Local sheet metal manufacturer Metcam was recently named as winner of the 2018 Manufacturer of the Year award in a category for manufacturing businesses with less than 150 employees.
According to a news release from the Cumming-Forsyth County Chamber of Commerce, Metcam was given its award by Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal at the Governor’s Manufacturing Awards luncheon held on April 12 to celebrate business and industry leaders in Georgia.
“I am honored to be able to accept this award today on behalf of Metcam,” said Metcam president Bruce Hagenau. “Every day, Metcam’s dedicated employees strive to achieve our mission of highest quality products delivered on time.”
The release stated that the luncheon was held at the end of Georgia’s 24th annual Manufacturing Appreciation Week, and this year three winning companies were celebrated at the event.
“These three companies represent the best we have to offer for manufacturing in the state of Georgia,” Gov. Deal said in his keynote address to the audience of more than 1,200 at the luncheon. “They are critical to the success of Georgia leading the nation as the best state in the U.S. for doing business for the past five years running.”
Metcam, according to the release, is a fabricator of sheet metal components and has been “a long-time member of the Chamber of Commerce and a champion of The Manufacturing Society of Forsyth County.”
The release notes that Metcam has “forged a partnership” with local technical colleges Georgia Quickstart and Lanier Technical College.
“[These organizations] have provided over 3,000 man-hours of training to our staff in areas from print reading to communications to leadership to lean manufacturing,” said Hagenau of the technical colleges in the release.