Industry Roundtable

The Industry Roundtable is a group of manufacturers, distributors and processors who meet quarterly to share information, discuss trends and conduct plant tours. Membership is limited to CEOs and industry managers by invitation only.

Annual Industry Appreciation Awards

Annually, the Greater Hall Chamber presents Industry Appreciation Awards honoring local existing industry leaders and recognizing their economic impact on the community, corporate responsibility and workforce excellence. Industry of the Year Awards are presented in the SMALL (1-50 employees), MEDIUM (51-200 employees) and LARGE (201+ employee) categories. Recognitions are also announced in multiple areas such as safety performance, environmental stewardship, corporate responsibility and workforce development. Industry of the Year nominations are encouraged if you know a deserving industry. Industry of the Year applications are open to local manufacturers, processors and distributors.

Ranger Manufacturing

Ranger Manufacturing
Small Employer Category




Wilheit Packaging

Wilheit Packaging  
Medium Employer Category





Large Employer Category




2020 Industry Recognitions
Murray Plastics
 – Workforce Development
ALBAform – Safety Performance
Conditioned Air Systems – Corporate Responsibility
Glo-Crest Dairy/Mountain Fresh Creamery – Environmental Responsibility

Year Small Employer Medium Employer Large Employer
2020 Ranger Manufacturing Wilheit Packaging Hydro
2019 Boost Transport LLC Harris Products Group Boehringer Ingelheim
2018 FAE USA, Inc. Gainesville Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Kubota Manufacturing of America
2017 Count On Tools, Inc. Kipper Tool Company Victory Processing LLC
2016 Murray Plastics, Inc. Tatsumi Intermodal USA, Inc. SKF USA, Inc.
2015 Poly Enterprises Mugele of America Marel Stork Poultry Processing, Inc.
2014 Aerocom Systems, Inc. SYFAN Logistics, Inc. King’s Hawaiian
2013 Zebra Technologies Corp. Bitzer US, Inc. Kubota Manufacturing of America
2012 AdEdge Water Technologies, Inc. Mansfield Energy Corp. Fieldale Farms Corp.
2011 IMS Gear Georgia, Inc. ZF Group Coleman Natural Foods – Kings Delight
2010 Hollis Transport & Distribution Cargill, Inc. Wrigley Manufacturing

Georgia Manufacturers of the Year

Industry Roundtable members also benefit from Georgia Manufacturing Appreciation Week. Past winners from Gainesville-Hall County include:

King’s Hawaiian (2017)
ZF Group
Wrigley Manufacturing (2006)
Kubota Manufacturing of America (2003)

Contact Nikki Chandler, VP of Existing Industry: (770) 532-6206 or email.