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West Georgia Habitat Changes Lives

Habitat for Humanity builds more than homes, it provides a new beginning to deserving people. Since 1976, Habitat has helped 6.8 million people find strength, stability and independence through safe, decent and affordable shelter.

R. K. Redding Construction organized the West Georgia Habitat for Humanity home build in Bremen last fall. Twenty companies that work in the West Georgia area came together as one to build a new home for a deserving family in Haralson County.

This “community” of volunteers not only made a significant difference for the area, according to recent studies, employees are more satisfied with their jobs when they are allowed to take a day for community service. In addition, 59% of Americans are more likely to buy a product associated with a corporate-nonprofit partnership.

Beyond the obvious of doing good deeds in the communities in which you serve, it has been proven that companies which practice corporate social responsibility will significantly outperform their …

Giving Back to Students, Gaining a Better Prepared Workforce

Casey Pollard, VP of Strategic Planning and Development of R.K. Redding Construction, had the honor of delivering a $1,200 donation from the AGC YLP to the the Construction Technology Program taught by Chad Pruitt at Spalding High School. The donation went towards purchasing materials for Pruitt’s 3rd level coursework.

“I can’t thank AGC of Georgia enough for not only the donation, but for what they do for my students and the classroom,” stated Mr. Pruitt. “There is an obvious skills gap in the construction industry and the AGCGA are forming partnerships throughout the state with its member companies and local school systems to get the word out that they want our students.”

The AGC considers “workforce development” as a broad umbrella that encompasses both those activities that encourage students in elementary, middle or high school to consider the potential of a career in construction and those that help prepare young people for their first jobs in the industry, either through craft …