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Pretoria Fields spotlighted as final feature in ADEDC’s ‘#MadeInAlbanyGA’

January 17, 2018 > Posted in Industry, News, News & Events

For Immediate Release

Contact: Reedi Hawkins
rhawkins@choosealbany.com
229.434.0044

January 17, 2017

#MadeInAlbanyGA

 

Albany, Ga. – The Albany-Dougherty Economic Development Commission (ADEDC) today turned the spotlight toward craft brewery Pretoria Fields Collective as the final feature in its “#MadeInAlbanyGA” campaign.

Pretoria Fields Collective, founded by Albany doctor and beer enthusiast Tripp Morgan, is a collaboration of local farmers and brewers working together to celebrate the agricultural profile of the region through signature craft brews.

The collective conducts operations in four locations – three being farms  located in Dougherty, Lee and Mitchell counties, where crops such as fruits and grains are grown for use in the brewing process – and the other being the public taproom and brewing facility located in downtown Albany.

“Pretoria Fields’ investment in downtown Albany through the development of its taproom and production facility is a major step in the right direction for downtown revitalization,” said Justin Strickland, president of the ADEDC. “We now not only have a great quality of life asset in the heart of downtown, but it also happens to be a manufacturing facility that will produce product to be distributed all over the region, helping to put Albany on the map in an even greater sense.”

Pretoria Fields is currently the only brewery in Southwest Georgia, and the only farmhouse brewery in the state – a distinction characterized by the incorporation of homegrown crops from the collective’s farm and an adherence to traditional brewing methods.

The brewery, opened in December 2017, has so far developed a portfolio of four beer variations which are available at the downtown Albany taproom and at local and regional restaurants and package stores.

The current lineup of brews includes a golden ale, a stout, a gose and an IPA (India Pale Ale).

Pretoria Fields is the final feature in the ADEDC’s #MadeInAlbanyGA campaign, which debuted in September 2017 with a different industry taking the spotlight each month, highlighting the personal story of a company representative and the products they produce. Campaign videos and other materials can be seen on the ADEDC’s Facebook, Instagram and Twitter pages, and on its website, choosealbany.com.

 

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The Albany-Dougherty Economic Development Commission is a public-private partnership whose mission is to foster new investment and job creation through the recruitment, retention and expansion of industry for Albany-Dougherty County.


Albany Green Energy biomass plant showcased in ADEDC’s ‘#MadeInAlbanyGA’

November 29, 2017 > Posted in Industry, News, News & Events

For Immediate Release

Contact: Reedi Hawkins
rhawkins@choosealbany.com
229.434.0044

November 29, 2017

#MadeInAlbanyGA

 

Albany, Ga. – Albany Green Energy, an Exelon-Constellation biomass energy plant, is being showcased by the Albany-Dougherty Economic Development Commission in its industry marketing campaign “#MadeInAlbanyGA”.

Using a biomass process, Albany Green Energy uses wood waste to produce steam energy which is then sold to Procter & Gamble (P&G), Georgia Power, and effective 2018, Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany.

Located on the campus of paper product manufacturer P&G, Albany Green Energy is a 50-megawatt power generation facility generating 394,000 megawatt-hours of power per year – enough renewable electricity to generate power for more than 35,000 homes.

Through a process called “Combined Heat and Power,” which incorporates biomass from wood waste such as forest residuals, crop waste and mill waste that would otherwise be left to decay on the forest floor or be sent to a landfill, Albany Green Energy is able to produce renewable energy at a rate that is two to three times more efficient than traditional means.

“The biomass energy production facility at Albany Green Energy is on the cutting edge of energy manufacturing, being clean, efficient and cost-effective,” said ADEDC President Justin Strickland. “The partnership between Exelon, P&G, Georgia Power and MCLB Albany concerning this project is a testament to the progressive and collaborative spirit in Albany-Dougherty County that helps move businesses forward.”

Through its partnership with P&G, the biomass plant is able to provide the industry with100% of the steam needed to power its 24-hour manufacturing operation.

Albany Green Energy is a subsidiary of Constellation, parent company Exelon, which through such subsidiaries sells power, natural gas, renewable energy and energy management products and services for homes and businesses across continental United States.

The #MadeInAlbanyGA campaign, which features an existing industry each month, is an expansion on the award-winning video of the same title, produced by the ADEDC in 2014. The expanded 2016-2017 campaign includes both print and digital components, which can be seen on the ADEDC’s Facebook, Instagram and Twitter pages, and on its website, choosealbany.com.

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The Albany-Dougherty Economic Development Commission is a public-private partnership whose mission is to foster new investment and job creation through the recruitment, retention and expansion of industry for Albany-Dougherty County.

 


Procter & Gamble Albany announces new jobs

September 8, 2017 > Posted in Industry, News, News & Events

For Immediate Release

Media Contact: Reedi Hawkins
rhawkins@choosealbany.com
229.434.0044

September 8, 2017

Albany, Ga. – Procter & Gamble today announced the addition of an estimated 30 new technician jobs at the Albany manufacturing plant.

The announcement comes on the heels of another recent hiring phase, which brought nearly 40 new employees to the plant. The estimated 30 new associates brings P&G Albany to an approximate total of 70 announced new jobs within the last year.

“We are thrilled to hire more employees to support our increased production at the P&G Albany Plant. The employees we hired earlier this year are off to an outstanding start and we look forward to hiring more great talent from Albany and Dougherty County,” said P&G Albany Plant Manager Werhner Washington.

P&G Albany, producer of Bounty paper towels and Charmin toilet tissue – both billion-dollar brands for the company, has a current employee total of nearly 700, making it one of the area’s largest manufacturing employers.

“P&G is a great corporate citizen on both the local and global level,” said Albany-Dougherty Economic Development Commission President Justin Strickland. “Their continued and expanded presence in Albany speaks to the capability of Albany-Dougherty County to effectively support an industry of this size, as well as to the skill level of our workforce and their ability to execute advanced industrial processes.”

Albany’s P&G plant is the primary supplier of Bounty and Charmin products to the Southeastern United States and Puerto Rico.

Washington said jobs are being added as a result of increased production demand.

The new technician positions will be responsible for maintaining and improving equipment and processes in the production of Bounty and Charmin products.

The application process is now open and interested candidates may apply online at www.pgcareers.com by clicking “apply” – “search job” – keyword Albany or job number MFG00005580.

 

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The Albany-Dougherty Economic Development Commission is a public-private partnership whose mission is to foster new investment and job creation through the recruitment, retention and expansion of industry for Albany-Dougherty County.

 


Commercial cleaning product manufacturer Adco in ADEDC ‘#MadeInAlbanyGA’

July 24, 2017 > Posted in Industry, News, News & Events

 

For Immediate Release

Contact: Reedi Hawkins
rhawkins@choosealbany.com
229.434.0044

July 25, 2017

Albany, Ga. – The Albany-Dougherty Economic Development Commission today continued the 2016-2017 “#MadeInAlbanyGA” campaign featuring Adco Professional Products, a brand of parent company R.R. Street & Co. Inc. (Street).

In conjunction with its parent company, Adco is the North American leader in the manufacturing and marketing of dry cleaning process additives, stain removal agents and filtration products for the professional dry cleaning industry.

“Adco’s location in Albany is a testament to the benefits of doing business in Georgia, and specifically in Albany-Dougherty County,” said ADEDC President Justin Strickland. “By reducing the costs of doing business and offering strong support and advocacy to our industries, we are able to locate and secure internationally renowned industries such as Adco by making our community its most advantageous option in terms of the bottom line.”

Over 140 individual products ranging from dry cleaning solvents, to detergents, stain removal agents, laundry detergents and filtration products are produced, packaged and distributed at Albany’s Adco location.

In addition to the Albany production facility, Street has four locations in the Chicago area, where the company is headquartered.

“Rather than move operations to Chicago, when Street acquired Adco in 2014, the company was impressed by Albany and how it understands the needs of manufacturing businesses,” said Street President & CEO Marc Beard. “So much so, that Street is continuing to transition more distribution, production, research and technical support to Albany.”

Most recently, the company has invested in a state of the art technical training and research center at Albany’s Adco production facility, which will help bolster Adco’s position in the Street company network.

The #MadeInAlbanyGA campaign, which features an existing industry each month, is an expansion on the award-winning video of the same title, produced by the ADEDC in 2014. The expanded 2016-2017 campaign includes both print and digital components, which can be seen on the ADEDC’s Facebook, Instagram and Twitter pages, and on its Web site, choosealbany.com.

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The Albany-Dougherty Economic Development Commission is a public-private partnership whose mission is to foster new investment and job creation through the recruitment, retention and expansion of industry for Albany-Dougherty County.


ADEDC ‘#MadeInAlbanyGA’ campaign continues with SASCO Chemical

June 20, 2017 > Posted in Industry, News, News & Events

For Immediate Release

Contact: Reedi Hawkins –

rhawkins@choosealbany.com

229.434.0044

June 21, 2017

Albany, Ga. – The Albany-Dougherty Economic Development Commission today continued the 2016-2017 “#MadeInAlbanyGA” campaign with chemical manufacturer, SASCO Chemical.

SASCO specializes in the production of anti-tack, wood release, industrial and bio-medical chemicals. SASCO is part of Polymer Solutions Group LLC, which specializes in producing polymer additives that enhance rubber compound processing and performance.

“SASCO has been a leading innovator in the industrial-use chemical market since its inception in 1948,” said ADEDC President Justin Strickland. “SASCO has continued to thrive in Albany for nearly 70 years, and today is the top supplier of anti-tack products to the tire industry.”

Anti-tack agents, used in tire manufacturing to preserve and extend rubber quality, are among SASCO’s leading products. SASCO, along with its sister companies, provides these performance-enhancing products to the majority of the world’s tire manufacturers.

Pam McDonald, SASCO Chemical general manager says the company is strategically positioned in Albany due to its accessibility to major tire manufacturers in the southeastern US.

“Having our manufacturing operations in Albany provides us easy access to our customers in the southeast, which allows for better service and lower transportation costs,” McDonald said.

SASCO’s operations are entirely Georgia-based, with a research and development facility located in Macon, in addition to its two manufacturing facilities in Albany.

The #MadeInAlbanyGA campaign will unfold through September 2017 with a different industry taking the spotlight each month, highlighting the personal story of a company representative and the products they produce. Campaign videos and other materials can be seen on the ADEDC’s Facebook, Instagram and Twitter pages, and on its website, choosealbany.com.

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The Albany-Dougherty Economic Development Commission is a public-private partnership whose mission is to foster new investment and job creation through the recruitment, retention and expansion of industry for Albany-Dougherty County.