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