COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - Area businesses and students were honored at the Manufacturing Appreciation Week Celebration Breakfast.
It all happened at Green Island Country Club Thursday morning.
The region's manufacturers of the year and the regional student Design Contest winners were the guests of honor.
Some of the companies recognized were Richland Rum, Pratt and Whitney and Swift Spinning.
"It's especially important at this day and time to recognize our existing industry and thank them for their long term service to the community of great employers producing great products and we're just very proud of them and that's why we're meeting today," Lorette Hoover said, President of Columbus Technical College
Several students from schools across the Valley were also honored for winning the student design contest.