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Company Kudos, January 2015

A month of achievements in Alabama business

Two Brasfield & Gorrie projects were among ENR Southeast’s 2014 Best Projects. The awards were presented for the Omni Nashville Hotel in Nashville, Tennessee (pictured above) and the WellStar Paulding Hospital in Hiram, Georgia. In addition, Brasfield has been presented the fifth annual Premier Award for Client Satisfaction from PSMJ Resources Inc., a management consulting firm.

The Government Finance Officers Association of the U.S. and Canada has awarded the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting to the Alabama State Port Authority for its comprehensive annual financial report. 

Auburn University at Montgomery, Alabama State University and Alabama A&M University have placed within the top 10 on the U.S. News Short List for low fees for room and board. AUM came in at no. 6, Alabama State at no. 7 and Alabama A&M at no. 9. In addition, Amridge University was listed on the Least Expensive Private Colleges and Universities ranking. 

Calhoun Community College’s Department of Public Affairs, Community Relations and Special Events has received seven awards from the National Council on Marketing and Public Relations. 

Camellia Healthcare, which operates 20 home health and 17 hospice locations in five Southeastern states including Alabama, is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year. For the past two years, Camellia also has been ranked on Inc. magazine’s 5000 listing, a list of fast-growing private companies in America. 

Correlated Magnetics Research has passed the milestone of 120 issued domestic and international patents for its programmable magnet technology. The six-year-old company also has an additional 58 patent applications on file in U.S., Europe and Asia. 

The Grand Hotel Marriott Resort, Golf Club and Spa has been awarded the Conde Nast Traveler’s Best Resort in the South 2014 Reader’s Choice. In addition, ConventionSouth magazine also has voted the Grand a reader’s choice award as its best meeting site in the South and as one of the “South’s Top 18 Golf Resorts for Groups.” 

Grede’s Bessemer foundry won a gold award and gold recognition from Liberty Mutual Insurance for outstanding health and safety at its work sites. The awards are presented for having an 80 percent or better in regards to hours worked relative to the number of recordable injuries and illnesses with a minimum of 200,000 work hours. 

Hargrove Engineers + Constructors has received the Community Foundation of South Alabama’s inaugural Beacon Award, which recognizes the company for its philanthropy, growth and progress in the community. 

PPG Industries is celebrating its 45th anniversary in Huntsville. The company makes aircraft windshields, windows and canopies. 

Snead State Community College Public Relations Department has been awarded six Medallion Awards. It earned four gold awards, one silver award and one bronze award.

Supercuts, at Cottage Crest Shopping Center in Mobile, is celebrating its 15th anniversary. Supercuts is locally owned and operated by Gerd Ewert and Lisa Taylor. 

The almost 100-year-old Robert S. Vance Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse, in Birmingham, recently was renovated by Hoar Construction. The renovation included several conservation and sustainability features including an integrated storm water retention system, light monitors and new mechanical and HVAC system that reduces energy costs and usage. The building now has been presented the LEED Gold certification.

Southeast Alabama Medical Center has been named the Outstanding Healthcare Organization of 2014 by the Alabama State Nursing Association. 

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