Columbus Technical College and the Greater Columbus Chamber of Commerce came together Thursday to honor our region’s manufacturers and two special young artists. The 2014 Manufacturing Appreciation Breakfast was held on May 8th to recognize the winners of our region’s Manufacturer(s) of the Year in the small, medium, and large categories.
Also recognized were sixth-grader Markeis T. Couch from Central Middle School in Talbot county and tenth grader Shakiyah Carter (who was unable to attend) from Central High School. The two students were selected as our region’s art winners for Manufacturer’s Appreciation Week. They each were presented a certificate, a trophy, their artwork in a frame, and a Barnes & Noble gift card.
The winners for our area’s manufacturers of the year are:
Small category (fewer than 150 employees): Richland Rum from Richland, Georgia
Medium category (150-500 employees): Swift Spinning from Columbus
Large category (500 + employees): Pratt & Whitney from Columbus
Manufacturing Appreciation Week (MAW) celebrated it’s 20th anniversary this year. It was developed by the Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) and the Georgia Department of Economic Development. For more information, visit the Georgia MAW website.