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 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.


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.


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 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.


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!

  • 1
  • 2
  • 7
GreenWood, Inc. is a Women-Owned business. WBENC Logo