Georgia

Deutz Corporation has opened a new 160,000-sq. ft. Sequence Center at 596 Bonnie Valentine Way in Pendergrass, Ga., located just 1 mi. from the company's production facility at 1409 Valentine Industrial Pkwy in Pendergrass. "With the new Sequence Center, Deutz is concentrating all operations activities in the Pendergrass area," said Christian Vorspel-Rueter, executive vice president and chief financial officer of Deutz.

Over the past year, SANY America has made great strides in increasing production capabilities at its headquarters in Peachtree City, Ga. From ramping up hiring to expanding the manufacturing floor, the company has grown its production line and worked to keep pace with increasing demand from customers across the United States.

Georgia Department of Transportation (Georgia DOT) awarded 32 construction contracts for statewide transportation projects totaling $58,534,346. The largest single awarded investment, worth approximately $6.3 million, was awarded to Oxford Construction Company to construct 0.578 mi.

The Georgia Utility Contractors Association Inc. (GUCA) recently elected Michael Corbett, The Corbett Group LLC, Douglasville, Ga., as the 2020-2021 GUCA President at the 2020 GUCA Annual Conference in Amelia Island, Fla. Corbett has served on the GUCA Board of Directors as 1st Vice President 2019-2020; 2nd Vice President 2018-2019; Secretary 2017-2018; and Board of Directors 2012-2016.

A little more than three years into a projected eight-year interchange project in Macon, the contractor can't seem to buy a break. Environmental issues, flooding and unmarked utilities have added at least a year and a half to the project to improve the I-16/I-75 interchange.

The Georgia Utility Contractors Association Inc. (GUCA) has awarded the 2020 Golden Shovel Legislative Service Award to Sen. Butch Miller. Miller has been a friend of the utility construction industry for many years and is a frequent speaker and presenter at GUCA Legislative Awareness Day the that association hosts at the Capitol each year.

The Georgia Utility Contractors Association Inc. (GUCA) presented Coweta County resident Joe Strack, Strack Inc. , with the GUCA Lifetime Industry Achievement Award of the Year for 2019-2020 at his company in Fairburn, Ga. Gov. Brian Kemp also gave Strack a commendation for his work and this award.

The Georgia Utility Contractors Association Inc. (GUCA) presented Cherokee County resident Bobby Touhy, Civil Site Services Inc. , with the GUCA Contractor Member of the Year for 2019-2020 at the 2020 GUCA Annual Conference in Amelia Island, Fla. Gov.

The Georgia Utility Contractors Association Inc. (GUCA) presented Cobb County resident Smith Peck, HUB International, with the GUCA Associate Member of the Year for 2019-2020 at the 2020 GUCA Annual Conference in Amelia Island, Fla. Gov. Brian Kemp also gave Peck a commendation for his work and this award.

The Georgia Utility Contractors Association Inc. (GUCA) presented Spalding County resident Harris Stokes, Crawford Grading & Pipeline Inc. , with the GUCA Committee Chairman of the Year for 2019-2020 at the 2020 GUCA Annual Conference in Amelia Island, Fla.

After a winter and spring like no other in U.S. history, where the coronavirus halted most construction, many state DOTs are now either re-opening their road projects or accelerating their efforts with the arrival of summer. Georgia has a long list of large and small highway projects now under construction as either new builds or improvements.