The Georgia Construction Aggregate Association recently held its annual Management Workshop at the Cobb Galleria Centre in Atlanta. A record number of more than 600 plant management and industry executives turned out to hear programs built around the themes of safety, education, community relations and sustainability.
Hundreds of exhibitors packed the hall of this “mini ConAgg,” sharing the latest new products and services at what has become one of the most popular trade shows in the aggregates industry in the country.
Management Workshop attendees heard industry and transportation updates from Dan Garcia, president of CW Matthews; Georgia State Senator Brandon Beach, chairman of the Senate Transportation Committee; and Georgia Department of Transportation leadership. Optimistic and buoyant for the future, one of the most widely attended sessions was workforce training and retention and how to grow the industry with managers and workers from the Millennial and Z generations.
“We were thrilled with the enthusiastic turnout to our annual Management Workshop. This trade show is one of the rare chances during the year for all of our plant managers and executives in the aggregates industry to come together and reconnect. Coming off a successful 2017, attendees were optimistic about the opportunities for strong growth in the aggregates industry in 2018,” commented Association Executive Director Jeff Wansley. “This workshop is a way for our members to get the industry, economic and regulatory information that they need to plan and make the most of the exciting year ahead”.
For more information about the Georgia Construction Aggregate Association, visit www.gcaa.org.