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Manufacturing expo Saturday to include Kegooler

IF YOU GO

What: Georgia Manufacturing Expo

When: June 8, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Where: Gwinnett Center

More info:

georgiamanufacturingexpo.com

EXHIBITORS

America’s Mattress

NetworkingMFG

Merrill Lynch

Okabashi Brands, INC

Cu’i Watermelon Drink

Anita’s Balm

Minuteman Press of Duluth

YSS Athletics

Strike Hold

Networking Works! business referral network

Georgia Grown

The Law Office of Ward Council LLC

Gwinnett Tech

R.N.C. Industries, Inc.

Demis Products, Inc

Arrow Adhesives Company

Southern Polytechnic State University

Society of Manufacturing Engineers

Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce

Technology Association of Georgia - Manufacturing

APICS Atlanta

WK Industrial Services

Southern Barter Club

Life Is My Movie Entertainment

Murray Plastics

KD Manufacturing, Inc.

Hydrocephalus Association

American Label

Mount Vernon Mills

GRG Design, Inc.

Peening Technologies

Uni-Grip Pro

Prince Precision Products

MAC

TSI Solutions

Atlanta Water Jet LLC

Georgia FIRST

Osborne Wood Products

MLC CAD Systems

SPONSORS

Governor's Office of Workforce Development

Impact Staffing

Metro Waterproofing

DULUTH -- When you have a need to keep a beer keg cold for days, a Buford company has a solution for you.

Hot Beer Sucks, a division of R.N.C. Industries, opened about a year ago and manufactures the Kegooler, an insulated keg cooler that keeps beer kegs cold without using old-fashioned refrigeration techniques such as ice in a barrel. The keg stays cold for three to five days, depending on where it's placed, thanks to gel packs placed in a container box, R.N.C. Industries sales manager Nick Kehoe said.

R.N.C. makes insulated shipping products to keep candies, chocolates and pharmaceuticals refrigerated or frozen. R.N.C. and Hot Beer Sucks will be among dozens of businesses on hand at the Georgia Manufacturing Expo from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday at the Gwinnett Center.

The admission is free if you register online at www.georgiamanufacturingexpo.com. Tickets are $10 at the door.

Among some of the companies scheduled to attend are local companies will give out free samples of their wares. Some of the Georgia consumer brands scheduled to attend are Duracell, Okabashi, Anita's Balm, Frito-Lay, Club Car LLC, Apex Designs and Minuteman Press Duluth.

Two private VIP screenings of "The American Made Movie" and a speech from U.S. Rep. Rob Woodall about "The Impact of Buying Georgia Manufactured Goods" are scheduled at the event.

Kehoe said while exposure is his company's main goal at the event, finding local employees and vendors to partner with are also expectations. Kehoe said he could find companies that sell office supplies, plastics or other packaging proudcts to partner with.

"It's good for the manufacturers," Woodall said. "But it's also good for the consumers, to let them make an educated decision."