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Four Albany businesses honored for achievements

Left to right: Judy Randal, Payne Hughes, and Justin Strickland Left to right: Judy Randal, Payne Hughes, and Justin Strickland
ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Four major Albany businesses were honored for their achievements and impact within the city. The Albany Dougherty EDC hosted their annual industry awards to recognize industries making waves through manufacturing and distribution.

Thrush Aircraft, responsible for building aerial application airplanes, won Economic Impact award for generating 100 new jobs.

"It's a great recognition for a job that myself and employees are doing, and we appreciate it," said Payne Hughes of Thrush.

Central Monitoring won the Good Life City award for providing countless hours of volunteer time as well as donating coats to over 13,000 people in the Albany area.

"It's great visibility for our company, its positive news for Albany," Owner of Central Monitoring Judy Randal said.

EDC President Justin Strickland feels it's always difficult to choose winners from a pool of innovative companies.

"We would honor all of our existing industries if we could," Strickland said. "But these four winners this year have made specific investments and great things in the course of the last year."

Miller Coors won the global commerce award and SASCO Chemical Group took home the Excellence in Innovation.



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