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Company Kudos, August 2017

A month of achievements in Alabama business

Calhoun Community College’s Decatur campus has been honored by the Athens-Limestone Beautification Board.

Alabama Coastal Foundation has received the 2017 Water Conservationist of the Year award from the Alabama Wildlife Federation for its creation of the Alabama Oyster Shell Recycling Program. As of late June, the program had collected more than 2.8 million shells, which will cover 7.2 acres of oyster reef.

America’s First Federal Credit Union is one of three to win Credit Union of the Year from the League of Southeastern Credit Union.

Birmingham Fastener has received the Business Transformation award in the 2017 Epicor Customer Excellence Awards program for the Americas region, presented by Epicor Software Corp.

Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP has won an International M&A Award for Corporate/Strategic Deal of the Year, for its role in the acquisition of Continental Structural Plastics by Teijin Limited. In addition, the firm has won two Turnaround Awards for its work on the Chapter 11 asset sale of Walter Energy — for Sec. 363 Sale of the Year and for Distressed M&A Deal of the Year.

For an eighth consecutive year, Children’s of Alabama has ranked among the nation’s best children’s hospitals by U.S. News & World Report. Seven of the hospital’s pediatric specialty services were placed among the top 50 in the U.S.

Redstone Federal Credit Union has surpassed 400,000 members and is climbing towards $5 billion in assets, which will make it the 16th largest federal credit union in the nation.

Synovus, parent company of First Commercial, Bank of Jasper, Sterling Bank, Bank of Tuscaloosa, Coastal Bank and Trust, CB&T of Southeast Alabama and CB&T of East Alabama, has been named Most Reputable Bank in the annual survey of bank reputations by Reputation Institute and published by American Banker. Synovus ranked first overall, first among non-customers and in the top 10 among customers.

Milo’s Famous Sweet Tea was chosen as the winner in the 2017 Global Tea Championship. This is the seventh consecutive year that Milo’s Tea has placed or won the championship. In addition, the company has launched a new limited edition peach tea and new organic teas.

The University of North Alabama is celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Presidential Mentors Academy.

Wallace State Community College has been declared an official campus site for MLD Certification Campus of Alabama, making it the only school in North Alabama that will offer MLD Institute International Manual Lymphatic Drainage certification.

Warren Averett Technology Group is now a certified Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Financials Partner.

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