Metalforming magazine recognizes Southco press operator as one of 2021’s Women of Excellence in Metal Forming & Fabricating.
Concordville, PA — SOUTHCO®, a leader in engineered access hardware, congratulates Michelle Copp, Primary Press Setup/Operator at the Honeoye Falls, N.Y., facility, on being recognized as one of 35 recipients of the Sixth Annual Women of Excellence Awards, presented by Metalforming magazine in conjunction with the Precision Metalforming Association (PMA) and with the support of the Women in Manufacturing Association (WiM).
For the past six years, the Women of Excellence in Metal Forming & Fabricating awards have recognized the accomplishments and contributions of women in the industry — women in leadership positions or on the shop floor, those who represent dedication to their company and the industry and demonstrate excellence day in and day out.
Southco’s Michelle Copp was selected as one of 35 award recipients. Copp has worked at Southco for 28 years, starting in assembly and serving as a secondary press operator and windscreen technician before moving into her current position as a primary setup press operator.
The selection committee notes that Copp possesses solid technical, parts and setup knowledge and is a consistent contributor to the business. She has made numerous positive contributions by sharing her technical expertise and press troubleshooting skills with new associates. Michelle is admired by her Southco colleagues for her dedication not only to the job at hand, but to all the people she works with, as well as her outstanding work ethic and well-rounded skill set.
“Manufacturing provides women with countless opportunities in all aspects of the business,” Copp said. “There tends to be plenty of room to grow and advance within a company. I feel a great sense of pride knowing that the products I help make are making a difference in people’s lives.”
Southco, Inc. is the leading global designer and manufacturer of engineered access solutions. From quality and performance to aesthetics and ergonomics, we understand that first impressions are lasting impressions in product design. For over 70 years, Southco has helped the world’s most recognized brands create value for their customers with innovative access solutions designed to enhance the touch points of their products in transportation and industrial applications, medical equipment, data centers and more. With unrivalled engineering resources, innovative products and a dedicated global team, Southco delivers the broadest portfolio of premium access solutions available to equipment designers throughout the world.