Southwire, One of North America’s Largest Wire and Cable Producers, To Sponsor People of Manufacturing Awards at the 2019 Georgia Manufacturing Summit

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People of Manufacturing Awards bring recognition to the top employees in Georgia’s manufacturing community and honor the people that have gone above and beyond to better their organization’s manufacturing operations.

Jason Pollard, Southwire's VP of Talent Acquisition and Communications

“By coming together to highlight and collectively showcase our thoughts, ideas and best practices, we are strengthening the impact that manufacturing can have in Georgia and around the world," said Jason Pollard, VP of Talent Acquisition and Communications for Southwire.

The Georgia Manufacturing Alliance (GMA) is proud to announce that Southwire will sponsor the People of Manufacturing Awards, held in conjunction with the Georgia Manufacturing Summit, on October 9 at the Cobb Galleria. These prestigious awards bring exposure and recognition to the top employees in Georgia’s manufacturing community and honor the people that have gone above and beyond to better their organization’s manufacturing operations.

Nominations are being accepted through August 1 for the 2019 awards. Categories include Front Line Leadership, Plant Manager, Team Safety and Team Operational Excellence. Nominations can be made at https://www.georgiamanufacturingalliance.com/awards

“We have been fortunate to be a part of GMA since 2016, and during that time, have truly seen the value of this great organization,” said Jason Pollard, vice president of talent acquisition and communications for Southwire. “By coming together to highlight and collectively showcase our thoughts, ideas and best practices, we are strengthening the impact that manufacturing can have in the state of Georgia and around the world.”

Founded in Carrollton, GA in 1950, Southwire Company, LLC is one of North America’s largest wire and cable producers. Southwire and its subsidiaries manufacture building wire and cable, metal-clad cable, utility cable, portable and electronic cord products, OEM wire products and engineered products. In addition, Southwire supplies assembled products, contractor equipment and hand tools. The company operates 34 manufacturing plants, 10 distribution facilities, and multiple sales and support offices across the globe. In Georgia, Southwire operates in Carrollton, Douglas, and Villa Rica.

“With a common dedication to the education and development of Georgia manufacturers, we are honored that Southwire is sponsoring our People of Manufacturing Awards,” said Jason Moss, CEO of the Georgia Manufacturing Alliance. “They are a leader in technology, products and innovation and we are excited about their community involvement and their vision for a sustainable future.”

The Georgia Manufacturing Summit will attract over 1,000 industry professionals who will gather to discuss the issues most important to Georgia manufacturers. Top manufacturing leaders can network with their peers, learn best business practices, see innovative products, and share insights on the Manufacturing Trends to Track for 2020. To learn more, visit https://www.georgiamanufacturingalliance.com/annual-summit

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, Georgia Manufacturing Calendar, and Buy From Georgia website are additional resources provided by GMA. To learn more about the organization, membership, and upcoming events, please call 770-338-0051 or visit their website https://www.georgiamanufacturingalliance.com/

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