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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.

3 Contractors Honored For Safety at BuildSouth Awards

Three contractors were honored at the Annual Alabama AGC Build Alabama Awards Banquet for their efforts to make the construction industry safer.

McWhorter & Co., Anniston, Rast Construction, Inc., Birmingham, and Saliba Construction Co., Inc., Dothan, were chosen to receive the AGC Build Alabama Excellence in Safety award at the 2016 BuildSouth Awards Banquet.

The Statewide Associate Board started the safety award in 1999 as a way to recognize “contractors who place their employee health and safety programs at the center of each project.”

“We can all be proud of the results of these contractors’ efforts,” said Alabama AGC CEO Billy Norrell. “The results speak for themselves: major reductions in overall injury rates and lost-time injuries. Beyond the money and time saved, the efforts of these contractors are protecting lives.”