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  • Three construction workers work on a piece of heavy equipment on a road construction job site in Georgia
     

    MEET EMMITT HALL

  • Emmitt Hall, a worker who chose to have a highway construction career, smiles and waves to coworkers.
  • Three road construction workers discuss how to best fix the heavy equipment they all use during their construction careers
  • Emmitt Hall, a highway construction worker, wears a orange shirt on site of his road job in Georgia
  • Emmitt Hall, a highway construction worker, smiles because he loves his construction career in Georgia
  • A road construction worker wearing an orange hard hat stands on site of his road job in Georgia
  • Two road construction workers work on a piece of heavy equipment on site of their construction careers in Georgia
  • Road construction worker in Georgia wearing a hat listens to his heavy equipment operator about what needs to do be done.
  • Highway construction worker in Georgia smiles on site of his Georgia road job.
  • Emmitt Hall, a worker who chose to have a highway construction career, smiles and waves to coworkers.
  • Three road construction workers discuss how to best fix the heavy equipment they all use during their construction careers
  • Emmitt Hall, a highway construction worker, wears a orange shirt on site of his road job in Georgia
  • Emmitt Hall, a highway construction worker, smiles because he loves his construction career in Georgia
  • A road construction worker wearing an orange hard hat stands on site of his road job in Georgia
  • Two road construction workers work on a piece of heavy equipment on site of their construction careers in Georgia
  • Road construction worker in Georgia wearing a hat listens to his heavy equipment operator about what needs to do be done.
  • Highway construction worker in Georgia smiles on site of his Georgia road job.

“I started at the bottom, on the road crew,” Emmitt said. “If somebody wanted a hole dug, they called me. But I took pride seeing things go from nothing to something.”

“I miss that sometimes. But now, I get to interact with customers, and I like that, putting someone in a better spirit than when they came in.”

Just four years ago, Emmitt was working at a road site when they called him out of a ditch and offered him the job at the plant.

Now, he’s in charge of mixing the rocks with the right amount of chemicals and heat, measuring and monitoring to provide the type of asphalt customers need. If they aren’t sure, he’ll ask them what they want to do, then make recommendations.

“I worked hard on the road crew and was patient. And I see the same things in some of my customers. They’ll come in for just a few tons of asphalt. Then, one day they’ll have a big order. They’ve made it, and that’s satisfying to me.”

Would Emmitt recommend highway construction as a career?

“If I had a friend who I knew will work hard to achieve their goals, I would. It’s a career where you can grow. I’ve found that if you let the people you work for know your aspirations, they’ll help you get there.”

 

“I get to interact with customers, and I like that, putting someone in a better spirit than when they came in.”
– Emmitt Hall, Asphalt Plant Foreman

Used to spread the asphalt. Now, in charge of mixing it.
Employed by Reeves Construction Company, Middle Georgia

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