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Goat Hill Report- Special Session

Legislature approves $1.3B prison construction plan After five days in Montgomery for a Special Legislative Session, legislators on Friday approved a $1.3B prison construction plan. HB4 by Rep. Steve Clouse (R – Ozark) allows the state to borrow as much as $785 million in bonds for the construction of two new men’s…

October 4, 2021

Trendlines Statewide Monthly Construction Data-September

Frequent Summer Rains Impact Concrete Yardage in June Data recently released by the United States Geological Service shows 101,941 tons of cement were shipped to the state during the month of June 2021. Cement shipments contracted by 17.49% over the same period in 2020 and by 4.3% over May’s totals….

September 29, 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

Trendlines Statewide Monthly Construction Data- June 2021

Data recently released by the United States Geological Service shows 115,686 tons of cement were shipped to the state during the month of March 2021. Cement shipments grew by 7.06% over the same period in 2020 and by 24% over February’s totals. Looking to ready mix volumes, we estimate 428.385…

June 23, 2021

Concrete University June 30th, 2021

This month, our Concrete University program will be held on Wednesday, June 30th at 1pm. The program will cover Mortar 101. The program will provide 1 HSW LU for architects or 1 PHD credit for engineers. The presentation will cover proper mortar specification for use in reinforced masonry and plain masonry….

June 22, 2021

Trendlines Statewide Monthly Construction Data-May 2021

Data recently released by the United States Geological Service shows 88,251 tons of cement were shipped to the state during the month of February 2021. Cement shipments grew by 5.84% over the same period in 2020 but declined by nearly 15% from January’s totals. Looking to ready mix volumes, we…

May 28, 2021

Goat Hill Report- Legislature Adjourns Sine Die

Gaming stumbles at the finish lineLegislation to allow Alabama citizens to vote on whether to legalize gambling including a lottery, casino games, and sports betting failed as the 2021 regular legislative session concluded.Despite the efforts of former Senate President Pro Tem Del Marsh (R – Anniston), Governor Kay Ivey, her…

May 21, 2021

Goat Hill Report Week Ending 5/7/21

Medical marijuana bill headed to Governor The House of Representatives on Thursday approved a bill that would create a statewide medical marijuana program in a historic vote that followed a debate spanning more than two days. Later that night, the Senate concurred on the House changes and sent the bill…

May 10, 2021

2021 Summer Convention scheduled for July

We are thrilled to be joining the Tennessee Concrete Association for this year’s summer convention. After so many months of uncertainty, joining our friends for this annual event will be something to look forward to. The event will be held at the Sandestin Beach Hilton July 29-Aug. 1. The room…

May 6, 2021

Goat Hill Report Week Ending 4/30/21

The Alabama Legislature met two days last week and now has only three days left in the session. The week was productive with passage of the Education Trust Fund (ETF) Budget in the House and passage of the General Fund Budget in the Senate. The ETF was the largest budget…

May 3, 2021

Trendlines Statewide Monthly Construction Data-April 2021

Data recently released by the United States Geological Service shows 103,522 tons of cement were shipped to the state during the month of January 2021. Cement shipments grew by 11.7% over the same period in 2020. The month marks the largest January total in the previous 8 years. Looking to…

April 28, 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

Kurt Milliman elected 2021/2022 Chairman of Board

Kurt Milliman, our 2021-2022 Chairman of the Board, serves as the regional manager for Lehigh Hanson/Sherman Industries utilizing his extensive background in construction. He has worked with some form of building materials since he was 15 and has lived and worked in various concrete markets in the Southeast and Texas….

April 22, 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