Shelia Huntley, GM Customer Service Facilities Manager; Mike Nordstrom, Vice President Corporate Services; Lee Anderson, Director, State & Local Government Relations; and Georgia Governor Nathan Deal. Photo courtesy Alana Joyner, Governor’s Office
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Have you eaten your Cheerios today? Governor Nathan Deal checked out Georgia’s source for the popular cereal when he paid a visit to the General Mills distribution Center in Social Circle last week.
Governor Deal toured the 1.5 million square foot L.E.E.D-certified facility, which opened in 2010 and represents a $42 million dollar investment in Georgia. Governor Deal presented the company with a Georgia state flag which was flown over the capital in the company’s honor. The visit comes as General Mills celebrates the 70th anniversary of Cheerios cereal. Cheerios was introduced in 1941 in Buffalo, New York and sold 1.4 million boxes in the first year. Today, one in eight boxes of cereal sold is a box of Cheerios. General Mills also has a manufacturing site in Covington which opened in 1990. The facility produces ready-to-eat cereals.
Georgia is a good place to start your morning with Cheerios and General Mills!
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