Gov. Sonny Perdue presented Rincon’s Temcor with this year’s award for Manufacturer of the Year in the small company category (fewer than 150 employees) on Thursday. Temcor joined Perry’s Perdue Farms facility and Lawrenceville’s Ricoh Electronics as the state’s top three manufacturers of the year.
The annual awards ceremony is the highlight of Georgia Manufacturing Appreciation Week, which is co-hosted by the Department of Technical and Adult Education and the Department of Economic Development. This year, more than 1,200 business leaders were in attendance at the ceremony held at the Cobb Galleria on April 12.
Leland Sanders, Temcor vice president of manufacturing, accepted the company’s award, while Mat Carmichael, shipping supervisor; and Jorge Sepulveda, shipping operations and training specialist, accompanied him to the stage.
“I’d like to thank you for your recognition of Temcor as a world-class manufacturer,” said Sanders. “I’d like to thank the Department of Technical and Adult Education, particularly Assistant Commissioner Jackie Rohosky, Jan Melcher, and the rest of the Quick Start staff for your continued efforts to support Temcor.”
For more than six years, Temcor has been manufacturing beautiful and functional architectural enclosures in Rincon. As Temcor has built its highly successful business, this progressive company has designed and installed enclosures for arenas, gymnasiums, theaters and auditoriums around the world.
With gross revenues of $31 million and employing more than 50 people in Rincon, Temcor has been a reliable and generous corporate citizen in Effingham County for a number of years.
To prepare for still more success in the future, in the past year Temcor has purchased several new advanced manufacturing technologies and through partnerships with Quick Start and Savannah Technical College, will be training new associates to deploy this technology and help keep the company — and the economy of the Coastal Empire — thriving in today’s competitive global marketplace.
In proclaiming April 9-13 Manufacturing Appreciation Week, Perdue noted the tremendous contribution manufacturing makes to the state’s economic well-being. Providing 450,622 jobs at more than 10,000 facilities across Georgia, manufacturing contributes more than $100 billion to the state’s economy each year.