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Great Place to Work® and Fortune Name Torch Technologies One of the Best Workplaces for Millennials

Great Place to Work® and FORTUNE have named Business Council of Alabama member Torch Technologies in Huntsville as one of the 2018 Best Workplaces for Millennials. The ranking considered input from more than 434,000 employees from Great Place to Work-Certified™ companies, Torch said in a release. Rankings are based on …

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Rheem Makes Global Leadership Appointments

Business Council of Alabama member Rheem Manufacturing Co. has announced two key global leadership appointments of senior management in Atlanta. Rheem President and CEO JR Jones has been named executive chairman of the board and Chief Operating Officer Chris Peel has been named president and CEO of Rheem, with global …

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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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