2020 Manufacturers of the Year recognized at the Lumpkin County BOC Meeting

DAHLONEGA, Ga. – The Development Authority of Lumpkin County recognized contributions related to workforce development, economic investment, and corporate responsibility at the Manufacturing Appreciation Week presentations held on April 20, 2021. 

“We have a growing cluster of manufacturing industries in Lumpkin County,” said Development Authority of Lumpkin County Executive Director Rebecca Mincey. “Manufacturing Appreciation Week is our opportunity to acknowledge the vital role manufacturing plays in our economy.”

According to data from the Georgia Department of Labor, Lumpkin County has a total of 32 manufacturing businesses. This accounts for 8.5% of the jobs in Lumpkin County and makes manufacturing the number one employer in all of the goods producing industries. Manufacturing jobs pay on average nearly $20,000 more annually than the other leading employment industries in Lumpkin County such as retail, accommodations, and food service. Additionally, many of the Lumpkin County manufacturing businesses have expanded their workforce development initiatives through a partnership with the Lumpkin County High School Work Based Learning Program. 

Awards were presented to Wahoo Docks/Decks for workforce development, Satellite Industries for corporate responsibility, RefrigiWear for corporate responsibility, StruXure Outdoor for economic investment, and B&M Metals for economic investment. 

2020 was a year of growth, unprecedented challenge, and incredible resilience. Saying ‘thank you’ to all of the businesses in Lumpkin County does not end with the one week of appreciation, and the Development Authority of Lumpkin County continues to work year-round to foster growth in Lumpkin County’s manufacturing sector!