Middle Georgia Chapter Launches January 30th For The Georgia Manufacturing Alliance

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Networking Lunch and Erdrich USA Plant Tour planned to kick off the Georgia Manufacturing Alliance's Middle Georgia Chapter

Jonnell Minefee, GMA Middle GA Networking Leader

“The GMA Middle Georgia Chapter will offer local businesses and manufacturers a means of access and connections with service providers and manufacturers throughout the state of Georgia,” said Jonnell Minefee, GMA networking leader.

The Georgia Manufacturing Alliance (GMA) is extending its reach across the state and is launching a new chapter in the Central Region on January 30th. Their kick off meeting will include a Networking Lunch & Learn at the Middle Georgia Regional Commission followed by a plant tour of Erdrich USA in Dublin, GA.

“Historically, Central Georgia has been a hub for manufacturing in our state,” said Jason Moss, CEO of the Georgia Manufacturing Alliance. “GMA exists to support Georgia’s manufacturing community, and we do this by providing networking events, plant tours and educational programs. Our activities help bring awareness to the manufacturing industry and highlight the best people, plants and products that Georgia has to offer.”

The GMA’s Middle Georgia Chapter Lunch & Learn will provide an opportunity to network with industry professionals that are interested in building a stronger manufacturing community in this area. The first event will be held from 11:30am – 1:00pm at the Middle Georgia Regional Commission and will be an introduction to the Georgia Manufacturing Alliance and a brain storming session for developing a Middle Georgia Chapter. Since 2008, GMA has been the fastest growing community of manufacturing professionals in the state by providing plant tours, networking events, and educational sessions that are specifically designed to help build strategic alliances between service providers and manufacturers in Georgia. To learn more about their Middle Georgia Chapter and to register for this event, visit: https://www.georgiamanufacturingalliance.com/events/middle-ga-networking-luncheon---macon-

The networking event will be followed by a tour of Erdrich USA in Dublin, GA from 3:00pm – 5:00pm. Erdrich provides manufacturing processes for Tier 1 automotive customers at their 125,000 sq. ft. facility. They are a Global company with $300 million in annual sales, 5 locations, and approximately 1,700 employees world-wide. They produce their electronic parking brake systems via advanced automated technologies that process metal forming from a raw to a finished state. Attendees will tour their Advanced Manufacturing Facility which showcases new machining and assembly processes including the operation of press machines ranging from 500T to 800T. To learn more about this tour and to register, visit: https://www.georgiamanufacturingalliance.com/events/erdrich-usa-plant-tour---dublin

“The GMA Middle Georgia Chapter will offer local businesses and manufacturers a means of access and connections with service providers and manufacturers throughout the state of Georgia,” said Jonnell Minefee, GMA networking leader and managing partner of Solar Tyme USA. “This access will help manufacturers source local providers and will provide opportunities to learn best practices through plant tours and educational opportunities in this area.”

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.

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