Capitol Hill Industry Fly In
GRMCA brought a group of eleven producers up to D.C. for an Industry Fly In on September 25th. We visited with our Georgia representatives and senators on the Hill and educated them on some critical issues that our industry currently faces, with a focus on our top legislative priority, interstate truck weights.
We met with the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association to discuss national issues and then hit the hill to visit our Georgia delegates.
Overall, it was a very productive day and our ask was largely accepted as reasonable and fair. Thank you to everyone that participated in this visit which will positively impact our legislative efforts in the future.
Ready Mix USA Hosts Representative Loudermilk in Woodstock, GA
Congressman Barry Loudermilk (GA-R-11) came out to Ready Mix USA’s Woodstock plant for a tour on September 19th. We discovered that Rep. Loudermilk comes from a construction background and was able to share stories about pushing around wheel barrows of concrete growing up!
We educated him on our interstate truck weight issue and he found our ask to be very reasonable. After that, we went out, toured the plant and walked him through all of the logistics and process that goes into making and delivering concrete.
Ernst Concrete Hosts Representative Rob Woodall in Lawrenceville, GA
Representative Rob Woodall (R-GA-7) visited with the GRMCA at Ernst’s concrete plant in Lawrenceville the morning of August 31st. We started the visit off with a tour of the concrete plant. Representative Woodall got to meet with one of Ernst’s drivers and discuss operations with him.
After the tour, we discussed our interstate truck weights issue. Representative Woodall provided us with some great feedback on pursuing legislation, as well as ideas on partnering with other organizations and discussing safety tradeoffs, such as speed governors, which most of our members already have in place. It was a very productive meeting.
Fowler Flemister Concrete Hosts Representative Jody Hice in Milledgeville, GA
On August 30th, Fowler Flemister Concrete hosted Representative Jody Hice (GA-R-10) at their Milledegville plant. We discussed industry issues and gave the Congressman a little background on the Georgia concrete industry’s footprint.
After our brief meeting, we went out and toured the plant and batch house. After the tour, we posed for some pictures with Fowler Flemister’s “50 Years of Family Owned and Operated” trucks. Fowler Flemister is one of the few family owned and operated companies in the state of Georgia.
Argos Ready Mix Hosts Representative Collins in Gainesville, GA
The GRMCA hosted Representative Doug Collins (R-GA-9) at Argos Ready Mix’s Gainesville plant on August 27th. The group sat down and discussed issues before touring the plant and batch house. The Congressman was able to visualize how our industry conducts business and better able to understand the red tape that reduces our ability to run as efficiently as we could.
After the tour, we presented Rep. Collins with one of our limited edition 50th Anniversary trucks. You can see by his face that this was the best part of the tour!
Ernst concrete & Martin Marietta hosts Representative hank johnson in lithonia, GA
On August 14, the Georgia Ready Mixed Concrete Association (GRMCA) hosted Representative Hank Johnson (D-GA-4) at the Martin Marietta quarry in Lithonia.
The GRMCA shared an industry issue with Rep. Johnson concerning interstate truck weights. After the brief discussion, the group took a tour of the quarry and the adjacent Ernst Concrete plant.
GRMCA hosts rep. rob woodall at the martin marietta quarry in augusta, ga.
Ahead of his re-election on November 8, Georgia Ready Mixed Concrete Association (GRMCA) hosted Representative Rob Woodall (R-GA-7) at the Martin Marietta quarry in Augusta. The visit was a stop on a statewide transportation speaking tour, and the third meeting between Rep. Woodall and GRMCA members.
Rep. Woodall addressed what he anticipates in the lame duck session of Congress and what he perceives to be the future in transportation and infrastructure investment.