Thursday, May 8, 2014
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Gwinnett Daily Post
With a pledge to buy an additional $250 billion in products that support American manufacturing over the next decade, Walmart is committed to the “Made in America” brand.
So the company is a perfect partner for the Georgia Manufacturing Expo, an event in its second year to promote products made in the state.
This week, officials announced that Walmart senior director Joe Quinn will make a presentation during the event, scheduled for June 13 and 14 at the Gwinnett Center.
Quinn is expected to talk to Georgia manufacturers about how they can become involved in Walmart’s effort, during a Friday afternoon exhibitor reception.
During the general session Saturday, his comments will be directed toward consumers, allowing registered guests to learn about the program and its impact on growing jobs in America.
“Walmart’s participation at the expo will provide an avenue to help local companies take part in this amazing initiative to grow 1 million new American jobs,” said expo founder Jason Moss, who called the event “the perfect opportunity to connect consumers to the brands and products manufactured in Georgia.”
“Walmart gets what we are trying to do,” Moss added. “The Georgia Manufacturing Expo is about supporting and improving the economy within our own community.”