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Two-Tiered Bridge Highlights EUH’s $400M Investment Crews in Atlanta, Ga., are working to complete a $400 million expansion project at Emory University Hospital (EUH), which calls for a ninelevel bed tower, street and sidewalk improvements, a pedestrian bridge concourse and a 500-space underground parking deck. A recent topping out ceremony highlighted the newest addition to EUH, as construction reached the final level of the new J-Wing building. “Emory Healthcare is in need of additional hospital beds to be in front of our continued growth in volume,” said david pugh, vice president of facility and space design, Emory Healthcare. “With this growth in volume is an increase in traffic, so improved access to the facilities is a priority. We are also in the midst of road and streetscape enhancements that will improve the patient experience at Emory Healthcare and provide enhanced access for thousands of Emory University and Emory Healthcare staff, students, faculty, patients and visitors who travel on Clifton road each day.” the 450,000 sq. ft. (41,806 sq m), state-of-the-art facility will provide a total of 233 patient beds, including 23 which are reserved for critical care. the new space will allow staff to provide services to more cancer patients, transplant patients and those with critical care needs. A highlight of the project is the pedestrian bridge that will connect the JWing to the current EUH building. “the two-tiered bridge concourse will join Emory University Hospital to the new wing, while also connecting to the Emory Clinic and the Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University,” said pugh. “one level will be for patients and visitors. the other will be for staff and for transporting patients from building to building.” In recent years, various construction projects have been unveiled on campus. the new bed tower is part of a series of renovation and expansion efforts, some that are now complete. “It’s nice to see the Clifton streetscape changing while we watch daily, knowing in about a year from now Clifton road will be a wide, tree-lined corridor welcoming faculty, staff, patients, visitors and students to Emory University and Emory Healthcare facilities,” said pugh.

By Cindy Riley

Emory University Hospital Expansion Project Team photo

CEG CorrEspondEnt

A recent topping out ceremony highlighted the newest addition to EUH, as construction reached the final level of the new J-Wing building.

see EMORY page 2

Yancey Bros. Co. Hosts Open House

Y The newest Yancey Rents CAT Rental Store is now officially open in Kennesaw, Ga.

ancey Bros. Co. hosted more than 200 attendees at its open house event, which officially kicked off the grand opening of its newest Yancey rents CAt rental store on nov. 3 in Kennesaw, Ga. representatives from Yancey and from Cat, as well as suppliers of rental

machines from Makita, Wacker neuson, Husqvarna, Vermeer, Genie, Allen Engineering and others came out to support the event. one of the # 31 ryan newman, Caterpillar sponsored nAsCAr sprint Cup race cars thundered in as it was off-loaded from the trailer by

tony Hill, richard Childress racing representative, based in Welcome, n.C. Guests at the event made it a point to register for prizes including a pair of sonY Bravia 55 in. tVs, several Grizzly coolers and an assortment of see YANCEY page 4


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Work on Large Healthcare Projects Differs From Other Jobs vibrations are also important, which means keeping them to nate a few of the disruptive phases and combine them. The EMORY from page 1 Included in the new wing will be diagnostic and treatment a minimum or at a staged time, as we did when we blasted temporary bridges are comprised of structural scaffolding systems disguised on the interior to look like normal conspaces, anesthesiology pre-operative services and radiology. rock.” Allnutt said working on large health care projects differs struction.” A food court is being built to serve patients, visitors and “A number of interior walls were built in the clinic lobby employees. Staff, physicians and patient family advisers from other construction jobs because of the technical aspects of all the systems that must work together, all at the same and are now serving as the exterior walls temporarily, while have also spent long hours designing patient care rooms. the old structure is torn down. As always, having a plan B Pugh said the changes taking place are a major undertak- time. Site work included drilling of 60-ft. (18.2 m) long piles, and a plan C are important. Making sure we keep the patient ing, but stressed that contractors have risen to the challenge and involved thousands of lagging boards, two excavators, experience in mind, there were a few ‘on the fly’ and lastfrom day one. I have been amazed at how well all the companies have rock drilling rings for blasting and a large supply of dyna- minute tweaks made by the team.” The existing site originally housed the central energy plant come together to make work seamless for all projects com- mite. The four-level underground parking deck required bined. Having a project where different companies are all seven months of excavation and more than 20,000 truck- that served the Clinic B building. “Early work relocated many of those services to other working at the same time can sometimes be challenging, but loads of dirt. “We averaged 125 trucks per day over the life of the exca- buildings on campus, and that building was torn down. We these companies have been nothing but professional,” said Pugh, who stressed that while drivers will experience some vation, reaching almost 300 in one day,” said Allnutt. “The rerouted all the chiller and electrical services to Clinic B. amount of dirt excavated in one day was usually limited to Some of those service mounted to the side of a parking congestion and lane closures during condeck.” struction, at no time will access be blocked or Weather has been an issue at times, but denied to emergency vehicles or emergency has not caused any significant setbacks, to drop-offs. date. JE Dunn is handling the road/streetscape “While we had a very rainy season during construction, while BDR is responsible for the excavation of the parking deck hole, we the design. Gay Construction heads installawere able to make up days working weektion of the new two-story bridge, with ends,” said Allnutt. “Keeping up with project McCarthy Construction overseeing work changes is the most time-consuming part of on the hospital addition. the project. Getting these changes commuMark Allnutt, project director for nicated to the 500 workers in the field takes McCarthy Construction, said a number of time, and making sure they have the latest trees had to be removed to clear space for and greatest drawings is important. We want construction of the new bed tower. to minimize re-work.” “We planned for the worst, but it really With the concrete structure topped out, went off without a hitch. Emory Healthcare workers are finishing a portion of the steel and Emory University did a great job compenthouse structure. The installation of steel municating the plans to the faculty, students for the bridge that crosses over Clifton Road and staff, prior to the trees coming down.” is progressing as scheduled, and is expected Teams are currently working on the exteto be completed by spring 2017. rior envelope, including framing, glass and SmithGroup JJR led the design for the stone. new wing, concourse connector, southeast “The interior buildouts are occurring on McCarthy Building Companies photo almost every floor, at some stage of com- Crews in Atlanta, Ga., are working to complete a $400 million expansion project at corner expansion and the site work. pleteness. On these floors are framing, MEP Emory University Hospital (EUH), which calls for a nine-level bed tower, street and According to David King, lead design archirough-ins and headwall installations. We are sidewalk improvements, a pedestrian bridge concourse and a 500-space under- tect, SmithGroup JJR, “The new wing and concourse at Emory University Hospital catworking on various stages of the bridges, ground parking deck. alyze Emory’s broader efforts to enhance including the pieces under the new wing and fully integrate this world-class health around the drop-off and the portion that connects the new how quickly trucks could navigate the traffic coming in and care campus. By uniting the existing clinical facilities and addition to Clinic A. supporting service structures into a single-linked facility, “We are constructing a large health care facility in a very leaving the Emory campus.” Teams spent more than four months of blasting rock out Emory can continue to provide the highest levels of patient confined space with other active health care facilities on all sides. Roads and access to the other facilities cannot be of the bottom of the hole. The work took place each day at care and clinical efficiency. 6 p.m. on a coordinated schedule with both the hospital and “The mass of the new building was carefully subdivided impacted, making this a major challenge,” said Allnutt. to create a comfortable campus scale for the largest structure “This tower is extremely large and has many beds that are the clinics. More than 200,000 cu. yds. (152,910 cu m) of dirt/rock at Emory. Facades of multiple patterned marbles and careneeded within the Emory system. The logistics for getting fully proportioned windows directly link the new building to materials into the project have to be coordinated to make was removed from the excavation. Teams have used a variety of heavy equipment on the the great older buildings of the historic main campus. With sure they don’t get here too early and get in the way of other activities. The construction team has a 22-person staff that expansion project, including excavators, lifts, lulls, dump an architecture that is both new and old, this large new struckeeps up with all the moving parts. There are almost 500 trucks, concrete pumps and scissor lifts. Main materials ture will become an admired contributor to the consistency being used on the project include concrete, steel, sheet metal, and quality of the campus. trades people here every day, making this project happen.” According to King, Emory faced several different, but When constructing a health care facility in an area where copper, sheet vinyl and gypsum based products. The expansion also called for temporary walls and bridges interrelated, challenges in the design and construction of the medical operations must continue nearby, crews must be in the Clinic A/B Lobby. The new bridges and connector sys- new wing and concourse. extra sensitive to their environment. “Two challenges stand out — the project represents an “We must stay aware of our surroundings and make sure tem basically sit within the same footprint of the existing enormous investment of Emory resources during a period in we don’t impede the services being provided by both the bridges. “These took a great amount of engineering to create a which health care providers are operating in an environment hospital and clinics. Infection control issues are important in temporary structure that performs and looks aesthetically of rapid change, and the design and construction team needmaking sure we keep adjacent air intakes clean and free of dirt and dust. We must make sure we don’t impede traffic or pleasing for the patients and visitors using them,” said ed to plan for continuity of excellent patient care and safety do so quickly, so patients can get to appointments. Noise and Allnutt. “The temporary bridges have allowed us to elimisee EMORY page 5


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More Than 200 Guests Attend Event YANCEY from page 1

other fabulous prizes. As always, plenty of great food hot off the grill was provided, while Ron Mundy local emcee and the self-proclaimed “ambassador of fun” entertained and played some great tunes. (This story also can be found on Construction Equipment Guide’s website at www.constructionequipmentguide.com.) CEG see YANCEY page 8

(L-R): Brent Yarbrough and Matt Brooksher of Wacker Neuson talk to one of their regular customers, Tom Sizemore of C.W. Matthews Contracting, Marietta, Ga.

(L-R): Brinson Roland, Quinn Dyas and Jason Christian, Yancey Rents, talk with Amanda Hammons of LakePoint Sporting Community, Emerson, Ga., about the company’s project development of an additional 800 acres at the complex and its equipment needs. Jimmy Mason (L) of Allen Engineering, Paragould, Ark., and Jason Bridges of Glosson Enterprises, Acworth, Ga., talk about Allen Concrete Equipment products.

Warren Turner, Yancey Bros. Co. CCE product support specialist, rolls in to the event with one of the company’s newest specialty product support vans.

(L-R): Jim Wilson and Randy Silver of Husqvarna and Russ Pierce and Larry Bruner of Makita, exhibit the company’s newest hand tool products.

(L-R): Yancey’s Alan Berry welcomes a group of customers and friends, including Richard Williams, Doug Myers, Greg Schultz, Bob Cathcart, Dale Cronauer, Keith Stephens, and Bruce Ummel, all of Blount Construction Co., Marietta, Ga. Michael Anthony Cochran (C) of Baldwin Paving, Marietta, Ga., stopped in for lunch was a grand prize winner of a 55-in. Sony TV. Presenting him with the prize are Yancey Bros. Co.’s Amanda Hague and Ron Mundy event emcee.

An array of prizes were awarded throughout the day, including a pair of 55-in. TVs and several Grizzly coolers.

Gary Duke, Yancey Bros. Co.’s earthmoving machine sales representative, was the grill master for the event.

Tony Hill, Richard Childress Racing, based in Welcome, N.C., gets ready to crank up the # 31 Cat race car.


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Design Allows Building to Meet LEED Silver Certification EMORY from page 2

for the entire Emory team throughout multiple phases of construction.” To manage the first challenge, the team planned and designed a building which is capable of accommodating a number of different programmatic choices and will be able to change and adapt over time to the needs of Emory and the health care industry. One feature King is particularly excited about is the concourse connector, which will provide Emory with a new main street linking all the health care facilities. “You will be able to walk safely and comfortable from one end of the health campus to the other, accessing the clinics, new wing and the existing hospital directly from the Lowergate parking garage. “The new main drop-off at Clifton Road and Lowergate Drive will provide a correctly scaled, workable, efficient and welcoming counterpoint to the existing drop-off area across Clifton Road.” King said the architecture of the new wing is derived from a desire to complement and enhance the existing Emory campus, and the need to provide a flexible, sophisticated health care facility. The main facades of the new facilities are composed of marble, zinc, stucco and glass. While the marble emulates the colors, patterns and scale of

the historic quadrangle facades, the construction methods underling the new work utilize cutting edge ‘rain screen’ technology. High performance glass helps with comfort and energy efficiency throughout, with large windows providing generous daylight into the private acute care rooms and a three-level ‘window wall’ providing light and transparency into the lower three-story concourse lobbies. Zinc provides the majority of the cladding at the building top. The entire assemblage will provide Emory with a consistent, durable and high quality building envelope that will complement the existing campus, according to King. The building will meet U.S. Green Building Council LEED Silver certification. Design efforts focused on operational efficiencies in energy and water usage. “The new hospital expansion will not only add space for our patients, but we will create more than 500 new jobs for nursing staff, radiology and surgical technicians and many other hospital staff,” said Bryce Gartland, MD, CEO of Emory University Hospital. “We want to attract the best and brightest employees and physicians to our facility to work in a market-leading, growing and innovative environment.” (This story also can be found on Construction Equipment Guide’s website at www.constructionequipmentguide.com.) CEG

McCarthy Building Companies photo

The 450,000 sq. ft. (41,806 sq m), state-of-the-art facility will provide a total of 233 patient beds, including 23, which are reserved for critical care.


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Lucky Attendees Win 55-Inch TVs YANCEY from page 4

Tom Maxwell (L), Yancey Rents rental operations manager, presents the final grand prize of the day, another 55-in. Sony TV, to Randall Rowan of Southern Tire Mart, Atlanta, Ga.

Amanda Hague, Yancey Bros. Co., presents another prize winner, Charles Waters of the city of Roswell, Ga., with a Grizzly cooler packed with goodies. Joy Leake (L) and Laura Starace of Yancey welcome and register guests for a selection of prizes.

Luis Castro, Yancey Bros. Co., works the West Metro Atlanta area for Yancey and Yancey Rents.

(L-R) are Jason Moseley, Tom Maxwell and Quinn Dyas, all of Yancey Rents in Kennesaw, Ga.

More than 200 attendees made their way to the event.

Tire Plant Breaks Ground Amid Concerns Over Local Contracts By Jeff Amy AssociAted Press

cLiNtoN Miss. (AP) Mississippi and continental AG leaders celebrated the start of construction of the German company’s $1.45 billion tire plant west of Jackson. But during the ceremonial groundbreaking, U.s. rep. Bennie thompson added his voice to those who want local and minorityowned businesses to get as much of the work involved in the mammoth construction project as possible. the ceremony took place on the edge of a dusty plain where trees have already been cleared for a construction process that will run for years. the plant is supposed to open in 2019 and ultimately grow to employ 2,500 workers. state and local governments pledged at least $650 million in cash and tax

breaks to lure the German conglomerate to Hinds county. “it’s the people that make the difference, and we believe in the people of Mississippi,’’ said Nikolai setzer, who leads continental’s worldwide tire division. republican Gov. Phil Bryant said the plant will improve the lives of its workers, who are supposed to each make at least $40,000 a year: “We know we come together as Mississippians for economic development, so those 2,500 people working there can live the American dream.’’ However, continental hired a Georgia company to clear the trees, its first major contract, setting off concerns that Mississippi contractors will lose out. thompson, a democrat and the only black member of Mississippi’s congressional dele-

gation, urged state and local governments to do more to ensure Mississippi businesses, especially small ones and those owned by minorities, get a fair shot. that’s been a persistent concern in Mississippi’s incentiveheavy industrial deals for years. “We need to make sure the people in this community benefit from it,’’ thompson said. “they need to be given a shot at some of this $1.4 billion. it won’t cost us any more. We won’t sacrifice quality. We just need to do it.’’ thompson did not make specific demands that the state’s contract with continental be amended. the deal makes no requirements of the company concerning vendors. continental did agree to participate in vendor fairs, and the MdA promised to make its minority and small business development division available to the company.

continental spokeswoman Kathryn Blackwell said the company hired Brad cole construction of carrollton, Ga., to clear the 900-acre site after soliciting bids from companies inside and outside Mississippi. she said the other bids were significantly higher. continental officials said the contractor has hired Mississippi subcontractors. overall, continental said it had hired 19 companies so far to do various kinds of work, with 16 based in Mississippi, including a number of subcontractors to cole. “Ninety percent of what we have spent so far has been in Mississippi,’’ setzer said. continental officials urged patience, saying larger contracts are to come. (This story also can be found on Construction Equipment Guide’s website at www.constructionequipmentguide.com.)


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Chris Shea is ready to take JCB of Georgia to even greater heights of success.

New Owner Takes the Reins of Unique JCB Dealership JCB of Georgia, also known as Low Country Equipment, has a rather unique situation compared with other JCB equipment dealers throughout North America. JCB of Georgia is located right next door to manufacturer JCB’s North American Headquarters in Pooler, Ga., near Savannah. The 15,000-sq. ft. (1,393 sq m) dealership is leased from JCB on its manufacturing property. After opening for business back in 2001, JCB of Georgia went through a few ownership changes over the years. Now, as the dealership celebrates its 15th year of business, new owner Chris Shea is ready to take JCB of Georgia to even greater heights of success. “I’ve always enjoyed machines like tractors, backhoes and excavators,” Shea said. “I always liked to play in the dirt, like a lot of little boys do. My dad was a railroad man, and he liked heavy equipment, so getting into the equipment business came to me naturally.” A Legacy of Hard Work Shea’s father also instilled a sense of ambition in his son. At the age of nine, the younger Shea was borrowing his father’s lawnmower —without asking first — and cutting the neighbors’ grass to make spending money. From there, Shea began accompanying his dad to equipment auctions where he learned how to assess a machine’s value, buy the right machines, clean them up and resell them for a profit. After graduating from Georgia Southern University in 2004, Shea called JCB of Georgia in the hopes of getting a position in equipment sales with the ultimate goal of someday owning his own equipment dealership. At the time, there were no open equipment sales positions, but there was a job available as a parts salesperson. Shea signed on in June 2004, and thanks to his ideal background, work ethic and ambition, became an equipment salesperson in only two short months. “I sold a skid steer loader the first day on the job, and I’ve been one of JCB’s top salespeople in North America ever since,” Shea said. “I believe they started keeping track of individual sales efforts back in 2005. I’ve been the top salesperson four times since then. Last year was my biggest year; I sold 106 new JCB units.” Shea worked hard, invested his money wisely and was eventually able to purchase the dealership he had grown to love. His wife Jessica has a marketing background, and her

role involves growing the JCB. Support From Savannah Shea said that he’s received an amazing amount of support from the Savannah area since the news of his dealership purchase went public. He’s received numerous congratulatory phone calls and visits from customers, friends and family who are proud of his accomplishments. The staff at JCB’s North American Headquarters has also been a big help to JCB of Georgia over the years, and Shea expects that to con-

Dan Schmidt (L), vice president of sales of JCB North America, and Chris Shea, owner of JCB of Georgia.

tinue. “Being located so close together, we interact with the staff at the JCB facility more than most other dealers, of course,” Chris said. “They have a lot of people who’ve been on staff a long time, and they’re really like an extension of this dealership. They care what happens to me, and I care what happens to them. It’s a great working relationship.” There’s also another major benefit of being located so close to JCB’s factory. “If I don’t have a machine on our yard, I can take customers next door to the factory and show them what I’m talking about,” Shea said. “That only gets complicated when the customer really wants to purchase the machine, but it’s already been spoken for by a dealer somewhere else. I have to explain that I’ll still need to order that machine for them.” Diversification Pays Off The kind of success that Shea has been able to achieve in equipment sales and service doesn’t come overnight. It requires a great deal of out-of-the-box thinking and planning, great employees and an excellent product. While JCB’s full line of heavy equipment — backhoes, excavators, skid steer loaders and more — is JCB of Georgia’s primary focus, Shea decided that it was also important to diversify his business. In January 2016, the dealership began negotiating with Massey Ferguson to bring on its tractor line. But Shea didn’t stop there. Due to the dealership’s proximity to Beaufort County, S.C., and Hilton Head Island, Shea did some research and discovered there are more than180 landscapers registered in that county alone. Knowing landscapers need a wide variety of equipment, Shea also brought on the SCAG line of professional lawn care equipment and Echo power tools in the hopes of becoming a one-stop-shop for landscapers. “There are all these lawn care guys who start out with just a lawn mower and a weed eater, and they want to grow their businesses,” Shea said. “If I can get in with them early on and position myself as their point person when they need a lawnmower and a weed eater, when they do decide to start landscaping yards and they need a skid steer, they’re more likely to choose a JCB machine since we’re already doing business with them.” see JCB page 10


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‘Peach State’ Highway Project Bids

The Georgia State Department of Transportation received bids for transportation-related improvement projects. Following is a list of some of the projects let. Counties: Colquitt, Crisp, Decatur, Dougherty and Thomas Proposal Number: 002 - B1CBA1601545-0 Location: Various locations. Project: Bridge rehabilitation. Contractors and Bid Amounts: • Gulf Coast Contracting LLC — $1,064,351 • Seminole Equipment Inc. — $1,083,837 • Monoko LLC — $1,291,819 • International Rigging Group LLC — $1,341,319 • M & J Construction Company of Pinellas County Inc. — $1,451,607 • S & D Industrial Painting Inc. — $1,540,256 • Olympus Painting Contractors Inc. — $1,584,965 County: Baldwin Proposal Number: 003 - B1CBA1601542-0 Location: On SR 243 beginning at U.S. 441 bypass/SR 29 and extending to SR 22 (Montgomery Street). Project: 4.717 mi. of milling, plant mix resurfacing and single surface treatment paving. Contractors and Bid Amounts: • C and H Paving Inc. — $1,934,408. • Reeves Construction Company — $2,031,253 • Pittman Construction Company — $2,181,779 County: Berrien Proposal Number: 004 - B1CBA1601552-0 Location: On SR 76 beginning east of U.S. 129/SR 11 and extending west of SR 135. Project: 10.595 mi. of milling, plant mix resurfacing and shoulder rehabilitation. Contractors and Bid Amounts: • Reames and Son Construction Company Inc. — $2,125,222 • East Coast Asphalt LLC — $2,146,847 • The Scruggs Company — $2,633,126

County: Bryan Proposal Number: 005 - B1CBA1601539-0 Location: On I-95/SR 405 at U.S. 17/SR 25 (Ocean Highway). Project: Widening of SB off ramp. Contractors and Bid Amounts: • East Coast Asphalt LLC — $1,131,105 • Reeves Construction Company — $1,685,650 County: Cobb Proposal Number: 006 - B1CBA1601555-0 Location: On SR 5 over Sweetwater Creek and on SR 8 over the Chattahoochee River. Project: Bridge rehabilitation. Contractors and Bid Amounts: • Comanche Construction of Georgia LLC — $1,193,828 • Brasfield & Gorrie LLC — $1,357,241 • The L. C. Whitford Company Inc. — $1,384,887 • Massana Construction Inc. — $1,429,257 Counties: Columbia and McDuffie Proposal Number: 007 - B1CBA1601560-0 Location: On I-20/SR 402 beginning at SR 10 and extending east of SR 383. Project: 21.955 mi. of concrete pavement replacement. Contractors and Bid Amounts: • Interstate Improvement Inc. — $8,283,938 • Diamond Surface Inc. — $9,633,449 • The L. C. Whitford Company Inc. — $10,098,887 • Penhall Company and Subsidiaries — $10,301,855 • Pittman Construction Company — $10,755,248 Counties: Franklin and Stephens Proposal Number: 010 - B1CBA1601546-0 Location: On SR 106 beginning on SR 59 (Franklin) and extending southeast of SR 63 (Stephens). Project: 9.977 mi. of milling plant mix resurfacing, single surface treatment paving and shoulder rehabilitation. Contractors and Bid Amounts: • Colditz Trucking Inc. — $2,684,006 • C. W. Matthews Contracting Co. Inc. — $2,732,576 • Pittman Construction Company — $2,991,995

Counties: Greene and Morgan Proposal Number: 011 - B1CBA1601557-0 Location: On I-20/SR 402 beginning at the Morgan County line and extending to SR 44. Project: 16.971 mi. of concrete pavement replacement. Contractors and Bid Amounts: • Causie Contracting Inc. — $7,172,874 • Interstate Improvement Inc. — $7,839,961 • R.A. Knapp Construction Inc. — $9,440,580 • Pittman Construction Company — $9,492,385 • E. R. Snell Contractor Inc. — $9,929,877 • Diamond Surface Inc. — $9,930,969 • Georgia Bridge and Concrete LLC — $11,254,522 County: Banks Proposal Number: 018 - B3CBA1601554-0 Location: On SR 323 over Grove Creek. Project: 0.693 mi. of construction of a bridge and approaches. Contractors and Bid Amounts: • Talley Construction Company Inc. — $3,087,863 • Baldwin Paving Company Inc. — $3,220,890 • E. R. Snell Contractor Inc. $3,279,317 • Georgia Bridge and Concrete LLC — $3,504,693 • Southeastern Site Development Inc. — $3,619,896 • Palmetto Infrastructure Inc. — $3,712,738 • C. W. Matthews Contracting Co. Inc. — $3,798,141 • Pittman Construction Company — $3,883,411 County: Newton Proposal Number: 020 - B3CBA1601492-1 Location: On SR 142 beginning at I-20/SR 402 and extending to Alcovy Road. Project: 1.625 mi. of widening and reconstruction for additional lanes Contractors and Bid Amounts: • Southeastern Site Development Inc. — $13,650,814 • C. W. Matthews Contracting Co. Inc. — $14,304,415 • CMES Inc. — $14,880,015 • Pittman Construction Company — $14,883,045 • McCoy Grading Inc. — $15,113,246 • E. R. Snell Contractor Inc. — $15,547,527 • G.P.’S Enterprises Inc. — $16,836,543 • Astra Group Inc. and Affiliates — $17,198,888

Years of Hard Work Pay Off for New Owner — Chris Shea JCB from page 9

Successful Past, Successful Future Now that Shea owns JCB of Georgia, his day-to-day role has changed somewhat. He’s hired two people to replace him in his former position. Between training them and still managing the sales department and the rest of the business, he’s a busy man. “I have a great staff here, it’s basically a well-oiled machine,” he said. “Everyone works well together, and the day-to-day operations have continued without any problems. I may sell a customer his first

machine, but I don’t sell him his second machine. Everyone here is responsible for getting us repeat business. The parts guy, the service department, everyone who’s involved with the dealership drives us to be successful. It’s a fact — and one I tell my older children all the time —that if you want to be successful in life, you have to surround yourselves with likeminded people. We have 29 people on staff, and they all come to work with smiles on their faces.” The small-town Georgia boy has definitely come a long way from his days of borrowing his dad’s lawnmower to make a

few bucks. Shea truly appreciates the way his parents raised him and the fact that he learned the value of dollar early on. All of his experiences have led him to the position he’s in today. “I’m lucky, I was able to get a job doing exactly what I wanted to do in life. I can’t wait to get up every morning and demonstrate equipment, sell equipment. It’s really like a story book. I’ve worked hard, and now I’m living the American dream.” (This story also can be found on Construction Equipment Guide’s website at www.constructionequipmentguide.com.)

Chris Shea


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