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Week 12 of the 2016 Session

This week’s Tuesday Briefing sponsored by the Drummond Co. featured Senate Majority Leader Greg Reed, R-Jasper, who gave his overview of the last five days of the 2016 regular legislative session. The briefing was the final briefing of the 2016 regular legislative session. The House approved a controversial Senate bill …

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BCA Signs Coalition Letter Opposing Labor’s Business Hindering Overtime Regulation

The Business Council of Alabama has joined 400 business, non-profit, and advocacy groups in signing a letter of support for the “Protecting Workplace Advancement and Opportunity Act” in the U.S. House and Senate. The coalition letter was sent to members of Congress urging passage of legislation to stop the Department of …

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Volkert, Inc. Goes International With Formation of Volkert Global

MOBILE, Ala. – Volkert, Inc., a leading 91-year-old full service, multi-discipline engineering services firm, has created Volkert Global, an independent international affiliate that extends Volkert’s ability to serve its growing international client base. Volkert, a Business Council of Alabama member headquartered in Mobile and with offices in 14 states and …

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Made in Alabama Airbus Takes to the Sky

MOBILE, Ala. – Last week the first Airbus A321 passenger plane produced in Mobile for American Airlines took flight and today the first actual delivery of an aircraft from the Airbus U.S. manufacturing plant took place. On April 19, test pilots Mark McCullins and Bruce Macdonald and accompanied by Flight …

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Senate Majority Leader Outlines Session Final Days at BCA Tuesday Briefing

Senate Majority Leader Greg Reed at today’s Business Council of Alabama’s Tuesday Briefing said the Legislature has accomplished a lot since convening the 2016 regular legislative session on Feb. 2 but much remains to be done in the final five session working days. “It’s been a challenging session,” Sen. Reed …

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Week 11 of the 2016 Session

This week’s Tuesday Briefing, sponsored by Vulcan Materials Co., featured Rep. Connie Rowe, R-Jasper, who discussed prison overcrowding and Medicaid funding. Rep. Rowe was introduced by Jeff Johnson, manager of lands and public affairs, Southern and Gulf Coast Division for Vulcan Materials Co. The House and Senate met Tuesday, Wednesday, …

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Business Groups Support Ozone Implementation Legislation

The Business Council of Alabama joined other business groups to support federal legislation that would extend the ozone standards deadline until 2025. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce circulated a letter in support of H.R. 4775, the “Ozone Standards Implementation Act of 2016,” which the BCA signed along with more than …

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First-Ever Recipient of BCA Initiative Receives Recognition at Alabama’s Spring Game

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (April 18, 2016) – McAleer’s Office Furniture Co. in Mobile on Saturday was named the winner of the first-ever “Small Business Game Changer” by the Business Council of Alabama (BCA) and Crimson Tide Sports Marketing, University of Alabama Athletics’ multimedia rights holder. McAleer’s Office Furniture Co. was awarded …

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Walker County Legislator Addresses BCA Tuesday Briefing

Rep. Connie Rowe was today’s Business Council of Alabama’s Tuesday Briefing speaker. Rep. Rowe was introduced by Jeff Johnson, manager of lands and public affairs, Southern and Gulf Coast Division for Vulcan Materials Co., the sponsor of today’s Tuesday Briefing. Vulcan Materials Co. is a 107-year-old, $3 billion company headquartered …

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Alabama-Made Toyota Engines Head to Career-Tech Classrooms

Toyota Motor Manufacturing of Alabama donated 45 V6 engines produced at the Huntsville plant to tech schools in six counties. Shown here are Toyota Alabama President Jim Bolte and school representatives from Madison, Limestone, Morgan, Marshall, DeKalb and Cullman counties. (Contributed) HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Tech students in six North Alabama …

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