Southern Wholesale Glass of Americus, Ga., recently was nominated as one of the top small manufacturers of the year at the recent 2013 Georgia Manufacturing Appreciation Week Manufacturers of the Year Governor’s Award Luncheon at the Georgia International Conference Center in Atlanta.

A small manufacturer is classified as a company with 150 or less employees. The honor was bestowed on the company by South Georgia Technical College.

Southeastern Pneumatic Inc. of Ellaville, Ga., also received the small manufacturer recognition.

“We are pleased to have Southern Wholesale Glass and Southeastern Pneumatic in our six county area and it was our pleasure to nominate them as small Manufacturers of the Year in Georgia,” said South Georgia Technical College president Sparky Reeves. “Melvin Collins and Ron Humphreys of Southeastern Pneumatic and Mark and Lea Michael of Southern Wholesale Glass and their companies are assets to our community. We salute both of these companies and individuals for their entrepreneurial spirit and are proud to partner with them on various training and educational opportunities. The economic impact that these companies provide to our area is tremendous and we appreciate them for their contribution to the economic development of this region as well as to Georgia and the surrounding states.”