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.

Caution: AGC Members Solicited for Media Piece Claiming AGC Endorsement

Last week, several members of various AGC chapters received requests from Focus Media Group, or Mark Peters on behalf of Focus Media Group, to profile their companies in a magazine called Business in Focus (website: As part of the magazine's pitch, they claim to be working directly with AGC of America's communications team. AGC of America is not, in fact, working with them or affiliated with them in any capacity and we are advising caution in any dealings with them. If you have any member reports of solicitations from this group or have any questions, please contact Elisa Brewer Pratt at or Brian Turmail at

Grab Your Sticks and Let's Play Some Golf!

Spring fever getting to you?  Get out of the office, grab your clubs, and head to Ol' Colony Golf Complex in Tuscaloosa on Friday, May 15.  This is an excellent event to network with many of the contractors located in our West Section. 

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The Need for Skill

FMI says in a report that 78 percent of contractors surveyed expect to increase the level of skilled trade workers by 10 percent or more in the next 10 years.

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Alabama AGC Statement on CM/GC Bill

Statement of Alabama AGC CM/GC Committee Chairman Alex Whaley and Alabama AGC President Rick Pate on the decision to recommend that the Alabama Legislature not advance SB239 and HB275 until the entire construction industry is in agreement. 

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Birmingham Chapter of CFMA and Alabama AGC to Host Joint Lunch & Learn

The Birmingham Chapter of the Construction Financial Management Association has graciously invited all members of Alabama AGC to attend a joint lunch and learn meeting in which Mr. J. Doug Pruitt, former CEO of Sundt Construction, and author of Level Headed - Inside the Walls of One of the Greatest Turnaround Stories of the 21st Century, will be on hand to discuss the strategies, tactics, and lessons learned

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North Section Mixes Business with Pleasure

The end of March was busy for the North Section of Alabama AGC.  On Friday, March 20, North Section members enjoyed some hockey with Family Night with the Huntsville Havoc.

A few days later, Alabama AGC President Rick Pate spoke to the North Section at its March luncheon meeting.  

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