Company Kudos, June 2018

A month of achievements in Alabama business

Wayne J. Griffin Electric Inc. is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year. Griffin is one of the leading electrical merit shops in the country, most recently ranked 23rd in Engineering News-Record’s 2017 listing of the top 50 national electrical contractors. Part of the company’s strategy for success is its in-house apprenticeship training program (pictured above).

Two Alabama businesses, Alabama Sawyer and Jalapenos, have been named winners of the 2018 American Small Business Championship by SCORE, which honored only 102 small businesses nationwide.

Enlogica Solutions LLC has obtained certification in conformance with the ISO 9001:2015 standard for its quality management system.

Faulkner Law’s trial advocacy program recently ranked 15th among the nation’s 204 ABA approved law schools in the U.S. News and World Report’s 2019 ranking of the nation’s best programs.

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HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology is celebrating its 10th anniversary. The facility has attracted more than 36 companies to its campus, opened the Smith Family Clinic for Genomic Medicine and generated more than $1.85 billion in economic impact, and its researchers have published 550 research papers.

nLogic has been recognized as Supplier of the Year in the Outstanding Performance category by The Boeing Co., which honored 13 companies.

Progress Bank was named the 64th top performing bank in the U.S. with total assets between $1 billion and $10 billion by SNL/S&P Global Market Intelligence.

Regions Bank has received the 2018 Gallup Great Workplace Award for a fourth consecutive year. Regions also earned the Servicer Total Achievement and Reward Performer recognition given by Fannie Mae for the company’s efforts in assisting homeowners with mortgages.

Southern States Bank has been recognized as one of the Top 200 Healthiest Banks for 2018 by, ranking 123 out of 5, 557 banks.

Torch Technologies, for a third consecutive year, is ranked third among small and medium-sized consulting and professional services firms by Great Place to Work and Fortune.

The University of Alabama at Birmingham Collat School of Business was recognized by the Sales Education Foundation as a top university for professional sales education in its 2018 Annual magazine.

UAB Hospital and UAB Highlands  Hospital have earned an A grade on patient safety from Leapfrog Group’s Hospital Safety Grade.

The University of South Alabama Student Health Center was featured on the cover of the Journal of American College Health.

Volkert Inc., an infrastructure engineering firm in Mobile, placed 87th in Engineering News-Record’s top 500 design firms for 2018 listing. The firm also ranked 62nd among the top 100 pure design firms — up five places from 2017.

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