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Sustainable Manufacturing Moving Forward in SC

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11 years ago, six federal agencies partnered together in a program to provide technical assistance to manufacturers across the country to help their operations become more economically and environmentally sustainable.  Our state joined that effort through an industrial assessment program at Clemson University called SC E3.  Sustainable Manufacturing Forum Mar. 12, 2020

Mike Switzer interviews David Ladner, an associate professor at the Department of Environmental Engineering and Earth Sciences at Clemson University.

After almost 20 years, Mike Switzer retired from Wells Fargo Securities in 2001 as Senior Vice President/Investment Officer and Certified Portfolio Manager. In 1999, he and his wife, Maggie, purchased and operated for eight years the Baskin Robbins ice cream store on Forest Drive in Columbia. They grew the store from a bottom-tier operation in the Baskin Robbins franchise system to one in the top 5% nationwide within three years, tripling sales along the way. While operating the ice cream store, Mike and Maggie received patents for a portable ice cream sink and fold-down sneezeguard they invented and in 2002 started Magnolia Carts, an ice cream cart manufacturing company, which they sold in 2013.