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SSM Industries, Inc., is taking active steps to increase and inspire productivity within the company. Advancing industry safety and creativity, through ongoing leadership education and industry involvement.
    SPRING CITY, TN, June 01, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/ -- SSM Industries, Inc., is taking active steps to increase and inspire productivity within the company. Advancing industry safety and creativity, through ongoing leadership education and industry involvement, is an important goal of the company. SSM is motivating their workforce, boosting confidence and increasing productivity through education and organizational participation. SSM creates financial rewards and benefits while keeping their company employees informed of the latest industry technology and continually working to ensure a culture of quality.

Scott Hilleary, CEO, SSM Industries and Steve Smith, VP Sales and Marketing, currently participate in Vistage. Vistage provides professionally facilitated peer advisory groups that help CEO's and senior executives become better leaders, make better decisions and ultimately achieve better results. "SSM is a growing company, stated Hilleary, "We encourage and support our employees, our most valuable resource, to grow in advance of our company and take advantage of opportunities toward future development."

Recent employee accomplishments are generating energy within the company. Phil Chandler, SSM Controller, held a degree in Civil Engineering and had thirty years of experience in commercial construction when he decided to pursue an MBA with a concentration in accounting from Tennessee Tech University. Immediately following that accomplishment, he acquired his CPA (certified public accountant) certification from the State of Tennessee. Mr. Chandler is working to ensure SSM maintains a strong financial position. "With an engineering background, I was able to oversee SSM's recent creation of our new yarn spinning plant. I feel very fortunate to be able to utilize my old (engineering) and new (accounting) skills to help SSM grow year after year. I hope that I also provide an example to others that it is never too late to learn new skills and broaden your horizon."

SSM VP of Manufacturing, Teresa Stooksberry, is currently working toward an MBA at Bryan College in Dayton, TN, with the support of SSM. "SSM has provided support for me to attain my Bachelors Degree and is now helping me as I pursue my MBA, said Stooksberry, "SSM has supported me in every way."

SSM is also providing the latest industrial education to their team. Wendell Witt, National Accounts Manager for Industrial Work Wear, had the benefit of attending the North Carolina State University week-long "Textile 101" course. The course covered fabric construction, dyeing and finishing. NC State and SSM continue to work together testing fabrics at the NC State cutting-edge laboratory, ultimately ensuring quality product offerings to customers.

SSM is proud to support and challenge their team of employees to set goals that align with the company's future and help support those goals through continuing education and knowledge.

SSM Industries, Inc., founded in 1982, is a full service safety and protective fabric manufacturer. Spinning, Knitting, Weaving, Dyeing and Finishing all take place under one roof. SSM's daily mission is to develop better ways of protecting people and assets. For information, contact: Customer Service at

SSM Industries, Inc, is an industry leader as a flame resistant fabric manufacturer. For further information call 423-365-4048.

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