Company Kudos, July 2016
A month of achievements in Alabama business
O2Ideas, of Birmingham, received the 2016 Perfect Partner award and the 2016 Longevity Award at the Worldwide Partners World Meeting in Jamaica in May. O2Ideas President Bill Todd (right) accepted the award from Worldwide Partner Vice Chairman Jerry Rosen. “We believe in the power of our network and in our ability to meet any client’s needs in any part of the world,” said Todd.
ART Fertility of Alabama, with offices in Birmingham, Huntsville, Tuscaloosa and Montgomery, is celebrating its 30th anniversary.
Berkadia LLC, a multifamily investment banking and research company, was honored by CoStar Group Inc. as one of the Top Sales Firms in Alabama based on total transactions closed during 2015.
Business Systems and Consultants is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year. The company provides document management solutions.
Full Moon Bar-B-Que, of Birmingham, has received three national mentions. Five of the company’s 30-year-old recipes are included in Will Budiaman’s Be The BBQ Pitmaster: A Regional Smoker Cookbook Celebrating America’s Best Barbecue. The company has also been featured in International Food & Drink Magazine, and The Daily Meal has named the company one of America’s 25 Best Barbecue Chains for 2016.
Hargrove Controls + Automation has received the 2016 Integrator Member of the Year award from the Control System Integrators Association.
Ameritas, a leader in finance and insurance solutions, has selected Nowlin & Associates, of Birmingham, for multiple awards, including the President’s Trophy. The President’s Trophy recognizes the firm as one of the top agencies in the nation.
Samford University’s Brock School of Business has been recognized by the Sales Education Foundation as one of the Top Universities for Professional Sales Education in the foundation’s 10th annual magazine.
Southern Nuclear, of Birmingham, has received three Top Innovative Practice awards in conjunction with the Nuclear Energy Institute’s 63rd Annual Industry Conference and Supplier Expo: Nuclear Energy Assembly. Southern Nuclear developed equipment for evaluating shroud cracking in boiler water reactors at Plant Hatch, winning the GE Hitachi vendor award. The entry also won the process award for Plant Support and recognition for the company’s National SAFER Response Center.
Southern Research has launched an employee giving campaign targeting $1 million in contributions over five years to fund innovative research programs, needed capital improvements and equipment purchases in honor of the nonprofit’s 75th anniversary.
Torch Technologies, of Huntsville, has been named one of the country’s 20 Best Workplaces in Consulting and Professional Services by Great Place to Work and Fortune magazine.
United Bank, for a sixth consecutive year, has been certified by the Department of the Treasury as a Community Development Financial Institution, a designation that is the result of the bank’s commitment to enhancing the economic vitality of low- to moderate-income communities in Alabama and Northwest Florida.