Upcoming Events


Friday, September 1, 2017 - 7:30am - 9:00am
Coffee and Connections - Suwanee

Come enjoy coffee and donuts and the opportunity to network with industry professionals that service companies in the manufacturing community.  This event allows only one person per industry to attend and is designed to build strategic alliances, learn best practices from each other, and exchange ideas. You must be a GMA Member to reserve your industry seat and to be a part of our Monthly Member Spotlight.  If you have any questions about visiting this group or requesting a reserved seat, please email support@georgiamanufacturing.com  

Thank you to Tori Cook and our event host Bank of North Georgia.


RESERVED SEATS (20 seats available)

  • Accounting / CPA - Smith & Howard
  • Business Banking - Bank of North Georgia
  • Business Planning Services - Principal Financial Group
  • Financial Advisory Services - Centurion Advisory Group
  • Commercial Electrical Contractors - Capital City Electrical Services
  • Commercial Property & Casualty Insurance - McEver and Tribble Inc.
  • Commercial Real Estate - Hughes Commercial Real Estate
  • Engineering - Grab Innovations and Services
  • Insurance/ Employee Benefits - E2E Resources
  • Leasing (Equipment) - Vision Financial Group, Inc
  • Payroll Services - Smart Payroll Solutions
  • Staffing - Experis Engineering

 

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Location:
Bank of North Georgia
1490 Distribution Drive
Suwanee, GA 30024

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Friday, September 1, 2017 - 11:30am - 1:00pm
NW Networking Lunch - Atlanta (Cobb Galleria Area)


Come enjoy lunch and the opportunity to network with industry professionals that service companies in the manufacturing community.   This event allows only one person per industry to attend, and is designed to build strategic alliances, learn best practices from each other, and exchange ideas. You must be a GMA Member to reserve your industry seat and to participate in our Member Spotlight.   If you have any questions about visiting this group or requesting a reserved seat, please email support@georgiamanufacturing.com.  

Thank You to Our Event Sponsor!

RESERVED SEATS (20 seat available)

  • Accounting / CPA - HLB Gross Collins
  • Business Banking- PNC
  • Business Coaching (DISC) - Human Capital Discovery Group
  • Business Consulting - Newport Board Group
  • Engineering Software - Applied Software
  • Fullfillment - Fullfillment Strategies International (FSI)
  • Insurance - Snellings Walters
  • Investments - 401K - Principal Financial
  • Telecommunication Services Consultant - Cloud and Wire

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Location:
HLB Gross Collins
3330 Cumberland Blvd SE Suite 900
Atlanta, GA 30339

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Tuesday, September 5, 2017 - 8:00am - 9:00am
NE Coffee & Connections -- Gainesville


You are invited to join us for the GMA Northeast Coffee and Connections.  Building strategic alliances is the focus of this group and this event is designed to allow service providers and manufacturers an opportunity to learn best practices from each other and exchange ideas.  Sales can be tough but if you have a team supporting your efforts, it is more fun and profitable. The person who gives the most in this group is the champion. Be ready to network and learn from other professionals in our group.  Monthly GMA Member Spotlight.

Why should you attend?

  • Learn about the resources and tools that are available through the Georgia Manufacturing Alliance.
  • Strengthen your relationships with your peers and make new connections.
  • Tap into the strength of your network partners and build your lead referrals.

Regularly scheduled meetings for NE Chapter of GMA: 1st Tuesday of every month.

 
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Location:
Regions Bank
303 Jesse Jewell Pkwy SE
Gainesville, GA 30501

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Tuesday, September 5, 2017 - 11:30am - 1:00pm
Alpharetta Networking Lunch

Come enjoy lunch and the opportunity to network with industry professionals in the manufacturing community.  This event allows only one person per industry to attend and is designed to build strategic alliances, learn best practices from each other, and exchange ideas. This format allows you to be the "go to" person for your service and you must be a GMA Member to reserve an industry seat.   If you have any questions about visiting this group or requesting a reserved seat, please email support@georgiamanufacturing.com  

Thank you to our event host, Daniel Lopez, with Insperity.

 

RESERVED INDUSTRY SEATS (20 Total Seats Available)

  • Accountants -- Cain & David
  • Business Banking - First Citizens Bank
  • Design/Build Commercial & Industrial Construction - Pond
  • Employee/Insurance Benefits - Bernard Health
  • HR Outsourcing - Insperity
  • Organizational Change Management Consultant - SDF International
  • R & D Tax Credits - Massie Tax Credits
  • Staffing - SelecSource

 

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Location:
Insperity
2475 Northwinds Parkway, Suite 550
Alpharetta, GA 30009

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Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - 5:30pm - 9:00pm
Meet & Greet: Fight Hunger and Shake Hands

Join us for an evening dedicated to supporting a non-profit and networking with other industry association professionals. APICS Atlanta and the Georgia Manufacturing Alliance have partnered with Rise Against Hunger to conduct a meal-building operation. Rise Against Hunger is driven by the vision of a world without hunger. Its mission is to end hunger in our lifetime by providing food and life-changing aid to the world’s most vulnerable and creating a global commitment to mobilize the necessary resources. During this September 12th event, we’ll be packing meals and getting them ready for Rise Against Hunger to distribute to those in need around the globe. After the meal-packing activities, we’ll spend the rest of the evening sharing good food & drink, networking and competing in a Trivia Night competition.


Please note: there is no charge to attend this event. However, we are accepting donations. Each meal that we pack for Rise Against Hunger costs $0.29 cents. We are targeting over 5,000 meals to be packed. Any funds raised will be used to offset the costs of the supplies and the costs of the event itself. Ques-tions? Want to support our effort? Contact Scott W. Luton (EVP, APICS Atlanta) at 678.296.5268 or evp@apicsatlanta.org

For more information - http://ow.ly/DhTy30dcV8M


Location:
Georgia Tech Hotel & Conference Center
800 Spring St NW
Atlanta, GA 30308

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Wednesday, September 13, 2017 - 7:30am - 10:00am
Hyundai PowerTech America Plant Tour - West Point

Hyundai Powertech America is an auto parts manufacturer specializing in automotive transmissions for Hyundai and KIA; they offer a full product line of transmissions designed for compact to full-size cars. Their 285,078 sq. ft. production facility has capitalized on maximizing efficiency and productivity through the diligent application of key advanced manufacturing techniques such as; industrial robotics, lean management, advanced logistics, as well as a commitment to eco-friendly production process. They have recently redesigned their production process through a massive retooling project  to strategically prepare them for a more competitive future in the automatic transmission industry. Powertech has established state-of-the-art quality and environment management systems and has obtained the ISO/TS 16949 & ISO 14001 certificates.

TOUR AGENDA:

  • 7:30 - 8:00 am Registration, Refreshments, and Networking 
  • 8:00 - 8:15 am Corporate Presentation and Safety Briefing  
  • 8:15 - 9:30 am Plant Tour
  • 9:30 - 10:00 am Question and Answer

Tour Requirements:

  • Closed-toed shoes are mandatory.  NO HIGH HEELED SHOES!
  • NO COMPETITORS ALLOWED.
  • PRESS and PHOTOS are not allowed.

Location:
PowerTech America
6801 KIA Parkway
West Point, GA 31833

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Thursday, September 21, 2017 - 11:30am - 2:00pm
Wheelabrator Plant Tour - LaGrange

  

Wheelabrator is one of the world's leading providers of surface preparation technology, offering a complete range of airblast, wheelblast and mass finishing solutions for the aerospace, automotive, foundry, shipping, construction and medical industries. They not only specialize in the blast process, but can also design and deliver a complete, automated, materials handling solution to include masking, delivery, loading and unloading of the components, and delivery to the next process in your production line.  Wheelabrator has been delivering shot blasting solutions for more than 100 years with more than 15,000 active customers in almost 100 countries.

The recent implementation of 5S and a Lean Strategy has resulted in significant improvements in customer response and an improved work environment.  Wheelabrator supplies Maintenance and Repair parts to service equipment in the field which can date back to the late 1930s. With over 700,000 SKUs in the database, the ability to supply one off parts is a key to their ongoing success. 

TOUR AGENDA:

  • 11:30 - 12:00 pm  Registration, Refreshments, and Networking 
  • 12:00 - 12:15 pm  Corporate Presentation and Safety Briefing  
  • 12:15 - 1:30 pm  Plant Tour
  • 1:30 - 2:00 pm   Question and Answer

Tour Requirements:

  • Closed-toed shoes are mandatory.  NO HIGH HEELED SHOES!
  • PRESS is welcome to attend.

Location:
Wheelabrator
1606 Executive Drive
LaGrange, GA 30240

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Friday, September 22, 2017 - 7:30am - 10:00am
HON Company Plant Tour - Cedartown

       

Since 1944, The HON Company has been a global leader in creating high quality steel and wooden office furniture including brands such as AllSteel, Maxon & Basyx.   While touring their 500,000 sq. ft. facility, attendees will see significant investments in state-of-the-art manufacturing and their vast fulfillment center.  HON remains focused on manufacturing most of its products in the USA – everything from individual components to complete furniture solutions.  They examine every step in the product life cycle to uncover ways to minimize their footprint including designing and manufacturing products that incorporate recycled content. 

 

TOUR AGENDA:

  • 7:30 - 8:00 am   Registration, Refreshments, and Networking 
  • 8:00 - 8:15 am     Corporate Presentation and Safety Briefing  
  • 8:15 - 9:30 am     Plant Tour
  • 9:30 - 10 am       Question and Answer

Tour Requirements:

  • Closed-toed shoes are mandatory.  NO HIGH HEELED SHOES!
  • No Cell Phones or Photos on the plant floor.

Location:
HON Company
907 West Avenue
Cedartown, GA 30125

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Thursday, September 28, 2017 - 11:30am - 2:00pm
Advanced RP & SimuTech Tour - Suwanee

Advanced RP Inc. is home to the Southeast’s largest 3D Printing Demo Center, showcasing Stratasys and Desktop Metal 3D printers.  Attendees will walk through the entire 3D printing process from initial concept, to the optimized version, to the finished printed model. Advanced RP provides custom demos based on your applications (rapid prototyping, design, manufacturing, production parts), so you will leave knowing exactly what you can expect from 3D printing.

SimuTech Group is an Elite Channel Partner with ANSYS delivery best in class simulation technologies to the Southeast US.  SimuTech will present ANSYS for Topology optimization which enables users to specify where supports and loads are best positioned on a volume of material.  Using advanced algorithms the software will predict an optimal shape given the specified criteria. This process helps perform light-weighting of structures, extract CAD shapes, and quickly verify the optimized design. You can also simulate spatially dependent materials like composite parts, 3-D printed components, and bones and tissues for more accurate results.

 

TOUR AGENDA:

  • 11:30 - 12:00 pm   Registration, Refreshments, and Networking 
  • 12:00 - 12:30 pm     Corporate Presentation and Safety Briefing  
  • 12:30 - 1:45 pm       Facility Tour
  • 1:45 - 2:00 pm       Question and Answer

 

PRESS IS WELCOME TO ATTEND.


Location:
Advanced RP
302 Satellite Boulevard NE, Suite 115
Suwanee, GA 30024

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Thursday, October 5, 2017 - 10:00am - 2:00pm
Celebrate National Manufacturing Day! Leggett & Platt Plant Tour

 

Celebrate National Manufacturing Day at the Leggett and Platt Plant Tour

Leggett & Platt is a diversified manufacturer that conceives, designs and produces a broad variety of engineered components and products for customers worldwide. Chances are you sleep on a bed made with Leggett components - box spring, innerspring, fiber comfort layers; relax in a recliner that has an L&P motion mechanism powering it; and have shopped in stores that have products displayed on shelving made by Leggett & Platt.    We are planning for several special guests, plant tours and other activities. The event will be open to the public and we hope to see many of you there to see the modern manufacturing in our facility.

TOUR AGENDA:

  • 10 am - 2 pm Drop In for a Tour, Refreshments, and Special Guest Presentations

 

  • Closed-toed shoes are mandatory.  NO HIGH HEELED SHOES!
  • PRESS IS ALLOWED.

Location:
Leggett & Platt
1000 L and P Pkwy,
Monroe, GA 30655

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Wednesday, October 25, 2017 - 8:00am - 5:00pm
Georgia Manufacturing Summit

REGISTER TODAY for the Manufacturing Event of the Year!  Our mission is to create a more vibrant manufacturing environment in our state by highlighting the People, Plants and Products that make Georgia GREAT!  Over 600 people are expected to attend to learn best business practices, and make face-to-face connections with manufacturers, customers and suppliers.  Industry experts will lead educational panels, and you will hear from our outstanding Keynote Speakers.

AGENDA:

  • 8:00am Registration and Networking 
  • 8:30 am Breakfast Keynote - Debra Shankle
  • 9:00 am People of Manufacturing Awards  
  • 12:30 pm Lunch Keynote - Rob Dugas
  • ALL DAY Educational Breakout Sessions/Exhibits
  • 4:30 pm Closing Remarks

REGISTRATION:  (Includes Breakfast & Lunch Buffet)

General Admission: $75 per person
After October 1 - $100 per person  

VIP Access: $195 per person  - VIP Access includes general admission PLUS...

  • VIP Access to all areas of the Summit
  • Premium seating during breakfast and lunch
  • Round table discussion with select speakers

Group Registration:

$400 - Half Table Sponsorship (5 General Admissions Tickets)
After October 1 - $450

$700 - Full Table Sponsorship (10 General Admission Tickets)
After October 1 - $750

LIMITED SPONSORSHIPS AND EXHIBIT BOOTHS ARE STILL AVAILABLE.  

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Location:
Cobb Galleria
2 Galleria Pkwy SE
Atlanta, GA 30339

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Wednesday, November 1, 2017 - 9:00am - 11:00am
Southwire Thorn Solutions Center - Carrollton

As an upgrade to one of Southwire’s existing facilities in Carrollton, Ga, the state-of-the-art Thorn Customer Solutions Center showcases Southwire’s product portfolio and allows for education and hands-on training for contractors, channel associates and industry training partners.  Tactical experience is the most important aspect of fully understanding the value of the entire Southwire product offering, and this 18,000 square foot training center includes a classroom area with capacity for up to 80 participants and a demonstration jobsite environment with hands-on opportunities to sample Southwire’s tools and equipment and their wire and cable products.

Tour Agenda

  •  9:00 - 9:15am        Registration, Refreshments, Networking, GMA Announcements
  •  9:15 - 9:30am        Company Presentation & Safety Briefing
  •  9:30 - 10:30 am     Tour
  • 10:30 - 11:00 am    Wrap Up & Questions

Tour Requirements:

  • Closed-toed shoes are mandatory. 
  • NO HIGH HEELED SHOES.
  • All Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) will be provided. 
  • PRESS IS PERMITTED with prior approval from the tour host.     

Space is limited, so please register early…


Location:
Southwire Thorn Center
840 Old Bremen Road
Carrollton, GA 30117

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Thursday, November 9, 2017 - 7:30am - 10:00am
Southern States Plant Tour - Hampton

For over 100 years, Southern States LLC is a world leader in the design and manufacturing of high voltage switching.  They offer a wide selection of products, services, and protection of electrical power transmission and distribution systems which is evidenced by more than 120 patents issued.  Examples of some of these technological advances include the first substation class expulsion power fuses, the reverse loop contact finger for rotating blade disconnect switches, and the world's first and only 1 million plus volt switch.  

TOUR AGENDA:

  • 7:30 - 8:00 am  Registration, Refreshments, and Networking 
  • 8:00 - 8:15 am  Corporate Presentation and Safety Briefing  
  • 8:15 - 9:30 am Plant Tour
  • 9:30 - 10:00 am   Question and Answer

THANK  YOU FOR OUR EVENT SPONSOR

Tour Requirements:

  • Closed-toed shoes are mandatory.  NO HIGH HEELED SHOES!
  • No Press or Photos are allowed.

Location:
Southern States
30 Georgia Avenue
Hampton, GA 30228

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Thursday, November 9, 2017 - 11:30am - 2:00pm
Yamaha Motors Plant Tour - November 9 - Newnan

GMA MEMBERS ONLY EVENT

Over 500,000 sq. ft. of manufacturing fun is under one roof at Yamaha Motor Manufacturing.  This facility manufactures All Terrain Vehicles (ATV), Personal Watercraft (Waverunners) and Golf Carts via an interesting combination of automated and manual processes using high speed fabrication and assembly operations.  Staying true to their founder, Genichi Kawakami's slogan to "Make every challenge an opportunity," Yamaha has manufacturered high quality outdoor adventure vehicles since 1954. Their employee driven Kaizen (continuous improvement) operation creates a culture where employees throughout the organization are actively engaged with improving productivity, eliminating waste, and improving standardized activities and processes. 

TOUR AGENDA:

  • 11:30 - 12:00 pm   Registration, Refreshments, and Networking 
  • 12:00 - 12:30 pm     Corporate Presentation and Safety Briefing  
  • 12:30 - 1:45 pm       Plant Tour
  • 1:45 - 2:00 pm       Question and Answer

Tour Requirements:

 

  • NO COMPETITORS or SUPPLIERS OF COMPETITORS ALLOWED
  • Closed-toed shoes are mandatory.  NO HIGH HEELED SHOES!
  • Photo ID is required to enter the plant.
  • NO PRESS or  PHOTOS are allowed.

Location:
Yamaha Motor Corp.
1000 Highway 34 E.
Newnan, GA 30265

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Download the plant tour nomination form and email the completed application to support@georgiamanufacturing.com for consideration.


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