Goat Hill Report Week Ending March 2nd

The 2018 legislative session is at minimum half way over. The legislature has now met 16 of the possible 30 days this session, however as mentioned in previous reports there are high hopes the session will end early for members to return home to campaign. Both the ETF and General…

March 14, 2018

Trendlines Statewide Construction Data February 2018

Cement Shipments Increase Again in November 2017 Cement shipments to Alabama increased for the fifth consecutive month in November. While it is impossible to predict the exact cause, the pent up demand from a very wet summer and the warm dry winter appears to have increased cement and concrete usage…

March 14, 2018

2018 Tri-State Summer Convention

The beautiful Sandestin Beach Hilton in Destin, Florida, will once again be the host for our Tri-State Convention May 31-June 3. We have great speakers lined up for the meeting and, as always, we made sure to leave plenty of time to network with clients, friends, and family! Please complete…

March 14, 2018

Longtime ACIA engineer receives Chairman’s Award

Johnny Canfield, longtime employee of the Alabama Concrete Association, received the Chairman’s Award for his outstanding career and leadership in the concrete industry. The award is given each year at the Annual Business Meeting which was held in Birmingham on January 18th. Johnny was born in 1940 in Memphis, TN,…

February 26, 2018

Cole Cubelic, Scholarship Winners highlight 2018 Annual Business Meeting

Despite the frigid temperatures, more than 75 professionals of the concrete industry attended the Alabama Concrete Industries Association’s Annual Business Meeting on Thursday, Jan. 18th at the Hyatt Regency-formerly Wynfrey Hotel in Birmingham. The meeting is held each year to recognize the association’s scholarship recipients, award the coveted Chairman’s Award…

February 26, 2018

Goat Hill Report Week Ending Feb. 15

The Alabama Legislature has now used 12 of the possible 30 meeting days for 2018. Except for a few minor issues, the session has remained relatively quiet with the goal of passing the budgets and leaving early still a good possibility. On Tuesday, the House passed the $6.63 billion Education…

February 26, 2018

Goat Hill Report Week Ending Feb. 2nd

Week ending Feb. 2nd The two hot button issues in the Alabama legislature last week were Uber and church daycares. For the past several years, the legislature has attempted to establish regulations for ride sharing providers such as Uber and Lyft. House Bill 190 by Representative David Faulkner would create…

February 24, 2018

Goat Hill Report- Week Ending Jan. 26

For the Week Ending January 26th, 2018 Federal Government Re-opening Makes Huge Impact on Goat Hill Monday’s vote to reopen the Federal Government made all Alabama legislators breathe a sigh of relief before reconvening Tuesday afternoon. The reopening included a provision to fund the CHIP Program, which provides insurance coverage…

February 24, 2018

Goat Hill Report- Week Ending Jan. 19

The Alabama Legislature, like most of the state last week, was turned upside down by the winter weather. Both Chambers left early on Tuesday and all committee meetings were cancelled on Wednesday. The House and Senate did return on Thursday for committee meetings and shorter than typical meeting days. SB…

January 26, 2018

Trendlines Statewide Construction Data January 2018

Cement shipments to Alabama increased for the fourth consecutive month in October. The four month increase comes on the heels of the state seeing three months of contraction.

January 13, 2018

Trendlines Statewide Construction Data November 2017

Cement Shipments Rise in August Cement shipments in the state are estimated to be 99,579 tons for August 2017 based on data recently released by the United States Geological Service. The tonnage equates to a 1.08% increase over the 98,391 tons for August 2016. Alabama has seen growth over the…

December 19, 2017

Cole Cubelic to speak at 2018 Annual Business Meeting

The Alabama Concrete Industries Association will hold its Annual Business Meeting on Thursday, January 18th at the Hyatt Regency (formerly Wynfrey Hotel) in Birmingham. We look forward to seeing you there! Guest Speaker- Cole Cubelic with ESPN/SEC Network Cole Cubelic is a former college football player for the Auburn Tigers,…

December 19, 2017

ACIA sponsors AIA North Alabama Chapter’s Design Awards

On Thursday, Nov. 9th, more than 70 architects and guests gathered at Rocket City Tavern to celebrate the 2017 AIA North Alabama Design Awards sponsored by ACIA.

December 19, 2017

2018 Scholarships Being Accepted Through December 1

The Alabama Concrete Industries Foundation is now accepting applications for its 2018 scholarships. The foundation will be awarding two $8,000 scholarships to seniors enrolled in building science, architecture, or engineering at one of the state’s universities. The association will be notifying professors and deans at the University of Alabama, Auburn…

December 19, 2017

Trendlines Statewide Construction Data October 2017

Ready Mix Consumption Jumps in July According to data recently released by the USGS, cement shipments to AL increased 3.9% for July 2017 over the same period in 2016. The USGS estimated 93,295 tons of cement were shipped for 2017 compared to 89,547 tons the previous year. Utilizing the NRMCA…

December 19, 2017