Finalists Announced in U.Va. Darden School of Business’ Third Annual Tayloe Murphy Resilience Awards Competition
August 23, 2012
Service Center Metals is one of eleven finalists who will compete for five winning spots in the third annual Tayloe Murphy Resilience Awards competition held by the University of Virginia Darden School of Business. The awards dinner will take place on Wednesday, September 5, 2012.
“The goal of the Resilience Awards is to bring well-deserved attention to highly successful businesses in parts of Virginia that some might unwisely overlook,” said Greg Fairchild, associate professor of business administration at the Darden School of Business. “These finalists demonstrate the strength of Virginia’s main street businesses, even in the face of significant economic obstacles.”
Service Center Metals, Prince George
In the decade since its founding, aluminum extrusion manufacturer Service Center Metals (SCM) has become a benchmark for American manufacturing, recognized as an industry leader in innovation and customer service. The company was formed by former Reynolds Metals Company executives R. Scott Kelley, R. Randolph “Randy” Weis and Lloyd S. “Chip” Dollins Jr., who worked a combined 39 years for the country’s second-largest aluminum manufacturer. Today, SCM has the second-largest market share in the industry and employs 120 individuals producing superior quality rod, bar, pipe, angles, channels, I-beams and custom shapes. From its Prince George facility, SCM supplies extruded aluminum shapes exclusively to aluminum service centers, which resell products to manufacturers. The company has sold more than a half-billion pounds of extrusions to the service center industry.
The Tayloe Murphy Resilience Awards honor the most resilient businesses in Virginia — those which display growth, a dogged entrepreneurial spirit and commitment to community in areas facing high unemployment, high poverty and low entrepreneurial activity. The competition is held by Darden’s Initiative for Business in Society (IBiS).
Five winners will be announced at a special dinner, reception and awards presentation at Darden’s Abbott Center on Wednesday, September 5, where finalists will join state and local officials, economic development and business leaders and Darden representatives.
To help spur economic growth and entrepreneurial efforts in hard-hit areas of the Commonwealth, Tayloe Murphy Resilience Award winners receive more than recognition from one of the best business schools in the country. Through ongoing media coverage, opportunities to engage key business and government leaders, and enrollment in a week-long Executive Education course at Darden — valued at $8,000–$12,000 — Resilience Award winners will gain visibility and resources to help their company and community continue to grow and succeed.
The Tayloe Murphy Resilience Awards are presented in part by sponsorship from Virginia Business.
To learn more about the awards ceremony, please visit the Resilience Awards website or contact Chris Allerton at firstname.lastname@example.org or 434-979-2678.