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Company Kudos, May 2013

The Hilton Garden Inn Mobile East Bay/Daphne was presented the 2012 Pride Merit Award, ranking it as third among Hilton Garden Inn’s 560 hotels worldwide. The 124-room hotel opened in 2004 and was ranked based on quality assurance audits, customer scores rating staff service and quality of the hotel’s physical accommodations. 

Coldwell Banker Commercial Moore Company Realty has earned the 2012 Number One Office Award in Alabama. This is the third year the Montgomery company has received this distinction.

Digium Inc., a Huntsville telecommunications software and hardware provider, was named to CRN’s 2013 Partner Program Guide and awarded a 5-star partner rating. The guide is the definitive listing of manufacturers and software publishers that provide products to the IT Channel.

Electricfil, an automotive tier 1 supplier, has cut landfill waste at its Elkmont plant by 97 percent, garnering the Alabama Technology Network’s 2012 Alabama E3 Environment Award. The plant reduced energy usage more than 600,000 kilowatts per year, reduced related CO2 emissions by 800,000 pounds and dropped landfill bound waste to less than 4 yards per week.

Fite Building Co. and Hoar Construction both have projects recognized by the Associated Builders and Contractors national competition.  Hoar was presented Pyramid awards for its work on St. Vincent’s St. Clair Hospital in Pell City and Medical Center Enterprise Obstetrics addition. Fite earned the Eagle award for the rebuilding of the Independence Tube Phoenix facility in Decatur.

Grede Holdings LLC’s Brewton facility has been presented with a safety award from the American Foundry Society. The AFS Metalcasting Safe Year Award is presented to facilities that complete one year without a lost time accident.

Hargrove Engineers + Constructors has been inducted into the Alabama Engineering Hall of Fame. The firm was recognized for its quality engineering services, sustainable development and high-tech jobs. It joins 29 other corporations that have been inducted since 1987.

SEA Wire and Cable Inc., of Madison, has received a 2012 Boeing Performance Excellence Award, for maintaining a silver composite performance rating for 12 consecutive months. 

The A.G. Gaston Boys & Girls Club recently celebrated its 46th anniversary. The club provides services to at-risk children in the Birmingham and Bessemer communities.

Auburn University recently earned the Tree Campus USA designation from the Arbor Day Foundation for a fourth consecutive year. The award recognizes the university's efforts for promoting healthy trees and engaging staff and students in conservation efforts.

The Bryant-Jordan Student-Athlete Scholarship Program has achieved the $1 million milestone in total scholarship funds available annually to high school student-athletes across Alabama. The program was founded in 1986 by the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame in partnership with the Alabama High School Athletic Association.

Colliers International, with multiple locations in Alabama, has been ranked second out of 25 firms for a fourth consecutive year by The Lipsey Co., a leading training consultancy. Lipsey ranked the brand based on number of yearly transactions.

AECOM Technology Corp., Johnson Controls and SCA-Barton have been recognized by the Ethisphere Institute as some of the "World's Most Ethical Companies." The designation is presented to companies that demonstrate leadership in ethical behavior.

The Wetumpka Municipal Airport (Elmore Auxiliary Training Field #2) has been listed on the Alabama Register of Landmarks and Heritage. The register is a listing of historic, architectural and archaeological landmarks worthy of recognition and preservation.

The Mobile Society for Human Resource Management has been designated as a 2012 Foundation Champion by the SHRM Foundation. The recognition is given to local chapters that provide outstanding fundraising support.

Personal Best, a division of Oakstone Publishing, announced the 25th anniversary of TopHealth, its best-selling newsletter. Personal Best is based out of Birmingham.

ServisFirst Bancshares Inc. has been ranked 14th in the Top 100 Community Banks between $500 million and $5 billion in assets in the U.S. by SNL Financial for 2012. ServisFirst was the only bank in Alabama on the list.

Sirote Supports, an initiative of Sirote & Permutt law firm, was named the winner of a 2013 Communitas Award, presented by the Association of Marketing and Communications Porfessionals. The award recognizes businesses, organizations and individuals for their community service and corporate social responsibility.

Warren Averett LLC recently was ranked as the largest accounting, tax and business consulting firm in the four-state Gulf Coast region comprised of Alabama, Florida, Louisiana and Mississippi by Accounting Today. The firm placed 27th among the Top 100 Firms in the nation, and was recognized as the no. 1 pacesetter in growth nationwide. 

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