Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) April 30, 2014
Gary Bruce, President of PartnerTech North America, located in Atlanta, Georgia accepted the proclamation for Manufacturing Appreciation Week at the Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners meeting. The proclamation states the week of April 14-18 as Manufacturing Appreciation Week.
Manufacturing Appreciation Week was developed by the Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) and the Georgia Department of Economic Development. TCSG and the Georgia Department of Economic Development work to support development of a qualified workforce for the manufacturing industry in Georgia through programs like Quick Start.
Quick Start is an internationally acclaimed workforce development program that provides customized training to the manufacturing industry. PartnerTech enjoys close ties with Gwinnett Technical College, one of the schools that offer the Quick Start program and with Georgia Tech’s primary business outreach organization, the Georgia Tech Enterprise Innovation Institute(EI2).
"PartnerTech is proud to receive this proclamation on behalf of the manufacturers in Gwinnett County and to represent the industry in Georgia. Manufacturing Appreciation Week gives us the opportunity to celebrate the positive impact our industry has on the economy of our state through corporate responsibility and workforce excellence. Manufacturing is vital to the health of our state's economy and we look forward to continued growth both personally and as an industry,” says Bruce. "Manufacturers are able to find talent in the local workforce due in part to secondary education initiatives such as the Georgia Tech Enterprise Innovation Institute, and through excellent training programs from institutions such as Gwinnett Technical College.”
Additionally, on Thursday, April 17th, Gwinnett Tech, along with the Georgia Department of Economic Development, co-hosted the Governor’s Awards Luncheon where manufacturing companies from all over the state were honored and awarded in several categories. Among those nominated for Manufacturer of the Year 2014, were PartnerTech along with Hitatchi Automotive, Georgia-Pacific, Mitsubishi Power Systems, Pratt & Whitney and Gulfstream Aerospace.
According to Georgia.org, manufacturers in Georgia employed over 480,000 people in 2013 and were responsible for 92% of exports in 2011. PartnerTech has grown over 600% over the last five years and in 2012 moved to a new location with greater capacity to serve their clients. MAW is the chance to celebrate manufacturers like PartnerTech, that contribute so much to the economy in Georgia, the US and globally.
A Trusted Industrial Partner, PartnerTech develops and manufactures products on behalf of leading businesses in the market areas of Defense and Maritime, Industry, Information Technology, MedTech & Instrumentation, CleanTech and Point of Sale Applications. With almost 1,400 employees at its plants in Sweden, Norway, Finland, Poland, the UK, the United States and China, PartnerTech reports annual sales of more than SEK 2,2 billion (approx. $335MM). PartnerTech AB, the parent company, is headquartered in Malmö, Sweden, and is listed on the Nasdaq OMX Stockholm Exchange.
PartnerTech Inc., located in Atlanta, GA, is a wholly owned subsidiary of PartnerTech AB of Sweden and offers expertise in postponement manufacturing, making them an obvious choice for companies seeking to lower costs through better forecasting, supply chain alternatives and efficiencies in distribution and management of capital investments. Services are tailored to fit the needs of each client, with regard to scaling production, shipping expertise and sourcing methods.