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State honors Midway company

POSTED: November 3, 2017 9:00 a.m.
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Elan Technology COO Terry McCormick stands between Governor Nathan Deal and CDED Commissioner Pat Wilson after the Midway company was named Georgia Automotive Awards Innovator of the Year.

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Governor Nathan Deal presented the Georgia Automotive Awards Innovator of the Year award to Elan Technology on Oct. 24 at the Capitol.

In accepting the award on behalf of the Midway company, Terry McCormick, Elan’s chief operating officer, said, “Our company is truly honored to win this award. The innovator of the year award is a tribute to our company and our employees for their commitment to excellence and innovation.”

In announcing the award, the Georgia Department of Economic Development noted “Elan Technology always strives to provide their customers with the highest quality products by adhering to their quality management system, which focuses on continual improvement and emphasizes defect prevention and the reduction of variation and waste in the supply chain. Elan has helped develop and evaluate glasses for the next generation of oxygen sensors in automobiles. This improvement increased engine response time when transferring needed information to the emissions control system, allowing engines to effectively react and reduce emissions.”

Elan is a glass manufacturer that supplies the automotive industry with materials that can be used in a variety of applications. Elan glass powders and preforms are found in a wide variety of components and sensors within the automotive industry.

According to the GDED, the Georgia automotive awards honor manufacturers throughout the state and for contributions to the automobile industry. There are five categories for the awards: innovator of the year, automotive company of the year, automotive supplier of the year, Randy Jackson leader of the year, and community impact award. The awards committee includes a cross-section of people involved in the industry and the committee votes on the nominees.

Headquartered in Midway, Elan is the largest independent U.S. company in its field and has produced advanced ceramic technology and glass materials for 70 years. Besides automotive, Elan’s ceramic materials serve a number of industries, including the telecommunications, appliance, electronic, aerospace and defense industries. For more information go to

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