Great Lakes Metal receives Chambers County award

Great Lakes have contributed over $10.3 million in capital investments and created 65 new jobs.
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Great Lakes Metal Stamping, Inc. President Keith Hettig (center) and wife Betty Hettig accept the Chambers County Manufacturer of the Year Award from Chambers County Development Authority (CCDA) Board President Bobby Williams.


Great Lakes Metal Stamping, Inc. was named Chambers County’s Manufacturer of the Year at the Chambers County Development Authority’s annual luncheon.


Great Lakes was the first industry to locate in the Chambers County Industrial Park in Cusseta in 2007 and since their arrival have contributed over $10.3 million in capital investments and created 65 new jobs. The company specializes in full service metal stamping operations, but has broadened its capabilities by adding many in-house and outside services, including custom assembly and packaging, production welding, heat treating, metal finishing and plating.


Great Lakes founder and President Keith Hettig, his wife, Betty, and several Great Lakes team members were on hand at the luncheon to accept the award.


An emotional Hettig told the large crowd in attendance that the company’s success could not have been possible without their many hard-working team members in both their Alabama and Michigan facilities.


Hettig founded the company in 1995 in St. Joseph, Mich. Within three years, Great Lakes had grown from two employees and one press line to 14 employees and three press lines. Today, they employ more than 100 individuals and maintain 18 press lines along with welding and assembly operations at their two locations.