Georgia Magazine - November 2010 - (Page 23)

Making it pay in Georgia COURTESY OF PRECISION CUSTOM METALS Small business creates a big economic engine BY JANE F. GARVEY Far left: The graceful curve of metal by Precision Custom Metals, in Tucker, adds security as well as beauty. Above: Andree Terry’s handmade Essential Soaps and moisturizers are naturally fragrant. Left: Charlie Phillips of Sapelo Sea Farms tapped into the University of Georgia’s marine research to develop a thriving business raising clams on the coast. S mall business is the engine of economic recovery and progress. It’s no secret that small businesses—sometimes employing only a half-dozen workers—create more new jobs than do the Fortune 500. Just look at the Georgia companies below, some the labors of love of a husband and wife, while others start off that way, then wind up employing a team of a dozen or more. Friends gather, develop an idea, and the next thing you know, they’ve launched an enterprise. Yes, even in this economy. Have a look. COURTESY OF PRECISION CUSTOM METALS Steeling thunder In 1992, Julia and Vincent Annaloro founded Precision Custom Metals Inc. The couple teamed up to establish a This metal planter is by Precision Custom Metals in Tucker. firm that would take on creative projects to keep Vincent happy and humming, and satisfied Julia’s taste for running a business. Launching in Avondale Estates, they have since moved to industrial spaces in Tucker, to provide more shop room for large-scale projects. The company motto, “Transforming Raw Materials into Works of Art,” sums up the mission. Metals and glass curved and joined in ways that dazzle the eye are the company’s stock-in-trade. While many projects are commercial, a few are for very special residential clients, among them Jane Fonda, whose Carter Center area loft, now on the market for $2.5 million, holds a Precision Custom Metals installation. Their designs grace the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center, and a historical restoration is in the works for the National Gallery of Art, both in Washington, D.C. From Hawaii to Florida to New York City, this small Georgia company (about 12 employees) has a wide impact. In addition to working with new designs that architects envision, Precision Custom Metals handles restoration of antique metals. (770) 938-5000; www.precisioncustommetals.com. Custom garage doors Why not finish a custom-built house with a final custom-built touch at the garage? For those who want 23 November 2010 More online at www.georgiamagazine.org JAY THOMAS COURTEY OF ANDREES ESSTENTIAL SOAPS http://www.precisioncustommetals.com http://www.georgiamagazine.org

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Georgia Magazine - November 2010

Georgia Magazine - November 2010
Contents
Viewpoint
Mailbox
Picture This?
Georgia News
Calendar
Currents
A Tour of Honor
Making it Pay in Georgia
Around Georgia
My Georgia
Georgia Cooks
Snapshot

Georgia Magazine - November 2010

Georgia Magazine - November 2010 - Georgia Magazine - November 2010 (Page Cover1)
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Georgia Magazine - November 2010 - Georgia Magazine - November 2010 (Page 3)
Georgia Magazine - November 2010 - Contents (Page 4)
Georgia Magazine - November 2010 - Viewpoint (Page 5)
Georgia Magazine - November 2010 - Mailbox (Page 6)
Georgia Magazine - November 2010 - Picture This? (Page 7)
Georgia Magazine - November 2010 - Georgia News (Page 8)
Georgia Magazine - November 2010 - Georgia News (Page 9)
Georgia Magazine - November 2010 - Calendar (Page 10)
Georgia Magazine - November 2010 - Calendar (Page 11)
Georgia Magazine - November 2010 - Calendar (Page 12)
Georgia Magazine - November 2010 - Calendar (Page 13)
Georgia Magazine - November 2010 - Calendar (Page 14)
Georgia Magazine - November 2010 - Calendar (Page 15)
Georgia Magazine - November 2010 - Currents (Page 16)
Georgia Magazine - November 2010 - Currents (Page 17)
Georgia Magazine - November 2010 - A Tour of Honor (Page 18)
Georgia Magazine - November 2010 - A Tour of Honor (Page 19)
Georgia Magazine - November 2010 - A Tour of Honor (Page 20)
Georgia Magazine - November 2010 - A Tour of Honor (Page 21)
Georgia Magazine - November 2010 - A Tour of Honor (Page 21A)
Georgia Magazine - November 2010 - A Tour of Honor (Page 21B)
Georgia Magazine - November 2010 - A Tour of Honor (Page 22)
Georgia Magazine - November 2010 - Making it Pay in Georgia (Page 23)
Georgia Magazine - November 2010 - Making it Pay in Georgia (Page 24)
Georgia Magazine - November 2010 - Making it Pay in Georgia (Page 25)
Georgia Magazine - November 2010 - Making it Pay in Georgia (Page 26)
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Georgia Magazine - November 2010 - Making it Pay in Georgia (Page 29)
Georgia Magazine - November 2010 - Around Georgia (Page 30)
Georgia Magazine - November 2010 - Around Georgia (Page 31)
Georgia Magazine - November 2010 - Around Georgia (Page 32)
Georgia Magazine - November 2010 - Around Georgia (Page 33)
Georgia Magazine - November 2010 - My Georgia (Page 34)
Georgia Magazine - November 2010 - My Georgia (Page 35)
Georgia Magazine - November 2010 - Georgia Cooks (Page 36)
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Georgia Magazine - November 2010 - Snapshot (Page 42)
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