Southern Champion Tray
Executive Vice President
Our mission at Southern Champion Tray (SCT) is “to serve customers with great packaging and distinctive service in ways that value people and glorify God.”
Our values statement is, “We strive to follow Christian morals and Biblically based principles: Trustworthy, Servant-Hearted, Relational, and Resourceful.”
SCT was started in 1927, and we are thankful to have just celebrated 95 years in business. The foundation of these statements, which we revised in 2015, goes back to my grandfather, SCT’s founder, Milt, and my dad, Chuck. Grandpa was a machinist and full of integrity; he consistently lived out trustworthiness and resourcefulness. When Dad took over the business, he worked hard to continue the legacy of his dad while being more explicit about our family’s desire to glorify God throughout every aspect of the business.
When my brother John (President & CEO) and I started leading the business over 25 years ago, we sought to continue the legacy of Grandpa and Dad, while strengthening SCT’s culture and focusing on the three pillars of our mission: serve customers, value people, and glorify God.
We seek to provide steady, long-term employment even through the ups and downs of the economy and business conditions, which is why we operate with minimal debt. We are thankful we have never had a lay-off in the company’s 95-year history. In valuing our team, we view each team member holistically, and we strive to invest in each person, professionally and personally. Some examples include on-site wellness centers and an exercise physiologist on staff, free confidential counseling through Shepherd’s Care and Marketplace Chaplains, marriage retreats through FamilyLife, and access to Dave Ramsey’s SmartDollar online financial program and RightNow Media.
As we continue the legacies of Grandpa and Dad, our hope is that SCT becomes “a thriving culture of engaged individuals intentionally impacting their families, work, and communities.”