Kevin Reeves, CAAG President, and Bruce Widener represented CAAG on May 24, 2016, at a meeting of Georgia Trade Association Leaders at the Georgia Power headquarters in downtown Atlanta to discuss various issues of interest to everyone in the construction industry. Chief among these today was what is being done on workforce development. A lot is going on with this topic and you will be hearing a lot more about it in the coming weeks. There is going to be a coordinated effort in the construction industry to attract and train young people in the trades. Mr. Reeves pointed out that one important thing that needs to be done is to "change the image of the construction trades. The perception is that these are low paid blue collar workers when, in fact, hvacr technicians often make much higher wages than many college educated individuals and have a much easier time finding meaningful employment."
We appreciate Kevin taking the time and effort to drive to Atlanta for this important meeting.
Other attendees at the meeting were representatives of the AGC, Homebuilders, plumbers, inspectors, Go Build Georgia, Adult and Technical Colleges, DCA, remodeling associations, and Georgia Power Co. We very much appreciate GPC hosting and facilitating this meeting.
Scott Draper, GPC, did a great job of kicking off the meeting with a legislative update.
Kevin Reeves, Parker's Heating & A/C, Inc., Americus, GA
was elected CAAG President at the Conference.
CAAG Annual Conference Extremely Successful
Everyone learned a great deal AND had fun in Savannah.
By all accounts the Annual Conference in Savannah, March 3-5, 2016, was one of the best we had ever had! The seminars were extremely good with everyone learning a great deal. The social aspects of the meeting were also enjoyed by all. Everyone seemed to enjoy talking to others in the industry who have the same problems/opportunities that you do on a daily basis.
Kevin Reeves, Parker's Heating & A/C, Inc., Americus, GA was elected President at the Conference for the 2016-17 term of office.
Pat Rogers, United Maintenance, Atlanta, was elected CAAG Contractor of the Year and was elected President Elect for the 2016-17 year.
Bud Mingledorff, Mingledorff's, Jackie Rainwater and Bill Biggs were inducted into the CAAG Hall of Fame. Bud accepted the award on behalf of Bill Biggs and Marc Rainwater, Jackie's nephew, accepted it on behalf of Jackie's family.
The Cobb Chapter of CAAG was elected Chapter of the Year for the 4th time since 2003! Dennis McKeon accepted on behalf of the chapter.
Everyone enjoyed talking to old and new friends.
The exhibitors were pleased with the number of attendees who were anxious to talk to them.'
Everyone agreed that the seminars were some of the best we had ever had!
Be SURE to attend next year!