“The common thread at each facility was the pride that the employees took in creating each product," said Jason Moss, CEO of the Georgia Manufacturing Alliance.
ATLANTA (PRWEB) July 31, 2018
From Alpharetta to Savannah, each region in Georgia was highlighted in the Buy From Georgia Campaign that focused on manufacturers that make consumer products. The campaign kicked off with a tour of Scientific Games on June 27th and ended on July 31st with a tour of Sunny Delight. Over 500 people attended the tours which included everything from food preparation to firearms to golf carts.
“It was fascinating to see the diversity of manufacturing capabilities across so many different segments of manufacturing,” said Jason Moss, CEO of the Georgia Manufacturing Alliance. “The common thread at each facility was the pride that the employees took in creating each product. Although we saw very impressive automation in the factories that we toured, there was a huge focus on continuous improvement using lean and six sigma principles.”
The Buy From Georgia Tour Series included:
Okabashi Plant Tour (Shoes) • July 10 • Buford
Sherwin Williams Plant Tour (Paint) • July 16 • Covington
Millennium Mats (Mats) • July 17 • Suwanee
Georgia Gifts & More (Souvenirs/Gift Items) • July 18 • Atlanta
Prep Cook (Food items) • July 18 • Atlanta
Club Car Plant Tour (Golf Carts) • July 20 • Augusta
Hon Company Plant Tour (Office Furniture) • July 23 • Cedartown
Southwire 12 For Life Plant Tour (Wire) • July 23 • Carrollton
Duracell Plant Tour (Batteries) • July 24 • LaGrange
Henkel Plant Tour (Adhesive Products) • July 24 • LaGrange
Kumho Tire Plant Tour (Tires) • July 25 • Macon
Savannah Bee Plant Tour (Honey & Beauty Products) • July 26 • Savannah
EmployAbility Tour (T-shirts) • July 26 • Savannah
Ghost Coast Distillery Tour (Whiskey) • July 26 • Savannah
Daniel Defense (Firearms) • July 27 • Black Creek
Sunny Delight (Beverages) • July 31 • Atlanta
“Our organization was founded in 2008 and even after 10 years of touring the state, I am more impressed than ever with the innovations, technologies, and the people that make manufacturing the number 1 industry in Georgia,” continued Moss. “It is our goal to bring awareness to the great products manufactured in our state, and we developed a tool that helps connect the general consumer to products manufactured in Georgia. The BuyFromGA.com website features 100s of items that are manufactured in Georgia, and we hope every resident will go to this site and purchase items Made in Georgia.”
ABOUT GMA: The Georgia Manufacturing Alliance (GMA) is a membership-based industry organization founded in 2008 to support Georgia’s manufacturing community. GMA provides monthly plant tours, educational sessions, tradeshows, and unique networking opportunities designed to help make profitable business connections for its members. The Georgia Manufacturing Directory, Georgia Manufacturing Summit, and Georgia Manufacturing Calendar are additional resources produced by GMA. To learn more about the organization, membership, and upcoming events, please call 770-338-0051 or visit their website http://www.GeorgiaManufacturingAlliance.com.