Four businesses honored by EDC

Four businesses honored by EDC

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - With information from the Albany-Dougherty Economic Development Commission-

The Albany-Dougherty Economic Development Commission today honored MillerCoors, SASCO Chemical Group, Thrush Aircraft and Central Monitoring for their global exports, innovative business practices, economic impact and corporate giving, at its annual ADEDC Industry Awards.

"From creating jobs and making long-term investments to enhancing quality of life through volunteer service, our industries are the foundation of our local economy and our community," said Justin Strickland, president of the Albany-Dougherty Economic Development Commission, which leads the initiatives that help local businesses grow and expand. "We are proud to work with and on behalf of Albany-Dougherty County's existing industries, and to recognize their excellence."

MillerCoors' Albany brewery is responsible for 50 percent of global exports within MillerCoors' North American network. The Albany brewery has exported nearly four million barrels of beer during the last three years. Annually, the Albany MillerCoors produces nearly 9 million barrels of beer, or 32 billion 12-ounce servings, making it one of the highest-producing of the company's breweries.

Albany-based Thrush Aircraft manufactures aerial application airplanes used in the agriculture industry. It recently designed and developed a new plane, which will be mostly used for surveillance and fire suppression. This new product will result in Thrush's latest expansion in Albany, which will create 100 new jobs and have a $10 million economic impact. The new jobs will bring total employment at Thrush to nearly 300.

Excellence in Innovation Award: SASCO Chemical Group

 SASCO  is a third-generation owned chemical manufacturing company whose success and growth is driven by its innovate corporate culture. SASCO has developed revolutionary products for the rubber, wood, mulch and biomedical industries. Most recently, SASCO developed a breakthrough product for the engineered wood industry that has alleviated the industry's historical problems with corrosion, adhesion release and cleanliness.

Good Life City Award for Corporate Community Citizenship: Central Monitoring

Central Monitoring is a locally-owned and operated alarm system monitoring and installation provider that has been providing peace of mind to its customers for more than 30 years. Committed to making the community a better place, Central Monitoring has contributed hours of volunteer services to nonprofit organizations;made in-kind donations to schools, churches and charities; and, through its One Warm Coat project, has collected more than 13,000 coats for needy adults and children in the Albany area.

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