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Procter & Gamble highlighted in ADEDC’s ‘#MadeInAlbanyGA’

March 22, 2017 > Posted in Industry, News, News & Events

For Immediate Release

Contact: Reedi Hawkins - rhawkins@choosealbany.com - 229.434.0044

March 23, 2017

Procter & Gamble highlighted in ADEDC’s '#MadeInAlbanyGA'

Albany, Ga. – Procter & Gamble, one of Albany’s largest manufacturing employers, takes the spotlight as this month’s “#MadeInAlbanyGA” feature, an industry marketing campaign produced by the Albany-Dougherty Economic Development Commission.

Albany’s P&G plant, the producer of Bounty paper towels and Charmin toilet tissue, both billion-dollar brands for the company, currently employees an estimated 650 associates and is preparing to add another 40 to that total by Summer 2017.

“P&G’s addition of 40 new employees makes a big statement, not only about Albany-Dougherty County’s suitability as a manufacturing location, but also about the capability of our workforce,” says ADEDC President Justin Strickland. “The Albany plant has always been a valuable contributor to the P&G global network and the upcoming expansion will only further solidify that.”

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

In addition to its production role, P&G Albany is also a development site for Charmin products, responsible for gauging consumer needs and translating those needs into product innovation.

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.


Nominations open for 2017 ADEDC industry awards

March 13, 2017 > Posted in Industry, News, News & Events

For Immediate Release Contact: Reedi Hawkins rhawkins@choosealbany.com 229.434.0044 March 13, 2017

Nominations open for 2017 ADEDC industry awards

Albany, Ga. – Nominations are now open for the Albany-Dougherty Economic Development Commission’s annual industry awards, part of Albany-Dougherty Industry Celebration Week. Industry week, now in its eighth year, is a week-long celebration of the community’s existing industries. The ADEDC recognizes industries in four categories: global commerce, economic impact, excellence in innovation and corporate community citizenship (Only One Albany Award). The awards will be presented Wednesday, April 19, at 7:30 a.m. during the Industry Rise n’ Shine breakfast at the Hilton Garden Inn Albany, held in partnership with the Albany Area Chamber of Commerce. “Existing industries are vital for growth in local economies, and in Albany-Dougherty County we’re fortunate to have a diverse industrial base that represents health care, defense, logistics, professional services, and manufacturing, among others,” says Justin Strickland, president of the Albany-Dougherty Economic Development Commission. Industry Celebration Week is one of many ways the ADEDC works to promote and highlight local industries, and will echo the current “#MadeInAlbanyGA” campaign, which features products produced by local manufacturers. Industries in Albany-Dougherty County are eligible – and encouraged – to apply for the industry awards. Industries must be located in Albany-Dougherty County to qualify. Nominations close April 5, 2017.

Nomination forms can be found here

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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 features Kroger brand producer Tara Foods in ‘#MadeInAlbanyGA’

February 23, 2017 > Posted in Industry, News, News & Events


Georgia Quail Hunt welcomes prospects

February 11, 2017 > Posted in News, News & Events


Hamilton Relay to rebuild and expand

February 2, 2017 > Posted in Industry, News, News & Events

For Immediate Release For additional information, contact: Kiley James, 402-694-5101  

Hamilton Works to Rebuild Relay Center and Expand Workforce Following January 2nd Storm

  February 2, 2017, Aurora, Neb. — Hamilton Relay, Inc., a national leader in the telecommunications relay and captioned telephone services industry, announced today that it has resumed operations and training classes in Albany, Georgia.  After a severe storm demolished Hamilton’s relay center, the company and the owner of the center, Carter Properties, immediately established plans to re-build. Re-construction of the center at 2231 Dawson Road is currently underway and expected to be completed by Spring of 2017. In the meantime, Hamilton Relay has secured two temporary locations and has resumed operations in Albany. “First and foremost, Hamilton is grateful that the employees working at the time the storm hit escaped with only a few minor injuries,” said Dixie Ziegler, vice president of Hamilton Relay. “We’ve received tremendous support from our employees and from the Albany community. Our thoughts continue to be with all of southwest Georgia and those who have been affected by the severe weather this winter.” The Albany Center was established in 2006 and processes relay calls for individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing, deaf-blind or have difficulty speaking. In 2014, Hamilton began processing captioned telephone calls from the Albany center. Since that time, demand for captioned telephone service has led to continued growth of the Albany facility. In addition to re-building, Hamilton Relay continues to expand its workforce and is hiring. Captioning Assistant positions are available and include full-time, part-time, days, evenings and weekend shifts. Applications can be completed online at www.WorkForHamilton.com, or in person at Hamilton’s temporary location in Albany Towers at 235 W. Roosevelt Ave, 5th Floor. For more information, contact Human Resources via email at HR@HamiltonTel.com or call 800.821.1831.

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Hamilton Relay, Inc. provides contracted Traditional Relay and Captioned Telephone services through 24 contracts to 18 states, the District of Columbia and the Island of Saipan, and is a provider of Internet-based Captioned Telephone services nationwide. More information is available at www.hamiltonrelay.com. Hamilton Relay is a division of Nedelco, Inc. dba Hamilton Telecommunications, a diversified communications and technology service provider based in Aurora, Nebraska. Founded in 1901, Hamilton Telecommunications encompasses seven primary company divisions that allow Hamilton to operate on a local, regional and national basis. Hamilton Relay is a registered trademark of Nedelco, Inc. dba Hamilton Telecommunications. CapTel is a registered trademark of Ultratec, Inc.