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GAMA's UPCOMING MEETINGS:

 

  • February 7, 2018 - OSHA and Quality Update Meeting - West Georgia Technical College; LaGrange, GA
  • March 6-8, 2018 - SOAR Conference including customer-supplier "matchmaking" - Supplier Opportunities in Automotive, Aerospace, and Defense Resources - Joint with Georgia MEP; Macon, GA
  • May 1, 2018 - Annual Golf Tournament benefitting SAWF (Southern Automotive Womens' Forum; Callaway Gardens , GA 
  • October 3-5, 2018 - Southern Automotive Conference in Atlanta, Georgia
  • November 8, 2018 - GAMA - Annual Economic Update Meeting - Location TBD

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On October 24, 2017, the Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD) announced
the winners of the second annual Georgia Automotive Awards. The awards are designed to
recognize automotive leaders throughout the state, and to honor them for the contributions 
they have made to build a robust automotive ecosystem in Georgia.  Shown above
(left to right) are Georgia Governor Nathan Deal; Rick Walker, President & CEO of GAMA;
and GDEcD Commissioner Pat Wilson.
The winners were:

Georgia Automotive Company of the Year  - Lund International, Buford

Community Impact Award  - Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA), Atlanta

 Innovator of the Year  - Elan Technology, Midway

 Georgia Automotive Supplier of the Year - TD Automotive Compressor Georgia (TACG)

and Toyota Industries Compressor Parts America, Co. (TICA), Pendergrass

 Randy Jackson Leader of the Year Award - Greg Vitek, IMS Gear Georgia, Inc., Gainesville

 

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MAJOR INTERNATIONAL EVENT NEXT OCTOBER 3-5, 2018

 

GAMA will be hosting the 11th Annual Southern Automotive Conference in Atlanta next October 3-5, 2018.  We will be updating info on this event regularly on this homepage. 

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GAMA is continuing to focus on the importance of logistics and supply chain management.  

  • David Eyes of Data Interchange has been elected Chair of GAMA's new Logistics / Supply Chain Management Committee.
  • GAMA was represented at the recent Supply Chain Management - Automotive Logistics Event held in Atlanta on May 8-10, 2017.  Several GAMA members were in attendance including David Eyes of Data Interchange and Terri Seese, President of Alliance Solutions. Rick Walker, President and CEO of GAMA, presented the Opening Remarks at the event.  See the photo below.  

 

                                       

 

 

 

 

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What is GAMA?

 
The Georgia Automotive Manufacturers Association, Inc. (GAMA) is a non-profit trade association which passionately promotes the interests of Georgia’s automotive and ground transportation industry.  GAMA is a community of businesses with common interests and goals which provides a highly interactive forum to help members achieve the following:
  • continual improvement in their businesses
  • higher levels of innovation, quality, and profitability
  • professional success through unique educational opportunities
  • successful networking among customers and peers

  


Membership Benefits Include:

  • Networking; Opportunity to Meet and be Introduced to Potential Customers; Sharing Best Practices; Info on Key Industry Issues; Critical and Timely Info on Improving Innovation, Quality, and Profitability                              
  • Periodic Meetings; Plant Tours; Access to Membership Directory; Access to PowerPoints from Meetings; Social Events
  • Supplier of the Year Award (coming - Committee work has begun)
  • Corporate Membership with Brooks Brothers (15% Discount).  Please go to the Members Only portion of the GAMA website and login for info and immediate access to these benefits.  Access to Automotive News Breaking News RSS Feed.                                                 
Come join the excitement!

  

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Our Mission & Objectives:

»   Mission

GAMA’s mission is to passionately promote the growth, profitability, and continual improvement of automotive

      manufacturing in Georgia and the Southeast.

GAMA will be successful when...

  • the levels of innovation, quality, and profitability of our members are regarded as among the best in the industry
  • our members are universally recognized for their leadership in automotive vehicle and component manufacturing
  • Georgia is regarded as a premier location for automotive manufacturing and related support businesses

»   Objectives

  • To provide information and share knowledge on issues impacting the automotive industry
  • To encourage positive relationships and foster common interests among the automotive manufacturing community
  • To conduct educational programs which enhance the professions of all those involved in automotive manufacturing
  • To provide strategic direction for workforce development in Georgia and the Southeast

 

                                       

 

Rick Walker, President and CEO of GAMA, speaking at the NABE Automotive Outlook Symposium held at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago - Detroit Branch, on May 29, 2014.

 

                                                                   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

                                     

 

Randy Jackson, Senior VP Human Resources & Administration of Kia Motors Manufacturing, was the Keynote Speaker at GAMA's February 18, 2014 meeting in LaGrange, GA

 

 

GAMA Meeting, June 21, 2013 - "Celebrating Women Who Power the Automotive Industry".  Left to right:  Barbara McDaniel, Toyota (Mississippi); Suzanne Dickerson, CU-ICAR (South Carolina); Susan Peterson, The Communication Center (Washington, DC); Jean Marie Thrower, Supplier Development Systems (Alabama); Susan Brennan, Nissan (Tennessee); and Corinne Hodges, Kia (Georgia)

 

Bill Strauss, Senior Economist and Economic Advisor, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, was the Keynote Speaker at GAMA's November 6, 2012 Meeting in Pine Mountain, GA.  Bill will be speaking at the GAMA Meeting on November 10, 2015, his fifth address to a GAMA audience. 

 

 

Inaugural Meeting - June 2, 2011 (left to right):

  • Rick Walker, Falcon IP Capital, President and CEO of GAMA
  • Heather Lathbury Seckman, Greater Rome Chamber of Commerce
  • Charles Stallworth, Georgia Power

 

 

 

 

(PowerPoints from previous meetings are available in the "Members Only" section.)

 

 

 

 

Sponsors :

GAMA is grateful for the following sponsors: (Become a Sponsor)                                                          

 

  

 

 

 

 

 Strategic Partners :

 

GEORGIA DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

 

   

 

Supporting Members :

 

 

Autoform Engineering USA, Inc.

Baytech Plastics Inc.

CAB Incorporated

Development Authority of Polk County

Georgia Tech/Georgia Manufacturing Extension Partnership

Hodges Warehouse + Logistics

Jones Lang LaSalle

K.S. West Virginia

Management Methods, Inc.

Northwest Georgia Joint Development Authority

Omni-ID, Inc.

Onin Staffing

Page & Jones, Inc.

Rome Floyd Chamber of Commerce 

Shiloh Industries, Inc.

Stratosphere Quality 

Surgere, Inc.

UFP Technologies

VCA North America

   

Recent GAMA News : 

 

August 10, 2017 - Annual Economic Meeting, Douglasville, Georgia

May 2, 2017 - GAMA's Fourth Annual Golf Tournament - Callaway Gardens, Pine Mountain, Georgia

February 1, 2017 - Quality Update Meeting - OSHA, LaGrange, Georgia

November 2, 2016 - Tour of the Blue Bird Plant, Fort Valley, Georgia

August 11, 2016 - Annual Economic Meeting, Douglasville, Georgia

May 3, 2016 - Annual Golf Tournament, The Country Club of the South, Johns Creek, Georgia

February 9, 2016 - Quality Update Meeting, Douglasville, Georgia

December 2, 2015 - Special "Issues Update" Meeting, Porsche Headquarters, Atlanta, Georgia

November 10, 2015 - Annual Economic Meeting, Douglasville, Georgia

September 22, 2015 - Tour of Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Plant in Montgomery, Alabama

August 19, 2015 Town Hall Meeting - Update on the Southeastern Automotive Manufacturing Technology Acceleration Center (SA-MTAC)

August 5, 2015 - Quarterly Meeting and Kia Plant Tour, LaGrange, Georgia

May 5, 2015 - Annual Golf Tournament, Callaway Gardens in Pine Mountain, Georgia

March 11, 2015 - OSHA Update (sold out both times) - How Are You Dealing with the Regional Emphasis Program? - Lanett, AL/West Point, GA

February 17, 2015 - Membership Meeting - The Future of Quality - AIAG (first public presentation of AIAG "Current State of Quality" survey results) - LaGrange, GA

May 6, 2014 - First Annual Golf Tournament, Callaway Gardens in Pine Mountain, GA

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June 2, 2011 - First Membership Meeting ever was held at the Cobb Galleria Centre in Atlanta, Georgia.

The GAMA Board of Advisors toured the Suzuki Manufacturing of America plant in Rome, Georgia.

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