“We are the fastest growing community of manufacturing professionals in the state, and 2017 exceeded our expectations in many areas including increases in memberships, sponsorships, and attendance at our events,” said Jason Moss, CEO of the Georgia Manufacturing Alliance.
December 27, 2017
The Georgia Manufacturing Alliance (GMA) 4th quarter review reported unprecedented growth in 2017 and, with the new tax reforms in place, is positioned for a strong outlook in 2018. The Manufacturing Industry as a whole showed increased development and the Institute of Supply Management (ISM) reported that factory employment reached its highest level since 2011. According to government data, employment numbers point to overall progress with U.S. manufacturers adding 156,000 workers over the past 12 months.
“We are the fastest growing community of manufacturing professionals in the state, and 2017 exceeded our expectations in many areas including increases in memberships, sponsorships, and attendance at our events,” said Jason Moss, CEO of the Georgia Manufacturing Alliance. “This was by far our best year ever, and we anticipate further growth in 2018.”
Some of the Georgia Manufacturing Alliance’s end-of-year highlights include:
Producer Sponsor – Smith & Howard
Developer Sponsors – Centurion Advisory Group, FastSigns-Snellville, PNC Bank, and Southern Barter Club
Innovator Sponsors – Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete, DIRTT, KaMin, JC Malone, Snellings Walters, Southwire, and TalentStream
Community Sponsors – Delta Metals, Manufactured Assemblies Corp., TD Bank, and TSI Solutions
“As we reflect on the highlights of this year, we are very thankful for everyone who has partnered with us to bring about this success,” stated Mr. Moss. “We want to continue to provide our manufacturers, suppliers, and service industries the resources they need to help make their businesses successful. We are launching new chapters in West Central Georgia and the Middle Georgia area in 2018 and will continue to expand our network across the state.”
About the Georgia Manufacturing Alliance:
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 Georgia Manufacturing Job Board are additional resources produced by GMA. To learn more about the organization, membership, annual sponsorships, and upcoming events, please call 770-338-0051 or visit their website at: http://www.GeorgiaManufacturingAlliance.com.
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