T&S Brass has been named a Top Workplace in South Carolina for 2018 by Integrated Media Publishing, publisher of Greenville Business Magazine, Columbia Business Monthly and Charleston Business Magazine.
“As a family-owned business, we place a high value on creating a thriving and satisfying workplace, one where associates feel empowered and engaged. We want T&S to be a great place to work, and we’re honored and proud to receive this recognition,” said Claude Theisen, T&S Brass president and CEO.
South Carolina Top Workplaces honors are based on employee survey responses and recognize exceptional employee engagement and workplace culture. Questions explored employees’ perceptions about their role and voice at T&S, how they perceived decision makers’ actions, and whether they were satisfied with their own work, benefits and company culture.
“The results were really an indicator of how people feel about the direction and leadership of the company,” said Mary Alice Bowers, T&S vice president of human resources.
T&S, which has been headquartered in South Carolina since 1978, has cultivated its role as a leading local employer. The company boasts an extremely low turnover rate and employee retention far exceeding manufacturing industry averages.
“Our least experienced supervisor in the plant has been with us for 12 years,” Bowers said. “That kind of seasoned, knowledgeable leadership helps associates feel confident that we’re on the right path. And we work hard to create a workplace where all employees feel valued and heard.
“T&S wants to be the best in the industry, and the only way to do that is to have a workforce that’s on the same page,” she said.
Nearly 50 percent of T&S’ 300-employee workforce responded to the survey.
Read a sample of anonymous employee comments below:
“I feel that trusting me to make decisions for the greater good for the company is empowering for me because I know that I am working for a company that trusts my judgement and allows me to flourish in my role.”
“New ideas are taken positively and seriously. I feel like I have a voice at T&S Brass.”
"Great opportunity to be a part of a company that allows people to grow and excel.”
“I am needed and appreciated. My managers and coworkers constantly recognize a job well done and are helpful in areas where improvement can be made. We are truly a team here.”
“I love my job because T&S Brass is truly an awesome company that cares about their employees. Once you are employed by T&S Brass, you become part of a family.”
In recent years, T&S has also been recognized with the 2015 South Carolina Manufacturer of the Year
and the 2016 Silver Crescent Award
, the most prestigious award for manufacturers in South Carolina. Both awards included criteria regarding employee engagement and quality of life.