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C.W. Matthews Takes Aim at Improving Deadly Ga. Road By Cindy Riley CEG CORRESPONDENT

As temperatures continue to climb, crews in Cherokee County, Ga., are tackling a 4.3mi. (6.9-km) project involving construction of truck passing lanes on SR 20, beginning west of Union Hill Road and extending to east of Greenwood Court in Cherokee County. Work on this project just recently began and is scheduled to be completed by the end of July 2013, at a construction cost of $7.6 million, according to officials with the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT). Jay Mayo, vice president of roadway division for general contractor C.W. Matthews Construction Company of Marietta, Ga., said the work is desperately needed. “This is probably one of the deadliest roads in the state as far as accidents. It’s very dangerous, and this will be a huge improvement,” Mayo said. According to GDOT statistics, the accident, injury and fatality rates along portions of SR20 have exceeded the statewide average in recent years. It’s expected improvements in Cherokee County and other sections of the route will reduce future wrecks. “We’re basically widening the road to create passing lanes,” Mayo explained. “It’s a heavily traveled route with very few places

“This is probably one of the deadliest roads in the state as far as accidents. It’s very dangerous, and this will be a huge improvement.” Jay Mayo C.W. Matthews Construction Company

Photo courtesy of C.W. Matthews Contracting Co. Inc.

According to GDOT statistics, the accident, injury and fatality rates along portions of SR20 have exceeded the statewide average in recent years. It’s expected improvements in Cherokee County and other sections of the route will reduce future wrecks.

for people to pass. In most places we’re adding a lane on one side of the road or the other to allow traffic to go around. Luckily, there are no real issues to address so far. Right now we’re getting some utilities relocated. Georgia Power, AT & T, Cherokee County water and gas lines, etc. We’ve got a six-man crew out there at this time. Working alongside live traffic is one of our biggest concerns, as is dealing with traffic control matters and keeping utilities out of the way. “We thrive in the peak of summer heat,” Mayo added. “It’s during these months we can do our most productive work when it’s dry and we can get our longest hours in. We are hoping for pretty good weather after hav-

ing to put up with lots of rain the last couple of years. “It’s probably just putting a bandaid on things, but this will help for now. So many trucks and other vehicles drive this route each day. The volume of traffic is quite heavy.” SR 20 serves as a primary east-west roadway for the northern Atlanta region and North Georgia connecting Floyd, Bartow, Cherokee, Gwinnett, Walton, Rockdale, Newton and Henry counties. The SR 20 corridor in the outer counties has seen high residential and commercial growth for the metro Atlanta region that is expected to continue. The route, extending from the

Alabama State Line, connects with Rome, Canton, Cumming, Sugar Hill, Buford, Lawrenceville, Loganville, Conyers, McDonough and Hampton. SR 20 extends from west of I-75 eastward through I-575, SR 400, I-985, I-85, SR316, US 78, I-20 and US 41. “Erosion control also is crucial, because as a regulatory issue we have to ensure we don’t have any problems with regard to environmental issues. It’s pretty significant in terms of time and money,” Mayo said. Matt Soignet, C.W. Matthews division vice-president of asphalt construction, said that much of the work on this particular projsee IMPROVEMENTS page 2


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Sorely Needed Improvements Under Way Along SR 20 “It’s definitely a high-profile area. We just want to make things a lot safer for the traveling public.” Jay Mayo C.W. Matthews Construction Company

IMPROVEMENTS from page 1

Photo courtesy of C.W. Matthews Contracting Co. Inc.

As temperatures continue to climb, crews in Cherokee County, Ga., are tackling a 4.3-mi. (6.9-km) project involving construction of truck passing lanes on SR 20.

Photo courtesy of C.W. Matthews Contracting Co. Inc.

Work on this project just recently began and is scheduled to be completed by the end of July 2013, at a construction cost of $7.6 million, according to officials with the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT).

ect will be done without relying on outside companies. “It’s easy to do most of our work in-house, as opposed to using other contractors, because we understand what to expect from each division and we can be more productive. In our work we will use a Roadtec 2500 material transfer device, a Roadtec RP-190 asphalt spreader, a Caterpillar 634 steel drum roller, a Caterpillar 534 steel drum roller, Caterpillar pneumatic roller, Roadtec power broom, Etnyre tack truck and a Roadtec RX 900 milling machine.” The quantities of materials involved will vary from 500 to 2,000 tons (453.5 to 1,814 t) depending on what stage of the work crews are doing at the time. “As for now, we are clearing, cutting subgrade and dumping GAB. In about four to six weeks, we hope to be ready for the first stages of asphalt paving. The paving will involve leveling, bringing the existing roadway up to its new typical section and getting traffic into its final alignment,” Mayo explained. Soignet added, “The leveling will vary in depth a great deal in which it will make us have to put the asphalt down in multiple lifts, creating possible smoothness issues for the traveling public. Much of our work will be done using a pilot vehicle and flagmen leading traffic thru in a single lane.” There are, still, a number of subcontractors connected to the SR20 project. They include BC Landscaping, Celebrity Fence, F.L. Haynie Construction, Kelly Construction, Martin Robbins, Mother Trucker, North Cherokee Electric, North Georgia Concrete, Peek Pavement Marking and D&G Boring. The GDOT stated that the need for improvements to SR 20 are because the capacity and level of service will be at an unacceptable level by 2032. The purpose is to improve capacity and reduce the high accident, injury and fatality rates that exceed the statewide averages. The proposed construction would also improve access and safety along this facility. The widening and median improvements also would ease congestion, by upgrading a primary east-west facility which accesses SR 400, a major north-south route connecting Atlanta to North Georgia. State Route 20 has been described as an abnormally-oriented route that is a rotated “J”-shape. Its counterclockwise terminus is at the Alabama state line in Floyd County, with its clockwise terminus occurring in the middle of an overpass over U.S. 19/U.S. 41 and S.R. 3 in Hampton in Henry County at the Atlanta Motor Speedway. Here it is known as Bruton Smith Parkway. “It’s definitely a high-profile area,” Mayo explained. “We just want to make things a lot safer for the traveling public.” (This story also can be found on Construction Equipment Guide’s Web site at www.constructionequipmentguide.com.) CEG


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Construction Equipment Guide • Georgia State Supplement • www.constructionequipmentguide.com • June 15, 2011 • Page 5

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With its aerodynamic lines, curved hood and striking grille, the Class 8 CT660 is sure to turn heads. But its real beauty lies in its features. Like a performance-matched Cat® engine and Cat transmission. Spacious, comfortable interior. Modularr, durable components. Truck and day-cab configurations. And the backing of the best Dealer Network around. It’s your next dump truck, concrete mixerr, waste carrier or heavy hauler - built to work hard for your business. Contactt your Y ancey Bros. Yancey Bro Co. Sales Representative today or visit DriveCat.com to learn more. ALBANY 800.768.2892

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Border Equipment Holds Triple Threat Rodeo in Conley, Ga. When the day was done and the final scores were tabulated, the top three contestants (L-R) were: third place winner, Buddy Touchet, American Contractors, Lithia Springs, Ga.; first place winner, Tripp Lonergan, Lonergan & Son Inc., Harlem, Ga.; and second place, Richard Berry, of Tri-Star Contractors, Edgefield, S.C.

T A portion of the huge contingent of representatives from Case that turned out to assist Border Equipment during the rodeo event included (L-R, bottom): Ion Warner, Case senior director of marketing; Jim Bansen, Case territory sales manager; Lee Stephens, Border Equipment, Augusta, Ga.; Chuck Abney, Border Equipment, Atlanta; Craig Kirchenwitz, Case director of planning and sales administration; and (L-R, top): Darren Albus, Case regional sales director; and Ira Davis, Case product specialist-southern region.

(L-R): Plenty of Case machines were on display and Greg Beam of Beam’s Contracting, Beach Island, S.C., talks with Chuck Atkins and Dave Nunamaker of Border Equipment, Augusta, Ga., about a Case 1650L LGP dozer. Roy Reed Jr. of RLR Construction, Cleveland, Ga., had good runs on the rodeo events — especially with the 921F wheel loader. Reed placed fourth overall in the competition.

Many representatives of the lines that Border Equipment carries turned out to promote their products (L-R) including Tim Collie, Stanley Hydraulic Tools, Charlotte, N.C.; and Larry Griffeth and Don Chambers, RUBBERTRAX Inc., Conyers, Ga.

After a terrific run in the skid steer showdown portion of the rodeo event, Michael Touchet (in cab), American Contractors, Lithia Springs, Ga., talks about the challenging course with Michael Abney (L), Border Equipment, Conley, Ga., and Marty Ward, Border Equipment, Savannah, Ga.

he Case Triple Threat Rodeo series made its stop May 14 in Georgia at Border Equipment’s Conley (Atlanta), Ga., location. Across the United States and Canada, Case dealerships are hosting local Triple Threat Rodeos from April to October 2011. One winner from each local rodeo and five wildcard competitors will advance to the North American Championship Event to be held at the World of Concrete Show in Las Vegas in January 2012. There, a champion will be crowned. First prize will be a 2011 Dodge Ram 2500HD pickup truck and a 2011 Case Construction TR270 compact track loader. Second and third place winners will receive a $5,000 and $2,500 CNH Capital Card, respectively. The winning competitor at each local event will earn a trip for two to the North American Triple Threat Rodeo Championship in Las Vegas, $500 and commemorative Triple Threat Rodeo belt buckle. Local second and third place finishers receive $250 and $100, respectively; a commemorative Triple Threat Rodeo belt buckle and a chance to become one of five Wildcard entries. Case’s Triple Threat Rodeo consists of three events, which use the Case N Series loader/backhoe, the F Series wheel loader and the Alpha Series skid steer: • Backhoe Bronc Buster — the backhoe is used in a series of obstacles, which

includes the use of soccer and tennis balls. • Wheel Loader Roundup — contestants use a wheel loader to pick up various transport bars off their bases and carry/move to other areas across the event space. • Skid Steer Showdown — a bar is attached to the bucket and the contestant must carry two soccer balls (and one floating soccer ball inside of bucket) while maneuvering around cones and through F-assemblies to the final destination, without dropping the soccer balls. The Border Equipment-Case Triple Threat Rodeo Competition was well attended, and the competition was tough. A mere three points separated the first and second place contestants. The top three finishers were: First: Tripp Lonergan, Lonergan & Son Inc., Harlem, Ga. Second: Richard Berry, Tri-Star Contractors, Edgefield, S.C. Third: Buddy Touchet, American Contractors, Lithia Springs, Ga. The local Habitat for Humanity chapter received a very generous donation from Border Equipment during the event. A steady stream of door prizes were given throughout the day and the crowd was well fed as burgers and dogs were served hot off the grill. Many Case models were on display as see BORDER page 7

Contestants and spectators flocked to Border Equipment May 14 for the Case Triple Threat Rodeo in Conley (Atlanta), Ga.


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JCB of Georgia Adds Natalia Welch to Its Managment Team JCB of Georgia recently added Natalia Welch to its staff as marketing and business development manager. After working for JCB corporate for the past seven years, Welch essentially moved “next door” from the North American headquarters of JCB in Pooler, Ga., to the headquarters of JCB of Georgia, also in Pooler, just adjacent to the manufacturing plant. Welch will be working out of both the Savannah and Kennesaw JCB of Georgia locations. Her responsibilities include working closely with the sales team on managing customer leads and closing sales with key accounts. In addition, she will have the direct responsibility for maintaining existing accounts and developing new relationships with key governmental entities. Welch stated that overall, she will be responsible for all marketing aspects including: creative development, building JCB brand awareness, establishing a broader presence for the dealership in key markets, maintaining relationships and building a stronger presence with the industry trade organizations. This is in addition to the responsibility of all aspects of the dealership’s governmental sales as well as calling on major accounts. Natalia Welch is JCB of Georgia’s new marketing and business development manager.

Welch’s career began in Jacksonville, Fla., where she accepted a position as marketing manager for PCM Delasco, a U.S. subsidiary of a French manufacturer of industrial pumps, headquartered in Paris, France. Upon joining the staff at JCB Inc., she started in a sales capacity and was responsible for construction equipment sales to the national rental companies (United Rentals, Sunbelt, Hertz, RSC). Several years after being in this position, she was promoted and took on the position of governmental sales manager of North America; she held this position for three years, prior to joining JCB of Georgia. “What attracted me to JCB of Georgia was the opportunity to learn the dealer aspect of the business after having been in the corporate world. I feel like I have a new unique opportunity to contribute to the dealership’s success, which ultimately makes JCB successful. A manufacturer is only as good as its distributors.” For more information, visit www.jcbofgeorgia.com. (This story also can be found on Construction Equipment Guide’s Web site at www.constructionequipmentguide.com.) CEG

Lonergan & Son Operator Finishes First at Triple Threat Rodeo in Ga. BORDER from page 6

Sarah Touchet (L) and Buddy Touchet (R) of American Contractors, Lithia Springs, Ga., stop by the Leica Geosystems display to talk with Donna and Wiley Heard about the newest machine control technology available.

Bryan Sumner of Southern Cable & Utility, Atlanta, carefully maneuvers the boom and arm of a Case 580 Super N in the backhoe loader portion of the event.

Andy Byrkit (L) of Mcomm Group Inc., Peoria Heights, Ill., monitors the time and watches closely as Tripp Lonergan of Lonergan & Son Inc., Harlem, Ga., blazes his way through the wheel loader roundup course, which propelled him to a first place finish.

well as many Case representatives, including its marketing agency, Mcomm Group Inc., were on hand to assist the Border Equipment staff before, during and after the event. Border Equipment staff members from each of the company’s three branch locations — Atlanta, Augusta and Savannah — turned out to lend their help. Other manufacturers on hand to help promote their product lines included Leica Geosystems, Stanley and RUBBERTRAX. The Border Equipment sponsored # 17 Marcus Caswell Racing dirt track racecar was on display. For more information, visit www.caserodeoseries.com. Bob Stephens (L) of Border Equipment, Augusta, Ga., keeps things lively as everyone awaits the final contestants’ scores. With Stephens (L-R) are Tripp and Mickey Lonergan of Lonergan & Son Inc., Harlem, Ga.; and Scott Burson and Brent Harmon, Border Equipment, Atlanta.


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