Great honor for Grenzebach

05.02.2017 - Grenzebach’s US branch named “Georgia Manufacturer 2017”.

Every year businesses that contribute in an extraordinary way to the economic growth within the state of Georgia are honored by the Technical College System of Georgia and the Georgia Department of Economic Development.

On April 27th, the Governor of Georgia, Nathan Deal handed the “Georgia Manufacturer Award of the Year 2017” to Grenzebach Corporation’s former CEO and President, Michael Grauel and COO, Martin Pleyer: “We are very proud to receive this award and are determined to keep contributing to the economic growth in this region. For us, this also means to continue investing in our future workforce and strengthening our apprenticeship program.”

Since summer 2016, the state of Georgia is offering a dual apprenticeship program, the first of its kind in the entire United States. Together with the German American Chamber of Commerce (GACC) of the Southern United States, Grenzebach has worked diligently to make this German style apprenticeship program become a reality. The program was one of the reasons Grenzebach was nominated by the Georgia Department of Economic Development for this year’s award. In the category “Small Manufacturers” with 150 or fewer employees, a total of 22 companies competed against each other with Grenzebach taking home the trophy. Awards also went to medium and large manufacturers.

For Grenzebach in Newnan this is the second major award within a short period of time. With the Prosperity Award 2016, the Newnan-Coweta Chamber of Commerce honored the commitment to economic success and development with a focus on career training.