The Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce’s (“GHCC”) 2018 Industry of the Year Awards were presented at the 10th Annual Industry Appreciation Luncheon on November 13, 2018 at the Chattahoochee Country Club in Gainesville. Sponsored by Lanier Technical College, the awards program honors area existing industry leaders based on economic impact, workforce excellence and corporate responsibility.
The Greater Hall Chamber continues to focus on the importance of existing industries in Gainesville-Hall County, and business remains strong. As reported by the Gainesville-Hall County Economic Development Council, 2018 year-to-date announcements include 17 new and expanded businesses in Gainesville-Hall County with 400 new jobs and $200 million in capital investment. Since 2013, 150 new and expanded businesses have announced 5,400 jobs and $1 billion in capital investment.
2018 Industry of the Year (Medium Employer Category)
Gainesville Coca-Cola Bottling Company
Alton Rutledge, Sales Center Manager
2105 Browns Bridge Road
Gainesville, GA 30501
Gainesville Coca-Cola Bottling Company has 97 employees and is a beverage provider for grocers, convenience stores, restaurants, schools, recreation leagues and more. Gainesville Coca-Cola is a sales center of Coca-Cola Bottling Company UNITED, the fourth largest Coca-Cola bottler in the US. They distribute over 750 beverage with over 200 low calorie or zero calorie choices. In 2018, Gainesville Coca-Cola grew its business by 2.5% and delivered 60,000 more cases through September then through the same period in 2017. They have plans to expand their building in the next three years.
Part of the culture at Gainesville Coca-Cola includes volunteering, establishing civic partnerships, and making donations in accordance with their community giving strategies. Gainesville Coca-Cola Bottling provides employees with free health screenings, company sponsored family events, gym memberships, and participation in area 5K events such as the Chamber Chase. Tuition reimbursement, employee training plans, and advancement opportunities are added benefits provided by Gainesville Coca-Cola Bottling Company.
To research employment opportunities, go to cocacolaunited.com/careers/