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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.

Changes at CompTrustAGC

 Don Jones, AGC Services president, has retired after 22 years with the company and Jeff Rodgers, former vice president of Alabama AGC, has been named president of AGC Services effective immediately.

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Davis-Bacon Suvey Planned

The United States Department of Labor is planning a Davis-Bacon Prevailing Wage Rate Survey in Alabama from August, 2015 through February, 2016. The Alabama AGC will be hosting a question and answer meeting with USDOL representatives at 9 a.m., Aug. 27 at the AGC Headquarters building in Irondale.

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AU BSCI to Host 2015 Fall Career Expo

The McWhorter School of Building Science at Auburn University is hosting its 2015 Fall Career Expo October 6-8.  This event is an excellent opportunity to network and meet some of the country's best and brightest Building Science students, its faculty and alumni.

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Alabama: OPen for Business - AEC 2nd Annual MEGA Meeting

Join us and members of 11 other trade associations involved in the construction industry at the AEC MEGA Meeting on September 15 at Regions Field in Birmingham. Led by a moderator, there will be a panel discussion with economic development specialists throughout the sate of Alabama on the forecasted growth of Alabama and its economy and how its relates to the Southeast region of the United States.

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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.

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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