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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.


Albany Mayor to host public forum highlighting 4C Academy and workforce development

May 24, 2017 > Posted in Community, News, News & Events

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact:

Reedi Hawkins –

rhawkins@choosealbany.com –

229.434.0044

May 24, 2017

ALBANY, GA. – Albany Mayor Dorothy Hubbard will host a public forum on Tuesday June 6, highlighting the Commodore Conyers College and Career Academy (4C Academy) and its role in workforce development in Southwest Georgia.

The College and Career Academy is a workforce development collaboration between Albany Technical College, the Dougherty County School System, Albany State University and the private business sector.

The institution will allow high school students to attend half days at their zoned high schools, and the other half at the academy studying market-relevant material in one of 14 career pathway clusters based off Georgia Governor Nathan Deal’s High-Demand Career Initiative, which identifies fields with a growing demand in workforce.

“The 4C Academy is a significant step forward for education and workforce development in Albany,” says Mayor Hubbard. “This program allows students to pursue training in high-demand career tracks before they are even finished with high school, and at no cost to them or their parents. This gives them the ability to start their career training earlier with the option to continue their education at a college or university, or go straight into the workforce with the necessary skills.”

The academy will open its doors to up to 450 students in August 2017, offering courses in the areas of engineering, manufacturing, logistics, healthcare, information technology, construction, education, film, graphic design, entrepreneurship, marketing and aviation.

The forum will include presentations and commentary by 4C Academy CEO Chris Hatcher, Albany Technical College President Anthony Parker and Dougherty County School System Superintendent Butch Mosely.

The program is an edition in a series of forums organized by the Mayor’s Coalition for Economic Development designed to increase public knowledge on matters relating to economic development.

The June 6 forum is free to the public and will be held from 4 p.m. – 6 p.m. at the Government Center, located at 222 Pine Ave. in downtown Albany. A reception catered by the Culinary Arts students from Turner Job Corps will be held in the downstairs lobby, immediately following the forum.

For more information, please call (229) 434-0044 or visit the Albany-Dougherty Economic Development Commission at facebook.com/choosealbany.

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MillerCoors spotlights in ADEDC ‘#MadeInAlbanyGA’ campaign

May 17, 2017 > Posted in Industry, News, News & Events

For Immediate Release

Contact: Reedi Hawkins –

rhawkins@choosealbany.com

229.434.0044

May 18, 2017

#MadeInAlbanyGA

 

Albany, Ga. – The Albany-Dougherty Economic Development Commission today launched a new phase of its “#MadeInAlbanyGA” campaign featuring MillerCoors.

With a workforce of more than 550, Albany’s MillerCoors brewery is the third largest in the company’s network in terms of employment. The plant has the capacity to brew up to 10 million barrels of beer per year.

“Albany’s location atop the Floridan Aquifer, one of the world’s most prolific water systems, has facilitated MillerCoors’ success in brewing beers, flavored malt beverages and ciders by providing access to a high-quality water source,” said Justin Strickland, president of the Albany-Dougherty Economic Development Commission.

Albany’s MillerCoors brewing site is fluid in operations with the ability to change product lines quickly in order to meet market needs.

The Albany site commonly brews staples such as Miller Lite, Coors Light, Icehouse, Miller High Life, Miller Genuine Draft, Steel Reserve, Keystone, Mickey’s, Milwaukee’s, Old English 800, and produces approximately half of all MillerCoors flavored malt beverage products, including Redd’s Apple Ales and Henry’s Hard Sodas.

Annually, the Albany brewery purchases more than $400 million in goods and services from Georgia-based companies and contributes $25 million in state and local taxes.

In April, the Albany-Dougherty EDC recognized this by presenting MillerCoors with its 2017 Economic Impact Award.

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.


Thrush Aircraft announces 100 new jobs, features in ADEDC ‘#MadeInAlbanyGA’

April 26, 2017 > Posted in Industry, News, News & Events

For Immediate Release

Contact: Reedi Hawkins –

rhawkins@choosealbany.com –

229.434.0044

April 26, 2017

#MadeInAlbanyGA

 

Albany, GA – The Albany-Dougherty Economic Development Commission announced today that Thrush Aircraft, an Albany manufacturer specializing in aerial application aircraft, would create 100 new jobs in Albany-Dougherty County to support the growing demand for the company’s agricultural, patrol and forestry airplanes.

The announcement came at Thrush’s campus during the monthly board meeting of the Albany-Dougherty Economic Development Commission (ADEDC), which in September 2016 kicked off its existing industry tour and #MadeInAlbanyGA industry marketing campaign. The highly successful campaign focuses on an existing industry each month. Today, the Albany-Dougherty EDC launched its April segment featuring Thrush.

“Being ‘Made in Albany’ has helped enable Thrush’s success,” said Payne Hughes, president of Thrush Aircraft. “We see our job as being there to help our customers do their jobs better; success for one brings success for the other, and collaboration is necessary to make that happen. The same can be said for producing our airplanes in Albany. Thrush is proud of the expansions we have been able to accomplish with the help of the Albany-Dougherty EDC. We’re very excited about Thrush’s future in the aviation industry and in this community.”

Hughes says the expansion is due to worldwide growth in the agricultural equipment industry, along with the addition of two new product lines- the reproduction of a 700 gallon agricultural plane known as the Thrush 710, and a newly developed patrol model designed for military purposes.

Today there are more than 2,100 Thrush aircraft operating in some 80 countries around the world, most of which are the Thrush 510 model, powered by either the new GE H80 turbine engine or the Pratt and Whitney 34 turbine engine.

Thrush airplanes have been produced in Albany since 1965 under several corporate names, and the company today employs more than 270 people. During the next three years, Thrush has committed to creating 100 new jobs – bringing its total work force to nearly 400 – primarily in production and quality control.

“This is a great announcement for Thrush and for Albany and Dougherty County,” said ADEDC President Justin Strickland. “The Albany-Dougherty EDC places a strong emphasis on working closely with its existing industries, which account for up to 80 percent of job growth in communities. Thrush is an incredible company to work with and they are a committed stakeholder in our community. They’ve seen the value of doing business in Albany, and the decision to continue investing in the community through job growth is a testament to our capability as a manufacturing location, and to the strength of workforce.”

Last week, as part of Albany-Dougherty Industry Celebration Week and its annual ADEDC Industry Awards, the agency presented Thrush with the Global Commerce Award for its consistent and significant growth in markets across the world.

To learn more about Thrush, visit thrushaircraft.com. Applications for the announced jobs can be found online at www.thrushaircraft.com/en/information/employment.

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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.

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.