I was honored to be invited to attend the ribbon cutting on Monday, Dec. 16, for the new GFL, formerly Waste Industries, offices on Rum Creek Parkway in Stockbridge. I joined Stockbridge Mayor Ford and Stockbridge City Council members in welcoming GFL to their new offices and shop.
Back in 2011, Waste Industries acquired our company, Rover, Inc., which was launched in January 2002. It was so encouraging to learn from Dewayne Isaac, GFL General Manager, that Joseph “Buck” Rogers was still working there! He now has his CDL and is driving a front end commercial waste truck. Buck was Rover’s very first employee and he was at work every morning at five AM. He had a great work ethic and was very dependable. It’s Heartwarming to learn that his hard work and determination paid off. Small businesses are the largest employers in Georgia, and we depend on employees like Buck to keep our economy strong and at the top of the list of the best states to do business.
As the Christmas holiday approaches, I would encourage you to remember the men and women that pick up your trash. Maybe leave them a little something on your trash can or a simple thank you note for what they do. Merry Christmas!