Forward Forsyth hosted the third annual Manufacturers of Distinction and Leadership (MODL) Awards and Economic Development Summit on Wednesday, November 20, 2019. These awards serve as an opportunity to recognize the exceptional, local companies involved in the manufacturing industry and celebrate the many contributions these companies provide to Forsyth County. “The face of modern-day manufacturing is an important element in local workforce development and the Chamber is proud to partner with local companies investing in the region’s future,” commented Robert Long, Vice President of Economic Development at the Chamber of Commerce. Additionally, the Chamber even recognized one local company with an Environmental Sustainability Award during the event. The winner of this award aims to be leaner (no waste), greener (no impact) and globally competitive.
The sold-out event featured keynote speakers, Laura Semanson, Chairman of the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners and Sara Irvani, CEO of Okabashi Brands. 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 included:
The 2019 Manufacturing of Distinction and Leadership Award winners included:
Congratulations to the 2019 MODL winners! These companies will all be nominated to participate in the Georgia Manufacturer of the Year Awards. The sponsors making the 2019 Forward Forsyth MODL Awards possible included: Express Employment Professionals, Lanier Technical College, Synovus Bank Atlanta Landscape Group, Coastal States Bank, Frazier & Deeter, Smith & Howard, Integrity Staffing Solutions, and Duffey Southeast Construction.