Butler Visits Osborne Wood Products
Christian Smedberg, Director of Marketing, led the group through the facility describing key values and goals of the company. He explained the company has adopted lean management and strategies for the present in order to gain competitive advantage in the industry. The group toured the production and manufacturing department, the shipping department and then toured the grounds which allowed members to see the vast area covered by the company, and how each department works together to offer superior service and products to its customers.
The SCDA is responsible for the recruitment of new businesses including industrial, manufacturing, distribution, corporate and regional headquarters and customer service centers. It also provides support and assistance with all other types of economic development projects.
The SCDA also works with existing businesses and industries to ensure their continued success. While recruitment of new industry is a significant function, aiding in existing industry expansion and retention is just as significant. About 80 percent of all new jobs in Georgia come as a result of existing industry expansion.
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