STRIKES HAPPEN IN BASEBALL, BOWLING, AND BUSINESS
- - - WHAT'S YOUR COMPANY'S GAME PLAN?
Outs, turkeys, and financial losses - - - the results of strikes. Strikes always strongly impact outcomes in baseball, bowling, and business. Backorders - - - especially those worth millions or even billions of dollars on paper - - - are great. Great . . . unless workers strike and continually threaten to throw your company completely out of the game. The long-term future of your business is much more important than baseball and bowling. What's your company's game plan?
South Carolina - - - a right-to-work and employment-at-will state whose workforce has a "culture of hard work, productivity, and reliability." Our highly-skilled and well-trained workforce has one of the lowest unionization participation rates in the nation. South Carolina has a history of highly-competitive labor costs - - - amongst the best in the Southeast. The average of annual days lost in South Carolina due to strikes is America's 3rd lowest. Some politicians and "big time" union bosses in other states (whose manufacturers have relocated substantial production facilities to South Carolina) argue our non-unionized workforce lacks adequate training and technical skills for major manuafacturers like Boeing and BMW. People who really know and understand the whole story say - - - Nothing more than "sour grapes!"
What proof's in the pudding? South Carolina's nationally-acclaimed technical college workforce training programs rank 4th best in the nation. Florence-Darlington Technical College ("FDTC") is South Carolina's fastest growing workforce training program - - - almost 6,000 serious students within 10 minutues of White Hawk Commerce Park. Want some more proof - - - Community College Week magazine ranked FDTC as a "Top 50 Fastest Growing Colleges" in America for 2010. In addition, FDTC's $65 million Southeastern Institute of Manufacturing and Technology ("SiMT") has a remarkable academic course menu of numerous cutting-edge virtual reality and 3-D training programs second to none in the world. No wonder more than 20% of the Florence area workforce involves the manufacturing sector. How valuable are the "real world" workforce training programs of FDTC and SiMT to several global manufacturers making Florence home? The ultimate proof - - - speak with Honda, GE, Caterpillar, ESAB, Roche, Johnson Controls - - - people who really know and understand the whole story. Boeing CEO James McNerney says South Carolina's workforce has a culture of hard work . . . any businesses that show promise of being globally competitive are welcome in South Carolina. The proof's in the pudding . . . an honest, over-all assessment from those who possess tons of "real deal" business experience, knowledge, and understanding indicates White Hawk Commerce Park's workforce offers your company a game-changing competitive advantage! White Hawk Commerce Park . . . "The Real Deal."
WHAT OTHERS KNOW ABOUT OUR WORKFORCE, TRAINING, AND "CULTURE OF HARD WORK"
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Please visit the websites of the South Carolina Department of Commerce, Florence-Darlington Technical College, Southeastern Institute of Manufacturing and Technology, and Florence County Economic Development Partnership for more detailed information about our workforce and several award-winning technical training programs available to companies choosing to make White Hawk Commerce Park home.
WHITE HAWK COMMERCE PARK . . . THE RIGHT CERTIFIED MEGA-SITE FOR MANUFACTURERS!