Adams Addresses Project Activity in Macon/Bibb County Area

Wed May 14, 2014 - Southeast Edition
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Keynote speaker Steve Adams, Macon/Bibb County industrial authority, addresses GUCA members and guests about project activity in the Macon/Bibb County area.
Keynote speaker Steve Adams, Macon/Bibb County industrial authority, addresses GUCA members and guests about project activity in the Macon/Bibb County area.

Members and guests packed the private room at The Back Burner Restaurant for the Georgia Utility Contractors Association (GUCA) central Georgia Industry Luncheon on April 2. More than 30 members and guests filled the back room of this dining spot in Macon, Ga., to hear time sensitive information, network and enjoy lunch. This was an open invitation event for GUCA members, prospective members, municipalities and government officials in the area and throughout the state.

The keynote speaker for this meeting was Steve Adams, Macon/Bibb County industrial authority. Steve delivered a presentation on Project Activity in Macon/Bibb County Area and Region and highlighted current projects and their successes. He spoke about the economic development trends, source of project’s recruitment, site location factors and, available labor supply and mission of authority. He introduced the local vendor program and encouraged those from the Macon area to join. He said this program is an effort to ensure new and expanding companies in Macon/Bibb county are aware of local contractors and their capabilities.

GUCA Membership Committee Chairman Ed Shipley, RDJE Inc., welcomed everyone to the meeting and thanked Bituminous Insurance Co., Foley Products Company and Sterling Risk Advisors for their generous sponsorships. Shipley also encouraged members to stay active and participate in future GUCA functions. The importance of generating new membership was emphasized and he strongly encouraged promoting membership and recruiting in the area to strengthen GUCA’s Central Georgia membership.

GUCA Executive Director Vikki Consiglio also updated those in attendance about upcoming events, safety classes and industry and legislative issues. She introduced representatives who highlighted the GUCA affinity programs including the Georgia Health Plan Trust, 401k savings plan and Bituminous Safety Dividend Program — GUCA’s newest affinity addition.

This meeting was a success because of the hard work and dedication of GUCA Membership Committee Chairmen Ed Shipley, RDJE Inc., and Jason Ray, Archer Western Construction LLC, GUCA membership committee.

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