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Company Kudos, January 2017

A month of achievements in Alabama business

Honda Manufacturing of Alabama LLC is celebrating its 15th year in the state. Today, HMA employs more than 4,500 associates and annually produces more than 340,000 vehicles and V-6 engines at its Lincoln plant.

The University of Alabama at Birmingham has been ranked no. 18 nationally among public universities and no. 34 overall in federally financed research in 2015, according to the National Science Foundation. UAB has more than $328.5 million in research expenditures. 

Amerex, in the McWane family of companies and headquartered in Trussville, recently was recognized by the U.S. Department of State for supplying emergency foam concentrate to battle oil and sulphur fires in Iraq.  

Auburn University at Montgomery has been ranked by Affordable Colleges Online as among its “Best Online Colleges in Alabama for 2016-2017.” In addition, the university has earned the 2017 Military Friendly School designation by Victory Media. 

BASF’s McIntosh site has been named the Mobile Area Chamber of Commerce’s Manufacturer of the Year. 

Barfield, Murphy, Shank & Smith is celebrating its 25th anniversary. Today, the accounting firm employs 130 people and is one of the top 100 firms of the American Institute of CPAs G400. 

Calhoun Community College was recognized by Landscape Architect Magazine for its efforts to reduce its carbon footprint. The college, with the help of Sun Charge Systems, has installed solar power charging stations throughout the campus.

Greenwich Associates has recognized Regions Bank for providing customer service to investment clients through Regions Private Wealth Management. Out of more than 150 wealth management providers included in the survey, Regions was one of only six firms recognized for its customer service. 

RSQ, of Mobile, has won gold and silver awards from The W3 Awards for the firm’s web design and development of NYCPride.org and Deutser.com

ServisFirst Bank has been recognized by the U.S. Treasury as one of the national Top 15 Leaders in the State Small Business Credit Initiative program. ServisFirst made 35 loans totaling more than $37 million to small businesses in 2015. 

Tuscaloosa County has become the first metro community in the state of Alabama to meet all criteria to become a certified ACT Work Ready Community. The achievement caps a 12-month engagement process and launches a two-year growth and maintenance phase to retain certification. 

The Center for Business and Research at The University of Alabama Culverhouse College of Commerce has received the Award of Excellence in Print Publications and the Award of Excellence in Electronic Publications from the Association for University Business and Economic Research. CBER achieved the award for the 2016 Alabama Economic Outlook and the Alabama Business Confidence Index. 

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