Osborne Wood Products wins global marketing award
February 1, 2021 | 4:48 pm CST
Displaying Osborne Wood Products' Globe Award are Jeremy McClain, marketing director (left), and Leon Osborne, founder and CEO.

TOCCOA, Ga. -  Osborne Wood Products Inc. has been named a 2020 Globe Award winner by the Georgia Department of Economic Development for its international marketing efforts. The state-led awards program highlights Georgia companies that entered new international markets in the previous year.

The Toccoa, Georgia-based Osborne Wood Products is among 31 companies throughout the state recognized by the GDEcD. Osborne is a manufacturer and supplier of component parts for the furniture, kitchen and bath industries.

“We were glad to be recognized for expanding into new markets which continue to be priorities for our ongoing growth," said Jeremy McClain, marketing director.  "Although Osborne has had to rely on technology recently to facilitate international relationships because of the pandemic, we are fortunate to have been able to also re-tool our international marketing plan. Moving forward, we anticipate designating space on the website specifically for international inquiries, expanding international marketing efforts, and developing an international line,” he added.

Leon Osborne, founder and CEO, also noted that the Globe Award reflected the ongoing expansion of the components manufacturer into international markets.

Osborne Wood Products, Inc. has been supplying high-quality wood products for 40 years. In addition to kitchen island and other table legs, Osborne is a supplier for corbels, inlays, moulding, and other decorative wood components. Osborne also offers custom pieces, kits, metal furniture components, table slides, and hardware.

“Success in global markets takes commitment and hard work. Our Georgia made products and services are making a mark around the world,” said Georgia Governor Brian P. Kemp in announcing the 2020 honorees. “We’re proud to celebrate these companies for their contributions to a thriving Georgia economy through exports.”

“We are excited to celebrate our 31 Globe Award winners. The strong international framework our trade team and our Georgia exporters have established over the past several years has kept Georgia on a solid trajectory, despite disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Pat Wilson, GDEcD commissioner. “From aerospace manufacturing to agriculture, nearly every sector of our economy is represented among our awardees, proving how exporting and the state’s strong international partnerships help strengthen Georgia’s economic vitality.”

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Karen M. Koenig has more than 30 years of experience in the woodworking industry, including visits to wood products manufacturing facilities throughout North America, Europe and Asia. As editor of special publications under the Woodworking Network brand, including the Red Book Best Practices resource guide and website, Karen’s responsibilities include writing, editing and coordinating of editorial content. She is also a contributor to FDMC and other Woodworking Network online and print media owned by CCI Media. She can be reached at karen.koenig@woodworkingnetwork.com