NUC A OF N OR TH FL ORID A , IN C.
NUCA OF NORTH FLORIDA, INC.
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$26 per person
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Do you have a child currently in college
or entering college this fall? There are a
number of scholarships available from
our local chapter, our state association
and our national association, NUCA.
See details on page 10
INSIDE THIS EDITION
Calendar of Events
Golf Tournament a
Spotlight Drew Lane
Night at Jacksonville
Blue Book Showcase
2014 OFFICERS & BOARD OF DIRECTORS
I knew the time would come when I would have to write
my last president’s message, I just never expected it to
be this soon. I am going to be changing jobs and moving
to Lakeland, FL for a great opportunity to run a 4th
generation company. Vogel Brothers Building Co. builds
water and wastewater plants as well as performs CM
work for three school districts in the Polk/Pasco/
Hillsborough County area. The company has a young
upcoming staff and a strong reputation in the market
place. On a personal note, my wife and I are excited for
the move and have already been exploring the area and
found some great neighborhoods and people.
Bill Bocchino, Layne Heavy Civil
Jon Woodall, John Woody, Inc.
Vice President I
Elliot Jones, A.J. Johns, Inc.
Tripp Brown, Godwin Pumps
Kim Bryan, Petticoat-Schmitt
Mike Woodall, John Woody, Inc.
Tony Zebouni, Regan, Zebouni & Atwood
The hard part for me was tendering my resignation at the
April Executive Board Meeting. Mike Woodall has
graciously agreed to complete my term to give our new
younger generation the time it needs to complete their
transition into the leadership of our association. I have
seen in these short four months that we really have some
great young talent to take our association into the future
and I strongly encourage other young members to get
involved and help us to continue to grow and improve in
One of the saddest parts about leaving is not being able to
accomplish all of the things that I wanted before I left. In
particular, my goal to reintroduce free educational
opportunities to our members. Ellis and Associates will
be presenting one in the very near future (watch for
Kathy’s emails!!!) and I hope other members will step up
and do the same in the upcoming year.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Lauren Atwell, Layne Heavy Civil
William Hood III, J.B. Coxwell Contracting
Mike Kivlin, John Woody, Inc.
Joe Maguire, Coastal Utility Constructors
Brian Pate, Petticoat-Schmitt Civil Con.
Ed Porter, Barco Duval Engineering
Jennifer Setzer, United Service Connection
Wayne Atkinson, County Materials Corp.
Josh Dyer, Staff Zone
Mike Gruber, Ellis & Associates, Inc.
Drew Lane, Advanced Drainage Systems
Ryan Pugh, Ferguson Waterworks
Robert Rowley, Fortiline Waterworks
Jarod Wolford, Martin Marietta Materials
Finally, we had a great turnout for our golf tournament
and everybody had a great time. We should all give a big
thank you to Jon Woodall and his golf committee the
next time you run into them. Please do not forget we still
have some great events coming up and some things going
on in Jacksonville that we as an industry need to keep an
eye on. I hope all of you will get involved and continue
to grow our chapter. I want to thank all of you for your
support during my presidency (especially Kathy
Blackman who does so much to keep this Association
running!!!) and wish everyone a safe and prosperous
year. If you are ever down in Lakeland please feel free to
look me up.
Jamie Saalfield, Beard Equipment Co.
2014 OFFICIAL SPONSORS
CALENDAR OF EVENTS
May 19 to 22nd
NUCA Washington Summit
Beard Equipment Company
Board of Directors
Cecil W. Powell & Company
United Rentals Trench Safety
Layne Heavy Civil
Efficiency Shoring & Supply
Standard Precast, Inc.
July 17th to 20th
NUCA of Florida
Renaissance Sea World
A.J. Johns, Inc.
Ellis & Associates
Board of Directors
Location to be determined
GOLF TOURNAMENT A BIG HIT!
We had an absolutely spectacular day for our annual golf tournament on April 1st at St. Johns Golf
& Country club. The day began with registration, putting contest and lunch before our shotgun
start. We had a few great challenge events on this year’s tournament including corn hole toss
where your team where could move ahead to the next tee box, Skirts for Steaks where if your team
wore a skirt you could hit from the ladies tee box, and Daytona Speed Challenge where the team to
finish the hole the quickest would win tickets to a race at Daytona. We had a four hole-in-one
challenges as well as a variety of proximity games. After the tournament, we had a wonderful
Italian buffet dinner, awards ceremony, and distributed door prizes. A listing of all the winners is
location on a separate page in this edition of the newsletter.
We appreciate Beard Equipment Company as our Platinum Sponsor of the tournament. Thank you
to our Vendor Showcase Participants, Event Sponsors, Tee/Green Sponsors, and our door prize
sponsor, Commercial Real Estate Solutions. Please see a complete lists of sponsors on the
following page. We are grateful to our golf committee for all their hard work: Chair, Jon Woodall,
Mike Woodall, Mike Gruber, Jamie Saalfield, Rob Rowley, Josh Hunt, Lauren Atwell, and
Saraveen Fields. Thank you to all our volunteers: Ashley Adams, Bill Bocchino, Saraveen Fields,
John Guy, Bryant Ring, Jennifer Setzer and Mike Woodall.
GOLF TOURNAMENT RESULTS
1st Place Team - John Woody, Inc.
Rick Roark, Jon Woodall, Steven Elliott, Mark Young
2nd Place Team - Linder Industrial Machinery
Chris Cantiello, David Peacock, Brandon Parks, Darius Prentice
3rd Place Team -Ferguson Waterworks
Marty Adams, Ryan Pugh, Josh Hunt, Darren Campbell
Daytona Speed Challenge - American Cast Iron Pipe
Scott Turnquist, Christopher Jarrett, Rick Ratcliff, Rob Pinkston
Putting Contest Winner
Longest Drive Hole #2
Longest Drive Hole #16
Closest to the Pin Hole #13
Longest Putt Hole #15
Closest to the Pin Hole #5
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Washington Summit is Your Chance to Make a Difference!
The annual Washington Summit, May 19-22, is NUCA's premier opportunity to impact our industry and your
business by lobbying Congress. This year's schedule (preliminary schedule here) includes committee meetings, a
legislative briefing, federal issues conference, a luncheon with the renowned Capitol Steps--a troupe of American
political satirists--and the opportunity for you to sit down with your Congressional Representatives on Capitol Hill
and advocate for what you know best-- your business and our industry. You don't want to miss this opportunity!
The Summit will be held at the Holiday Inn Hotel and Suites in Alexandria, VA, and on Capitol Hill in
Washington, DC. Register for the Summit and book your room here.
NUCA Accepting Scholarship Applications
Funded by the NUCA Foundation for Education and Research, four scholarships are available ranging from
$1,000 to $8,000. Any high school senior whose parent or guardian is employed by a NUCA member company in
good standing may apply. Student employees, including students who work part time are eligible, as are
dependents of NUCA Chapter Executive Directors. Please print the scholarship announcement and distribute it to
your high school-aged employees or your employees with high school kids. Click here to link to the application
and instructions. Application deadline is Friday, May 24, 2014.
EPA Clarifies Buy American Requirements for SRF Programs
The EPA has released FAQ's for how it will implement the American Iron and Steel (AIS) requirements
associated with SRF appropriations in FY2014. NUCA joined a small group of industry representatives in
discussing the implementation of this requirement with EPA and helped to ease the AIS requirements on
contractors. Please contact Will with any questions or concerns . Click to read the EPA's implementation FAQs.
GOLF TOURNAMENT PHOTOS
Do you have a son or daughter currently in college or ready to start college in the
Fall? NUCA of North Florida, Inc. has the following scholarships available:
Mike Allen Scholarship is for any high school Sr., High School graduate, Undergraduate College Student or
Graduate Student who is the daughter or son of a NUCANF member company employee, and will be enrolling full
or part time in an academic institution of higher education, beginning in September. The enrollment may be in any
curriculum for any number of years. This may be a four-year college or a community college anywhere in the
United States. The Mike Allen Scholarship is a $1,000 one-time award. Special consideration will be given for
those pursuing degrees in a construction related field. You can get an application on line at the bottom of the page
at http://www.nucanf.com/. Call the NUCANF office at (904) 296-1230 if you have questions. Application
deadline is Monday, June 2nd.
J. Richard Baker is for any high school student or high school graduate who is the daughter or son of a NUCANF
member company employee, and will be enrolling full or part time in an academic institution of higher education,
beginning this summer/fall. The enrollment may be in any curriculum for any number of years. This may be a
four-year college or a community college anywhere in the United States. The J. Richard Baker Scholarship is a
$2,000 one-time award. You can get an application on line at the bottom of the page at http://www.nucanf.com/.
Call the NUCANF office at (904) 296-1230 if you have questions. Application deadline is Monday, June 2nd.
NUCA Scholarships Funded by the NUCA Foundation for Education and Research, four scholarships are available
ranging from $1,000 to $8,000. (Contractors & Associates Only) Any high school senior whose parent or legal
guardian is employed by a NUCA member company in good standing at the time of the application deadline may
apply. Student employees, including part-time employees, are also eligible. The applicant must be graduating from
high school in 2014 and enrolling full time in an accredited two-year or four-year college or university for his or
her freshman year beginning in the fall of 2014. You can get an application on line at
www.nuca.com/scholarships or by calling the NUCANF office at (904) 296-1230.
Application deadline is May 23rd.
Andrew Scott Johnson Memorial Scholarship is also available from our state office, NUCA of Florida. Any
seniors in high school or any student pursuing an undergraduate degree are eligible. Previous recipients may
reapply. This scholarship is available to all NUCANF member firms. Applications are available on line at
http://nucaflorida.org/index.php/about/asjmsf-scholarship. Please contact the NUCA of Florida office at (850) 5145183 to get an application or additional information. Application deadline is Friday, June 20th.
By Tony Zebouni, Legislative Chair
On March 25 NUCANF members enjoyed breakfast with Reps. McBurney, Van Zant and Ray and had the
opportunity to discuss our issues with them in a personal and meaningful manner. The House and Senate have
approved their respective budgets and the final draft will be hammered out in Conference Committee. During our
March 24-5 a delegation from our chapter met in Tallahassee and “walked the halls” to discuss several issues that
were identified by NUCA Florida as most relevant to our industry .
As of April 7, 2014 the proposed budget fully funds the Transportation Work Program at $8.9 billion. Senate
Drinking Water and Wastewater Revolving Fund Programs are funded at $225.2 million. House Water Projects
are funded at $110.5 million.
The “Fair Competition Act”, was amended to require at least 20% state funding to pre-empt local preference. The
House bill has three more committees to clear and with the time left in session it is not likely that this bill will ever
get to the floor for a final vote.
The Notary Log bill has been amended to exclude documents that NUCANF raised in our meetings with the
elected officials. It does not appear that this legislation has a clear path to approval however.
“Baby Hometown” legislation that will prohibit local initiatives appears to have a clear path to being heard and
probably approved this session.
MORE GOLF PHOTOS
BOARD MEMBER SPOTLIGHT * DREW LANE *
Tell us about the services your company provides.
ADS is the world’s largest producer of corrugated polyethylene and polypropylene
drainage systems. We develop state-of-the-art products and services that help
solve storm water management challenges, while setting industry-wide standards
for quality, durability and performance. Today, the engineered plastic system is a
reality, providing better hydraulic performance, extended service life, and
reductions in installation and maintenance costs. Tomorrow, you will continue to
see new products and applications from ADS, the world leader in HDPE &
Polypropylene drainage systems.
I want to throw in a plug for our newest product that is taking off throughout the
United States which is High Performance (HP) Polypropylene (PP) Pipe, which
is Fully Approved for FDOT 100 year Design Service Life Applications.
What is your business philosophy?
I want to be the industry expert and resource for drainage solutions in Northeast
Florida. It is my goal for Civil Engineers and Site Contractors to reach out for my
help in designing the most economic and functional drainage systems available.
What are your hobbies or interests outside of work?
I love to fish! I’m from Georgia and Alabama, so I grew up a bass fisherman. Now residing in Jacksonville, I really want to
get into inshore/ offshore fishing.
What is your favorite travel location?
Any tropical beach. My ideal vacation would be a week at a Caribbean Island, spend 6 days doing nothing, just hanging out
on the beach and one full day of charter fishing.
If you could have dinner with anyone, living or deceased, who would it be and why?
This is a tough one… I’m a die-hard Bama fan, so I would have to go with Bear Bryant or Nick Saban. If I had to pick one,
I choose the Bear. He was a great coach and leader. It would be fascinating to sit with him and listen to all his old football
tales and philosophies.
What are you currently reading?
The War of Art, By Steven Pressfield
Grill master or reservations?
Grill Master for sure! The best steaks are always made at home.
NUCA SAFETY NEWS
By Jeff Blomgren
When it comes to training, there is a program, standard, regulation, guideline, mandate, etc. for
almost any act of work we perform. The 29 cfr 1926 OSHA Standards for the Construction
Industry is sometimes bewildering in complexity with cross references, addendums,
interpretations, and yet, we need to know how to navigate this sometimes confusing collection of
regulations if we are to comply. It’s not only the 29 cfr 1926 but there’s the 1910.146 rules for
confined space and the ANZI Standards and NIOSH and on and on.
No one can know all there is to know about every subject but it is in our best interest to be aware
of the tools available to help guide us in the right direction toward compliance. Training is the
key. OSHA is very specific on training for employees no matter what their function or how
complicated their task is. Many companies can’t afford training and so they continue without it
hoping they can get by. However, best defense to an OSHA inspection is having qualified
employees and a documented training process. If it’s too costly for a smaller company, sometimes
the smaller company can piggyback with larger companies who are doing the training for a lesser
NUCANF is very good about helping to schedule training and letting members know where and
when training will occur. This gives members a chance to fill a class especially when attendance
is capped or requires more attendees than you might have to train. NUCA is a good source for
basic and advanced training needs and insurance carriers and vendors will often have qualified
trainers in areas where our industry has requirements for that training. JEA, NEFSC and OSHA
have good training programs. Many of the OSHA programs are free. There’s a good free ladder
safety slide program that is available Through OSHA. Did you know that we have to train
employees on how to use ladders?
There is no doubt training makes you better. JEA has done a great job of raising the bar with their
required safety orientation and leadership training available through NEFSC. Look around out
there. You can be better equipped for compliance and build a better trained and more competent
work force and there’s no down side to that.
NIGHT AT THE JACKSONVILLE SUNS
Come join us on Thursday, May 29th at The Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville as we see the Jacksonville Suns take
on the Montgomery Biscuits. We will enjoy an 75 minute MVP BBQ in the Palm Tree Pavilion located on the
third base line. Cost is $26 per person and includes BBQ Chicken, ribs, baked beans, potato salad, cole slaw, and
soft drinks plus a reserved seat and a Free Suns Cap. Please note that this is also Thursday night Throw down and
you an enjoy Buds for a Buck and 2-for-1 cocktails . Buffet begins at 6:05 pm. This is a great event for the whole family!
Click here to register.
2014 NUCA WASHINGTON SUMMIT MAY 19TH TO 22ND
The 2014 Washington Summit will be held at the
Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Alexandria-Historic
District in Alexandria, VA. The room rate will be
$149 for single or double. Room rate includes
complimentary shuttle service to and from Reagan