Duluth, Ga., April 21, 2022 –– Partnership Gwinnett hosted the 11th annual Movers and Makers: Manufacturing and Supply Chain Awards at the Crowne Plaza in Norcross on April 21. More than 200 appointed and elected officials, business leaders and manufacturing and supply chain professionals attended to recognize outstanding manufacturing and supply chain companies in Gwinnett County.

“Our vibrant manufacturing and supply chain community helps fuel our economy, providing high-wage jobs, raising living standards and leading research and innovation,” said Partnership Gwinnett Vice President Andrew Carnes. “This unique event gives us the opportunity to celebrate those industry leaders.”

Partnership Gwinnett awarded the following companies:

  • Most Valuable Provider Award – recognizes a company based off their commitment to supporting the manufacturing and supply chain industry and problem-solving and quality control excellence.
    • Integrity Staffing Solutions, a direct hire and temporary staffing agency with a location in Braselton
  • Corporate Citizen Award – recognizes a company based off their community involvement, educational partnerships and workforce development.
    • Okabashi Brands Inc., a family-owned shoe company in Buford
  • Supply Chain Pioneer Award – recognizes companies based off their customer service approach, economic impact and innovative products/service.
    • Small (1 – 49 employees) – Renova Technology, Inc., an electronics after-market repair services company in Norcross
    • Large (50+ employees) – Scanfil Inc., an electronics manufacturing partner and system supplier with a location in Buford
  • Manufacturer of the Year Award – recognizes companies based off their customer service approach, economic impact and innovative products/service.
    • Small (1 – 99 employees) – Volcanica Coffee, a family-owned specialty coffee roaster in Suwanee
    • Medium (100 – 199 employees) – TOMCO2 Systems, a CO2 and dry ice supplier in Loganville
    • Large (200+ employees) – Cardinal Glass Industries, a residential glass designer and fabricator with a location in Buford

Partnership Gwinnett accepts applications from any manufacturing and supply chain company in Gwinnett County. Winners received the highest scores based on the category criteria.

The event featured Target Operations Director Kevin Anderson as the keynote speaker who shared Target’s supply chain and fulfillment strategy and community investment. Partnership Gwinnett and the Georgia Department of Economic Development helped Target expand with their first 367,060-square-foot last-mile sortation center in Lawrenceville last year.

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