NEWS

2016 Annual Business Meeting

We hope that you will join us for the 2016 Annual Business Meeting on Thursday, January 21. The meeting will take place at the Hyatt Regency Birmingham – The Winfrey Hotel at 11am. Check-in and registration will begin at 10:30am. The agenda will include recognition of current board members and…

December 8, 2015

New Hours of Service Law Effective September 1, 2015

During the 2015 Legislative Session, the association was successful in helping pass House Bill 298 which will increase the number of hours a commercial driver can drive when intrastate and hours on the clock per week. The new law forced the state to adopt the intrastate variance recognized by the…

August 10, 2015

ACIA sponsors ASCE’s Concrete Canoe Competition

The ACIA is proud to have served as the primary sponsor for the University of Alabama’s American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) student chapter at this year’s regional concrete canoe competition. The association’s sponsorship allowed the 11 person team to travel to the ASCE Southeast Region Competition March 19 –…

May 7, 2015

Parking Lot Seminar May 13

Do you want to learn how today’s concrete parking lots offer a low cost, long-term solution? Then please join us for the “Design and Construction of Concrete Parking Lots” seminar on Wednesday, May 13 at the AGC Headquarters, 5000 Grantswood Road, in Birmingham. The event will be held from 11am-1pm, with…

May 4, 2015

2015 Truck Driver Championship held in April

On a beautiful Saturday in April, some of the state and industry’s best concrete truck drivers gathered at Talladega SuperSpeedway  to compete in the Alabama Concrete Association’s 2015 Truck Driver Championship, commonly known as the “Truckin’ Rodeo.” The annual event is held each spring, and the drivers are encouraged to…

May 3, 2015

Goat Hill Report Week Ending April 24, 2015

Burning Days and No Resolution on the General Fund The Alabama Legislature has now passed the half way point of the session with only 14 possible meeting days left for the year.   Still needing to be addressed is the two ton elephant in the room, the General Fund Budget and…

April 27, 2015

Goat Hill Report Week Ending April 3, 2015

Will Legislators Listen to the Governor? On Tuesday morning I joined lobbyists from the business community and public employee organizations to hear a presentation by Finance Director Bill Newton. Newton began the presentation highlighting the dire financial position of the 2016 budgets. He added the Governor’s 2016 budgets had cut…

April 8, 2015

Goat Hill Report Week Ending March 24, 2015

Concrete Industry Legislation Introduced Last week saw the introduction of House Bill 298 and Senate Bill 266. The bills would allow greater flexibility for the ready mix industry by adding an extra hour of drive time a day and ten hours of on the clock time in a week for…

April 8, 2015

2015 Summer Convention June 4-7

ABOUT THE MEETING We hope you and your family will make plans to attend our annual summer convention in Biloxi, MS at the beautiful Beau Rivage Hotel & Casino June 4-7. As always, we have three great speakers lined up for the Saturday education session. And we made sure to…

April 8, 2015

Goat Hill Report, Week ending March 13, 2015

The Alabama Legislature had a busy second week to the session, meeting three days during the week. The legislature has now met five of the possible 30 days of the session. Several bills of interest to the concrete industry were introduced last week, but two stand out above the rest….

March 18, 2015

Goat Hill Report, Week ending March 6, 2015

Governor Bentley Proposal $541 Million in Taxes Last week, Gov. Bentley followed up on his talk of the need to break the General Fund Budget shortfall cycle by proposing new taxes in his 2016 budget. The Governor’s budget included $541 million in new taxes and also included un-earmarking $187 million…

March 12, 2015

Charles Bell presented 2015 Chairman’s Award

Charles Bell was presented the 2015 Chairman’s Award at this year’s Annual Business Meeting for his great contribution and leadership he provided during his 51 years of work in the concrete industry. Bell was presented the award by Joe Kelley. Charles Bell’s  biography Charles Bell was born in Tuskegee, Alabama in the 1940’s…

February 8, 2015

ACIF Scholarships Awarded

For more than 22 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 44 scholarships totaling over $240,000, and since 2006 the foundation has given away two $8,000 scholarships annually. Currently, these…

February 6, 2015

ACIF Continental Pheasant Shoot raises $20,000

The ACIF Continental Pheasant Shoot was held this past November, and raised more than $20,000 for the Foundation. Fourteen companies sponsored teams, with four member companies serving as overall sponsors. A total of 56 shooters participated. The event was held at Extreme Whitetails in Oneonta, AL, and takes place every…

February 6, 2015

Fourth Annual Butch Wyatt held in September

The Alabama Concrete Industries Association recently hosted its 4th Annual Butch Wyatt Concrete Cup, which was held in  appreciation for architects and engineers who are proponents of designing with concrete products. The event took place at Inverness Country Club in Birmingham on Monday, September 29, with more than 80 architects, engineers and industry representatives participating…

October 4, 2014