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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.  

ADEDC and Chamber partner in business assistance efforts

January 24, 2017 > Posted in News, News & Events

For Immediate Release

Contact: Reedi Hawkins rhawkins@choosealbany.com 229.434.0044 January 24, 2017
 

ADEDC and Chamber partner in business assistance efforts

Albany, Ga. – The Albany-Dougherty Economic Development Commission and Albany Area Chamber of Commerce have partnered to develop and distribute a business assistance and damage assessment survey to better gauge the needs of the local business community in light of the recent storms. The survey, which can be accessed online here, will serve to help direct the ADEDC and Chamber in securing resources to aid in businesses’ recovery from the effects of the January 2 and January 21-22 severe weather events. Survey participants are asked to report information such as the location of their business, type of loss suffered, duration and extent of loss and the event after which the loss occurred. “In our community’s great time of need, we want to be sure our organizations are providing the assistance necessary to ensure the continued prosperity of our business community,” says Chamber President and CEO Barbara Rivera Holmes. “This survey will provide the information we need in order to adequately source the needed resources.” The survey goes live beginning today and will remain active through noon on February 1, 2017.   *UPDATE: SURVEY DEADLINE EXTENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE*

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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. Since 1910, the Albany Area Chamber of Commerce has been the voice of business and professional community. The Chamber is the only membership organization that is totally involved in the growth and development of the community with a pro business emphasis.

ADEDC features Marine Depot Maintenance Command in ‘#MadeInAlbanyGA’

January 18, 2017 > Posted in Industry, News, News & Events

For Immediate Release Contact: Reedi Hawkins rhawkins@choosealbany.com 229.434.0044 January 18, 2017
#MadeInAlbanyGA  

ADEDC features Marine Depot Maintenance Command in ‘#MadeInAlbanyGA

  Albany, Ga. – The Albany-Dougherty Economic Development Commission today launched a new phase of its “#MadeInAlbanyGA” campaign featuring Marine Depot Maintenance Command, located aboard Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany. Marine Depot Maintenance Command (MDMC) performs maintenance on land and amphibious assault vehicles used in combat by the United States Marine Corps and is the largest of the more than 40 tenant organizations conducting operations aboard Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany (MCLB Albany). “We take great pride in the fact that the Marine Corps calls Albany home to one of its most vital Logistics Bases,” says ADEDC President Justin Strickland. “Being a command site for both the Logistics and Maintenance divisions of the Marine Corps means that MCLB Albany provides essential support to the Corps’ global network. Albany’s Marine Depot Maintenance Command production plant is one of only two in the country, and reinforces our significance in the Department of Defense.” Because personnel are cross-trained to apply critical skills to a variety of equipment in different commodities, MDMC’s capabilities and services are highly flexible, with the ability to rapidly realign its work to meet the changing requirements of the Marine Corps and other customers, such as DOD outfits with similar needs. MDMC is one of Albany-Dougherty County’s largest employers, with a workforce of nearly 3,000, including active-duty Marines, civilian and contract personnel. 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.

Coats & Clark takes the spotlight in ADEDC ‘#MadeInAlbanyGA’ campaign

December 7, 2016 > Posted in Industry, News, News & Events

For Immediate Release Contact: Reedi Hawkins rhawkins@choosealbany.com 229.434.0044 December 7, 2016

Made in Albany, GA

Coats & Clark takes the spotlight in ADEDC ‘#MadeInAlbanyGA’ campaign

Albany, Ga. – The Albany-Dougherty Economic Development Commission today launched a new phase of its “#MadeInAlbanyGA” campaign featuring Red Heart yarn producer, Coats & Clark. The campaign is designed to increase community awareness on products produced by local industries and highlight the manufacturing potential of the Albany area. “Coats & Clark is Albany’s longest-standing industry, having located here in 1947,” said ADEDC President Justin Strickland. “Having an industry enjoy nearly 70 years of sustained success in Albany-Dougherty County speaks volumes of the community’s potential to accommodate and support major manufacturers. Like many products produced in Albany, Red Heart yarn is a national favorite. It’s our workforce right here in Albany, Georgia that maintains and ensures the quality of that brand.” Coats & Clark’s yarn is recognized at a brand awareness level of over 80% among knitting and crochet enthusiasts, making it the most popular yarn in the United States and earning it the title of “America’s Most Recommended Yarn Brand” by the Women’s Choice Awards for three years running, having recently been re-awarded the 2017 title. Albany’s Coats & Clark facility is part of a specialized division of the company known as Coats Crafts North America. The Albany location is the network’s leading producer of its #1 product, Red Heart yarn, of which the facility produces 37 million rolls, annually- enough to reach to the moon and back when stretched out end-to-end. 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.