Category Archives: Economic Development

The push is on to give more attention, resources to vocational education

WHAT DOES does a candidate for Florida governor have in common with an advocate for builders and contractors?

Each wants education officials in Florida and across the nation — and Americans as a whole — to think again about the traditional high school-to-college pathway to higher education and, eventually, to gainful employment. Continue reading The push is on to give more attention, resources to vocational education

There’s more to learn about Winter Haven Regional Airport

LAST TIME ON THE BLOG, we introduced some interesting facts about Winter Haven Regional Airport, where Team Tucker Paving had the grand opportunity earlier this year to improve the runway taxiways. We got through 10 of the facts last time and, with so many to share, decided to carry over the balance to a second article. So, with that as an introduction, here’s more about our ever-expanding and improving local airport. Continue reading There’s more to learn about Winter Haven Regional Airport

There’s much to learn about Winter Haven Regional Airport

THE TAXIWAY WORK the Tucker Paving team completed earlier this year at Winter Haven Regional Airport, combined with the recent news that the airport has received a $2.49 million federal grant, has given many of us here a new appreciation for the airport. It really does play important roles in the local general aviation scene and the local economy as a whole. Based on everything we’ve been told, and with city officials’ desire to find additional funds for several key airport improvements and growth-oriented projects, those roles are expected to expand significantly in the next few years. Continue reading There’s much to learn about Winter Haven Regional Airport

EDC panel looking at how to get new connector road built in northeast Polk

WHENEVER WE HEAR about road building or the potential for road building in Polk County, we sit up and take notice over here in the offices of Tucker Paving, Inc., in Winter Haven. After all, paving — which includes road building — is the primary service that launched our company nearly 24 years ago. Continue reading EDC panel looking at how to get new connector road built in northeast Polk

Florida transportation builders pave a path to higher education

IT’S GOOD TO HAVE affiliations with business, trade, and other organizations that care about young people and, in particular, the quality education of these youngsters. Among these organizations is the Florida Transportation Builders Association [https://ftba.com/] (FTBA), “Florida’s Voice for the Transportation Construction Industry.” Tucker Paving, Inc., has been a member of the FTBA for many years. Continue reading Florida transportation builders pave a path to higher education

High school grads: Get construction training and you’ll be in high demand

IT’S GRADUATION TIME for college and university students, and soon the area’s high school seniors will follow with their own march to the tune of “Pomp and Circumstance.” Many of these teenage candidates for graduation already have a good idea about what they want to do in life — what they want to have as a career. It might be safe to say, though, that as many or more seniors have absolutely no clue what they want to do as a grown-up. For this latter group, we have a suggestion: Construction. Consider a career in the challenging but well-paying, wide-ranging, and rewarding field of construction. Continue reading High school grads: Get construction training and you’ll be in high demand

National ABC notes positive impact of tax reform on construction industry

THE LEADERSHIP of Tucker Paving, Inc., is pleased and proud to have the company as a member of the ABC Central Florida Chapter. ABC is short for Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc. ABC Central Florida is an affiliate of ABC of Florida, which, in turn, is an affiliate of the national ABC organization. Active support and involvement with ABC Central Florida has earned Tucker Paving the status of 2018 Elite VIP Sponsor. Continue reading National ABC notes positive impact of tax reform on construction industry

A source of optimism: Activities are ramping up at the theme parks we’ve helped

MANAGERS AND EMPLOYEES of Tucker Paving often can be found at one or more of Central Florida’s top-draw theme parks — on company time no less. It’s OK, though. That’s the way we want it to be when we’re doing work at the attractions, many of which have become regular clients of our company (a circumstance for which we’re very grateful). Continue reading A source of optimism: Activities are ramping up at the theme parks we’ve helped

By way of FDOT, Central Florida’s Polk County falls into Southwest Florida

WHEN IS POLK COUNTY, located right in the heart of Central Florida and the home county for Tucker Paving, not considered to be in Central Florida? That would be when the Florida Department of Transportation is in charge of boundaries. Continue reading By way of FDOT, Central Florida’s Polk County falls into Southwest Florida