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Spancrete Earns PCI Certification at Georgia Plant, Adds to Business Development Team

Spancrete Earns PCI Certification at Georgia Plant, Adds to Business Development Team Spancrete, the world leader in engineered precast, prestressed concrete building solutions, has announced its Georgia plant has earned certification from the Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute (PCI). The certification program “provides greater assurance to owners, architects, engineers, and contractors that precast concrete components will be manufactured and installed according to stringent industry standards.” PCI conducts two unannounced audits of member plants each year and requires each plant to create a Quality Systems Manual. The certification affirms that a plant is producing quality precast concrete products. The Georgia plant opened in early 2015, and produces Hollowcore Floor and Roof Systems, Spancrete Insulated and Non-Insulated Wall Panel Building Systems and solid plank and stair components. ...

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Announcing ABC's 2015 Future Leaders Graduates

Congratulations to the graduates of our 2015 Future Leaders program. This year, 28 students completed the 9-month program, and received their certificates on September 8.

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Steel, LLC seeking donations and team members for Winship Cancer Institute's annual 5k

Written by Gabe Tilley, Steel, LLC. Steel, LLC is participating in the 2015 Winship Cancer Institute’s annual 5K (and walk) fundraiser. We would love for everyone within the Steel Family to join us on Saturday, October 3rd to show support for those who have been affected by Cancer and assist Winship in their research to eradicate this terrible disease. Below are some of the reasons for raising funds for a worthy cause.  Winship Cancer Institute was established in 1937 through a gift to Emory from Coca-Cola CEO Robert Woodruff, who named the center after his grandfather, Robert Winship. Woodruff’s vision was a center that focused on research, education, and patient care. Winship was the first center to provide advanced care for cancer patients in the Southeast. Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University is Georgia’s first and only cancer center designated by the National Cancer Institute (NCI). NCI designation for Winship gives Georgians improved access to clinical tr ...

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Congratulations to Winter Construction, winner of 2nd Best Place to Work

The Winter Construction Company was recently named the 2nd Best Place to Work in the "large company" category by the Atlanta Business Chronicle. 

 Last year, Winter Construction placed in the Top 20 Best Places to Work and they were named "Healthiest Employer" in the medium-sized category. 

Congratulations to the team and keep up the positive work environment!

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Member, Pinkerton & Laws, lends expertise to build home for less fortunate

The following was published in the August 31st edition of the Marietta Daily Journal. MARIETTA I HABITAT FOR HUMANITY With the keys to their future, a family finds that it’s ... Good to be home By Brittini Ray | Senait Ayele receives the keys to her new home from Henry Hene, vice president of Pinkerton & Laws, a Marietta- based general contractor that helped build the home. MARIETTA — A chorus of “thank yous” and an abundance of wide smiles were present at a Marietta residence as a group of Habitat for Humanity officials and volunteers welcomed the Ayele family to their new home. On Sunday, Senait Ayele received keys to a 1,450-square-foot home built by the NW Metro Atlanta Habitat for Humanity and the Cobb Interfaith Habitat Coalition. NW Metro Atlanta Habitat for Humanity is an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity, a Christian-based nonprofit housing organization that builds and rehabilitates homes. The Cobb Interfaith Habitat Coalition is a ...

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Do Your Leaders Have the Tools to Grow Your Business?

Registration Open for  ABC's Young Leadership Development Track  in conjunction with ABC's Leadership Week  Nov. 10-12 | San Diego, Calif.  Encouraging the young professionals in your organization to grow both professionally and personally can have a major impact on your overall business. With ABC's Leadership Development Track, the future leaders of your company and of ABC will learn the skills needed to be a leader, a team player and to communicate effectively with your clients and other industry professionals.  Sessions Include:  • Building a Foundation for Your Future • 12 Steps to Great Relationships • Communicate, Motivate, Persuade, and Present: How do people perceive you? • Throw Away the Box and Inspire Genius and Innovation in Your Organization Expand Your Network  On November 10th, Young Professionals are invited to attend a private networking happy hour to meet their peers from across the country.  The next eveni ...

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Georgia Employer GED Tax Credit Act of 2015

Georgia Employer GED Tax Credit Act of 2015  "The Georgia Employer GED Tax Credit Act of 2015, sponsored by Representative Kevin Tanner (Dawsonville), revises the amount and training requirements of the adult basic skills education program tax credit for employers who help employees get their GED.  The law took effect May 1, 2015.  It increases the current tax credit of $150 per employee to a possible $1,200 for each employee that completes the required training classes and successfully passes the skills education test. For many individuals in service industry jobs, the lack of a high school diploma or GED is a significant factor in limiting career advancement.   Employers are often supportive of the efforts of their employees, but there are limited opportunities for workforce development within many of these existing industries. This law revises and expands an existing state program that had been underutilized.  ...

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Building plays smaller role in Georgia economy

(As published by AJC) Atlanta Journal Constitution: Building plays smaller role in Georgia economy By Michael Kanell, August 11, 2015 Private construction’s contribution to Georgia’s economy remains only about half of what it was prior to the housing and real estate bust, according to an industry group. The sector’s share of the state’s overall economy dropped 43 percent – from 6 percent to 3.4 percent, over the past decade, the analysis by Associated Builders and Contractors shows. “Historically, construction has always been an important factor in the economy,” economist Bernard Markstein, a consultant to the group, said in an interview. “But you are just not seeing as much demand in the overall economy for it.” The sector workforce peaked in early 2007 and – despite a modest rebound – is still 30 percent below that level, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Even before the housing bubble of the last decade, the sec ...

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Construction jobless rate stays high in Georgia (AJC)

(As published by AJC) Construction jobless rate stays high in Ga. Metro Atlanta hiring offsets state slippage. Sector’s presence as part of larger economy continues to shrink. By Michael E. Kanell Picture "Eight years after the housing bubble burst, Georgia has the nation’s second-highest unemployment rate among construction workers. The picture would look worse were it not for a burst of hiring in metro Atlanta during the past year, spurred by some large projects along with a modest rebound in homebuilding. The jobless rate in Georgia’s construction sector in June was 9.4 percent, the same rate as West Virginia, according to Associated Builders and Contractors. Only Mississippi’s rate of 9.9 percent was higher. That compares to June’s overall jobless rate of 6.1 percent in Georgia and 5.3 percent nationally. Georgia added about 500 construction jobs statewide, but more than 4,000 were in metro Atlanta. That means the rest of the state saw s ...

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Gwinnett County Schools - Career Connections Event

What is Gwinnett County's Career Connections Event?
Gwinnett County Public Schools’ Career Connections Exhibition features dozens of metro Atlanta employers, representing each of the Academies currently offered at Gwinnett’s seven Academy high schools— Berkmar, Central Gwinnett, Discovery, Lanier, Meadowcreek, Shiloh, and South Gwinnett.  8th grade students will attend to network and interview professionals in 17 different career clusters. This event exposes these students to potential careers helping them to make an informed choice when entering 9th grade at an Academy high school.

October 16, 2015 | 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Gwinnett Center

How can my company participate?
Download program flyer here to learn more or sign up here to be an exhibitor.

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