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Edison Foard President Speaks At National AGC Conference

By | October 7th, 2016|Uncategorized|

With 210 AGC chapter representatives from across the nation present in Washington, D.C., Carolinas AGC Board of Directors Chair Edison Cassels last week discussed association excellence in the Carolinas concerning CAGC government relations, meetings, education and training, Young Leaders, communications and other services.

Cassels’ presentation was made on Sept. 26 during a panel discussion that also included two other AGC Chapters, AGC of Alabama and TEXO. The three chapters were chosen among AGC’s 92 chapters to discuss “Examples in Organizational Innovation.” His remarks were made during a three-day annual AGC meeting, the National and Chapter Leadership Conference 2016, that included CAGC visits on Capitol Hill with Congressional leaders from the Carolinas.

Cassels told attendees at the meeting, held at the Willard Hotel in Washington, that CAGC in February 2015 held a Town Hall meeting to listen to what our members wanted. “It was a big success that worked fantastically,” said Cassels, President & CEO of Edison Foard general contractors in Charlotte. Organizational changes that CAGC is implementing from that meeting, he said, include:

Excellent government relations programs in the Carolinas that, with leadership from CAGC’s five lobbyists in both states, resulted in overwhelming passage in March 2016 of a $2 billion statewide bond referendum for public building and utility projects that included CAGC raising over $250,000 from our construction industry to help with a $2 million-plus voter education effort; $400 million more beginning this year for new transportation funding in S.C.; and a total of $1.2 billion in additional funding in N.C. in 2016 and last year.

Sold-out meetings for our 2017 Winter Convention in St. Thomas as well as our 2016 Summer Summit in Hilton Head and Winter Convention in Charleston, S.C. “We had 610 attendees in Hilton Head and over 400 in Charleston and we could have had many more but we literally ran out of hotel and banquet space,” Cassels said, adding that many of CAGC’s more than 60 meetings a year throughout the Carolinas are selling out fast.

Increasing CAGC’s Board of Directors, effective in January 2016 following a unanimous vote at our Convention, from nine to 15 members to include wide-ranging representation from the Building, Highway-Heavy, Utility, Specialty Contractor, Supplier-Service Divisions as well as Young Leaders.

Heavy emphasis on education, including Safety and Project Supervision Training, more than 100 members now in our Young Leaders Program, new hardcopies and digital membership rosters as well as publication of a regular CAGC Magazine, weekly NewsBreak services to plug members in to the construction industry info and a new website that is second to none.

New Labor Shortage Initiative: Cassels said CAGC is working with other industry groups on a program to showcase the construction industry as a smart move for a well-paying career.

Cassels also commended CAGC’s staff, led by CAGC President & CEO Dave Simpson, as well as past leaders of CAGC.

Edison Foard Completes Library of Marketing Literature

By | August 3rd, 2016|Uncategorized|

Edison Foard has completed the marketing literature library that contains 14 brochures; a corporate brochure and 13 individual market pieces. They are available in a printed version, as well as, electronic PDFs.

Kannapolis Middle School Project Begins

By | July 18th, 2016|Uncategorized|

The Kannapolis Middle School project is a 172,000 square foot new facilities for the Kannapolis City Schools. Construction began in June 2016 and is scheduled for completion in 2017. CREDIT: Artistic rendering provided by Moseley Architects.

Construction on Royal Oaks Elementary Begins

By | April 29th, 2016|Uncategorized|

Cabarrus County Schools will demolish much of the existing campus and construct a replacement Royal Oaks Elementary School slated to open in January 2018.  The new school will be located on the current Royal Oaks Elementary School site.  The school will have a classroom capacity of 648 students in grades K-5.  Additionally, the school may have classrooms for Pre-K.

Edison Foard Wins Contractor of the Year Award

By | May 22nd, 2015|Uncategorized|

Recently Edison Foard was honored with winning the Steel Toe Contractor of The Year award. Below is a press release from the organization explaining the award criteria.

“Over a year ago the North Carolina Subcontractors Alliance wanted to recognize Contractors in the Charlotte community who stood above the rest in their commitment to and work with the Charlotte Subcontracting community. The Board of Directors reached out to 3 likeminded organizations (The Charlotte Chapter of The National Association of Women in Construction, the Metrolina Minority Contractors Association and the Professional Construction Estimators Association) and presented the idea of honoring outstanding Contractors. The BOD of each organization received the idea with much enthusiasm and the Charlotte Contractors Coalition was born.

The Charlotte Construction Coalition consists of four organizations of construction professionals who support the growth and development of the construction industry in the Charlotte area. We all share the following goals for our members:

  • Continuing Education for members and future members
  • Networking among members and other construction professionals
  • Advocacy at the local, state and national level
  • Job opportunities
  • Community service

Throughout the year the Coalition  joined together to produce and host the 1st Annual Subcontractors Awards Program –The Steel Toe Boot Awards. Nominations were solicited from contractors all over the Greater Charlotte Area, with nominations  for General Contractor of the year being based upon the following criteria, as well as additional commentary from those nominating.

General Contractor of the Year

This award recognizes the best General Contractor.  One award will be presented.  Criteria to consider:

  • Best business practices
  • Supports diversity on the job
  • Presents job information in a clear, concise manner
  • Maintains a clean, safe jobsite
  • Maintains good subcontractor relations
  • Community involvement
  • Promotes safety on the job
  • Presents clear and complete pay app procedures
  • Solicits value engineering from subcontractors and supplies
  • Participates and supports professional construction organizations

Edison Foard is a clear favorite among nominating companies and we are delighted to honor Edison Foard as the very first General Contractor of the Year for the Charlotte Construction Coalition. We appreciate your commitment to construction excellence!!”

Photos: Art Rouse (Binswanger Glass and the NCSA.)

New Website For Edison Foard

By | November 11th, 2014|Uncategorized|

Edison Foard continues to enhance its brand by introducing a new website in late Summer of 2014. The site offers a fresh look at the most recent projects constructed by Edison Foard. Edison Cassels, President/CEO, stated, ” The new website give our company a renewed opportunity to showcase our work and reflects all the hard work our talented people are doing.”

Joint Venture MACC Project At Seymour Johnson AFB

By | November 3rd, 2014|Uncategorized|

DEWalker/ Edison Foard LLC have begun their next joint venture project at Seymour Johnson AFB, Goldsboro, NC. This is the third MACC project for the joint venture. The work includes establishment of modular office trailers for relocation of the staff for temporary quarters while their 16,000 sf office space in Building 2903 is renovated. Renovations include asbestos abatement, removal of all existing materials, existing mechanical, existing electrical systems. The building reusing the the existing exterior walls and interior bearing walls will be refurbished with new drywall walls and upgraded interior finishes to create multiple offices, breakroom and restroom facilities. The upgraded facility will serve over 250 military personnel and civilians.

The project also includes the installation of new operable windows meeting ATFP criteria, storefront entrances and VRF mechanical system to compliment the low head room structure. New electrical systems including LED lighting, energy management systems for Base coordination, and a new fire alarm system and wet fire sprinkler system. The project will be completed in 415 days, with occupancy scheduled for October 2015.

Project Value: $3.2 million
Design Partner: C – Design Charlotte NC
Project Manager: Randall Rose
Superintendent: Len Edwards
Project Executive: Derrick Walker

Edison Foard Celebrates Its 75th Anniversary

By | September 3rd, 2014|Uncategorized|

Edison Foard Construction Company is celebrating its 75th year in business. Founded in 1939 by Edison G. Foard, our company is proud to be one of a very select few third-generation, family-owned businesses in America.

Edison Foard Updates Its Brand

By | June 17th, 2014|Uncategorized|

Edison Foard has recently updated its corporate brand with a new logo, colors and typeface. Edison Cassels / President CEO stated, “We are very pleased with the new image and know it will help our company move forward.” Edison Foard Construction Company is a 75 year old company with deep roots in the Carolinas region.