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Justin Barnhill

Contractor promotes two managers

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Barnhill Contracting Co. has promoted two Rocky Mount employees to management positions.

B.G. Jennings was promoted from equipment manager to general fleet manager, and Justin Barnhill was named equipment manager, two releases say.

Jennings will oversee management of all of the company’s equipment and implement new ideas and technology to increase efficiency.

“B.G. has a strong technical background and many years of successfully managing our equipment fleet,” Lee Cooper, Barnhill’s executive vice president, said in a release. “He has strong leadership skills and has helped to strengthen our divisions by providing an efficient and well-maintained fleet of equipment.”

Jennings has more than 39 years construction industry experience and has served as the company’s equipment manager since 1993. Prior to joining Barnhill, Jennings worked with a heavy equipment dealer, construction company and surface coal mining company.

“I am happy to be involved with the transition toward a leaner, more focused approach to our equipment operations and to assisting in the company’s future development,” Jennings said in the release.

Barnhill was promoted to his new position from that of assistant equipment manager.

“His new role will give him more responsibility in the day-to-day operations of our equipment division,” Cooper said in the second release. “He has a strong work ethic and great people skills and will continue to bring fresh ideas to our equipment operations.”

Barnhill has more than 10 years of experience in the construction industry and began his career with Barnhill in 2007 as a foreman in its Highway Division. He was named assistant equipment manager in 2012.

Barnhill earned a bachelor’s degree in construction management from East Carolina University.

“It is an honor and a privilege to be given this exciting opportunity,” Barnhill said. “I look forward to expanding my knowledge of the equipment division by working with a talented group of technicians and the Barnhill leadership.”

Jennings and Barnhill work at the company’s office at 1451 Construction Drive. They can be reached at 823-1021.