The Alabama Road Builder - Winter 2014 - (Page 8)

feature ARBA Installs 2014-2015 T he 2014 Annual Meeting and Officer Installation Luncheon is a special event where friends and guests gather to celebrate the year's accomplishments. The seated luncheon was held at the Wynlakes Country Club, complete with an address from ALDOT Director John Cooper. It attracted guests and dignitaries from all over the state as well as ALDOT friends from various division offices. The tremendous crowd was an example of the hard work and respect that is shared by those in transportation construction and those that are responsible for the daily operations of the Department of Transportation. We are thankful for them and appreciate the participation and dedication that is shown by all. Chris Newell introduced the guests from the DOT as well as past ARBA Presidents and special invited guests. He concluded his remarks by announcing the newly elected officers and members of the Board of Directors for the coming year. Incoming President John Harper was the day's final speaker. He thanked the membership for providing him with the opportunity to serve, and reminded the guests of their need to participate in the activities of the association. He reflected on the successful legislative accomplishments of our industry and numerous association activities initiated by ARBA. The officers for the Association for the coming 2014-2015 year are as follows: PReSIDeNT - JOhN hARPeR John L. Harper is President of Wiregrass Construction Company, Inc. headquartered in Dothan, Alabama. It was founded in 1965 by John's father, Henry Harper. Wiregrass performs highway construction across the state of Alabama in both the public and private sectors. John received a Bachelor of Science in Finance from Auburn University in 1987. Upon graduation he began his full time career with Wiregrass as Vice President of Estimating and Operations. John assumed the role 8

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of The Alabama Road Builder - Winter 2014

New Legislature Poised to Tackle Old Issue
New Year Offers Challenges, Opportunities for Industry
2014 Annual Luncheon Highlights
Fall Golf Tournament 2014
The Ed & Charlotte Rodgers Scholarship Fund
Fight for Work Zone Safety Awareness Pushes On
Let’s Reform the Clean Air Act
ALDOT Launches ‘drive Safe Alabama’
Alabama Guardrail, Inc.
Products and Services Marketplace
Index to Advertisers /
Heard Along the Highway

The Alabama Road Builder - Winter 2014