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Sain Expands with Acquisition of Two-State Planning Firm

Business  Council of Alabama member Sain Associates of Birmingham has acquired Vision Engineering and Planning, a transportation planning and engineering firm with locations in Columbia, Md., and Atlanta, the company announced. With the acquisition, Sain Associates, a full-service consulting engineering firm, adds specialized travel demand forecasting, transit and freight planning, …

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Regions Financial Corp. Names New Board Chairman

Business Council of Alabama member Regions Financial Corp.’s board of directors this week named Charles D. McCrary as chairman of the board effective Jan. 1, 2019. McCrary, currently Regions’ Lead Independent Director, will succeed Executive Chairman O. B. Grayson Hall, Jr., who is retiring from Regions and from its board …

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Alabama Kenworth Truck Dealer Crashed into 40 Years of Business Success

Bob Mitchell’s late father, B.B. Mitchell, sat in the back seat of his Buick land yacht with the Kenworth Truck Co. official who would ultimately award their heavy-duty truck franchise in Alabama. B.B.’s son and future business partner, twenty-something Bob Mitchell, was behind the wheel of the huge Buick. “I …

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State CPA Firms to Complete Growth Plans on January 1

Business Council of Alabama member Barfield, Murphy, Shank & Smith will merge Jan. 1, 2019, with the Huntsville-based CPA firm of Hall Albright Garrison & Barnes, the company announced. Once the merger is completed, the company will have 29 partners, 94 certified public accountants, and about 225 employees. The two …

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Governor Kay Ivey Receives Chairman’s Award at BCA Event Birmingham

Business Council of Alabama Chairman Perry Hand on Tuesday presented Alabama Governor Kay Ivey with the coveted BCA’s Chairman’s Award for her steadfast support of pro-business initiatives throughout her professional and political career. Hand, chairman of Volkert Inc. in Mobile, presented the award to Gov. Ivey at the BCA’s Chairman’s …

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Mobile-Area Congressman Says Alabama and Nation’s Economies are in Good Shape

U.S. Rep. Bradley Byrne told the Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce Eggs & Issues breakfast today that Alabama and the nation’s economies and military are in good shape and will only get better. Rep. Byrne, who represents the First Congressional District in southwest Alabama, told the breakfast group that despite …

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Legislators and Business leaders Meet at I-65 Road Widening Project to Learn More About Infrastructure Funding

SAGINAW – Alabama road builders and the Alliance for Alabama’s Infrastructure updated state legislators and legislative candidates from Jefferson and Shelby counties recently on the need for new revenue to continue projects like the current Interstate 65 lane-widening project, which could be one of the last infrastructure improvements of its …

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2019 Manufacturer of the Year Awards Application Process Begins

The nomination and application process for the Alabama Technology Network and Business Council of Alabama’s 2019 Manufacturer of the Year Awards ceremony scheduled May 1, 2019, in Montgomery, is now open. The nomination window for worthy manufacturers in three categories began Oct. 1 and will end Jan. 11, 2019. The …

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Austal USA Celebrates Christening of the USS Kansas City

Business Council of Alabama member Austal USA at its Mobile shipyard on Saturday christened the nation’s 22nd Littoral Combat Ship, the future USS Kansas City. The ship’s sponsor, Tracy Davidson, wife of Admiral Phil Davidson, USN, commander of the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command, joined by local and national officials and Austal …

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Coca-Cola UNITED Names General Counsel and Vice President

Business Council of Alabama member Coca-Cola Bottling Company UNITED, Inc., has named Lucas B. Gambino General Counsel and Vice President. His appointment was effective Sept. 10. Gambino practiced corporate and banking law for more than 18 years with Maynard Cooper & Gale in Birmingham. He previously worked in the Mobile office …

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