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ConcreteWorks presents ‘A Day of Concrete Knowledge’

The Alabama Concrete Association’s “A Day of Concrete Knowledge” in Birmingham and Huntsville was a huge success. More than 120 architects and engineers attended, and the program provided valuable education on concrete and masonry concrete topics. All participants received eight hours of HSW approved education credits, and certificates were issued at the end of each course. All proceeds went to either the Alabama Concrete Industries […]

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Third Annual Butch Wyatt Concrete Cup a Success

For the past few years, the Alabama Concrete Industries Association has hosted the Butch Wyatt Concrete Cup, which is held in appreciation for architects and designers who are proponents of designing with concrete products. This year’s third annual event was as successful as years before. The rain didn’t damper the spirit of more than 60 golfers who gathered at Inverness Country Club in Birmingham. The […]

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ACIA participates in “Worlds of Opportunity”

The Alabama Concrete Industries Association recently participated in the Southwest Alabama Workforce Council’s “Worlds of Opportunity,” a hands-on career expo for 8th grade students in the eight counties of Southwest Alabama. The 4th annual event was held September 25-26 at the Mobile Civic Center, and hosted nearly 10,000 students. Its purpose is to expose students to careers available locally and to demonstrate what each career […]

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Hours of Service/30-Minute Rule Removed

Following last Friday’s U.S. Court of Appeals ruling on the validity of the July 1st federal Hours of Service (HOS) regulations changes, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has just issued guidance concerning enforcement of the 30-minute break provision as it relates to short-haul drivers. Effective immediately, FMCSA will no longer enforce the 30-minute break provision (49 CFR 395.3(a)(3)(ii)) against any driver that qualifies […]

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New Gun Law now in Effect

On Thursday, August 1, the new gun law went into effect. In a nutshell, it permits individuals to ‘open carry’ a firearm in public places and allows employees to keep guns in their vehicles at work as long as they are locked in the vehicle and out of sight. While there are still some facts that are unclear, AL.com posted “Six Things to Know,” which […]

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