“When I first started in manufacturing years ago my grandmother encouraged me to pursue other careers,” Tammie Hood, general manager for G&K Services said.
Holding a variety of jobs within G&K Services, Tammie starting off as a sewing machine operator, then began designing and producing emblems for uniforms, and with a couple of changes in between became the plant manager and then senior operations manager, where she oversaw 10 plants across the Southeast and developed processes that were implemented company-wide. Today, as general manager of the Atlanta facility, she is responsible for providing uniform options for metro Atlanta, North Georgia, and South Tennessee.
“I have had quite a career and have been able to experience many different jobs within the company. Recently I even checked a dream off my bucket list, when I got to be an extra (using an industrial presser) in a few movie scenes that Jamie Foxx was filming in our facility!”
Tammie said, “My grandmother always wanted me to have a better life than she did and I truly believe she would be amazed at the direction manufacturing has gone and to see what I’ve accomplished, and that she would now tell me I’ve chosen the perfect path.”