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ADC Recognizes Air National Guard Assistant Adjutant General Efferson

The Association of Defense Communities in a Washington, D.C., ceremony this week recognized Alabama Air National Guard Brig. Gen. Randal Efferson with the 2018 Military Leadership Award for his exemplary leadership qualities. The Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce, a Business Council of Alabama member, congratulated Brig. Gen. Efferson for “this …

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Austal USA-Built Ship Assists in Mediterranean Rescue

The Mobile-built USNS Trenton (T-EPF 5) Expeditionary Fast Transport ship assisted in an ocean rescue of asylum seekers in distress in the Mediterranean Sea, saving the lives of 41 people and recovering 12 bodies, according to a U.S. Sixth Fleet statement. The rescue underscores the value, flexibility, and speed of …

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Austal USA Acquires Technology Leader ElectraWatch

Business Council of Alabama member Austal USA announced today it has acquired privately held ElectraWatch Inc. ElectraWatch in Charlottesville, Va., is a technology leader in developing and deploying portable probe devices that help efficiently maintain aluminum structures, Austal USA said. The acquisition reinforces Austal USA’s position as a global leader in …

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Alabama Trucking Association Honors Trucking Executive and BCA Board Member

The Alabama Trucking Association has honored Anniston trucking executive Greg Brown of BR Williams Trucking Inc. with its 2018 H. Chester Webb Award for Distinguished Service. The award, which recognizes state trucking professionals for outstanding service and leadership to their communities and the industry as a whole, was given Brown at the …

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Loxley Manufacturing Company Wins MOTY Award for 2018

Ecovery LLC materials remanufacturer in Loxley is the 2018 Manufacturer of the Year award winner in the small manufacturing category of between one and 99 employees. The company was named the winner at the April 18 MOTY awards luncheon ceremony sponsored by the Business Council of Alabama (BCA) and the …

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Birmingham Fastener & Supply Takes 2018 Manufacturer of the Year Award

Birmingham Fastener & Supply Inc. in Birmingham is the BCA-ATN Manufacturer of the Year for 2018 in the medium manufacturing category of between 100-399 employees. Business Council of Alabama member Birmingham Fastener & Supply was named a Manufacturer of the Year during a luncheon award ceremony on April 18 in Montgomery. …

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Huntsville Company is Two-Time Manufacturer of the Year Winner

Business Council of Alabama member ADTRAN Inc. was started with just seven employees 33 years ago in Huntsville after the breakup of the Bell System. ADTRAN founder Mark C. Smith’s business plan was to supply network equipment to the new regional Bell businesses and thousands of independent telephone companies. Perseverance, …

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Award-Winning Alabama Company Supports Ready-to-Work Training

If you’re worried about the future when millennials or even the current crop of high school graduates start running things, this video will allay your fears. These young men and women are in the manufacturing industry, supporting Alabama’s workforce needs, and their numbers are only going to grow thanks to innovative …

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Torch Technologies Breaks Ground on New Facility

Business Council of Alabama member Torch Technologies Inc. in Huntsville on Friday announced a major construction project. The groundbreaking event at the site of the new facility included speakers Governor Kay Ivey, U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks, R-Huntsville, and Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle. The project consists of constructing a new 35,000-plus square …

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Transitioning Military Skills to Private Sector Success

Birmingham businessman and Army Reserve Lt. Col. Ken Phillips in conjunction with the University of Alabama Culverhouse School of Business offer job training for veterans to help them transfer military skills into the civilian workforce. Some military skills do not directly transfer into civilian jobs, but veterans have skills such …

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