Anthony Spafford receives Foundation Scholarship

Anthony Spafford, a student at Auburn University majoring in Architecture, is our second recipient of the $8,000 ACIF scholarship. Anthony holds a 3.94 GPA, and boasts many notable accolades including student-worker of the year nominee, AIA Design Excellence, and MMXX Finalist to name a few. He is also a member…

April 20, 2020

Nicholas Naylor receives Foundation Scholarship

Our first $8,000 Foundation scholarship recipient is Nicholas Naylor, a student at the University of South Alabama. After graduating from high school, Nicholas joined the United States Marine Corps and served our country as an infantry team leader. He also led his team in combat missions during tours of duty…

April 16, 2020

Sam Reed Scholarship awarded to Bryan Roberts

The winner of our 2020 Sam Reed Scholarship is Bryan Roberts of Auburn University. Bryan is majoring in building science and carries a 3.68 GPA. While in high school, Bryan never considered going to college because he had no way of paying for it. But after high school graduation, he…

April 14, 2020

CANCELED-2020 Summer Convention

Due to the global COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic, the 2020 Summer Convention (in conjunction with our friends in Tennessee) planned for June 25-28th in Destin has been canceled. The decision was not made lightly, and we are incredibly disappointed we won’t be able to get together for a beautiful weekend at…

April 9, 2020

Tim Bryant receives Driver Lifetime Achievement Award

Had the COVID-19 health crisis not forced the cancellation of our Annual Business Meeting last month, the association would have presented our 2020 Awards, including Driver of the Year, Safety Award, Foundation Scholarships, Sam Reed Scholarship, and Outstanding High School Senior Scholarship. Over the next week, the association will be…

April 7, 2020

Gov. Ivey issues Stay at Home order; effective 4/4/20

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey has issued a stay at home order effective Saturday at 5 p.m. Everyone is ordered to stay home except to: Obtain necessary suppliesObtain or provide necessary servicesAttend religious servicesTo take care of othersTo workTo engage in outdoor activityTo seek shelterTo travel as required by lawTo see…

April 3, 2020

Paycheck Protection Program Roll Out- Loan Period starts 4/3/20

The 2.2 trillion dollar coronavirus stimulus bill signed last week included $349 billion for a new small business loan program. The program, known as the Paycheck Protection Program, is eligible for small businesses with 500 or fewer employees. The program will provide loans that can be up to 2.5 times…

April 1, 2020

Concrete Truck Driver tests positive for COVID-19

Unfortunately, it has come to our attention that a concrete truck driver in Alabama has tested positive for COVID-19. First and foremost, our thoughts and prayers go out to the driver and his family during this stressful time. Our drivers are the front line of our industry, and it is…

March 30, 2020

Gov. Ivey releases New Guidelines for the State

Gov. Kay Ivey is ordering several types of “non-essential” businesses to be closed until April 17 as the state expands its efforts to stem the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. Effective Saturday at 5 p.m. all non-work related gatherings of 10 people or more, or non-work related gatherings of any…

March 27, 2020

Conoravirus Response Act Resources and NRMCA Guidelines to Protect Drivers

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act includes two employment-related components – the Emergency Family and Medical Expansion Leave Act and the Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act. This federal legislation takes effect April 1, 2020. It expires on Dec. 31, 2020.    The Department of Labor has created a web page…

March 26, 2020

Gov . Ivey signs Executive Order on COVID-19 Crisis

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey, along with the Alabama Department of Public Health, issued a health order Thursday. March 19, 2020, that puts statewide restrictions on restaurants, hospital visitors, day cares, beaches and more. The following will be in effect until April 5: All gatherings of 25 persons or more, or…

March 19, 2020

Goat Hill Report- Week Ending March 13th

11th & 12th legislative days First confirmed case of COVID-19 in Alabama Alabama’s first case of the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) was confirmed in a Montgomery County man on Friday. Alabama State Health Officer Dr. Scott Harris said the state’s first confirmed case was found in an adult male patient who had…

March 16, 2020

Annual Business Meeting Postponed

2020 Annual Business Meeting Postponed Due to the growing concerns of COVID-19 (Coronavirus), our 2020 Annual Business Meeting has been postponed. As soon as a new date has been set, we will let you know. Please continue to be diligent as this news changes daily, and stay safe and well….

March 16, 2020

Goat Hill Report- Week Ending March 6th

Super Tuesday in Alabama On Tuesday, over 1.1 million Alabamians, 33.25% of registered voters, went to the polls to vote in the Super Tuesday primary. There were several notable elections in the state, including the race for the U.S. Senate seat vacated by Jeff Sessions when he was named U.S….

March 9, 2020

Goat Hill Report- Week Ending February 28

Legislative Days 7 and 8 Final approval given on bill to limit occupational taxes After approximately three hours of debate, the Senate gave final approval to HB 147 by Rep. Chris Sells (R – Greenville) on Thursday. Currently, cities can pass an occupational tax with a majority vote of the…

March 2, 2020