Company Kudos, March 2016
A month of achievements in Alabama business
Birmingham-based Brasfield & Gorrie has won two BuildSouth Awards from the Alabama chapter of the Associated General Contractors of America. The awards are for projects completed at the Airbus campus in Mobile — a central utility plant and a construction build-out of the A320 final assembly line hangar, service building and logistics center.
The Barge, Waggoner, Sumner and Cannon Inc. Community Fund recently made a $1,000 donation to the Wings of Hope Pediatric Foundation, a nonprofit that provides everyday services to families living with a child who is either critically or terminally ill. Wings of Hope was founded by Barge Waggoner employee David Willingham and his wife, Tonya, after the death of their two daughters.
Auburn University at Montgomery’s College of Business Master of Business Administration degree program has been ranked among the top 50 most affordable MBA programs in the U.S. by Top Management Degrees.
Hand Arendall LLC is celebrating its 75th year providing legal services. Founded in 1941, the law firm has grown to four offices across Alabama, offering services in all areas of traditional civil practice. It also serves clients in Florida and Mississippi.
Samford University’s Ida V. Moffett School of Nursing graduate programs vaulted into 13th place in new national rankings released in January by U.S. News & World Report. Samford moved up in the rankings from no. 24 last year and no. 35 two years ago.
The Wiregrass chapter of the Society of Hospital Medicine has received the Silver Ribbon award for 2015. The membership of the Wiregrass SHM chapter consists mostly of Southeast Alabama Medical Center hospitalists and physician assistants.
Community College Week has ranked Wallace State Community College 39th fastest growing among U.S. public community colleges with enrollments from 5,000 to 9,999. Wallace State is the third largest community college in Alabama.
Wind Creek Hospitality, with more than 2,000 employees at its facilities in Atmore, Wetumpka and Montgomery as well as multiple racetracks, has been voted one of the Best Casinos to Work For 2016 by Casino Journal. The Best Companies Group tallied the surveys and questionnaires, determining the final award recipients.