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From left, Rep. Bill Werkheiser; Marjorie Dykes, marketing director for GMA; Gov. Brian Kemp; and Jason Moss, CEO of GMA. Photo special to the MDJ.

The Georgia Manufacturing Alliance (GMA) was recognized with a special Resolution at the Georgia House of Representatives on Feb. 6 at the State Capitol.

The House members commended GMA for fostering economic growth and supporting Georgia’s manufacturing industry.

“GMA’s value to the manufacturers of Georgia becomes exponential because of the impact it has on employees, employers, communities, and consumers,” said Rep. Bill Werkheiser, chairman of the House, Industry and Labor. “When best practices and ideas are shared among manufacturers, changes in processes can have economic impacts that are repeated year after year.”

Founded in 2008 by Jason Moss, GMA was established to provide resources to help support and promote manufacturers, educate their employees and form strategic alliances that will help their businesses. They publish bi-annually the Georgia Manufacturing Directory, which is designed to help source local manufacturers, suppliers and service providers to the industry. Their BuyFromGA.com website was developed to help consumers identify and buy locally made goods manufactured in Georgia.

GMA has six chapters representing 320 corporate members with over 70,000 employees. In 2018 alone, GMA hosted over 120 events including plant tours, workforce development showcases, educational workshops, networking event and their annual Georgia Manufacturing Summit. These events allow their members to share best business practices, make profitable business connections and see world class manufacturing in action.

“We are honored to have been presented this resolution and to address the members of the House of Representatives,” said Moss, CEO of GMA. “Our mission is to serve the manufacturers through the resources we provide. Although our organization does not have an active role in lobbying for legislation, we recognize the importance of fostering a good relationship between the manufacturing community and government. We appreciate Rep. Werkheiser’s involvement with our organization and his commitment to supporting the manufacturers in Georgia.”

For more information, call 770-338-0051 or visit https://www.georgiamanufacturingalliance.com/.

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