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ATLANTA, GA (March 22, 2018) – Each Spring, AGC Georgia presents the Ron Amerson Supervisors’ Safety Award to its member firms’ field supervisors who achieve safety excellence based on no lost-time accidents the previous year. The program spotlights general and specialty contractors' field supervisors for their outstanding safety performance and dedication to jobsite safety.

This year, 23 Batson-Cook superintendents from the company’s Atlanta and West Point offices met the requirements to earn a Certificate of Commendation for Safety Excellence. The measurement criterion is based on safety incidence rates for individual supervisors in conjunction with actual man-hours directly supervised by each employee based on man-hours supervised. The man-hours include supervised time for employees on the member company’s payroll and not subcontractors. 

Batson-Cook’s Ron Amerson Award recipients are: Randall Aikens, John Bai, Shaun Baxter, Andrew Bittle, John Browning, Ken Dion, John Hardy, Perry Hood, Tim Kiker, G. T. Knight, Tom McKelvey, Jordan McKinney, Jim Meyer, Clint Poole, Rick Pruitt, Ted Radford, Ed Ramshur, Chris Thomas, Clint Tucker, John Turner, Shane Walker, Howard Watson, and Chuck Williams.

Pictured (l-r) are Jordan McKenney, John Browning, Rick Pruitt, Perry Hood, and Randall Aikens with Cherri Watson, AGC Director of Safety, Education and Workforce Development.


KENNESAW, GA (March 16, 2018) – Batson-Cook Construction broke ground this week for construction of the new $8.5-million North Cobb Regional Library on the corner of Old Highway 41 and Blue Springs Road.

The new Cobb County regional library, designed to be a one-story building encompassing 25,600 square feet, will provide distinct creative learning spaces for children, young adults, and adults. Completion is scheduled for June 2019.

“We are honored to serve Cobb County and the citizens of Kennesaw and Acworth by building a state-of-the-art library that will serve as a cornerstone for learning and a home for community events for generations to come,” said Jonathan Collard, project manager for Batson-Cook.

The children’s area will feature computer learning stations, special program rooms, and reading rooms. The young adult area will have group and private study rooms, digital training rooms, reading rooms, a maker space room, and lounge-style seating areas. A large and small community room, along with a gallery for displaying local art, will be included in the adult section of the library.

Architect for the project is McMillan Pazden Smith of Greenville, SC.

This is the second Cobb County regional library project Batson-Cook has been awarded. The general contracting firm completed construction of Sewell Mill Library & Cultural Center in Marietta in December of last year.