Our Partners

Alabama Chapter of AGC

Working with member companies that are the heart and soul of Alabama AGC is what we are all about, and the opportunity to work with each and every member we have is why we are here as your advocate for Alabama’s construction industry. Through committee participation and contact with Alabama AGC staff, members have the opportunity to articulate how policies will impact industry programs. Alabama AGC and its self-insured worker’s compensation insurance program, CompTrust AGC, is the only self-insured fund with an A.M. Best rating (A-), establishing it as the most fiscally sound fund in the state.

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Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc.

Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) is a national construction industry trade association representing nearly 21,000 chapter members. Founded on the merit shop philosophy, ABC and its 70 chapters help members develop people, win work and deliver that work safely, ethically, profitably and for the betterment of the communities in which ABC and its members work. ABC's membership represents all specialties within the U.S. construction industry and is comprised primarily of firms that perform work in the industrial and commercial sectors.

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The ATN provides industry and businesses with the tools, training and resources to excel.  ATN is committed to meeting customer requirements and increasing satisfaction through continual improvement of training programs, technical assistance services, and the quality management system.

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Birmingham Business Alliance

The Birmingham Business Alliance was created by the merger of the Birmingham Regional Chamber of Commerce and the Metropolitan Development Board. The BBA focuses on the economic growth of the entire seven-county Birmingham region. Bringing the Chamber and MDB together allows business leaders to create a much stronger and well-rounded entity to promote dynamic growth and improve the quality of life in the region.

The Birmingham Business Alliance is a dynamic advocate, unifying voice and constant catalyst for economic development and business prosperity for the Birmingham Region. The BBA is responsible for implementing and administering the region’s economic development strategy known as Blueprint Birmingham.

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Central Six Development Council

The mission of the Central Six Development Council, serving as Region 4 of the Governor’s Office of Workforce Development, is to create a 21st Century workforce that is proactive, responsive, and results driven; supports the region’s diverse population and employers; and, provides quality job opportunities in support of a vibrant regional economy. The Central Six Development Council serves the following counties: Blount, Chilton, Jefferson, Shelby, St. Clair, and Walker.

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Crane Institute of America

Crane Institute of America, LLC  is the nation’s leading provider of training services to the lifting industry. Our 5-acre facility near Orlando, Florida accommodates hands-on training for mobile cranes, boom trucks, and rigging. Crane Institute’s programs are excellent for trainees or as a refresher for experienced personnel. We cover all the bases, from pre-op inspection to shutdown. Since 1987, Crane Institute has trained and/or certified more than 85,000 equipment operators, inspectors, supervisors, trainers and riggers. Our training, certification, products and services meet, and usually exceed, all OSHA and industry requirements. We strive to make the lifting industry one of the safest, most liability-free work environments in existence. We go the extra mile to ensure the safety of your personnel and workplace! In addition to training Crane Institute offers support services including accident investigation and litigation support, site safety assessments, audits of policies and procedures, and consulting on ASME/ANSI standards development or interpretation.

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Jefferson State Community College

Jefferson State Community College, one of Alabama's leading two-year colleges, has provided excellence in education and workforce training for the greater Birmingham area for over 45 years. Founded in 1965, Jefferson State offers more than 120 university transfer programs, 20 career programs with multiple options, and numerous certificate programs.

Jefferson State also offers a comprehensive approach to workforce training through a variety of credit and non-credit programs. Several convenient locations, along with online instruction, provide the accessibility needed in a busy lifestyle. Locations include the Shelby-Hoover Campus in northern Shelby County, the Jefferson Campus in eastern Jefferson County, the St. Clair-Pell City Campus and the Chilton-Clanton Campus.

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Lawson State Community College

Lawson State Community College is a comprehensive, diverse, public, two-year, multi-campus college, which seeks to provide accessible quality educational opportunities, promote economic growth and enhance the quality of life for people in its service area. The College is dedicated to providing affordable and accessible lifelong learning opportunities through varied instructional modes in order to prepare students for employment or career advancement, enable students to transfer to senior colleges and universities, and provide customized training for business and industry.

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