Georgia Transportation Builder - Summer 2010 - (Page 14)

2010 GHCA Convention Executive Director David Moellering addresses the convention while Mike Williams, Max Carnes and Terry Bowden look on. GDOT Director of Planning Todd Long discusses GDOT’s Vision. President Mike Williams presents Bruce Melton with the President’s Trophy. GDOT Director of Construction Thomas Howell presents GPTQ Awards. This year’s GHCA Convention was a resounding success! THE 72ND ANNUAL Georgia Highway Contractor’s Association (GHCA) Convention was held from Thursday, April 29 to Sunday, May 2 at the Beau Rivage Resort and Casino in Biloxi, Miss. Contractor and associate members were present from over 40 companies, for a total of over 230 attendees. A welcome reception was held on Thursday evening as guests arrived, and the convention began Friday morning with Contractor’s and Associate’s Breakfast Meetings, followed by the first general session. During this session, J. Bruce Melton, president of GHCA for the past two years, passed his responsibilities on to Michael G. Williams of Sunbelt Structures through 14 | GEORGIA TRANSPORTATION BUILDER the gavel ceremony. After the new president’s remarks, Todd Long, the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) Director of Planning, provided an update on recent legislation and funding from the Department. The keynote speakers for the Friday morning general session were Larry Tate (the ARTBA Chairman) and Rich Juliano (ARTBA VP), who jointly provided an update on the national construction outlook. During the latter half of Friday’s general session, Thomas Howell, the GDOT Director of Construction, presented the annual Georgia Partnership for Transportation Quality (GPTQ) Awards to several of the GHCA contractor members for their excellence in highway and bridge construction. Jay Bowman with Fails Management Institute was delivered an address outlining how to manage a construction company in today’s turbulent economy. Friday night a reception was held followed by the President’s Ball, and Michael Williams presented Extraordinary Contribution awards to Roger Dill and Jeff Satterwhite, and Lifetime Achievement Awards to Roger Brown and Charles Reeves. These gentlemen were recognized for their significant contributions to the Georgia Highway Contractors Association and to the Georgia road and bridge

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Georgia Transportation Builder - Summer 2010

Georgia Transportation Builder - Summer 2010
President’s Message
A Message from the Commissioner
Executive Director’s Message
Michael Williams Takes a Conservative Approach to Business Success
2010 GHCA Convention
2009 GPTQ Quality in Construction Awards
Transportation Legislation Passes Georgia’s General Assembly
News & Notes
Index to Advertisers

Georgia Transportation Builder - Summer 2010