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Key Account Customer Appreciation Golf Event
Tuesday, October 21st, was the bi-annual Key Account Customer Appreciation Golf Event held at Bear's Best in Suwanee. The purpose of this event is to foster relationships between member cities and their key customers in a causal and enjoyable setting. This event was attended by 8 teams that represented 5 cities as well as a MEAG and ECG team. Winning teams were from Commerce, Monroe and Fairburn this year. We look forward to the bi-annual Spring event that will be held in southern Georgia. More details on this event to be announced in early 2015.
ECG Annual Meeting
October 27-28, 2014
Ritz Carlton Lodge, Reynolds Plantation
Registration is now open! This annual event is a great opportunity for ECG communities to network while discussing the latest trends in the industry.
GA Utility Executives Issue Joint Statement on EPA's Proposed CO2 Rule
The Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed rule to regulate CO2 emissions from existing power plants is the most complex rule the agency has ever issued. Moreover, it is unprecedented in scope and reach, and the agency's authority to even implement it is questionable. As Georgia's electric utilities, we have written to express significant concern with this proposal. Click below to read the full editorial.
Deal: Latvian-based manufacturer to create 150 jobs in Dublin
Gov. Nathan Deal announced today that Valmiera Glass, a Latvian-based manufacturer of fiberglass products, will locate to Dublin, creating 150 jobs and investing $20 million within five years into its first U.S.-based headquarters and manufacturing facility. ECG's Lonnie Smallwood assisted the company in locating their new headquarters.
SV Pittie Textiles Locates to Screven County Industrial Park
SV Pittie Textiles, a leading India-based textile manufacturer, broke ground Monday for a planned $70 million facility near Sylvania. The plant, which will be located in Screven County Industrial Park, will employ 250 people when it’s fully operational.
Japan-based Company to Create 80 Jobs in Griffin
Toppan Printing Co., Ltd will create 80 jobs and invest $100 million into a new facility at The Lakes at Green Valley in Griffin, Georgia’s first eco-friendly park.
West Point Welcomes Hyundai Dymos America
"We are happy that Hyundai Dymos has chosen West Point for the location of their new manufacturing facility. We are looking forward to working with our newest industrial customer and excited about the opportunity this announcement will provide our community through job creation and investment. We are fortunate to have a partner like ECG to work on our behalf and help us with the Customer Choice process." says West Point City Manager, Ed Moon.