GRMCA April Activities Recap

The Curtis Cup is presented to team Argos.
(Pictured from left to right: Polo Bascunan, Matt Prior, David Black, Curtis Gould, Steve Phillips.)

 

 

 


The Curtis Cup is presented to team Argos.
(Pictured from left to right: Polo Bascunan, Matt Prior, David Black, Curtis Gould, Steve Phillips.)

GOLF TOURNAMENT RECAP

The “Curtis Cup” scholarship golf tournament was held on Monday, March 27th at The Frog Golf Course in Villa Rica, GA. Thank you to everyone who came out and participated or supported through a sponsorship.

This event raises funds for two student scholarships at Middle Tennessee State University for the Concrete Industry Management Program as well as general scholarships for students of GRMCA member companies. This money also goes towards Concrete Field Tech Level 1 certification for all UGA students enrolled in the Construction Materials course. This allows us to expose these students to working with concrete specifically. In addition, these funds will support any additional research or educational opportunities that arise throughout the year in order to support future leaders of our industry.

Congratulations to team Argos for winning the Curtis Cup this year! Thanks to Argos and Bluegrass Materials for breakfast and Cemex for cooking up delicious hot dogs and burgers for lunch!

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SPORTSMAN RAFFLE TICKET SALES EXTENSION!

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Raffle ticket sales for the Sportsman’s Raffle have been extended to Friday, April 21st.

Drawings will begin taking place on Wednesday, April 26th. Get your raffle tickets now and enter the running to win guns and cash!

DRIVER SKILLS CHAMPIONSHIP & TRUCK SHOW

COME CELEBRATE THE DRIVERS IN OUR INDUSTRY!

There is no cost to attend, so come out and bring the whole family for a fun-filled day where we recognize the outstanding drivers in our industry! This event is meant to be an employee give-back where we celebrate all industry employees!

Date: Sunday, May 7th, 2017
Location: Atlanta Motor Speedway
1500 Tara Place
Hampton, GA 30228

The event will take place from 12:30-6:30 p.m. and lunch will be provided.

12:30 p.m. – Gates open
1:00 p.m. – Lunch is served
2:00 p.m. – Competition starts

Attractions Include: 
–   Driver Skills Championship
Competition
–   Vendor Booths displaying the
latest trucks & equipment
–   Free Pace Car Rides around the track
–   Activities for the kids

Please share this event with the vendors that you conduct business with as an opportunity for them to network with our association, gain new potential customers and display their latest trucks, equipment, and products.

For more information or to register, click here.

 

HOUSE BILL 247 PASSES THE SENATE!


Senator Tyler Harper of Ocilla, Georgia was the Senate sponsor of House Bill 247.

House Bill 247, the GRMCA backed bill which provides tax exemptions for transit mixer maintenance and replacement parts, passed the Georgia State Senate by a vote of 48-4 late Tuesday afternoon. All that remains for the bill to become law is the Governor’s signature.

The Georgia General Assembly adjourns for the year Thursday night. Beginning Friday, we will enter a 40 day period in which the Governor will sign or veto all legislation that was passed by the General Assembly. He could also do nothing, but any bill not signed (but not vetoed either) by the Governor will become law. GRMCA met with the Governor’s staff earlier in the session and we will be doing so again in the next several weeks. I believe at this time that the Governor will indeed sign the bill into law.

Next week, GRMCA will issue some guidance with regards to House Bill 247. If the potential exists to delay any major equipment or maintenance expenditures, please consider doing so. Even if/when HB 247 is signed into law, the law will not take effect until July 1. Any maintenance purchases for transit mixers prior to then will still be subject to state and local taxes.

Also, with the closing of the legislature, GRMCA will also provide a full recap of bills of interest and also various study committees of interest to meet over the summer.

 

ANNUAL MEETING: SAVE THE DATE

JULY 27-30

The Georgia Ready Mixed Concrete Association returns to the Ponte Vedra Inn & Club July 27-30, 2017 for its Annual Meeting.

This is the premier gathering for the ready mixed concrete industry of Georgia and features ready mix producers along with industry vendors. Start reserving rooms now for next year!

FOR RESERVATIONS, PLEASE CALL (888) 839-9145.

Information on meeting details and agenda will be coming soon.

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