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Company Kudos, November 2014

A month of achievements in Alabama business

Chase Corporate Center, located in Hoover, is the first existing building in the state of Alabama to earn the LEED Silver Certification issued by the U.S. Green Building Council. The center began the LEED Certification process in 2012 with various maintenance and operational procedures enhanced to meet LEED standards. Updates to the 210,065-square-foot building, which now has an Energy Star score of 80, are expected to save more than $35,000 a year in energy costs.

AEgis Technologies, a modeling and simulation company based in Huntsville, is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. Since its inception, the private business has grown to include 325 employees in 12 locations in 10 states. 

The Alabama Community College System Public Relations Association presented six Pyramid Awards, including two first place, three second place and one third place awards, to Bishop State Community College Public Relations Department. The ACCSPRA also presented Calhoun Community College’s Public Affairs, Community Relations and Special Events department with 10 awards — two first place, five second place and three third place awards. 

Beasley, Allen, Crow, Methvin, Portis & Miles PC, of Montgomery, has been selected for inclusion in the National Law Journal’s inaugural Elite Trial Lawyers listing. Fifty firms were selected for inclusion on the nationwide list. 

Employment Screening Services, a human resources and risk management company, is celebrating its 20th anniversary. ESS opened in Birmingham in 1994 after a need was identified for background and drug screening services. 

Hartzell Engine Technologies LLC, of Montgomery, has received FAA Parts Manufacturer Approval (PMA) for its new 202F series fuel pumps. The HET 202F series pumps have replaced the old steel vanes with new carbon vanes, which reduce overall wear to the pump’s liner, improving pump performance and reducing pressure fluctuations.

Red Sage Communications Inc., of Decatur, has won multiple awards in the international Web Marketing Association’s WebAwards competition, including Best Regional Website for the City of Heflin Industrial Development Board. Red Sage received the Outstanding Website – Travel award for Marshall County Convention and Visitor Bureau’s website and the Standard of Excellence – Advocacy award for Bike Huntsville. 

Robins & Morton has received nine Associated Builders and Contractors of Alabama Excellence in Construction awards, eight of which were first place Eagle Awards. In addition, the firm won an Eagle Award from the ABC Mid-Tennessee chapter for its renovation of a medical center. 

Averitt Express, with multiple locations in Alabama, for a third-consecutive year has been named a Carrier Recognition Award-winner by Chevron Lubricants.

Calhoun Community College has been listed among the nation's Top 50 Associate Degree producers for registered, administration, research and clinical nursing graduates by Community College Week.

Health Information Designs, of Auburn, has been awarded Health Utilization Management Accreditation for its prior authorization services by URAC, a Washington, DC-based health care accrediting organization. HID is a pharmacy services company. 

KC Projects, a public relations firm in Birmingham, was a finalist in PR News' 2014 Digital Awards. The firm received this recognition for its campaign for Full Moon Bar-B-Que.

Southern Research Institute's Southeastern Solar Research Center was named project of the year in My Green Birmingham's 2014 Champions of Sustainability awards. 

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