Alabama


New PIRTEK Franchise Supports Booming Alabama Industries

PIRTEK USA, a national service provider for on-site hydraulic and industrial hose replacement and related product retailer, is expanding its presence in Alabama. The brand recognizes that the area's demand for hydraulic hose services is high due to busy farming, shipping, automotive and other industries....


Alabama A&M Transforms Huntsville With New Event Center

In Huntsville, Ala., crews are working on a $60 million, 132,000-sq.-ft. event center at Alabama A&M University (AAMU). The building will include an arena with a 6,000-person capacity that will host basketball and volleyball games, as well as various university gatherings....


JM Wood, ALDOT Hold 25th Annual Fleet Sale

Working together for successful fleet management for a quarter of a century, JM Wood Auction and the Alabama Department of Transportation celebrated their 25th Annual Auction at the ALDOT fleet facility in Montgomery, Ala., in early May....


Final Beam Raised on Unique Facility at Auburn, Set to Open in 2022

A crane hoisted the last construction beam atop a unique, world class facility at Auburn University on May 14, marking a critical point in the construction of the school's Tony and Libba Rane Culinary Science Center....


FBI Expanding at Alabama's Redstone Arsenal as Part of Multi-Year Realignment

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has gotten under way on construction of a new, modern campus at the Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville, Ala. The effort is part of a multi-year effort to expand its presence at the Army base, where dozens of other national agencies also have facilities, including the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF)....


Astec Announces Roadtec Distribution Agreement With Cowin Equipment Company

Astec announced that heavy equipment dealer Cowin Equipment Company now offers Roadtec machinery in Alabama and select counties in Florida and Mississippi. Cowin specializes in the distribution of construction equipment for general contracting, mining, quarrying, utility, industrial, forestry and other industries and applications....


National Cement Invests Heavily in St. Clair County

Described as the largest capital investment in the history of St. Clair County, a more than $250 million expansion of National Cement's plant in Ragland, Ala., is well underway. Officials say a new state-of-the-art kiln will save jobs and allow the plant to remain open for at least another half-century once the two-year project is completed....


Alabama AGC Hosts Annual BUILDSouth Awards Ceremony

Alabama AGC hosted its annual BUILDSouth Awards Ceremony on April 22 at the Club in Birmingham. The event recognized outstanding projects from the previous year as well as leading companies and individuals who have made a significant impact within the state and industry....


Alabama Community Colleges Could Gain Oversight of Construction Training

A pair of Alabama community college presidents believe that critical workforce development programs could be enhanced if a State Senate proposal to streamline the education construction process is approved....


New Greenway in Helena, Ala., to Connect with Trails in Nearby Town

Funding for a greenway project in Helena, Ala., recently approved by the town's city council, will feature a design that will eventually connect all of Helena's walking trails with each other and with those in the nearby city of Pelham....






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