(GWINNETT-METRO ATLANTA) March 28, 2019 – Partnership Gwinnett, in collaboration with Gwinnett Technical College, announced the winners of the 8th Annual Movers & Makers Awards during today’s ceremony at the Infinite Energy Forum.

Over 300 community leaders and industry experts attended the 2019 Movers & Makers Awards, presented by Jackson EMC. It is the largest event of its kind in Georgia and the County’s annual recognition of exceptional Gwinnett-based companies involved in manufacturing, processing, or distribution.

“Our manufacturing and supply chain businesses are pillars in the community,” said Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners Chairman, Charlotte Nash. “They don’t just provide jobs, they help build communities. We’re grateful to them and celebrate their success.”

The three Manufacturer of the Year winners for 2019 include:

“Gwinnett Technical College thrives, in large part, because of our impressive manufacturing and supply chain sector,” said Dr. D. Glen Cannon, President of Gwinnett Technical College. “They share this success with our students by investing in their education and careers. We’re proud to recognize these Movers and Makers for their continued community investment.”

The two Supply Chain Pioneer of the Year award winners for 2019 include:

“We’re honored to receive the small manufacturer of the year award,” said Vinson Willingham, Operations Manager of The Sherwin-Williams Company. “Since 1996, we have produced the caulk and adhesives found in new construction throughout Gwinnett. We’re privileged to be a part of this tremendous growth. We look forward to our continued success and partnership in Gwinnett.”

The 2019 Corporate Citizen Award went to Valentine Enterprises. The award recognizes companies who go above and beyond to make their company and their community a great place to be.

The Movers & Makers Awards also recognized Peachtree Packaging & Display as the community’s MVP, Most Valuable Provider, to the manufacturing and supply chain industries.

Eligible companies were evaluated based upon local community impact, corporate social responsibility, and their workforce excellence programs.

For more information, or to learn how to get involved in local economic development efforts, please visit www.partnershipgwinnett.com.

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About Partnership Gwinnett
Partnership Gwinnett is a public-private initiative dedicated to bringing new jobs and capital investment to Gwinnett County, Georgia. Since 2006, Partnership Gwinnett has worked with its local partners to attract and retain jobs, cultivate capital investment, support educational institutions, foster workforce development and contribute to the exceptional quality of life found in Gwinnett. Fueled by the support of over one hundred companies, municipalities, Gwinnett County, K-12 and higher education systems, the mission of Partnership Gwinnett is to strengthen the community’s diverse economy to compete in the global marketplace and position Gwinnett as the premiere place to live, work and play.

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