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.

Alabama Construction Employment Up Slightly

Based off recent figures released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics and reported by AGC of America, there was a net gain of 800 jobs in construction employment in Alabama in March 2015 from March 2014.  While construction jobs remained steady in most areas of the state, the Dothan MSA (Metropolitan statistical area)and Huntsville MSA reported the most jobs gained, and were among the top performing 35 MSA's in terms of statistical growth in construction employment throughout the United States. .