Welcome to GAMA  

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Registration is now open for GAMA's November 18th Economic Update Meeting in Douglasville, Georgia.  This economic update has been hugely popular every year, and this year features:

  • Bill Strauss - Senior Economist - Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago (Automotive Specialist) - Outlook for 2015
  • Cliff Pyron, Chief Commercial Officer - Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) - How GPA Can Make You More Profitable
  • Lorrie Thomas Ross, "The Marketing Therapist" - "Web Marketing Therapy" - What You Need to Know
  • Special Pre-Meeting Professional Education Presentation - OSHA's Current Regional "Targeting" in Georgia, Alabama, and Mississippi - What You Need to Know, and How OHSAS 18001 Can Help
  • PLUS Two New Flash Segments Have Been Added!  1) Flash Connection - Economic Development - Musical Performance of "Georgia's Got It All" by well-known recording artist Curtis Reed, and 2) Flash Connection - Sustainability and Giving Back- a Special Presentation on Recycling Automotive Scrap Metal and on Spreading Sunshine

Register for the event now!  (Click Here)

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What is GAMA?

 

The Georgia Automotive Manufacturers Association, Inc. (GAMA) is a private, non-profit trade association which passionately promotes the interests of Georgia’s automotive

manufacturing 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:

  • November 18, 2014 - Economic Update Meeting; Douglasville, Georgia
  • February 17, 2015 - Quality Update Meeting; LaGrange, Georgia
  • May 5, 2015 - Annual Golf Tournament, Callaway Gardens in Pine Mountain, Georgia
  • August, 2015 - Kia Plant Tour, Date TBD

 

Membership Benefits Include:

  • Networking; Opportunity to Meet 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 about 400 members in just over three 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 "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

Georgia Tech/Georgia Manufacturing Extension Partnership

Greater Rome Chamber of Commerce

IMPACT Group

O'Neal Inc.

Old Fashion Foods Inc.

P&R Castings/Fasteners

PLEX Systems

Polytron, Inc.

Stratosphere Quality

   

Recent GAMA News : 

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 at Callaway Gardens, 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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