Welcome to GAMA  

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 GAMA = Business Opportunities - find new business

 

+ Great Connections - business and personal networking

 

+ Unique Experiences - be the first to:

  • learn about new industry initiatives,
  • meet thought leaders in automotive and related industries
  • have one-of-a-kind encounters not available elsewhere

 

---> that Drive your Profits and Business Success!

 

 

...or... Renew Your Membership!

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 SOUTHERN AUTOMOTIVE CONFERENCE - SAC

  • MAMA is hosting the SAC in Biloxi, Mississippi this year - October 5-7, 2016 - Registration is now open at www.mamaonline.net.  We are looking forward to seeing you there!
  • AAMA is hosting the SAC in 2017.
  • GAMA is hosting the SAC in 2018.  Great News for GAMA and all of our supporters!

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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

 

 

GAMA's UPCOMING MEETINGS:

  • August 11, 2016 - Economic Update Meeting - Douglasville, Georgia
  • Fall, 2016 - Environmental Issues Update (Rescheduled) - West Point, Georgia/Lanett, Alabama (on Georgia border); Speaker:  David Wood, Joe Tanner & Associates. (David is a captivating speaker - he will be sharing lots of important info you need to know.)
  • November, 2016 - Plant Tour - Date and Location to be determined\
  • February, 2017 - Quarterly Update Meeting - Date and Location to be determined

 

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.                                                 
Membership has grown from zero to over 450 members in about five years.  Come join the excitement!

  

...or... Renew Your Membership!

 

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 :

 

Alston & Bird LLP

Autoform Engineering USA, Inc.

CAB Incorporated

Carr, Riggs, & Ingram, LLC

Development Authority of Polk County

Georgia Tech/Georgia Manufacturing Extension Partnership

Greater Rome Chamber of Commerce 

Hodges Warehouse + Logistics

Jones Lang LaSalle

Management Methods, Inc.

O'Neal Inc.

Omni-ID, Inc.

P&R Castings/Fasteners 

Page & Jones, Inc.

PLEX Systems

Shiloh Industries, Inc.

Stratosphere Quality 

Surgere, Inc.

VCA North America

   

Recent GAMA News : 

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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