12. June 2012 14:12
With regard to recent news about the Ku Klux Klan (KKK) request for an Adopt a Highway sign in Georgia, we want to let you know that our company has no involvement in the matter and we want to assure you that your business and reputation will not be jeopardized by your participation as a sponsor in our Georgia program.
The Adopt A Highway program referenced in recent Georgia news outlets is related to the state run volunteer Adopt A Highway (AAH) program. The Georgia Department of Transportation has managed a volunteer effort, like numerous DOTs across the country, for many years. The Volunteer Program allows local citizen groups to volunteer to clean certain state roadways twice a year in exchange for a small sign placed in the right of way of their adopted area displaying a group name.
Adopt A Highway Maintenance Corporation (AHMC) manages the Georgia Sponsor A Highway program, and it is not associated with the Volunteer Program. Even though both of these programs originate from the State DOT, the Sponsor program provides professional maintenance crews to clean sponsored areas monthly, as well as designing, fabricating installing and maintaining your logo signs. It is a unique public/private partnership that promotes local business participation in exchange for valuable highway signage and community involvement.
AHMC does not solicit or support businesses or groups who perpetuate hatred, hostility, or violence towards any members of a race, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, or any other designated sector of society. We appreciate and value every relationship we have with our sponsors and our State DOT partners who promote these programs and partnerships. Our goal is simple and non-controversial; provide a safe, affordable and reliable service to all of our customers and ensure that they are always perceived in the most positive light with the best sign recognition available.