IF YOU GO
What: Georgia Manufacturing Expo
When: June 8, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Where: Gwinnett Center
Okabashi Brands, INC
Cu’i Watermelon Drink
Minuteman Press of Duluth
Networking Works! business referral network
The Law Office of Ward Council LLC
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
WK Industrial Services
Southern Barter Club
Life Is My Movie Entertainment
KD Manufacturing, Inc.
Mount Vernon Mills
GRG Design, Inc.
Prince Precision Products
Atlanta Water Jet LLC
Osborne Wood Products
MLC CAD Systems
Governor's Office of Workforce Development
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."