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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.

Kudos to AGC Members who took action on the DRIVE Act

The Senate voted 62-36 yesterday to begin debate on the long-term highway & transit bill known as the "Drive Act." The vote now opens the bill up for debate, amendments and hopefully approval before the July 31 program expiration deadline. Thank you to all who contacted their senators asking them to support beginning debate on this bill.  Please now take a moment to thank your Senators who voted "yes" and express your disappointment to your Senators who voted "no" to move this transportation bill forward in the Senate.

AGC Conducting Survey of Members on Porposed FLSA Overtime Rule

In response to DOL’s proposed changes to the overtime regulations of the Fair Labor Standards Act, AGC is conducting a survey of members to gauge the impact of the rule on the industry.  We appreciate your help.

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 Survey of AGC Members on Proposed FLSA Overtime Rule

Recently, the U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division (WHD) announced proposed changes to the overtime regulations of the Fair Labor Standards Act. If implemented without changes, the proposed rule would increase the salary threshold for the executive, administrative and professional exemptions from $455 per week ($23,660 per year) to a 2016 level of $970 per week ($50,440 per year). The threshold for highly compensated employees would also increase from $100,000 per year to $122,148 per year. Both thresholds would be adjusted annually based on one of two proposed methods. Although WHD did not propose any changes to the duties tests, it strongly indicated consideration of changes and requested comments on possible changes.

Your help is needed as AGC prepares to draft its response to the proposed rule on behalf of the non-residential construction industry. To ensure that we are accurately depicting the impact this rule will have on your company, please take a few moments to complete this survey. 

 Click here to complete the survey by August 7th. 

 For questions, contact Tamika Carter at cartert@agc.org or Jim Young at youngj@agc.org.

ALDOT Announces DBE Goal Consultation Meeting

In compliance with the Federal Regulations, 49 CFR Part 26, the Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT) is in the process of developing a 3-year Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) program goal (FFYs 2016 – FY 2018) for construction related projects.

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Hall of Fame Nominations Due

Please send ACHOF nominations – including the name of the nominee and company and a description of their qualifications not to exceed 250 words – on letterhead to Jennifer by mail (AlabamaAGC/P.O. Box 102066/Irondale, AL 35210) or fax (205) 451-1499). The nomination may include ancillary material such as letters of recommendation, resumes and video.

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Go Build Releases Updated Future Skills Workers of America List

Looking for candidates to fill your labor needs?  Go Build continuously travels the state in search for those who wish to work in the construction industry.  The Alabama Construction Recruitment Institute that manages the Go Build Alabama campaign has provided an updated list of ACRI registrants who have expressed an interest in working within the  industry.

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Construction Spending In May Reaches Highest Level Since 2008 As All Major Segments Advance For Month And Year; Potential Worker Shortages Loom

Construction spending climbed in May to the highest level since October 2008, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America.  Association officials cautioned, however, that those spending gains could be at risk unless all levels of government strengthen programs to develop the construction workforce.

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Caddell Building Dedicated at Georgia Tech

Joyce and John A. Caddell were on hand recently to dedicate the state-of-the-art building construction facility on the Georgia Tech that bears the Caddell name. “This facility has a long history,” GT President G.P. “Bud” Peterson told the crowd. “Thanks to the generosity of the Caddells, it’s going to have a wonderful future.”

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Fun and Sun at Convention

Nearly 300 members and guests attended the Alabama AGC Annual Convention in Sandestin in June, enjoying the chance to network, learn a thing or two, play some golf and enjoy time at the beach.

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Training Set for July

The Alabama Workforce Training Center has scheduled eight classes for July. If you or someone within your company is interested in utilizing this training, please visit the website at www.awtc.aidt.edu to become a "client."  Once you become a "client" you will have full access to register either yourself or team members for any and all of your training needs.

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Tell Your Story

The Alabama AGC Annual Report will be featured in the summer issue of BuildSouth. And this year you can tell your business' story as well. Alabama AGC is offering its members the opportunity to tell their stories while we tell ours.

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