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Company Kudos, August 2013

A month of achievements in Alabama business

Photo by Dan Anderson

Alabama’s public seaport terminals in Mobile celebrated their 85th year in late June. The Alabama State Port Authority’s terminals support more than 127,591 direct and related user jobs and contribute $18.7 billion in economic impact. During 2012, the port handled more than 25 million tons of cargo.

Calhoun Community College was listed among the nation’s Top 50 Associate Degree producers in Community College Week for registered, administration, research and clinical nursing graduates. The college ranked 44th and also posted the greatest increase in graduates from 2010-11 to 2011-12 at 60 percent.

Constangy, Brooks & Smith LLP, with offices in Alabama and 13 other states, was ranked among the nation’s 350 largest law firms in terms of attorneys by the National Law Journal. The firm was ranked at no. 264.

CTS, a provider of technology consulting services in Birmingham, has been named a Microsoft National Systems Integrator Partner, an exclusive designation based on Microsoft technology expertise.

Weeks Bay NERR and Eastern Shore Art Center have received third place 2013 Gulf Guardian Award in the partnership category from the Gulf of Mexico Program. They were presented the award for their Squeaky Sneakers program, which combines art and informal science education as a teaching tool. The program promotes conservation of estuaries and other coastal resources through innovative forms of artistic expression.

Proventix Systems Inc., the Birmingham-based creator of the nGage system, presented the Lathem Physician Leadership Award in Hand Hygiene to five physicians. The 2013 recipients are Belinda Ostrowsky of Montefiore Medical Center in New York, Sam Windham of UAB Hospital in Birmingham, Bruce Williams of Medical Center Enterprise in Enterprise, William Sutker of Baylor Health Care System in Texas and James Yates of Regional Medical Center in Jacksonville, Ala.

Southeast Alabama Medical Center has become the second hospital in Alabama to offer bronchial thermoplasty with the Alair System, a non-drug procedure approved by the FDA for the treatment of severe persistent asthma in patients 18 years and older.

SEA Wire and Cable Inc., of Madison, has received approval from Naval Air Command to manufacture products in accordance with certification WC 27500-2012.

Wallace State Community College in Hanceville has been ranked second in a list of the Ten Outstanding Southern Community Colleges for Workforce Training by Southern Business & Development magazine. 

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