Made in Cedar­town: HON Com­pany among statewide man­u­fac­tur­ers high­lighted in 2018

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The “Buy From Ge­or­gia” move­ment swept across the state in 2018 and con­tin­ues to high­light con­sumer-based goods that can be pur­chased in a store or on Ama­zon.

The HON Com­pany was one of sev­eral across the state be­ing pro­moted in Sum­mer 2018 for be­ing not only a long­time man­u­fac­turer who con­tin­ues to in­vest in their ca­pa­bil­i­ties lo­cally, but one that also sends prod­ucts out world­wide.

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 the state high­light­ing 16 man­u­fac­tur­ing fa­cil­i­ties in July. To learn more about th­ese tours and to reg­is­ter, please visit: www. Ge­or­giaMan­u­fac­tur­ingAl­

Back in 2018, of­fi­cials came to Polk County to tour The HON Com­pany, which pro­duces in the Cedar­town plant the high-qual­ity steel and wooden of­fice fur­ni­ture that is used around the coun­try, and even here lo­cally in schools.

They make prod­ucts like Al­lS­teel, Maxon & Basyx and more at the 750,000 square foot fa­cil­ity in the in­dus­trial park of West Av­enue.

Of­fi­cials are also stopped by the Car­roll­ton-based South­wire 12 for Life plant, one of the largest ca­ble and wire pro­duc­ers in North Amer­ica.

The HON visit was part of a 16-plant tour dur­ing July 2018, which took of­fi­cials all over the state.

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