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Join industry professionals in honoring the 2018 Most Valuable Professional at the annual UCTA/Underground Construction MVP Awards Banquet on Tuesday, Jan. 30, during the Underground Construction Technology (UCT) International Conference & Exhibition. The 2018 winner is Victor (Vic) Weston, renowned and revered as a long-term role model for collaboration and support between the construction industry and higher education.
He is president and owner of Baton Rouge, LA, Tri-State Road Boring Inc., a general contracting firm founded in 1975 that specializes in highway drainage and casings, the heavy industrial sector for petrochemical companies, and micro-tunneling and directional drilling throughout the Gulf South states.
A 30-year history of advocating for strong industry-university relations began with Weston’s membership in the Louisiana State Licensing Board for Contractors. He organized regular meetings with Louisiana Tech University leaders to help them align student/workforce development activities with the needs of the construction industry.
“Vic was always at the center of these discussions and was always both encouraging and challenging us to achieve higher levels,” said Leslie Guice, president of Louisiana Tech University.
Weston further advanced development activities by bringing major construction industry speakers to Louisiana universities, ensuring students learned from national experts.
Most impressive is his major role in generating millions of dollars of industry support for construction education programs, which also helped to increase national impact and recognition across the nation. This included working with the Licensing Board to influence the state legislature to direct surplus board funds to create $1 million Chairs at various universities.
Also working with the Louisiana legislature, Weston and his fellow board members had all Licensing Board fines assigned to the Contractors Educational Trust Fund (CTEF), providing further support of university engineering and construction departments – totaling more than $5 million over the years.
Weston has been very active in the Associated General Contractors (AGC) of America and the AGC of Louisiana. He served at the state president in 1992 and including 20 years of the Louisiana board of directors. Weston also served on the national AGC executive commit and the executive board.
For all his efforts in supporting the construction industry and education, Weston was inducted into the Louisiana State University Construction School Hall of Honor. He also serves on the Common Ground Alliance board of directors representing the AGC.
Weston is a veteran, serving in the United States Marine Corps for 5½ years. He is married to Joy G. Weston and they have two children.
Registration for the luncheon is $65 for individuals, $550 for a reserved table of 10. For more information on registering for this special event, contact us at 713-830-2184 or