Ashley Jordan is a young woman out of Toccoa, GA, whose father founded Meadowbrook Machine & Tool (MMT). Growing up she had no interest in joining the family business and instead dreamed of a day that she could teach elementary school.
After graduating college a semester early, she joined MMT with the intent of working there until the start of the school year. Instead, she quickly found an interest in the company, the products they were making, and their customers. She then went to North Georgia Technical College, earned her machining degree, and is now planning a career in manufacturing.
Read this extraordinary young woman’s story at: http://facesofmanufacturing.com/portfolio/ashley-jordan
Be sure to view her video as she talks about getting fired by her father from their family business, her experience in trade school, and what she hopes to do with her future in manufacturing: https://youtu.be/hW-TICWRS8Q
The Georgia Manufacturing Extension Partnership (GaMEP) is taking nominations for future “Faces of Manufacturing” in Georgia. Please nominate someone you know or forward the nomination form to HR managers, plant managers, and owners/CEOs of manufacturing companies and ask them to nominate their staff for this award. The nomination form is at: http://facesofmanufacturing.com/call-for-nominations/ Recipients of earlier Faces of Manufacturing have earned local, state, and national recognition for their companies, cities/towns, and counties.