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Company Kudos, December 2017

A month of achievements in Alabama business

Vulcan Materials Co.’s Gurley Quarry has been presented the National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association’s Platinum Environmental Excellence Award. Located in Madison County, the Gurley Quarry began operations in 2013.

Adtran Mosaic has earned a Gold Stevie Award from the International Business Awards in the category of Best New Product or Service of the Year – Software – Cloud Platform.

Armstrong Relocation of Birmingham, an agent of United Van Lines, has been honored with the President's Club Award at the $1 million level by United.  

Republic Services of Mobile and the Alabama Coastal Foundation have been recognized by the National Waste & Recycling Association with the Organics Recycler of the Year Award for the oyster shell recycling program. In one year, 4.6 million oyster shells have been collected.

AirMed International has received the 2017 Fixed Wing Award of Excellence by the Association of Air Medical Services.

The American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association has awarded two President’s Awards to the Alabama State Port Authority’s Terminal Railway.

Avadian Credit Union, of Birmingham, has earned a 5-Star rating from Bauer-Financial. Avadian has maintained this top 5-Star rating for 37 consecutive quarters.

Birmingham was ranked no. 7 on Livability.com's Top 10 Best Places to Retire 2017 listing. 

The Commonwealth National Bank in Mobile and Alamerica Bank in Birmingham are the recipients of the Socially Responsible Minority-owned Bank Award, presented by the National Bankers Association and the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Fiscal and Economic Research Center.

Cushman & Wakefield/EGS Commercial Real Estate celebrated its 30th anniversary this year.

Dorothy McDaniel’s Flower Market in Birmingham is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year.

Grinkmeyer Leonard Financial, of Birmingham, has been named to the inaugural National Association of Plan Advisors Top DC Advisory Firms list, which ranks individual firms or teams of advisors by defined contribution assets under advisement.

Northeast Alabama Community College has been named, for a fifth time, one of the nation’s top 150 community colleges by the Aspen Institute.

Money Magazine has named Redstone Federal Credit Union the best bank in Alabama. Money evaluated fees, interest rates on savings accounts and requirements for checking and savings accounts.

Simplicity Relocation LLC of Alabaster was recognized by Mayflower with the Million Dollar Club Award at the $2 million level. 

Torch Technologies has been ranked no. 14 on the 2017 Best Small & Medium Workplaces by Great Place to Work and Fortune.

University of Alabama at Birmingham Hospital has received a 2017 Women’s Choice Award for being one of America’s Best Breast Centers. Award winners must meet the standards of the National Accreditation Program for Best Centers from the American College of Surgeons and also carry the Breast Imaging Center of Excellence seal from the American College of Radiology.

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