Charleston Manufacturers Focus on Training Current and Future Workers

Industry Week
Michele Nash-Hoff
September 23, 2017

After visiting the Charleston Port terminal and the Mercedes-Benz Vans Training Center, I had the pleasure of visiting several manufacturers during my two-day trip to the Charleston metro area. We first visited Ingevity in North Charleston, where I met Michael Wilson, president and CEO, Dan Gallagher; vice president, Investor Relations; Eric Walmet, Charleston plant manager; Jack Maurer, director, Communications and Brand Management; and Laura Woodcock, manager, P.R.

Ingevity is a leading global manufacturer of specialty chemicals and high-performance carbon materials that are used in a variety of demanding applications, including asphalt paving, oil exploration and production, agrochemicals, adhesives, lubricants, publication inks, and automotive components that reduce gasoline vapor emissions. The company creates high value-added products from renewable raw materials. The name is “coined” from the meaning of four words: genuine, ingenuity, innovation, and longevity.

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