The Georgia Manufacturing Alliance Celebrates their 10 Year Anniversary on February 1st
Wednesday, January 31st, 2018
The Georgia Manufacturing Alliance will celebrate its 10th Year Anniversary on February 1st at the 57th Fighter Group Restaurant. Industry leaders from around the state will come to show support for GMA and its founder Jason Moss who envisioned a network that would support Georgia’s manufacturing community. A special proclamation will be given from the Governor’s office recognizing the accomplishments of Mr. Moss and his organization.
Lt. Colonel Waldo Waldman, author of the NY Times and Wall Street Journal Best Seller – Never Fly Solo, will also be addressing the group. He is a highly experienced combat veteran with over 2,650 flight hours and sixty-five real world combat missions, having flown both in Iraq enforcing the “No-Fly Zone” and in Yugoslavia during Operation Allied Force in 1999. Part of the proceeds from GMA’s 10th Year Anniversary will go to support the Veterans Empowerment Organization which provides housing and resources for veterans in transition. For more details about this event and to register, please visit https://www.georgiamanufacturingalliance.com/events/gma-10th-anniversary-celebration---atlanta
“I started this organization in 2008 when manufacturers were struggling, and the economy was at its lowest,” said Mr. Moss, CEO of the Georgia Manufacturing Alliance. “With the current administration’s focus on bringing manufacturing back to the U.S., I anticipate that the next several years will see tremendous innovation and growth for our industry.”
The Georgia Manufacturing Alliance began with a core group of 15 manufacturers and service providers that saw a need to find local resources for their industry. They wanted to buy, sell and trade locally, but did not have the platform and resources to make the connections. GMA has grown to over 250 members representing over 60,000 employees with six chapters across the state.
The GMA staff and Chapter Directors work together to coordinate plant tours, educational workshops, and networking events in their regions. Each month GMA provides plant tours across the state where others can learn best business practices from their peers. In 2017 GMA hosted 115 tours and events including tours at Bitzer USA, Clorox, Daniel Defense, Honda Precision Parts, Husqvarna, KIA, Kings Hawaiian, Kraiburg TPE, MTI Baths, Olympic Steel, PowerTech, Savannah Bee, Southwire, Winsmith, and Yamaha.
Other resources that have been developed by the Georgia Manufacturing Alliance include:
The “Buy from Georgia Month Proclamation” – Industry leaders from across the state join GMA Members at the State Capitol to recognize the importance of Georgia Made Products.
The Georgia Manufacturing Directory – A desktop and online listing of GMA members that manufacture products and provide services to the manufacturing community.
BuyFromGeorgia.com – This website highlights over 800 consumer-based products that are made in Georgia and can be bought on Amazon.
The Georgia Manufacturing Summit – Held October 10, 2018 at the Cobb Galleria, this event attracts over 700 industry professionals from across the Southeast.
GeorgiaManufacturingCalendar.com -- This website was developed to help other industry associations share their events with manufacturing professionals across the state.