Made in Cedar­town

HON com­pany among statewide man­u­fac­tur­ers high­lighted this month

The Standard Journal - - LOCAL - From staff re­ports

The “Buy From Ge­or­gia” move­ment is sweep­ing across the state in July to high­light con­sumer-based goods that can be pur­chased in a store or on Ama­zon.

Stud­ies show the av­er­age con­sumer can­not name three prod­ucts man­u­fac­tured in their state, and the Ge­or­gia Man­u­fac­tur­ing Al­liance is on a mis­sion to ed­u­cate peo­ple about what is made in their com­mu­nity and the im­pact those prod­ucts have on their lo­cal econ­omy.

“We can and will be the leader of this man­u­fac­tur­ing re­nais­sance by sup­port­ing the “Buy From Ge­or­gia” move­ment. This pro­gram helps peo­ple be­come aware of how they make a dif­fer­ence by buy­ing lo­cally made goods,” Ja­son Moss, CEO of the Ge­or­gia Man­u­fac­tur­ing Al­liance, said.

The Ge­or­gia Man­u­fac­tur­ing Al­liance in­vites con­sumers to tag along as they travel across WKH VWDWH KLJKOLJKWLQJ PDQXIDFWXULQJ fa­cil­i­ties in July. To learn more about th­ese tours and to reg­is­ter, please visit: www. Ge­or­giaMan­u­fac­tur­ingAl­

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They make prod­ucts like All­Steel, Maxon %DV\[ DQG PRUH DW WKH VTXDUH foot fa­cil­ity in the in­dus­trial park of West Av­enue.

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WRXU RI WKH 2NDEDVKL SODQW LQ %XIRUG DQG con­tin­ued on this week start­ing Mon­day in Cov­ing­ton, then con­tin­ued to Suwa­nee on Tues­day. They’ll stop in At­lanta and Au­gusta later this week be­fore the visit here this com­ing Mon­day.

/ Kevin Myrick

The HON Com­pany is one of sev­eral plants across the state that are get­ting vis­its from tour­ing of­fi­cials.

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