November 30, 2018

MODL Award Finalists

MODL Awards Logo


The Cumming-Forsyth County Chamber of Commerce released its list of 2018 Manufacturers of Distinction and Leadership (MODL) finalists. These finalist companies include:

  • American BOA – a manufacturer of metal products for industrial and automotive markets
  • Hansgrohe – a manufacturer of luxury bath and kitchen fixtures
  • LG-MRI – a manufacturer of digital outdoor LCD display solutions
  • Scientific Games – a global producer of gaming and lottery products
  • Specialty Appliances – a digital orthodontic laboratory

MODL Awards

The Cumming-Forsyth County Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the South Forsyth Rotary Club, will host the second annual Manufacturers of Distinction and Leadership (MODL) Awards. These awards serve as an opportunity to recognize the exceptional, local companies involved in the manufacturing, processing or distribution of tangible products and celebrate the many contributions these companies provide to Forsyth County. Additionally, the Chamber will recognize one local company with an Environmental Sustainability Award during the event.

Last Year’s Winners

The 2017 manufacturers of the year included Metcam, Inc. (small), Solvay Advanced Polymers (medium), and Siemens Industry, Inc. (large). The Chamber then nominated these winners for consideration of the State Manufacturers of the Year Awards. Following that nomination, Governor Nathan Deal named Metcam as Georgia’s Small Manufacturer of the Year in April 2018.

“For an inaugural event last year, we knocked it out of the park,” said Robert Long, Vice President of Economic Development at the Chamber of Commerce. “To have one of our winners go on to win at the state level was fantastic, and Metcam’s recognition was well-deserved.”

The Ceremony

Finally, the MODL Awards Ceremony, where Award recipients will be announced and recognized, will be held on December 5, 2018, at the Forsyth Conference Center, located at 3410 Ronald Reagan Blvd. in Cumming. The event program will feature Thomas Martin with GLOBALT Investments as the keynote speaker. GLOBALT Investments has been a registered investment adviser since 1991 and is a division of Synovous Trust Company N.A. In addition to the MODL Awards, the three winners of the Forsyth County Schools’ Art Design Contest and the Forsyth County Schools Engineering and Manufacturing Educator of the Year will be recognized at this event. Tickets are $20 for Chamber members ($40 for non-members). Purchase them by visiting the Chamber’s website or by calling 770-887-6461. Tables of 10 guests are also available for purchase.

November 30, 2018 Communications Coordinator