The Birmingham Section started 2015 with a political reception at the Murray Building Co. jobsite at the old Merita Bread Bakery. More than 150 members were in attendance with city and state officials. Everyone enjoyed a tour of the site as well as barbecue from Joe McNabb and Hendrix Chevrolet.

Coffee with Senator Strange

During the morning discussion, the Senator said infrastructure is high on his priority list. Contractors said that the state needs a gas tax to go along with a strong federal highway bill. A federal program would force Alabama’s hand when it becomes apparent the state won’t be able to match federal money.

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Introducing the AGC of America Innovation Award

In 2018, AGC of America will celebrate 100 years of serving the construction industry. While we celebrate and recognize the past and the present, we are also looking to address the issues currently affecting the industry, in order to ensure the future of construction.

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Member News: Rick Pate Mayor Of Lowndesboro, Agribusiness Owner Announces Campaign For Commissioner Of Agriculture And Industries

“I’m running for Ag Commissioner to help the agribusiness community in our state flourish,” Pate said. “I’m a lifelong Republican and I want to use conservative values to protect the largest sector of Alabama’s economy from undo regulations, taxes and fees put on them by career politicians in Montgomery and Washington, D.C.”

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