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Augusta-area high school students test trade skills in East Georgia Workforce Development Alliance Skills Challenge

...electrician techniques to welding. Contracting firms Gold Mech, R.W. Allen and Ireland Electric, and the Associated General Contractors of Georgia put on the event, not only to give students an opportunity to hone their skills but also to start a...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-11-20/augusta-area-high-school-s
Dedications, renovations are easier said than done

...ordinance is back on the table at the request of Grady Smith, who wants his company to do subcontracting work for general contractors on city projects."It's all about earning a living," he said, bristling at Commissioner Bill Lockett's...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/city-ink/2014-11-08/dedications-ren
Worker shortage felt by some local builders

...A recent nationwide survey by the Associated General Contractors of America revealed that 83 percent of construction...most severe in the Southeast, where 86 percent of general contractors reported hardship in finding qualified workers...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/local-business/2014-11-07/worker-shor
Smith cites 'pressure' in pulling controversial agenda item

...brother since 1975, Smith Brothers Mechanical, has in many instances been the low bidder on subcontracting work for general contractors on city and other projects because of the firm's experience and it still received service calls from city departments...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-11-10/smith-cites-pressure-pul
Amendment seeks to revive commissioners' eligibility to submit contracts for city business

...subcontractors "down on the money train" behind several walls of supervision, including architects, engineers, general contractors and the city's representative, Heery International."I'm bidding against four or five other people, in-towners...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-11-03/amendment-would-again-al
Committee to study waiving Augusta commissioners' conflicts of interest

...desire for local vendors to compete to perform work as subcontractors under general contractors who bid for the city's contracts."We work for the general contractor, not for the county," said Smith, one of the three censured last year...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-11-04/committee-study-waiving-
Biz Bits

...First Bank Mortgage for September.SCOTT CLARKAward/honor: Elected to the executive committee of Associated General Contractors of Georgia.Details: He is president and chief operating officer of R.W. Allen LLC.BOWLES CONSTRUCTIONAward...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-10-18/biz-bits
Few women in construction; recruiting efforts rise

...of our members are desperate to hire people," said Brian Turmail, public affairs director for the Associated General Contractors of America. "They're looking for any candidate who's qualified to come and join the team ? women, minorities...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/2014-08-31/few-women-construction-recruitin
Historic warehouse to be converted into downtown apartments

...wagon factory on the corner of Ellis and Ninth streets will soon provide more downtown residential rentals.Augusta general contractor Mark Donahue is converting the former Lowrey Wagon Works, which has sat boarded-up for years, into 19 loft and...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/local-business/2014-09-16/historic-wa
Edward Drawdy

...Sr., and Marie Green Drawdy. On May 27, 2005, he married Elizabeth Weaver Drawdy, who survives. He was a general contractor and a member of Pine Hill Holiness Church. Survivors include: wife, Elizabeth Drawdy of Cairo, GA; sons, Jimmy...

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