Chamber honors 2016 Large Business/Manufacturers of the Year
Lagrange, GA (10 March, 2016) The LaGrange-Troup County Chamber of Commerce recognized the 2016 Large Business/Manufacturers of the Year at the March 8 Early Bird Breakfast. An audience of more than 200 was on hand as Kimble’s Food by Design, Jindal Films and Caterpillar were honored for their accomplishments during the past year.
“The companies honored today are important components in the local economy. The Chamber is proud to recognize their achievements and grateful for their contributions to our community,” said Eric Blackman, 2016 Chamber Chair.
Jindal Films has been a leading corporate partner in Troup County for 25 years, during which time they have never had a layoff. Their commitment to their employees extends beyond the plant through their tuition reimbursement program available to any employee who chooses to pursue higher education opportunities. The company also supports employee involvement in the community especially in the area of education. The plant currently partners with 12 local schools to provide volunteers, supplies and classroom speakers. The company is currently expanding to relocate its national headquarters and R&D facility here in Troup County.
The three award winners were chosen from a strong field of nominations reviewed by the Chamber’s Large Business committee. With a range of goods including food products, packaging materials and heavy equipment, these companies are indicative of the diverse manufacturing industry in Troup County.
Pictured above (left to right): Eric Blackman (LaGrange-Troup County Chamber of Commerce Chairman), and Kevin Donovan (Jindal Films Americas Manufacturing Director)