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ATA Honors Greg Brown of B.R. Williams Trucking Inc., with Rocque Dameo Award

American Trucking Associations announced it has honored Greg Brown, chairman of B.R. Williams Trucking Inc., Oxford, Ala., with the Rocque Dameo Award for his service as an ATA State Vice President. “The Dameo Award recognizes Greg’s work as an ATA state vice president – working with his fellow trucking executives …

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Business Alabama Names Hargrove Engineers + Constructors as State’s Largest Engineering Firm

Business Council of Alabama member Hargrove Engineers + Constructors in Mobile has been named Alabama’s largest engineering firm for the second year in a row, according to Business Alabama magazine’s annual survey. Hargrove moved up from third position in the 2014 survey. The list of top firms is based on …

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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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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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Southern Research Soars With New NASA Contract of Nearly $10 million

In a March interview, Southern Research President and CEO Art Tipton, Ph.D., discussed how the Birmingham research organization has been involved with space exploration and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration since NASA’s inception in the 1950s. “We have a very active history with NASA and manned space flight, initially …

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Maynard Cooper & Gale and Protective Life Corporation Announce Top Leadership Changes

Left to right: Mark Drew, Greg Curran, and Jeff Grantham The Birmingham law firm of Maynard Cooper & Gale has announced a new chairman and Protective Life Corporation appointed the Maynard Cooper managing shareholder as Protective Life’s executive vice president and general counsel. Maynard Cooper & Gale, P.C., announced that …

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AT&T Expands Access to Gigabit Speeds to Businesses in 20 Alabama Communities

Business Council of Alabama member AT&T is expanding business access to gigabit Internet speeds in 20 Alabama cities with more AT&T Business Fiber installations. AT&T said this means that more Alabama AT&T business customers can enjoy download and uploads up to 1 gigabit per second. “We are accelerating deployment of …

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Alabama’s Southern Research is Central to Zika Virus Vaccine Research

Business Council of Alabama member Southern Research of Birmingham has been awarded a contract of more than $900,000 with a chance at a larger contract over two years in the race to combat the Zika virus. The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) of the National Institutes of …

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Alabama Power Company CEO Mark Crosswhite: No Slide Rule Needed in Climb to Top Job

Mark Crosswhite never owned a slide rule as past CEOs and presidents of Alabama Power have who were engineers. That’s because history majors and law students don’t need the tools engineering students need. It’s worth noting that fact to appreciate how Crosswhite – one of the few non-engineers to reach …

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Children’s of Alabama is Among Top Pediatric Hospitals

BIRMINGHAM – U.S. News & World Report in its annual rankings of hospitals said Business Council of Alabama member Children’s of Alabama is among the best children’s hospitals in the nation, Children’s announced Tuesday. Eight of Children’s pediatric specialty services – cardiology/heart surgery, diabetes/endocrinology, gastroenterology/GI surgery, neonatology, nephrology, neurology/neurosurgery, pulmonology …

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