East Texan Robert Adamson has been elected president of the association that represents most of the state’s highway and bridge builders.
Adamson is vice president of operations for Longview Bridge & Road, a highway construction company that builds and maintains roads and bridges throughout East and Northeast Texas.
He became president of the Texas Chapter of the Highway, Heavy, Utilities and Industrial Branch of the Associated General Contractors of America on Wednesday during a ceremony at the Hyatt Regency in Austin. AGC of Texas represents approximately 300 contractors and 500 associate companies, which provide equipment, materials and various services for the highway construction industry. The industry employees thousands of workers and is responsible for nearly $9 billion of state highway construction and maintenance each year.
“AGC of Texas is an organization of businesses that realize the importance of our transportation system,” Adamson said. “Everything we do contributes to the economy of all other businesses in Texas.”
Adamson earned a Bachelor of Science degree in 1980 from Trinity University, with a major area of study in construction management focusing on the homebuilding industry.
He has been in the highway construction industry for nearly 40 years, including 22 with Longview Bridge & Road. The last East Texan to lead the Associated General Contractors of Texas was Larry Johnson (2010) founder of Longview Bridge & Road.
Adamson and his wife, Cheryl, live in Jacksonville.