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Buy from Georgia initiative announced at ribbon cutting for Georgia Manufacturing Alliance’s new office

Pictured is the ribbon cutting at the Georgia Manufacturing Alliance’s new headquarters in Lawrenceville. Photo special to the MDJ.

Over 70 people came to celebrate the ribbon cutting at the Georgia Manufacturing Alliance’s (GMA) new headquarters in Lawrenceville.

GMA members, Gwinnett Chamber and Gwinnett County representatives came to show support for an organization that has been supporting the manufacturing community statewide since 2008.

“Over the past 10 years, we have built a solid foundation of leaders statewide that will be able to support the imminent growth of manufacturing in Georgia,” said Jason Moss, founder and CEO of the Georgia Manufacturing Alliance. “We are excited about what the future holds for our members and the manufacturing community in our state.”

Moss welcomed the guests with an announcement that the BuyFromGeorgia.com website has been redesigned to highlight over 1,000 Georgia made products that can be purchased via Amazon.

The refreshments at the event were products that could be bought on the site, including Coke, Combos, Hostess Snacks, Solo Plates, Starbucks K-Cups, SunnyD and Wrigley’s Gum.

A local bakery, Special Kneads & Treats, also provided assorted hand-crafted cupcakes for the ribbon cutting. Special Kneads and Treats Inc. is a nonprofit specialty bakery focused on providing Special Needs adults within the surrounding community a place to learn a skill and develop a sense of accountability and pride.

“We want to encourage everyone to support their local community and make a purchase on BuyFromGeorgia.com to help support and grow jobs in Georgia,” Moss said. “Shoppers who purchase through BuyFromGeorgia.com receive the benefits of shopping through Amazon for 1,000s of name brand and unique items that are produced in our great state.”

The Georgia Manufacturing Alliance will also be hosting tours highlighting consumer-based products manufactured in the state in July. For the past four years, Gov. Nathan Deal has presented the “Buy from GA” month proclamation to the members of GMA at the State Capitol each July to promote manufacturers and the goods they produce in the state.

For more information, call 770-338-0051 or visit www.GeorgiaManufacturingAlliance.com.

Jason Moss

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