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Jason Moss/Georgia Manufacturing Alliance
The Georgia Manufacturing Alliance (GMA) was founded in 2008 by Jason Moss who envisioned a network that would support Georgia’s manufacturing community. At that time, he was a regional sales representative for a software company providing 3D CAD software for manufacturing companies. As he researched groups for the industry, he discovered that most served a very small segment of the overall manufacturing space. Jason knew strategic alliances could be made if these industry leaders could work together to support the entire manufacturing community.
Originally founded under the name Networking MFG, his organization began with a core group of 15 manufacturers and service providers that saw a need to find local resources for their industry. They wanted to buy, sell and trade locally, but did not have the platform and resources to make the connections. As the organization grew and evolved, the name was changed to the Georgia Manufacturing Alliance to better describe the mission of having Georgia’s manufacturing community working together in harmony, in one alliance.
The Georgia Manufacturing Alliance now has six chapters across the state that are facilitated by volunteer chapter directors. The GMA staff and Chapter Directors work together to identify quality manufacturers, coordinate plant tours, and provide educational workshops in their regions. Each month GMA provides plant tours where others can learn best business practices from their peers. Past tours included Duracell, Gulfstream, KIA, Kings Hawaiian, Daniel Defense, Delta, Olympic Steel, UPS, and MTI Baths, and a broad selection of tours are planned for this year. GMA also provides educational workshops and networking events each month so the manufacturing industry can share ideas and stay up-to-date on an ever-evolving industry. With coverage from Savannah to LaGrange and Gainesville to Macon, GMA serves the entire state.
This year, GMA will provide more than 120 events making the Georgia Manufacturing Alliance the most active organization in the state directly supporting manufacturers. Their capstone event of the year, the Georgia Manufacturing Summit, is held each October at the Cobb Galleria. This annual Summit focuses on the people, plants and products that help create a more vibrant manufacturing environment in our state.
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