Last month, MAU kicked off its 50th anniversary year, a major milestone for the organization. Officially incorporated on March 6, 1973, MAU was the dream of Mr. William G. Hatcher Sr., who launched the company with just $500 in a three-room office on Broad Street in Augusta. Today, MAU’s footprint reaches across the country and is comprised of two key businesses: Manufacturing and Supply Chain, and Technology Staffing and Software Development Solutions.
That level of longevity puts the company in some rare air. Here’s how hard it is for a business to survive 50 years: only about 36 percent of them make it to their 10th birthday, and about 21 percent make it to their 20th anniversary, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
MAU Inc. CEO, Randy Hatcher said, “My father believed in the ability to dream, to dream big, and be willing to take risks to build something out of nothing, and that’s exactly what he did. This year, we not only want to honor the past and the people and their stories that have brought us here, but we will also look ahead to our future.”
MAU will be celebrating this year with the theme, “Creating the Future Since 1973.” Throughout the last 50 years, the company has positioned itself to be the foremost expert on manufacturing, supply chain, and technology solutions through strategic partnerships and acquisitions. MAU has partnered with world-class companies like BOSCH, Michelin, BMW, Samsung, and John Deere in bringing innovative solutions to increase their productivity, optimize their workforce and ultimately deliver to their customers.
In 2018, MAU added technology services to its offerings, through the acquisition of Atlanta-based 3Ci. With 3Ci, the company is invested in the growing need for digital transformation and modernization across all industries. To bolster a growing Solutions Practice, focused on application development and modernization, as well as enterprise data solutions, 3Ci expanded with the acquisition of Doozer in 2022.
Last year, the company reoriented itself to better reflect its two core businesses by establishing a clear delineation between manufacturing/supply chain and technology solutions, MAU has strategically positioned the organization for further growth as it looks ahead to the next 50 years.
“MAU, Inc. remains committed to making lives better, and we believe that by mobilizing each of these businesses, we will be able to do just that, not only for our employees but for our clients,” said Hatcher.