone our “Always Aware” safety program that keeps us safe at all times. Delivering industrial plant maintenance services safely is our number one priority in all of our work.

The South Carolina Manufacturing Conference & Exposition held their annual event in Greenville, South Carolina and GreenWood participated as an exhibitor highlighting the company’s industrial plant maintenance and facility solutions. This marks the third straight year that GreenWood had a presence at this state-wide event which is sponsored by the South Carolina Manufacturing Extension Program (SCMEP), SC Council on Competitiveness, SC Biz News, and Prisma Health.

Attendees represented a variety of manufacturing companies based in South Carolina, North Carolina, Georgia, and Tennessee. Manufacturing professionals from across the Southeast discussed the latest manufacturing trends and topics, innovations, and even economic challenges in an environment designed for networking and group discussions. Several discussions at the GreenWood exhibit centered on outsourced maintenance services, production and operations support solutions, and industrial construction services.

The event also included an awards luncheon recognizing the top manufacturer’s in South Carolina and a women-led panel of company leaders who discussed manufacturing industry-related issues through a woman’s lens, such as overcoming challenges, career advancement, mentorship, digital transition, technology and upskilling. The conference offered numerous sessions on Industry 4.0 technologies, aerospace, logistics, supply chain, workforce, and industry economic forecasts.

GreenWood was represented by Kevin Crittendon, Eric Burnette, Mike Simmons, and Benji Boggs.

GreenWood Represents at SMRP

GreenWood attended the 31st annual SMRP conference recently held in Orlando, Florida for several days of education, networking, innovation and more. This premier event brought together over 1,200 maintenance, reliability and physical asset management professionals from more than 20 countries. There were over 200 hours of education sessions presented by experts across an array of industries. Tracks included manufacturing process reliability, equipment reliability, organization and leadership, work management, emerging technologies, and workshops. GreenWood proudly supports SMRP which is a not-for-profit professional society formed by practitioners to advance the maintenance, reliability and physical asset management profession.

Representing GreenWood (L to R): Thomas “Tamp” McClellan; John Shepherd; Trent Bailey; Toney McCallum; Chris Dailey; Kevin Crittendon

Shane Westfall Named as Site Supervisor

Shane-Westfall

Shane Westfall has been named Site Supervisor at our project location in Buffalo, West Virginia. In this position, Shane leads the GreenWood mechanical and maintenance teams to ensure production efficiency delivered through maintenance best practices centered on world class safety standards. He brings 17 years of experience in the plant maintenance and construction industry gained from various project responsibilities. Shane’s background includes technical school training in welding along with numerous plant-specific training coursework involving lifts and rigging. He is also scaffold trained. Prior to this position, Shane served as a millwright/fabricator and was responsible for leading team efforts that focused on plant cost saving measures.

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GreenWood recently held a mid-year safety celebration at the company’s West Virginia project locations to mark continuous safe work performance without a lost time event. Several projects in this area provide services for heavy industrial maintenance, electrical, instrumentation, mechanical and civil for multiple client locations. Our company’s “Always Aware” program emphasizes employee safety and wellness which has resulted in over 20 years of project safety performance in West Virginia. The celebration recognized this team’s consistency in placing safety first in everything they do. As a result, safe work environments are maintained at all times. Congratulations to everyone at Team GreenWood! See more celebration images on our LinkedIn post.

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GreenWood, Inc. was recently presented with the McGriff Workplace Safety Excellence Award for achieving excellence in safety performance throughout the company. McGriff Insurance Services issues this prestigious award only to companies who achieve outstanding overall safety performance based on workers’ compensation policy loss ratio, workers’ compensation experience modification (EMR), and BLS/DART/OSHA recordable incident rate. GreenWood has now earned this award for a 13th consecutive year and is the only company to achieve this level of recognition.

“GreenWood’s exemplary safety performance is unprecedented,” says Warren Blanchard, McGriff Insurance Services. “All of us at McGriff are proud to recognize the entire GreenWood team for consistently achieving outstanding safety results every year.”

Mike Simmons, Corporate Director of Safety for GreenWood adds, “Project safety is a hallmark standard at GreenWood. We emphasize safety because we care about the well-being of project teams, staff, vendors and employees. Our safety culture is more important than anything else we do and our commitment to zero incidents will never change as we maintain an ‘always aware’ mindset at all times. We are proud to be recognized by McGriff Insurance Services and appreciate every member of Team GreenWood for keeping safety as our number one priority.”

Rudy-Duncan

Rudy Duncan has joined GreenWood as Site Manager at our project location in Carrollton, Georgia. Rudy leads the GreenWood team responsible for executing maintenance best practices that support manufacturing and facility operations through a continuous improvement process centered on world class safety standards. For this leadership role, Rudy brings expertise gained from previous manufacturing responsibilities as Maintenance Supervisor, Project Manager, Program Manager, and Technical Services Supervisor after spending time at Stanley Black & Decker, John Bean Technologies Corporation (JBT), Schwan’s Global Supply Chain, Tyson Foods, and Perdue Farms.

Rudy holds a Bachelor of Science in Project Management from Columbia Southern University as well as an Associates of Applied Science in Technical Studies from Middle Georgia Technical College.

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We had a great show exhibiting at the recently held South Carolina Manufacturing Conference & Expo in Greenville, South Carolina. More than 1,500 representatives from companies throughout the Carolinas and Georgia attended the event. What a great way to demonstrate South Carolina’s leadership and innovation in manufacturing, engineering, and maintenance expertise! GreenWood was proud to showcase our industrial maintenance solutions offering while engaging with numerous leaders from businesses across the region.

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