The GRMCA will host plant tours with members of the Georgia House of Representatives and State Senate. Plant tours are a great way to educate our elected officials on how we conduct our business.
Specifically, the GRMCA will be seeking sales tax exemptions on mixer trucks and parts. This is fairly common occurrence throughout the country as the mixer truck is recognized as manufacturing equipment. Georgia has viewed the mixer truck wholly as a motor vehicle.
Rusty Ingram and Randy Neesmith hosted State Representative Jay Powell at the Scruggs Concrete Moultrie Plant on May 10. Rep. Powell is the Chairman of the House Ways & Means Committee and essentially the gatekeeper of all tax related legislation to pass through the Georgia General Assembly. The tour was productive and Chairman Powell came away with a clear understanding of ready mix concrete production and the mixer truck’s role in the manufacturing process.
GRMCA continued our ready mix plant tour in Southwest Georgia on June 13. Rusty Ingram and Randy Neesmith hosted State Representatives John Corbett, Clay Pirkle, Dominic LaRiccia, and Jason Shaw at the Scruggs Concrete Valdosta Plant in the morning.
In the afternoon, Jason Wiggins and General Manager Don Scozzari of Concrete Enterprises hosted State Representative Ed Rynders at their Albany plant in the afternoon.
Both visits were extremely impactful and we want to thank our hosts for their hospitality and our guests for coming out and learning a little more about the ready mix concrete industry and the issues that we face.
If you are interested in hosting a plant tour, please let us know at the GRMCA office…if we don’t reach out to you first!