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 GAMA - Hyundai Plant Tour

Date: Tuesday, September 22, 2015




Location: Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama (HMMA)

 Plant Tours Start at the HMMA Training Center

 900 Hyundai Boulevard, Montgomery, AL  36105

 Central Daylight Time


Early Registration - MEMBERS & NON-MEMBERS - August 20, 2015 to September 8, 2015

Late Registration - September 9, 2015  to September 17, 2015 at 4:00pm


Tour Group 1 - (Tour at 9:00am CDT)  

9:00am - Check-in begins at HMMA Training Center.

10:00am - Bus leaves for HMMA Training Center for HMMA Plant, and returns to Training Center after the Tour.  

12:00noon - Working Lunch at Training Center - Presentation by Hyundai Executives.  

12:45pm - Estimated Conclusion.


Tour Group 2 - (Tour at 10:00am CDT) 

10:00am - Check-in begins at HMMA Training Center.  

11:00am - Working Lunch at Training Center - Presentation by Hyundai Executives.

11:30am - Bus leaves HMMA Training Center for HMMA Plant, and returns to Training Center after the Tour.

1:30pm - Estimated Conclusion


Registration Fee -  includes Lunch and refreshments as applicable

GAMA Members - $85.00 (on or before 9-8-15) - $95.00 after 9-8-15

Non-Members of GAMA - $170.00 (on or before 9-8-15) - $190.00 after 9-8-15


Registration is now open





GAMA = Business Opportunities (find new business)


+ Great Connections (business and personal networking)


+ Unique Experiences (be the first to learn about

new industry initiatives)


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



...or... Renew Your Membership!



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



  • September 22, 2015 - Tour of Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Plant in Montgomery, Alabama - Registration now open - See above
  • November 10, 2015 - Economic Update Meeting - Douglasville, Georgia
  • February 9, 2016 - Quality Update Meeting including recent ISO changes - Douglasville, Georgia
  • May 3, 2016 - Golf Tournament - Country Club of the South, Johns Creek, Georgia, including the Second Annual Southern Automotive Cup Golf Challenge
  • Also planned are "Industry Insight" meetings on special topics including Cyber Security, Logistics, In-Plant Communications Systems, Commercial Vehicle Issues, and more.
  • Also being planned -- First Annual GAMA Car Show, featuring "CARapalooza"(TM).


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 four 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.

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




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.



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 :







Supporting Members :


Alston & Bird LLP

AutoForm Engineering USA

Carr, Riggs, & Ingram, LLC

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

Stratosphere Quality


Recent GAMA News : 

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

November 18, 2014 - Quarterly Meeting & OSHA Workshop - Douglasville, GA

October 21, 2014 - Town Hall Meeting - Lanett, AL/West Point, GA

September 9, 2014 - Encore Presentation of GAMA Meeting - OHSAS 18001 in Rome, GA

August 20, 2014 - Novelis Plant Tour - Kennesaw, GA

July 15, 2014 - Special GAMA Meeting - OHSAS 18001 in Lanett, AL/West Point, GA

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

February 18, 2014 - Membership Meeting (Joint Meeting with AAMA) in LaGrange, GA

November 11-12, 2013 - Supplier Expo and Quarterly Meeting - Douglasville, GA

August 14, 2013 - Membership Meeting - Chattanooga, TN (VW Plant Tour)

June 21, 2013 - Membership Meeting - Celebrating Women Leaders in Automotive - Atlanta, Georgia 

 Wide Angle of 6-21-13 MeetingMay 14, 2013 - Special Meeting - Bill Strauss (U.S. Fed. Reserve) - Atlanta, Georgia

February 12, 2013 - Membership Meeting - Rome, GA - 1st Annual Quality Update

November 6, 2012 - Membership Meeting - Pine Mountain, Georgia - 2nd Annual Economic Update - Bill Strauss (U.S. Fed. Reserve)

August 2, 2012 - Membership Meeting - West Point, Georgia (Kia Plant Tour) 

May 15, 2012 - Membership Meeting - LaGrange, Georgia

February 24, 2012 - Membership Meeting - Duluth, Georgia 

November 14, 2011 - Membership Meeting - Rome, Georgia - 1st Annual Economic Update - Bill Strauss (U.S. Fed. Reserve)

August 23, 2011 - Membership Meeting - LaGrange, Georgia. 

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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