"GCAA -- the voice for Georgia's aggregate industry"

From the Executive Director, Jeff Wansley

2017 is proving to be a busy year for GCAA! The legislative session is in full force and we are at the Capitol representing your interests.  Click HERE for legislative update.

We kicked off the legislative session with the Annual Georgia Chamber Eggs and Issues breakfast. Thanks to Travis Miller, Bluegrass Materials; Scott Dickson, Hanson Aggregates; Joe Reilly, Martin Marietta and Gary Gray, Vulcan Materials who attended on behalf of our industry. GCAA co-hosted the table with our friends from the Georgia Ready Mix Concrete Association.

GCAA co-hosted the annual Transportation Legislative reception with the Georgia Highway Contractors and the Georgia Ready Mix Concrete Association. We had a great turn out from the transportation industry, GDOT, legislators and legislative staff from both state and federal offices. Lt Governor Casey Cagle, Senator Brandon Beach (Senate Transportation Chairman) and Representative Kevin Tanner (House Transportation Chairman) addressed the group. See below for photos from that event.

We are continuing to work on several issues on behalf of the industry with staff of the Georgia Environmental Protection Division. Special thanks to Randy Quintrell and Cody Hale for their efforts on these issues.

GDOT – Terry Mathews (GCAA) and Kevin Mauldin (Bluegrass) represented GCAA at the monthly GDOT Board meeting. GDOT January 2017 Board Meeting Agenda -

We will continue to update the membership as the 2017 legislative session continues.

Other items of Interest -
-    Isakson, Perdue Draw Key Committee Assignments - HERE
-    NSSGA makes last-ditch effort to stop MSHA workplace exams proposal - HERE
-    Deal’s State of the State - Address -  HERE                       
-    Deal: December Tax Revenues Up 0.7 percent - HERE    
-    February 2017 GDOT Letting Report -
-    On Jan. 15, legislators from the First and Third Congressional Districts reelected
            Ann Purcell and Sam Wellborn to new five-year terms on the State Transportation Board.
            Purcell and Wellborn had no opposition and we relected by acclamation.

Joint Transportation Industry Legislative
Appreciation Reception

January 24, 2017
The Commerce Club, Atlanta, GA
The reception was hosted by the Georgia Construction Aggregate Association, The Georgia Highway Contractors Association and the Georgia Ready Mixed Concrete Association and was well attended by the legislators.

HERE for additional photos from the event.
GCAA participates in the Annual Georgia Chamber
Eggs and Issue Breakfast
GA World Congress Center, Atlanta, GA
January 10, 2017

-  Governor Nathan Deal's presentation - HERE
-  Program Agenda - HERE
GCAA participates in the State of Fulton County
Council for Quality Growth Luncheon
GA World Congress Center, Atlanta, GA
January 19, 2017

Fulton County Chairman John Eaves speaks to the group - noting that because Fulton County TSPLOST passage in 2016 they will see $655 million in transportation projects over the next 5 years.                         
GCAA participates in the
ACEC Georgia Membership Meeting
The Commerce Club, Atlanta, GA
January 14, 2017

GA EPD Director Richard Dunn gives an overview of the EPD budget and priorities.
On December 20th - Vulcan Materials hosted two new legislators
from Gwinnett County at the Norcross Quarry.

Representatives Brenda Lopez and Representative Sam Park
Chris Clark, Stephens Industries and GCAA Board member
was sworn in by Gov. Nathan Deal as a Board Member,
GA Department of Corrections.
Congratulations to Chris for his service to Georgia!
GCAA is proud to welcome our newest members.
We are glad you are part of the team.
Martin Sprocket and Gear, Inc.
February 27 - March 1, 2017
GCAA Management Workshop, Cobb Galleria, Atlanta, GA

March 3 - 7, 2017
   NSSGA Annual Convention, Las Vegas, NV

March 7 - 11, 2017
ConExpo-Con/Agg, Las Vegas, NV

March 23 - 24, 2017
 CEFGA CareerExpo, GA International Convention Ctr. College Park

For an exciting opportunity for GCAA members and their customers, click on links below or reach out to Jeff Wansley – for more information. We will be glad to assist. 

Visit,, call 404-921-5300, ext. 1, or

Georgia Construction Aggregate Association 
9810-A Medlock Bridge Road, Suite 202
Johns Creek, GA 30097
Phone: 678.473.0012   Fax:  678.473.0015

Jeff Wansley, Executive Director       
Linda Moore, Member Services Manager

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