In July, Honda of South Carolina Mfg., Inc. (HSC) reaches an enormous milestone with the celebration of 20 years at the Timmonsville plant location. The company will celebrate with associates on July 17th by providing a team lunch and commemorative gifts. Local elected officials, community partners, local media, and Honda company guests have been invited to celebrate with the team. HSC will also acknowledge a few local organizations with donations that tie into their 20 years of success in the community.
During HSC’s 20 years, they have provided countless employment opportunities to the surrounding areas. In fact, 66 of their current associates have been with the company since it originated. HSC believes that their associates are the foundation of the company. Although the facility has grown in both size and number of associates, they have “mostly grown together,” says Michele Pridgen, Assistant Manager and 20 Year Associate. She continues, “Our workforce is made up of a variety of skilled and passionate associates that are all striving for the same goal: Building the Best Product on Earth!”
HSC associates can agree that the company “isn’t somewhere you just get a job, it’s somewhere you make a career,” says Justin Watkins, 16 Year Associate. HSC has created an atmosphere where associates encourage family and friends to also search for a career path within the company. Several associates have family members that have joined the HSC team after witnessing their success.
In addition to being part of a team that builds top-of-the-line products, associates pride themselves in being owners of Honda ATV’s and side-by-sides (SxS). And Honda prides itself in building where the product is utilized and largely sold. That motto has also encouraged their dedication in being involved with the community in a wide variety of avenues. Education being a large platform, but they also seek to be involved in community events and local non-profit organizations that are preferred by HSC associates.
Along with celebrating 20 years, HSC will produce its 3 millionth ATV during July, an operation that couldn’t be accomplished without their skilled associates.. Over the next several pages, we present some of Honda’s most popular products, built right here in Timmonsville, and tell the success stories of associates that have chosen HSC as their career.