The Chattahoochee Technical College Office of Economic Development nominated two of Georgia’s leading companies, Yanmar Co. Ltd. and Osmotica Pharmaceutical, for recognition during the state’s 2019 Manufacturing Appreciation Week.
Representatives from Chattahoochee Tech along with officials from both companies attended the 2019 Manufacturing Appreciation Week awards luncheon, which was held recently at the Georgia International Convention Center. This event featured an address by Gov. Brian Kemp, and was co-hosted by Commissioner Matt Arthur of the Technical College System of Georgia and Amy Carter, Deputy Commissioner for Rural Georgia Initiatives at the Georgia Department of Economic Development.
Yanmar is one of the world’s largest producers of diesel engines, with two locations in Bartow County. The company’s Yanmar Academy, a state-of-the-art training center is housed in the 50,000-square-foot Yanmar Evo Center, which is located at the corner of Highway 92 and Old Alabama Road in Acworth. With a research and development manufacturing facility located in Cobb County, Osmotica Pharmaceuticals is a fully-integrated bio-pharmaceutical company focused on developing, manufacturing and commercializing specialty products.
This year marked the 25th anniversary of celebrating Manufacturing Appreciation Week in Georgia. The event also included the presentation of scholarship awards to students with winning entries in a statewide design contest promoting the importance of manufacturing to the students’ communities, and the potential for students to find fulfilling careers in this sector of the economy.