Management Workshop & EXPO


In February, the membership of the GCAA convenes for its annual Management Workshop & EXPO at the Cobb Galleria in Atlanta, Georgia.  This workshop is one the most well attended and successful trade shows in the country for our industry. The Management Workshop Committee works to provide attendees with a program built around themes such as safety, education, community relations or sustainability. Plant management and industry executives alike turned out en masse and provided vendors the opportunity to discuss new products and services. Year in and year out, the Management Workshop is given rave reviews by attendees and has even been dubbed a “mini ConAgg.”


2023 GCAA Management Workshop & Expo

February 21 – 23, 2023

Cobb Galleria, Atlanta, GA




2022 GCAA Management Workshop & Expo

Cobb Galleria, Atlanta, GA

February 23 & 24


Governor Brian Kemp Headlines the GCAA 2022 Workshop/Expo @ Cobb Galleria!

After a one year hiatus in 2021 due to the COVID pandemic, the 2022 Workshop/EXPO kicked off on Tuesday evening February 22nd at the Cobb Galleria!  – Click for agenda

Registration exceeded 600 participants this year. It was a packed two and half days of meetings, receptions and networking  time with 82 vendor booths. Governor Brian Kemp was the headliner for the Main Session on Wednesday and he gave a rousing overview of the success of Georgia and our number one status as the best place to do business in the United States.

GCAA would like to thank all of the participants who attended. We also like to thank all of our outstanding associate members who attended and hosted a booth at the EXPO  – Click for list. Special thanks to Kenny Knowles, Vulcan Materials, for chairing the Workshop/EXPO Committee as well as the entire committee who worked so hard on this event – Click for committee. Additional thanks to our board president, Travis Miller, Martin Marietta for his leadership and the support of the entire GCAA Board!


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Wednesday Morning Sessions – 

Aggregate Quality and Applications Session:
What’s New at GDOT, James Sparks, GDOT
Major Mobility Investment Program (MMIP), Andrew Hoenig and Tim Matthews, GDOT
Sediment Control and MS4, Brad McManus, GDOT

Human Resources – Workforce Session:
Attracting, Developing, Engaging Tomorrow’s Diverse Workforce, Darren Hicks, Vulcan Materials
Leading for Retention During the Great Resignation, Michael Whitener, Yancey Bros. Co. (No presentation is available).
How to Solve Our Workforce Problem, Aaron Witt, BuildWitt

Wednesday Afternoon – General Session:
Economic Conditions, Construction Activity and Related Data for Georgia, Baron Worthington, Vulcan Materials
What’s Going on in Washington DC?, Austin Bone, NSSGA
State Update – Governor Brian Kemp  (No presentation is available)

Thursday Morning Breakout Sessions:
Connecting the Digital and Physical World, Hannah Stikeleather, Trimble Loadrite/K&R Group
The Formerly Incarcerated: An Overlooked Human Resource, Roger Byrd, Brewton-Parker College
Digital Project Delivery and Tomorrow’s Workforce, Matthew Valle, HaulHub Technologies
Innovations Streamline Drilling & Blasting, Sally Zadra, Venture Drilling East

We look forward to seeing you at the 2023 Workshop & EXPO on February 21 – 23 at the Cobb Galleria.