The Husqvarna Orangeburg Facility on June 7 honored the Orangeburg County Disabilities and Special Needs Board for its work and dedication during the 2019 build season. The group has been helping the Orangeburg campus for over five years with subassembly for production lines, grounds and facilities maintenance. "Combined, approximately 50 individuals bring their tremendous work ethic along with their heartening personalities to the Orangeburg facilities daily."

S.C. Ports continues to set records

CHARLESTON -- The South Carolina Ports Authority reported its strongest May on record, with 204,457 20-foot equivalent container units handled last month.

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Fiscal year-to-date TEU volume is up 9.7%, with 2,192,689 TEUs handled since the port’s fiscal year began in July.

“Our container volumes this fiscal year have been strong compared to FY2018,” said Jim Newsome, SCPA president and CEO. “We look forward to continuing this momentum as we wrap up FY2019 at the end of June.”

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As measured in pier containers, or boxes handled, SCPA moved a record 118,048 containers across the docks of its two container terminals in May, surpassing the previous May record of 113,531 pier containers in 2018. Fiscal year-to-date, pier container volume is up 10.2 percent with 1,251,247 boxes handled July through May.

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Inland Port Greer handled its highest monthly container volume last month, with 15,563 rail moves. The facility has handled 128,515 rail moves since July.

MUSC ranked fifth by Forbes; Boeing tops list

CHARLESTON – MUSC Health ranks No. 5 on the inaugural Forbes list of America’s Best Employers in South Carolina.

Forbes partnered with market research firm Statista to pinpoint the organizations liked best by employees in its first-ever ranking of America’s Best Employers by state. The ranking is divided into 51 lists: one for each of the 50 states, plus the District of Columbia. To view the South Carolina list of 49 best employers, please visit: https://www.forbes.com/best-employers-by-state/#13840e51487a.

“It is always gratifying when employees acknowledge our organization as an outstanding employer,” said Patrick J. Cawley, M.D., CEO of MUSC Health and Vice President of Health Affairs, University. “No matter how much advanced technology we use, it takes highly skilled, compassionate, caring people to reach a health system’s fullest potential and to consistently deliver our best to patients and families.”

In the Palmetto state, the top five best employers on the list are: Boeing, Bosch, Chick-fil-A, Costco Wholesale and MUSC Health. There are a total of eight health care organizations on the state list. MUSC Health is the highest-ranking among the health care organizations.

To determine the list, Statista surveyed 50,000 Americans working for businesses with at least 500 employees. All the surveys were anonymous, allowing participants to openly share their opinions. The respondents were asked to rate, on a scale of zero to 10, how likely they would recommend their employer to others. Statista then asked respondents to nominate organizations in industries outside their own.

The number of businesses ranked in each state was dependent on two factors — the number of qualifying employers and the size of the state’s workforce. Those with operations in more than one state had the opportunity to be listed multiple times. The final list ranks the 1,430 employers that received the greatest number of recommendations in each of the 50 states as well as the District of Columbia.

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