Pictured l-r: Buford City Manager Bobby Kerlin; State Representative, Buford, Charles Martin; State Senator, Lawrenceville, Steve Reynolds; Anitox Secretary-Treasurer Shirley Bland; Anitox President Bob Bland; and Georgia Commissioner of Agriculture, Lawrenceville, Tommy Irvin. (photo: J F Yarnbrough)
It is with sadness that Anitox marks the passing of Charles Martin, former State Representative for Buford, Georgia, present at the groundbreaking ceremony for the Anitox headquarters and production facility in Lawrenceville, Georgia, USA in June 1980.
Mr. Martin’s association with Anitox extended far beyond his ceremonial duties. His daughter Candye (Martin) Dailey remains one of the company’s longest serving team members. Remembering her father’s association with Anitox, Mrs. Dailey said: “My father touched the lives of everyone here, by setting the stage for our business to grow in Buford.”
“He always challenged me to make a difference,” Mrs. Dailey recently commented. “I’m grateful, therefore, that so many of my colleagues are taking up the challenge to ‘Go Mad!’ in his memory this week. Go MAD! means GO – Make A Difference! Make a difference with your spouse, child, coworker, neighbor, friend, the person in line next to you at the airport! Encourage, inspire, buy a cup of coffee, smile when your patience is wearing thin, let someone go ahead of you at the grocery store. Your little act of kindness can be just the thing that Makes A Difference in someone’s day.”
“Our thoughts are with Candye and her family,” added Anitox President and CEO, Dr. Rick Phillips. “Mr. Martin played a small part in our history that day in June 1980. Since then his family have played an important role in helping Anitox grow and serve the local and wider agricultural community.”