An award winning sculpture that captures one of Taylor Machines Works most prominent machines will soon be donated and on display in the front lobby of Taylor Logistics.
Bryson Jenkins of DeKalb, recently won first in Welding Sculpture in the Mississippi SkillsUSA Championships in Jackson. He received the award on his Taylor Machine sculpture due to its detailed and several challenging welding techniques used. He attends East Mississippi Community College where study’s welding. Shane McDaniel of Louisville is the instructor. This was the first year that the EMCC Scooba campus had ever participated in a welding competition.
Other Mississippi SkillsUSA Championship winners with local connections from EMCC were Isaiah Woods and Dylan Copeland received first place in Chapter Display. Chanley McDaniel placed first in sheet metal and second in the state.
Jenkins, Woods and other welding class students from EMCC under the direction of welding instructor Shane McDaniel recently toured the Taylor Machine Works Facilities with eyes on future employment. The students asked many questions of Davis Taylor of Taylor Machine Works’ Suddenly Service about the machines produced and the work at the Taylor Facilities around the country.
Jenkins and McDaniel plan to present the sculpture to Taylor Machine Works for display after the National Welding Competition.
More than 6,000 students, all state champions, will compete in 100 different trade, technical and leadership categories for national championship titles of SkillsUSA in June. This will be the last year the event will take place in Kentucky. Next year, the nationals move to Atlanta.