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Habitat for Humanity House (Tuscaloosa) featured in Business Alabama Magazine

The Habitat for Humanity House in Tuscaloosa, with construction concluding in November 2021, was featured in the latest edition of Business Alabama Magazine. The home was the first of its kind constructed with low carbon concrete. The Alabama Concrete Industries Association was grateful to be a part of this project,…

February 8, 2022

ACIA Foundation Now Accepting Scholarship Applications

The Alabama Concrete Industries Association is happy to once again be offering four scholarships in 2022 totaling more than $22,000. The Foundation provides the funding for scholarships that are awarded annually to college seniors majoring in architecture, engineering, and building sciences at universities in Alabama. Currently, the Foundation awards two $8,000…

January 4, 2022

Warrior Elementary School design receives 2021 Top Block Award

In March of 2021, Warrior Elementary School in Warrior, AL opened its doors to more than 300 elementary students in kindergarten through 5th grade. The new facility is approximately 90,000 square feet, which houses classrooms, administration, and support spaces for up to 650 students. The building includes three classroom wings,…

November 4, 2021

Midtown Elementary School design receives Top Block Award

Nola | VanPeursem Architects, PC in Madison, AL, recently received the Alabama Concrete Industries Association’s “Top Block Award,” which recognized the use of concrete in its winning design of Midtown Elementary School. Madison is a growing community with a rapidly expanding student population. The new Midtown Elementary School was designed…

October 14, 2021

Let’s Talk About Concrete

November 9, 2021 Pelham Civic Center Total of 6 PDHs     SCHEDULE 7:45-8:30am: Registration, Breakfast & XPO   8:30-9:30am: Type 1L Cement Performance and Case Studies Wayne Wilson, P.E. Lehigh Cement   9:30-9:45am: Coffee Break & XPO   9:45-10:45AM: Replacement of Reinforcement with Structural Steel Fibers Eric Campbell, Fiberforce…

October 13, 2021

ACIA Recognizes Mixer Driver Appreciation Week

The Alabama Concrete Industries Association (ACIA) recognized September 27th through October 1st , 2021, as Mixer Driver Appreciation Week. The second annual program honored the longest serving driver at each one of ACIA’s ready mix member companies. Recognized drivers were given a golf shirt, hard hat, baseball hat and $100….

October 7, 2021

New Member Spotlight- Tremco, Inc.

It is safe to say that everyone remembers 2020, but no one really wants to. As the pandemic set in and businesses struggled, spring break turned into extended summer and masks were required in public, everything was so unusual. And while there was fear of the unknown and how soon…

June 24, 2021

Joe Beckwith receives 2021 Chairman’s Award

Each year, ACIA presents the Chairman’s Award to an outstanding leader in the concrete industry. This year’s recipient is a household name when it comes to Auburn University baseball. Joe Beckwith, son of longtime Auburn University director of ticket sales Bill Beckwith and his wife, Marjorie, was born in 1955…

April 26, 2021

2021 Environmental and Safety Award Recipients recognized at Annual Business Meeting

The Environmental Excellence Award is presented annually to a ready mix producer plant that has best demonstrated environmental excellence and innovative management. This year we are pleased to present Sherman Industries’ Tarrant, Alabama ready mix plant with this coveted award. The Tarrant location is a new ready-mix plant that became…

April 16, 2021

Eddie Ray receives Driver Lifetime Achievement Award

Drive Lifetime Achievement Award In 1981, a 31-year-old Eddie Ray was working on a farm in rural northeast Alabama. He had little knowledge of the concrete business and never once thought about driving a concrete truck. In fact, he had never driven a vehicle larger than afarm truck. However, that…

April 15, 2021

Meet our 2021 Scholarship Recipients

ACIF ScholarshipsFor the past 28 years, the Alabama Concrete Industries Foundation has awarded scholarships to students enrolled in building science, engineering or architecture at our state’s universities. Since 1993, we have awarded 54 scholarships totaling over $250,000. We currently award 2 $8,000 scholarships per year. The foundation’s first scholarship recipient,…

April 13, 2021

First Business Meeting held since Pandemic

After more than a year of mask wearing, elbow bumping, social distancing and stay-at-home orders, the Alabama Concrete Industries Association was thrilled to once again host its Annual Business Meeting held at Wynlakes Golf and Country Club in Montgomery. While still practicing Covid-19 safety protocols, ACIA welcomed 90 members and…

April 7, 2021

Fun Fact Friday- The History of Concrete

There is no denying that concrete and the technology surrounding it has come a long way since its discovery and development. From the Great Pyramids at Giza to smart sensors for testing concrete temperature, maturity, etc., we’ve put together a list of notable events and discoveries in the history of concrete. 6500BC –…

January 22, 2021