By Brandi Wylie ’24
Michael Mason ’23, a physics major from Florence, South Carolina, and Pierce Drummer ’25, an undeclared major from Spartanburg, South Carolina, had the most unique summer experiences that Morgan Corp. has provided college students.
They operated heavy machinery while working for the grading company in Spartanburg.
David Johnson ’98, a Wofford trustee, is the company’s chief executive officer. The company has had a relationship with Wofford for several years.
Isaiah Ellis ’21 was an industrial intern at Morgan Corp. John Lansing ’20 is a field engineer and Taylor White ’12 is in business development with the company.
Jeff Fields, recruiting manager at Morgan Corp., says that Mason and Drummer’s experience with the company’s grading and utility crews was different from the typical internship experience offered by the company because they were exposed to heavy machinery on job sites.
Bulldozers, scrappers and motor graders were the only pieces of machinery they didn’t operate.
“I want to be an industrial engineer, so working in hands-on jobs will help me to be prepared for that in many ways,” says Mason, who learned about the opportunity through Dr. Mackay Salley ’95, chair of Wofford’s physics department. “I have learned how to operate various types of machinery that I will have to know how to use later on in life.”
Drummer also found Morgan Corp. to be a good experience.
“What I love about (Morgan Corp.) is the employees are like a family, and the job sites’ main concern is always safety, which is very important to me,” Drummer says.