NEWS

Trendlines Monthly Statewide Construction Data-May

Data recently released by the United States Geological Service show 83,034 tons of cement were shipped to the state during February 2020. The February total is an 11.8% decrease over the same period in 2019. Comparing February 2020 and January 2020, tonnage slipped by approximately 9%. The data is not…

May 22, 2020

Bhate Engineering celebrates 45 years in Business

BHATE Geosciences Corporation (BHATE) is celebrating 45 years of providing clients with innovative engineering solutions that save them time and money. Uday Bhate, Senior Principal Engineer, founded BHATE in Birmingham in 1975. Since then, they have expanded their services, pioneered new technologies, experienced tremendous growth with over 90 team members…

May 21, 2020

Goat Hill Report- Sine Die

Alabama Legislature Ends Monday, May 18, 2020 Following one of the most bizarre legislative sessions in recent memory, the legislature adjourned sine die Monday. Due to the COVID-19 global pandemic, many legislative days were lost and the legislature scrambled to pass budgets and local bills while socially distancing in a…

May 20, 2020

Tuesday Tips: Proper Jointing

As concrete settles, it can experience random cracking. However, joints are intentionally placed in concrete slabs to help reduce and control random cracking. There are typically three types of concrete joints available: expansion, construction and contraction. Before you tackle your next large concrete project, familiarize yourself with proper jointing tips…

May 12, 2020

Gov. Ivey amends “Safer at Home” order

In a news conference Friday morning, Gov. Kay Ivey, along with State Health Officer Dr. Scott Harris, announced that she is amending her Safer-At-Home order related to the COVID-19 pandemic.As a result of the update, several changes will go into effect Monday, May 11th at 5 p.m. Those include: Non-work…

May 8, 2020

Gov. Ivey issues “Safer at Home” Order

This morning, Alabama Governor Kay Ivey and the Birmingham City Council released changes to the current COVID 19 policies. Governor Ivey released the “Safer at Home” order, which will go into effect at 5 pm on April 30th, 2020.The change will not have a large impact on our members as…

April 28, 2020

Bayou Concrete receives 2020 Safety Award

The Alabama Concrete Industries Association is proud to award Bayou Concrete with the 2020 Safety Award. The award was developed in 2019 to recognize member companies who excel in the implementation of safety protocols. When it comes to safety, Bayou leaves no stone unturned. The leadership of the company takes…

April 24, 2020

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