Upcoming Events


Tuesday, May 2, 2017 - 8:00am - 9:00am
Northeast GMA Coffee & Connections -- May 2017


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 non-manufacturing service providers 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.  

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.

Park in the parking deck and enter on the bottom floor. Take the elevator to the 6th floor, then take a left and go all the way to the end of the hall.

Thank you David Abee for the use of this room.

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


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

Register Here for Northeast GMA Coffee & Connections -- May 2017

 


Friday, May 5, 2017 - 7:30am - 9:00am
Gwinnett GMA Coffee and Connections - May 2017

Building strategic alliances is the focus of this group. This event is designed to allow non-manufacturing service providers 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.  


Coffee and donuts will be provided by our event host Bank of North Georgia.



This is a "CLOSED Format Networking Event" which means that only one member can attend from each industry. If you have questions about potential conflicts with the reserved categories listed below, please email support@georgiamanufacturing.com. Reserved seats are open when two or more sessions are missed.

Categories that have been reserved are:

Accounting / CPA - Smith & Howard
Business Banking - Bank of North Georgia
Engineering - Grab Innovations and Services
Financial Services(401K - Life Insurance) - Principal Financial Group
Fulfillment - OPEN
Insurance - Employee Benefits - E2E Resources
Leasing (Equipment) - Vision Financial Group, Inc
Managed IT Services - Halski Systems
Payroll Services - Smart Payroll Solutions
Staffing - Pridestaff

If you have any questions about visiting this group, please email your contact information to support@georgiamanufacturing.com  

 


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

Register Here for Gwinnett GMA Coffee and Connections - May 2017

 


Friday, May 5, 2017 - 11:30am - 1:00pm
Northwest GMA Networking Luncheon - May 2017

 

Building strategic alliances is the focus of this group. This event is designed to allow non-manufacturing service providers 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.  

This is a "CLOSED Format Networking Event" which means that only one member can attend from each industry. If you have questions about potential conflicts with the reserved categories listed below, please email support@georgiamanufacturing.com - Reserved seats are open when two or more sessions are missed.


Categories that have been reserved are:

Accounting / CPA - HLB Gross Collins
Business Banking- PNC
Business Coaching (DISC) - Human Capital Discovery Group
Engineering Software - Applied Software
Insurance - Snellings Walters
Investments - 401K - Principal Financial
Payroll - Insperity

If you have any questions about visiting this group, please email your contact information to support@georgiamanufacturing.com  


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

Register Here for Northwest GMA Networking Luncheon - May 2017

 


Wednesday, May 10, 2017 - 7:30am - 10:00am
MTI Baths Tour -- Sugar Hill (Gwinnett Chapter)

MTI Baths produces high end bath products including acrylic and engineered stone tubs, shower bases, sinks and counter tops.  Tour attendees will see an astonishing display of their products in their beautiful showroom as well as experience all of the steps in the manufacturing process.  MTI Baths is able to offer highly customized products and has been a true employee owned company for 30 years.  

Tour Agenda:

  • 7:30 - 8am            Registration, Refreshments & Networking
  • 8:00 - 8:30 am     Corporate presentation & safety briefing
  • 8:30 - 9:45 am     Plant Tour
  • 9:45 - 10:00 am   Closing Remarks and Q & A 

 

 

 

 

Who should attend?

  •     Owners / Executive Leaders
  •     Logistics
  •     Plant Managers
  •     Operations
  •     Purchasing
  •     Engineering

Tour Requirements:

  • Closed-toed shoes are mandatory. NO HIGH HEELED SHOES!
  • All Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) will be provided.   

Space is limited, so please register early…


Location:
670 N. Price Road

Sugar Hill, GA 30518

Register Here for MTI Baths Tour -- Sugar Hill (Gwinnett Chapter)

 


Friday, May 19, 2017 - 7:30am - 10:00am
Olympic Steel Plant Tour -- Winder (Northeast Chapter)

The Winder plant offers product and processing capabilities to cover the full range of flat-rolled steel in the southeast.  In addition to direct sales to major original equipment manufacturers and other steel users, the division offers toll processing, storage, material handling, and delivery services to steel mills and service centers.  The Winder plant is the first division to become LEED certified, a third party certification for the design, construction and operation of high performance green buildings. They perform slitting, cutting-to-length, blanking, laser processing, oxyfuel/plasma, cutting and forming.

TOUR AGENDA:

  • 7:30 - 8am              Registration, Refreshments, and Networking
  • 8:00 - 8:30 am       Corporate Presentation & Safety Briefing
  • 8:30 - 9:45 am       Plant Tour
  • 9:45 - 10:00 am     Questions & Answers and Wrap Up

Who should attend?

  •     Owners / Executive Leaders
  •     Logistics
  •     Plant Managers
  •     Operations
  •     Purchasing
  •     Engineering

Why should you attend?

  •     Tour a world class high technology manufacturing facility
  •     See industry best practices in action
  •     Network with new partners state-wide.
  •     Learn about programs that will add value to your company.
  •     Understand how your company will benefit from GMA

 

Tour Requirements:

  • Closed-toed shoes are mandatory -- NO HIGH HEELED SHOES. 
  • All Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) will be provided. Feel free to bring your own if you prefer.  
  • No pictures or videos are allowed in the facility unless given permission by tour host.

Space is limited, so please register early…


Location:
587 Barrow Park Drive

Winder, GA 30680

Register Here for Olympic Steel Plant Tour -- Winder (Northeast Chapter)

 


Wednesday, May 24, 2017 - 7:30am - 10:00am
E.G.O. North America Plant Tour -- Newnan (Central Chapter)

E.G.O. North America is a world leader and innovator of appliance components.  Founded in 1931 in Germany, this 1.1 billion family group manufactures radiant heating elements for smooth top ranges and cooktops.  With a 65% global market share, they are a leading supplier to Whirlpool, Electrolux, Samsung, LG, Wolf, Viking, and Dacor.  They are a founding member of GT Lean Consortium and of the GACATT apprenticeship program.


Tour Agenda:

  • 7:30 - 8am            Registration, Refreshments & Networking
  • 8:00 - 8:30 am     Corporate presentation & safety briefing
  • 8:30 - 9:45 am     Plant Tour
  • 9:45 - 10:00 am   Closing Remarks and Q & A

Who Should Attend:

  •     Owners / Executive Leaders
  •     Logistics
  •     Plant Managers
  •     Operations
  •     Purchasing
  •     Engineering

Tour Requirements:

  • Closed-toed shoes are mandatory. NO HIGH HEELED SHOES!
  • All Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) will be provided.   
  • No photos allowed.

Space is limited, so please register early…


Location:
83 Hillwood Circle

Newnan, GA 30263

Register Here for E.G.O. North America Plant Tour -- Newnan (Central Chapter)

 


Tuesday, June 6, 2017 - 11:30am - 1:00pm
Alpharetta GMA Networking Luncheon -- June 2017

 

The Georgia Manufacturing Alliance is please to announce the NEW LAUNCH of our Alpharetta Networking Group the first Tuesday of every month.  Come enjoy lunch and the opportunity to networking with industry professionals that service companies in the manufacturing community.    This event is designed to build strategic alliances, 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. Bring plenty of business cards and be ready to network and learn from other professionals in our group.  

If you have any questions about visiting this group, please email your contact information to support@georgiamanufacturing.com  


Location:
Insperity
Suite 550
Alpharetta, GA 30009

Register Here for Alpharetta GMA Networking Luncheon -- June 2017

 


Tuesday, June 13, 2017 - 9:00am - 11:30am
KIA Motors Manufacturing Georgia (Morning Tour)

DUE TO HIGH DEMAND THIS TOUR IS OPEN TO

GEORGIA MANUFACTURING ALLIANCE MEMBERS ONLY

To learn more about our organization visit www.GeorgiaManufacturingAlliance.com

KIA Motors Manufacturing of Georgia is the first manufacturing site in North America for Kia Motors Corporation.  Located on 2,200 acres in West Point, Georgia, this facility has produced more than 2 million vehicles since they began mass production in November 2009.  Tour attendees will see the Kia Sorento and Kia Optima produced from rolled metal all the way to the finished product using high tech stamping, weld shop robotics and assembly processes.  They produce a vehicle every 57 seconds utilizing three full shifts operating at the plant 24 hours a day/five days per week.

TOUR AGENDA

  • 9:00 - 9:30 am Registration and Networking (Training Center)
  • 9:30 - 9:45 am Travel to Plant & Safety Briefing
  • 9:45 - 11:00 am Plant Tour
  • 11:00 - 11:30 am Return to Training Center, Q & A
  • 11:30 - 1 pm Corporate Presentation & Lunch 

KMMG Tour Rules

  • All visitors must be at least 15 years old
  • Tobacco Products, Firearms, and Photography are strictly prohibited at KMMG
  • Tours are subject to cancellation with little or no notice depending on KMMG's production schedule.
  • All visitors must have on long pants and enclosed toe shoes -- no exceptions.
  • Please take note of weather conditions on the day of the tour. There will be a portion that is outside and you may want to dress with that thought in mind (rain coat, etc.).

Location:
Kia Georgia Training Center (Tour Check In)
900 Kia Boulevard
West Point, GA 31833

Register Here for KIA Motors Manufacturing Georgia (Morning Tour)

 


Tuesday, June 13, 2017 - 11:30am - 3:30pm
KIA Motors Manufacturing Georgia (Afternoon Tour)

 

DUE TO HIGH DEMAND THIS TOUR IS OPEN TO

GEORGIA MANUFACTURING ALLIANCE MEMBERS ONLY

To learn more about our organization visit www.GeorgiaManufacturingAlliance.com

Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia, Inc. is the first manufacturing site in North America for Kia Motors Corporation.  Located on 2,200 acres in West Point, Georgia, this facility has produced more than 2 million vehicles since they began mass production in November 2009.  Tour attendees will see the Kia Sorento and Kia Optima produced from rolled metal all the way to the finished product using high tech stamping, weld shop robotics and assembly processes.  They produce a vehicle every 57 seconds  utilizing three full shifts operating at the plant 24 hours a day/five days per week.

TOUR AGENDA

  • 11:30 - 1 pm Registration, Corporate Presentation & Lunch (Training Center)
  • 1:00 - 1:45pm   Travel to Plant & Safety Briefing
  • 1:45 - 3:00 pm    Plant Tour
  • 3:00 - 3:30 pm   Return to Training Center, Q & A

KMMG Tour Rules

  • All visitors must be at least 15 years old
  • Tobacco Products, Firearms, and Photography are strictly prohibited at KMMG
  • Tours are subject to cancellation with little or no notice depending on KMMG's production schedule
  • All visitors must have on long pants and enclosed toe shoes -- no exceptions.
  • Please take note of weather conditions on the day of the tour. There will be a portion that is outside and you may want to dress with that thought in mind (rain coat, etc.).

Location:
Kia Georgia Training Center (Tour Check In)
900 Kia Boulevard
West Point, GA 31833

Register Here for KIA Motors Manufacturing Georgia (Afternoon Tour)

 


Thursday, June 15, 2017 - 7:30am - 10:00am
Kraiburg TPE Plant Tour -- Buford (Gwinnett Chapter)

   

KRAIBURG TPE is a global manufacturer of themoplastic elastomers and is a pioneer in TPE compounds used in the automotive, industrial, consumer, and strictly regulated medical sectors.  Their production lines are processed by injection moulding or extrusion and provide numerous processing and product design advantages to manufacturers. 

THEMOPLAST  *  COPEC  *  For Tec E   *  HIPEX Product Lines

 Tour Agenda

  •  7:30 - 8:00 am        Registration, Refreshments, Networking, GMA Announcements
  •  8:00 - 8:15 am        Company Presentation & Safety Briefing
  •  8:15 - 9:15 am        Plant Tour
  •  9:15 - 10:00 am      Wrap Up & Questions

Who should attend?

  •     Owners / Executive Leaders
  •     Logistics
  •     Plant Managers
  •     Operations
  •     Purchasing
  •     Engineering

Why should you attend?

  •     Tour a world class high tech manufacturing facility
  •     See industry best practices in action
  •     Network with new partners state-wide
  •     Learn about programs that will add value to your company

Tour Requirements:

  • Closed-toed shoes are mandatory. 
  • NO HIGH HEELED SHOES.
  • All Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) will be provided. Feel free to bring your own if you prefer.   

Space is limited, so please register early!


Location:
4365 Hamilton Mill Road

Buford, GA 30518

Register Here for Kraiburg TPE Plant Tour -- Buford (Gwinnett Chapter)

 


Thursday, June 15, 2017 - 12:30pm - 3:00pm
Beaulieu USA Plant Tour -- Adairsville (Northwest Chapter)

 

As the third largest carpet manufacturer in the U.S., Beaulieu Commerical produces a carpet tile with a high post consumer recycled content which includes PET bottles and other sources along with recycled glass.  This plant manufactures and ships Nexterra and other brands of modular carpet tile which is used in commercial, hospitality, senior living, and residential markets.  Beaulieu incorporates many aspects of 5S and Lean manufacturing to create high efficiency manufacturing and support processes of materials, storage and supplies.

TOUR AGENDA:

  • 12:30 - 1 pm      Registration, Lunch and Networking
  • 1:00 - 1:30 pm  Corporate Presentation & Safety Briefing
  • 1:30 - 2:45 pm   Plant Tour
  • 2:45 - 3:00 pm   Questions & Answers and Wrap Up

Who should attend?

  •     Owners / Executive Leaders
  •     Logistics
  •     Plant Managers
  •     Operations
  •     Purchasing
  •     Engineering

Why should you attend?

  •     Tour a world class high technology manufacturing facility
  •     See industry best practices in action
  •     Network with new partners state-wide.
  •     Learn about programs that will add value to your company.
  •     Understand how your company will benefit from GMA

 

Tour Requirements:

  • Closed-toed shoes are mandatory -- NO HIGH HEELED SHOES. 
  • All Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) will be provided. Feel free to bring your own if you prefer.  
  • No pictures or videos are allowed in the facility unless given permission by tour host.

Space is limited, so please register early…


Location:
201 Princeton Blvd.

Adairsville, GA 30103

Register Here for Beaulieu USA Plant Tour -- Adairsville (Northwest Chapter)

 


Tuesday, June 20, 2017 - 10:00am - 12:00pm
Sales and Marketing Execution -- The Georgian Club

                 
          Steve Hillis is the past President of Beaulieu Carpets -- the third largest carpet manufacturer in the U.S.  Now CEO of Empower Partners, Steve teaches manufacturing leaders and industry professionals how to lead, inspire, motivate and sell! 

SALES & MARKETING EXECUTION

    • DEVELOP a more motivated sales team
    • MAXIMIZE your marketing spend by using effective social media
    • LISTEN to your customers to achieve better marketing and product development
    • ESTABLISH accountability systems that are not viewed as "big brother" micromanagement

 

 


Location:
The Georgian Club
100 Galleria Parkway SE
Atlanta, GA 30339

Register Here for Sales and Marketing Execution -- The Georgian Club

 


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

Georgia Manufacturing Summit

Reserve your seat today for the 2017 Georgia Manufacturing Summit. Join the 750+ industry professionals gathering to discuss the issues most important to Georgia manufacturers. The Summit is designed to support Georgia's manufacturing community. Industry leaders enjoy networking with their peers as they share their insight and recommendations.

The Georgia Manufacturing Alliance is proud to sponsor the 2017 Georgia Manufacturing Summit. Our mission is to help create a more vibrant manufacturing environment in our state by highlighting the People, Plants and Products that make Georgia GREAT!

The 2017 Summit is "Georgia's Manufacturing Event of the Year".

Visit www.GeorgiaManufacturingSummit.com for more information.


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

Register Here for Georgia Manufacturing Summit

 


 

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