A Big Week For District Visits

September 21, 2018

District Happenings 

It has been a busy week here in the 6th District of Georgia! I had the chance to meet with so many constituents and business leaders from across the District. Many thanks to everyone who gave me the opportunity to give an update on the results achieved over the past year and those who shared their thoughts and insights.

Here are just a few of the week’s highlights:


 

Arylessence: Leaders in Fragrance Innovation and our Community

What an honor to join with the Arylessence leadership and their employees, the Cobb Chamber, and community leaders from across East Cobb for the ribbon cutting for a new R&D facility. A family-owned global business and leader in flavors, fragrances and aromas, Arylessence calls Marietta home and employs over 150 people. Thanks in part to the better tax and regulatory climate, Arylessence embarked on a major expansion and is poised for even more growth over the next year.


CSM Bakery Solutions: Sweetness in the 6th

Who says you can't have dessert first? Sandy Springs is the North American HQ for CSM Bakery Solutions. Thank you to President and CEO Marianne Kirkegaard for the opportunity to meet the CSM team and participate in the town hall with nearly 100 employees. The on-site CSM Bakery chef is a baking wizard and employing the latest technology like laser printing with sugar to create masterful displays. What a sweet way to start my day!


Touring Dow Chemical Company

At Dow Chemical, I heard a lot about how the shortage of CDL truck drivers and patchwork regulations impact the company’s operations. At the employee town hall, we discussed the ways that Congress is working to combat the opioid crisis and end human trafficking, as well as the positive affect of lower taxes for hardworking Americans.

 

 

The Assembly is Poised to Transform Doraville and the 285 Corridor

Metro Atlanta continues to see robust economic development. With the amazing vision from Egbert Perry and his team, and the leadership of Doraville Mayor Donna Pittman, the old auto manufacturing plant is being transformed. And, it’s not your run-of-the-mill new development! The site is expected to create more than 10,000 new jobs at full build out. Already, Serta Simmons is moving its HQ to The Assembly, and Third Rail Studios is open for business filming numerous Netflix shows and movies. Can’t wait to see what’s next!

 

 

Safer Communities: Strategies to Combat Sex Trafficking

Leaders from the 6th District hotel industry sat down with me to update me on their work to combat sex trafficking. Their leadership and active participation are key to our ability to stop the traffickers and rescue their victims.

 

Southern Refreshment Carries on the Family Tradition

It was a pleasure meeting with employees of Southern Refreshment Services, a family owned and operated company located in Tucker. The hardworking folks at Southern Refreshment have experienced firsthand the positive effects of the tax reform bill. In our town hall, the employees provided their insights and feedback on how to best serve them and our community.

 

 

Whitaker Oil: Another Family-Owned Business Success Story

Yep. It was family-owned business week. Whitaker Oil is another one of metro Atlanta’s successful family-owned companies. Currently, in its fourth generation, Whitaker is going strong, and I loved hearing the history of the company and some poignant stories about Great Grandfather Whitaker.

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