Kellogg’s SNACKS Named Regional Manufacturer of the Year
At a ceremony at Columbus Technical College on March 13, 2007, Kellogg’s SNACKS was named the Region’s Manufacturer of the Year in honor of Manufacturing Appreciation Week (MAW). MAW was developed by the Georgia Department of Technical and Adult Education and the Georgia Department of Economic Development. This is the 13th year for the MAW program. The award is given to companies in small, medium, and large manufacturer categories. The awards will be presented at a luncheon at the Cobb Galleria on April 12, 2007. For more information on MAW, visit www.georgiamaw.org.
The Economic Development Division of Columbus Technical College nominated Kellogg’s SNACKS because of the company’s commitment to three criteria: performance as a responsible corporate citizen, economic impact and workforce excellence. This year, Kellogg’s raised almost $500,000 for the United Way and the March of Dimes. The company and its employees are also actively involved with the Dream Center, a facility which helps area families who need assistance. The economic impact from Kellogg’s during its 54 years in our community has been significant. Aside from creating jobs and offering products, the company orders more than $20 million in supplies from Georgia each year.
Of this award, Kellogg’s SNACKS’ Plant Manager Patrick Taylor, said, "Our employees feel honored to be recognized for all of their hard work and dedication. We have great employees who are dedicated to making this a safe and productive workplace. This award is truly recognition of our people."
- Nearly 10,000 manufacturing facilities are located in Georgia, providing jobs for approximately 450,000 Georgians.
- Manufacturing accounts for almost 10 percent of the employment in our state.
- Georgia’s manufacturing operations include a variety of industries such as: transportation equipment, aerospace, computers and electronics, food, paper, metal fabrication, textiles, and plastics.
For more information, contact Columbus Technical College Media & Public Relations Coordinator, Cheryl Myers at (706) 580-0130 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.