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Manufacturer of the Year Awards Application Process Begins

The 2017 Manufacturer of the Year Awards luncheon at the Alabama Activity Center in downtown Montgomery is just around the corner and the deadline for nominations is Dec. 15, 2016. The application deadline is Feb. 23, 2017. The luncheon will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on April 20, …

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Newest Littoral Combat Ship to be Named USS Mobile

Alabama will now have two U.S. warships named for prominent cities: the 26th littoral combat ship will be named the USS Mobile, the Navy announced on Sept. 22. The announcement comes on the heels of the naming of the USS Montgomery (LCS 8). Both LCSs were built by Business Council …

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House Sends 10-Week Stopgap Spending Bill to President

Congress this week avoided a government shutdown – at least until early December – by passing a 10-week budget extension. The House late Wednesday voting 342-85 sent the measure to President Obama for his signature in order to avoid a government shutdown after today. The Obama administration said it supported …

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Honda Has Produced 4 Million Vehicles in Alabama

Business Council of Alabama member Honda Manufacturing of Alabama last week observed the production of its 4 millionth vehicle that has been built since the plant opened 15 years ago. And when you consider that 4 million V-6 engines also have been built at the $2.2 billion Honda facility in …

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The NAM Says Obama Overregulation will Cost Nearly $82 Billion, 155,000 Jobs

The National Association of Manufacturers on Thursday released a study that outlines the destructive legacy the Obama Administration’s relentless labor regulatory agenda will leave for manufacturers, their employees, and their communities. Regulations on issues such as contractor blacklisting, employee overtime, silica, union elections, and injury and illness reporting will cost …

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BCA Honors Congressman, Past BCA Chairman, and State Senator

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (Sept. 22) – The Business Council of Alabama’s annual Chairman’s Dinner held Wednesday at the Sheraton Birmingham included recognition of outstanding federal and state legislators and a former BCA chairman. U.S. Rep. Bradley Byrne, R-Mobile, was the recipient of the Robert “Bubba” Lee Political Courage Award, and 2013 …

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Senate will Begin Voting on Funding Bill on Monday

The Senate gave unanimous consent Thursday to establish the first procedural vote Monday on a House appropriations bill to be used to pass a continuing resolution that keeps the government funded. As Sen. Richard Shelby surmised in a Wednesday conference call with Business Council of Alabama members, the Senate would …

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Déjà Vu as Short-Term Spending Bill Eyed

Congress’ primary job between now and Sept. 30 is to keep the government funded but with only 14 legislative working days between now and then, it will take some type of continuing resolution to authorize spending past the end of the current fiscal year. Back from its seven-week break and …

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Obama Signs Anti-Manufacturing ‘Blacklist’ Rule

President Obama signed an executive rule on Aug. 25 that will drive another stake through the heart of world-leading American manufacturing by requiring firms to report past labor law violations in order to qualify for federal government contracts. The president signed the Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces executive order, which …

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