Thrush Aircraft Plant Tour - Albany

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Tuesday, November 13th, 2018
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Thrush Aircraft
300 Old Pretoria Road
Albany, GA 31721-5285
United States
2018-11-13 13:00:00 2018-11-13 15:30:00 America/New_York Thrush Aircraft Plant Tour - Albany Thrush Aircraft 300 Old Pretoria Road Albany, GA 31721-5285 United States Marjorie Dykes marjorie@georgiamanufacturing.com

Event Details

TOUR AVAILABLE TO GMA MEMBERS ONLY!

Headquartered in Albany, Georgia, Thrush Aircraft manufactures a full range of aerial application aircraft used in agriculture, forestry, and firefighting roles worldwide. Founded in 2003, Thrush is well-known for building the most durable aircraft in the aerial application industry, as well as the best flying – from both pilot and operator perspectives.

Thrush Aircraft is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of agricultural aircraft manufacturing 50 planes a year with 70% of these being exported outside of the U.S.  Today there are more than 2,100 Thrush aircraft operating in some 80 countries around the world.  All Thrush models provide superb visibility, light control response, and a high degree of maneuverability and speed.


Thrush boasts a well-rounded management team with a wealth of experience in all areas of manufacturing. What’s more, the veteran labor force has aerial agriculture experience dating back to the mid-1960s.  Their 227,000 sq. ft. facility includes all aspects of design, tooling production, planning, product manufacturing, product support with su
perior efficiency and low direct operating costs.

This versatility is part of what has made Thrush a favorite of operators, both large and small.  Major operators who rely on Thrush include such familiar names as Dole Fresh Fruit, Del Monte Fresh Fruit, Aerovic, FumiPalma, as well as many governments around the world.

Tour Agenda

  • 1:00 - 1:30 pm                   Registration and Networking
  • 1:30 – 1:45 pm                  Corporate Presentation and Safety Briefing
  • 1:45 - 2:00 pm                   Flight Demo
  • 2:00 – 3:15 pm                  Plant Tour
  • 3:15 – 3:30 pm                  Wrap up and Summary           
NOTE:  If you are flying into the Albany Airport for the Thrush Tour, please inform the tower that you need to taxi into the Thrush Factory.

TOUR REQUIREMENTS:

  1. CLOSED TOED/FLAT BOTTOM SHOES ARE MANDATORY.  No High Heels!  
  2. GMA Members Only
  3. Only 2 people per company allowed.
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Alan Anderson Senior Engineer Environmental Planning Specialists
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Butch Lee Vice President / Proprietor BMB Enterprises, Inc
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Danny Gonzales President Optimum Productions
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Jason Moss CEO Georgia Manufacturing Alliance
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Joanne Sanders President EWISE Communications
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Jonnell Minefee Managing Partner Solar Tyme USA, LLC
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Joseph Zuniga Account Executive Optimum Productions
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Katherine Milliner territory sales manager United Seal and Rubber Company, Inc.
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Marjorie Dykes Marketing & Events Director Georgia Manufacturing Alliance
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For More Information:

Marjorie Dykes
Marjorie Dykes
Marketing & Events Director Georgia Manufacturing Alliance (770)338-0051