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.

A BIG Congratulations to our project team at Merck in Elkton, Virginia, as we recently celebrated a major safety milestone with over 6 million safe work hours without a lost time event. This is a culmination of over 3 decades of continuous work and the partnership with Merck is as strong as ever.  Thanks to all our team members, our clients and suppliers.  This doesn’t happen without everyone keeping safety as the top priority in everything we do every day.

 

GreenWood Attends SMRP 2022

Several members from Team GreenWood joined fellow maintenance and reliability professionals at SMRP in Raleigh, North Carolina. The 30th annual conference brought professionals from around the world to Raleigh for four days of education, networking, innovation and more. GreenWood proudly supports SMRP by participating in these events each year and in the past has taken an active role at the state chapter level. SMRP is a not-for-profit professional society formed by practitioners to advance the maintenance, reliability and physical asset management profession. Pictured from GreenWood are Chris Daily, John Sheppard, and Trent Bailey.

We are pleased to announce several individuals at GreenWood who have been appointed to site leadership roles at projects across the U.S. Derrick Shifflett is now Site Manager at our project in Elkton, Virginia. Jeremy Farley has re-located to Emporia, Kansas to lead our project there as Site Leader. In the Greenville, SC area (Piedmont), Chris Culbreth has been named Site Leader to lead the maintenance team at this project. Congratulations to these new leaders at Team GreenWood!

GreenWood, Inc. was recently presented with the McGriff Workplace Safety Excellence Award for achieving excellence in safety performance throughout the company. This prestigious award is issued by McGriff Insurance Services 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 12th consecutive year and is the only company to achieve this level of recognition.

“McGriff Insurance Services proudly recognizes GreenWood, Inc. for their outstanding safety results in 2021,” says Warren Blanchard, McGriff Insurance Services. “We commend their ongoing focus on zero incidents through their comprehensive safety program centered on providing a safe and healthy environment for their employees.”

Mike Simmons, Corporate Director of Safety for GreenWood adds, “We personalize our approach to safety because we care about the well-being of project teams, staff, vendors and employees. Safety emphasis is in our DNA and is more important than anything else we do. Our commitment to zero incidents will never change as we maintain an ‘always aware’ mindset at all times. This recognition from McGriff Insurance Services underscores why safety is the top priority at GreenWood, Inc.”

Trent Bailey Named Site Manager

Trent Bailey has been named Site Manager at our project location in Augusta, Georgia. His background includes several years in industrial maintenance as a technician, planner/scheduler, and then supervisor. Trent was a logistics specialist in the Army and earned a bachelor’s degree in project management from Colorado Tech University. Originally from Illinois, Trent and his family moved to the South in 2016 and they love it!

Scott Hatfield has been named Maintenance Supervisor for our project location in Augusta, Georgia. Prior to joining this project, Scott was the maintenance lead at a neighboring project in Augusta. He spent 20 years in the Army as a helicopter mechanic before transitioning to air traffic control equipment repair and was deployed 5 times. After the Army, Scott earned an Associates in Industrial Systems Technology from Augusta Technical College.

Cam Clendenin Promoted to Site Manager

We are pleased to announce that Cam Clendenin has been promoted to the role of Site Manager at WVO in South Charleston, West Virginia. GreenWood has maintained a presence at this location for nearly 20 years while supporting multiple clients in the chemical, petro-chemical, and automotive markets.

As Site Manager, Cam is responsible for managing the day-to-day job assignments and personnel resourcing for the project team. Cam oversees the project’s site supervisors and implements best safety practices to ensure work requests are completed safely and efficiently. Additionally, he oversees the NCCER Craft Training Program throughout multiple job sites within the South Charleston area. Prior to this appointment, Cam served as GreenWood’s maintenance manager at this same project where he leveraged 13 years of industry experience to lead his team. Before joining GreenWood, he served as a scaffolding builder (NCCER Certified) through another contractor where he also honed his insulating
skills. A fun fact is that Cam participated in the Associated Builders & Contractors (ABC) National
Craft Championships in San Diego, CA and finished 3rd in the insulation competition.

Cam is heavily involved in the local community where he is currently serving as Mayor of the Town of Eleanor after having served as Town Councilman. He is also a former Board Member of the Putnam County Development Authority. Cam studied management at West Virginia University Institute of Technology and earned a Board of Governor’s Associate in Applied Science at BridgeValley Community and Technical College.

GreenWood recently completed a recertification for The National Board of Boiler and Pressure Vessel Inspectors (NBBI) R symbol stamp for the repair and/or alteration of boilers, pressure vessels, and other pressure-retaining items. This Certificate of Authorization helps ensure that such alterations or repairs are only done by capable fabricators who can meet the requirements of the code.

Welders are tested and certified in the quality of their weld joints through rigorous testing procedures. Only companies who have successfully completed this process and whose QC system covers repairs according to established guidelines may obtain or recertify to use the R stamp. Work completed by certified welders is identified with the R stamp. Having this credential further establishes the professionalism of our skilled team members while maintaining a high level of confidence in our services capabilities for our clients.

GreenWood is proud to recertify each period for the R symbol stamp and will continue to value our affiliation with the NBBI.

GreenWood, Inc., was recently presented with the McGriff Workplace Safety Excellence Award for achieving excellence in safety performance throughout the company. Issued by McGriff Insurance Services, this prestigious award is reserved only for 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 10th consecutive year and is the first company to achieve this level of recognition.

“We take great pride in recognizing and celebrating GreenWood as the ‘best of the best’ in receiving this elite award and the first company to receive the 10 Year Workplace Safety Excellence Award,” says Warren Blanchard, McGriff Insurance Services. “McGriff is proud to acknowledge GreenWood’s accomplishment and commends them for their consistent focus on providing a safe and healthy environment for their employees.”

Mike Simmons, Corporate Director of Safety for GreenWood adds, “Our project teams start every day by reviewing safety standards and best practices that apply directly to the work being performed. This is engrained in our culture as we emphasize safety in every aspect of our projects with an ongoing commitment to zero incidents. Safety is our number one priority at all times.”

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