Albany-Dougherty EDC Awards Several Area Industries

The Albany-Dougherty Economic Development Commission (EDC) presented several area industries awards during its annual Rise N Shine Breakfast at the Hilton Garden Inn.

“We were proud to recognize, this morning, four great winners and existing industries in our community,” EDC President Justin Strickland said.

During the breakfast, four industries received awards in several different categories.

Thrush Aircraft received the Global Commerce Award with 86% of its sales coming from exports.

The Marine Depot Maintenance Command won the Excellence in Innovation Award after its challenging restoration of a WWII Prime Mover, 4×4 Cargo Truck.

MillerCoors received the Economic Impact Award. According to the EDC, MillerCoors Albany spends more than $400 million in Georgia-based goods and services each year.

Procter and Gamble won the Only One Albany Award for Corporate Community Citizenship. Despite seeing its own damage after the January storms, the company sent 100 employee volunteers into the community to help with storm cleanup.

Strickland said area industries have an incredible impact not only on Southwest Georgia but throughout the world.

The Annual Rise N Shine Breakfast takes place during the EDC’s Industry Celebration Week and is hosted by the Albany Area Chamber of Commerce.