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West Point, Georgia (July 27, 2015) 

Batson-Cook  Construction is pleased to announce the promotion of Paul Meadows to vice-president of the company’s West Point, Georgia, construction office.  In his new role, Mr. Meadows carries overall responsibility for the strategic planning, business development and construction operations of the office, along with other tasks essential to the growth of both the office and company.

Mr. Meadows succeeds Joe Appleton who, after six years as senior vice-president and general manager of the West Point office, has relocated to the company’s Atlanta office.

“Since joining Batson-Cook, Paul has compiled a personal project portfolio that exceeds $515 million and includes projects in a variety of market sectors,” noted Randy Hall, president and CEO of Batson-Cook.  “This broad-based experience and his proven management style make him exceptionally qualified for this position.”

Mr. Meadows, who celebrated his 31st anniversary with Batson-Cook this month, most recently served as Project Executive for the West Point office.  He has been involved with several of the company’s highest-profile projects in the region, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Call Center, Chattahoochee River Restoration/Whitewater Course, and National Infantry Museum and Soldier Center at Patriot Park, all of which are in Columbus.

A lifetime resident of the Valley area, Mr. Meadows began his career in construction working for his father, who owned Meadows and Son Construction.  In 1984, he joined Batson-Cook as a project engineer, and has held both field and office positions on his path to becoming manager of the West Point construction operations. 

“Batson-Cook has been like a family to me throughout my career,” said Mr. Meadows. “It will be an honor to follow in the footstep of the previous leaders of the West Point Office as we manage the opportunities and challenges that lie ahead.”

Mr. Meadows holds a bachelor’s degree in building science from Auburn University and is a LEED© AP professional.  He and his wife, Ellen, reside in the Valley area and have four children and three grandchildren.  He enjoys running, biking, visiting historical sites, and spending time with his family.  He is a member of Langdale United Methodist Church.

Batson-Cook Construction, celebrating its 100th anniversary this year, builds a wide range of commercial projects for healthcare, industrial, manufacturing and private development clients throughout the Southeast.  We have the heart of a family-owned general contractor with the reach of a global construction firm.  We build with passion.  We operate with integrity.  For more information, visit
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COLUMBUS, GA (July 8, 2015) – Batson-Cook Construction of West Point topped out the Endoscopy Addition and Renovation Project at Northside Medical Center today with a luncheon and tour of the project which, upon completion, will bring about an expansion of healthcare services at the facility.  The general contractor also recognized one of its trade partners for exceptional contributions to jobsite safety.

The 9,600-square-foot project at Northside Medical, which was recently acquired by Columbus Regional Health, features a 6,100-square-foot addition with three procedure rooms, nine prep/recovery rooms, and patient restrooms, along with decontamination and clean storage rooms.  Renovation of an existing waiting room and reception area encompasses 3,100 square feet.  Completion of the project is set for October.

“Batson-Cook is very happy to be working on such an important project for Columbus Regional Health and the Columbus community,” said Frank S. “Chunk” Newman, project executive for Batson-Cook.  “It is especially rewarding to be continuing our relationship with Columbus Regional as they expand their presence in the region and we celebrate our company’s 100th anniversary.”
















Corey Aikens of Alexander Electric Company, Columbus, was presented a Batson-Cook “Certificate of Recognition” and award for his exceptional contributions toward ensuring jobsite safety.  “Corey has gone above and beyond in his efforts to maintain a safe jobsite,” said Bill Madden, safety manager for Batson-Cook. “He has a keen eye for safety, and has diligently mentored colleagues in ways to sharpen safety awareness and improve safety practices.”  

In addition to Newman and Madden, other Batson-Cook personnel working on this project are Marty Graves, project manager, and John Browning, project superintendent.  Joe Appleton is general manager and senior vice-president of Batson-Cook’s West Point office.

For highlights of the day's events, please view this video courtesy of the Ledger Enquirer

Batson-Cook Construction, celebrating its 100th anniversary this year, builds a wide range of commercial projects for healthcare, industrial, manufacturing and private development clients throughout the Southeast.  We have the heart of a family-owned general contractor with the reach of a global construction firm.  We build with passion.  We operate with integrity.