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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.

Three Contractors Honored For Safety

Three construction companies were honored at the 19th Annual Alabama AGC BuildSouth Awards Banquet on January 13th at The Club in Birmingham.

Barlovento, LLC, Dothan; WESCO Gas & Welding Supply, Inc., statewide; and B Electric, Birmingham were chosen to receive the Alabama AGC Excellence in Safety Award for their efforts to make the construction industry safer.

The Chapter 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 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 saving lives.”