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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.