NEWS

Trendlines Statewide Monthly Construction Data-May 2018

Cement shipment data recently released by the United States Geological Service for February 2018 shows tonnage to the state grew for the eighth straight month. The 93,323 tons shipped to the state represents a 13.6 % increase compared to February 2017 and a 9% increase over January 2018. The February…

May 18, 2018

Phil Webb appointed to Alabama Power Board of Directors

Phil Webb, president of Webb Concrete & Building Materials, was recently appointed to Alabama Power’s board of directors. Founded in 1945, the company operates ready mix concrete plants in Oxford, Pell City, Heflin and Roanoke, and building materials locations in Heflin, Oxford, Pell City, Centre and Birmingham. The company also…

May 1, 2018

Check out the Spring issue of ConcreteWorks Magazine

ConcreteWorks is a quarterly publication filled with project features, an architect spotlight, event calendar and much more. Read the latest issue here!

April 20, 2018

Trendlines Statewide Monthly Construction Data April 2018

Cement shipment data recently released by the United States Geological Service for January 2018, shows tonnage to the state grew for the seventh consecutive month. The 84,753 tons shipped to the state represents over a 11% increase compared to January 2017 and the largest volume in five years for the…

April 18, 2018

2018 Truck Driving Championship held April 7th

Despite the unseasonably cold temperatures, 41 drivers from across the Southeast gathered at Thompson Tractor Company on Saturday, April 7th, to compete in the 2018 Truck Driver Championship. The event is held each year to thank these men and women for all the hard work they do for our industry….

April 12, 2018

Trendlines Monthly Statewide Construction Data

Cement shipments to Alabama in December rose by 19% over the same period in 2016, according to recently released USGS cement data. For the month, 86,587 tons were shipped in the state versus 70,168 in December 2016. The increase marks the sixth consecutive month shipments have outpaced the previous year’s…

March 27, 2018

Goat Hill Report Week Ending March 23rd

The Alabama Legislature has met for 23 of its possible 30 meeting days, and will likely adjourn after meeting only two days this week. This is very atypical of an organization that often goes to the last minute to pass the budgets. A long time employee of the legislature recently…

March 26, 2018

ICF Panel Presentation given at Birmingham AIA Meeting

On Tuesday, March 20th, the Alabama Concrete Industries Association sponsored the monthly meeting of the Birmingham Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA). Michael Cleary, CEO of ICF Panels based in New York, spoke to more than 70 architects at the Cahaba Brewery. Available under several different brand names,…

March 20, 2018

Goat Hill Report Week Ending March 2nd

The 2018 legislative session is at minimum half way over. The legislature has now met 16 of the possible 30 days this session, however as mentioned in previous reports there are high hopes the session will end early for members to return home to campaign. Both the ETF and General…

March 14, 2018

Trendlines Statewide Construction Data February 2018

Cement Shipments Increase Again in November 2017 Cement shipments to Alabama increased for the fifth consecutive month in November. While it is impossible to predict the exact cause, the pent up demand from a very wet summer and the warm dry winter appears to have increased cement and concrete usage…

March 14, 2018

2018 Tri-State Summer Convention

The beautiful Sandestin Beach Hilton in Destin, Florida, will once again be the host for our Tri-State Convention May 31-June 3. We have great speakers lined up for the meeting and, as always, we made sure to leave plenty of time to network with clients, friends, and family! Please complete…

March 14, 2018

Goat Hill Report Week Ending Feb. 23

The General Fund Budget passed the Senate on Tuesday afternoon following an extended debate 26-2. The $2 billion dollar budget is $158 million more than the 2018 budget thanks in part to growth and $92 million carried over from 2018. The biggest benefactor of the larger budget was the Department…

February 28, 2018

Longtime ACIA engineer receives Chairman’s Award

Johnny Canfield, longtime employee of the Alabama Concrete Association, received the Chairman’s Award for his outstanding career and leadership in the concrete industry. The award is given each year at the Annual Business Meeting which was held in Birmingham on January 18th. Johnny was born in 1940 in Memphis, TN,…

February 26, 2018

Cole Cubelic, Scholarship Winners highlight 2018 Annual Business Meeting

Despite the frigid temperatures, more than 75 professionals of the concrete industry attended the Alabama Concrete Industries Association’s Annual Business Meeting on Thursday, Jan. 18th at the Hyatt Regency-formerly Wynfrey Hotel in Birmingham. The meeting is held each year to recognize the association’s scholarship recipients, award the coveted Chairman’s Award…

February 26, 2018

Goat Hill Report Week Ending Feb. 15

The Alabama Legislature has now used 12 of the possible 30 meeting days for 2018. Except for a few minor issues, the session has remained relatively quiet with the goal of passing the budgets and leaving early still a good possibility. On Tuesday, the House passed the $6.63 billion Education…

February 26, 2018