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Company Kudos, February 2017

A month of achievements in Alabama business

Van Antwerp building

 

‚ÄčGoodwyn, Mills and Cawood took home two design awards from the Montgomery Chapter of the American Institute of Architects for the firm’s work at the Van Antwerp building and at the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s new student residence hall. The Van Antwerp building, in Mobile, underwent a historic renovation. Photo courtesy of Goodwyn, Mills and Cawood/Mason Fischer Photography

The American Heart Association is celebrating its 30th anniversary of its Birmingham Heart Ball. So far, the ball has raised more than $16 million for local research, advocacy and community education efforts to fight cardiovascular disease and stroke. The 2017 ball will be March 4 at Barber Motorsports Museum. 

Baker Donelson has been named to Fortune’s inaugural list of the 50 Best Workplaces for Parents. Baker Donelson ranked 43rd on the listing. 

BLOX LLC has been named the 2016 recipient of the John S. Jemison Jr. Venture Award by the Birmingham Venture Club. BLOX, a partner company of Giattina Aycock Architecture Studio Inc., was nominated for its approach in designing, manufacturing and constructing medical modules. 

ESS, a risk management solutions provider in Birmingham, has earned HRO Today’s Bakers Dozen Customer Satisfaction Ranking. 

Essnova, a Birmingham-based geospatial firm, has has been certified by the U.S. Small Business Administration as a Historically Underutilized Business Zone (HUBZone) small business. 

Evonik Corp. celebrated its 40th anniversary in Mobile with four $10,000 donations to local organizations focused on science, education, workforce training and healthcare. 

Regions Tradition announced in December that its annual PGA Tour Champions event raised more than $1.1 million for local charities throughout Alabama in 2016. Since the tournament’s inception in 1992, the event has raised more than $15 million for charities. 

TDSI, a subsidiary of CSX, recently awarded the Terminal Excellence Award to Road & Rail Services Inc., of Kentucky, for its performance at the Talladega Automotive Facility.

The Sanders Trust, a Birmingham-based healthcare real estate and development firm, received a merit award by the Associated Builders and Contractors of Alabama, for facilitating the “smooth and seamless” development of HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Cincinnati at Norwood, completed in 11 months. 

University of North Alabama has been awarded the No. 1 designation from Military Friendly Schools among public universities with 10,000 or fewer students.

Max Force Racing, of Mobile, is celebrating its 20th anniversary. Family owned and operated by Tommy Praytor and driven by Thomas “Moose” Praytor, the team’s ARCA car will commemorate the milestone with a special logo during 2017.

Law firm Capell & Howard PC was named 2016 Alabama Small Business of the Year by the Business Council of Alabama and the Chamber of Commerce Association of Alabama.

Letterpress created by Auburn University's School of Industrial & Graphic Design, received a gold award from the University & College Designers Association's design competition. Only six of the 1,100 entries received the gold. 

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