AU Raptor Center gets New Walkway

A collaborative effort between Auburn University and construction professionals will allow visitors to the Southeastern Raptor Center to have better and safer viewing of birds of prey from an environmentally friendly walkway. Students in a Structures III class taught by Michael Hein, a professor in the McWhorter School of Building…

December 16, 2013

ACIA participates in “Worlds of Opportunity”

The Alabama Concrete Industries Association recently participated in the Southwest Alabama Workforce Council’s “Worlds of Opportunity,” a hands-on career expo for 8th grade students in the eight counties of Southwest Alabama. The 4th annual event was held September 25-26 at the Mobile Civic Center, and hosted nearly 10,000 students. Its…

October 2, 2013

Hours of Service/30-Minute Rule Removed

Following last Friday’s U.S. Court of Appeals ruling on the validity of the July 1st federal Hours of Service (HOS) regulations changes, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has just issued guidance concerning enforcement of the 30-minute break provision as it relates to short-haul drivers. Effective immediately, FMCSA will…

August 7, 2013

New Gun Law now in Effect

On Thursday, August 1, the new gun law went into effect. In a nutshell, it permits individuals to ‘open carry’ a firearm in public places and allows employees to keep guns in their vehicles at work as long as they are locked in the vehicle and out of sight. While…

August 2, 2013

Tornado-Safe Rooms featured in Business Alabama

The latest issue of Business Alabama magazine put a spotlight on the concrete industry, featuring the new school regulations requiring tornado-safe rooms. The Alabama Concrete Association was a leader in helping pass this legislation, and association members were present when Gov. Robert Bentley signed House Bill 427 into law thereby…

July 23, 2013

ACIA partners with McPherson Companies, Inc.

The Alabama Concrete Industries Association (ACIA) is proud to announce that it has partnered with McPherson Oil and their Fuelz gasoline distribution program. Fuelz is McPherson Oil’s answer to Fleet Fuel Management. Fuelz offers the owner and fleet manager total Security, Accountability, and Control over all the fueling and maintenance…

May 17, 2013

Pepper Elected Chairman

Mike Pepper of Bayou Concrete was elected by the Board of Directors prior to the Annual Business Meeting to serve as the ACIA Chairman for 2013. Mike has served on the board for the past three years and served as Vice Chairman in 2012. In addition to serving on the…

January 24, 2013

Phillips and Powers Presented ACIF Scholarships

During the ACIA Annual Business Meeting on January 22nd, 2013, The Alabama Concrete Industries Foundation awarded scholarships to Joe Phillips of UAB and Robert Powers at Auburn University. Joe is enrolled in engineering at UAB and carries a 4.0 GPA, and Robert carries a 3.8 GPA while pursuing his building…

January 24, 2013

Good Times at Butch Wyatt Concrete Cup

Recently the association held the second annual Butch Wyatt Concrete Cup for architects and engineers in the state. The event is an appreciation tournament for designers who are proponents of designing with concrete products. The 2012 tournament field included 40 specifiers from across Alabama. The event included chamber of commerce…

November 1, 2012

Membership Directory App Launched

The ACIA is proud to announce the creation of a 2012 Membership Directory App. With today’s technology advances and the proliferation of smart phone use, moving the directory to an electronic form that can easily be accessed in the palm of your hand at no cost was a logical step….

September 24, 2012

ConcreteWorks Seminars A Huge Success

This week the association wrapped up its final installment of the day long education programs “A Day of Concrete Knowledge.” The four programs held in Birmingham, Huntsville, Mobile, and Montgomery were well attended and received high marks from the architects and engineers who attended the programs. Specifiers were able to…

September 21, 2012

Update on Weighmaster Requirements

During the past year, we have received a number of questions regarding weighmaster requirements at ready mix plants. Since 2005, the Alabama Department of Agriculture has required all companies who use scales to have a designated weighmaster registered with the state and have a $1000 performance bond for the individual….

August 1, 2012

ACIA Sponsors Architect Convention and Retirees Recognized

Concrete was front and center at the 2012 American Institute of Architects State Convention at Perdido Beach, AL. The ACIA continued its role of sponsoring the past presidents reception. The association helped present 2 hours of continuing education on concrete masonry during Friday’s seminar. Finally, John Sorrell who serves on…

July 17, 2012

Alabama Governor Robert Bentley Signs Safe Room Legislation

On Wednesday, June 6th, Alabama Governor Robert Bentley signed House Bill 427 into law thereby requiring all 2 and 4 year institutions of higher learning to include a safe room in new buildings. Members of the ACIA joined Representative John Merrill of Tuscaloosa and Senator Billy Beasley from Clayton for…

June 7, 2012

Summer Convention Photo Recap

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June 5, 2012