Construction and Real Estate

Martin Marietta's Mad Men Blitz Kiboshed

In the spring of 2010, Vulcan Materials Inc. CEO Don James was seriously studying the next big deal—a merger by the Birmingham-based...

Cross Section of an Alabama Mainstay

From church pews to utility poles to executive toys, Alabama’s wood and wood products industries are hanging on during a tough economy....

Shot in the Dark

Construction of the 14, 000-square-foot luxury lodge was completed in 2007, on the...

Aggressive Strategies in Hard Times

Few business sectors have been hit as hard as the construction industry by the economic downturn that began in 2008. The Associated General...

Shelter from the Storm

The tornadoes that tore through Tuscaloosa and Birmingham last April left devastation in their wake, killing 243 and destroying thousands of homes....

Gateway to Crimson Tide Football

When Bryant-Denny Stadium’s south end zone expansion debuted in August 2010, the University of Alabama athletics department delivered the final piece of...

Six-Pack of Fabricators

Master Crafts Trainer Mittie Cannon Trainer Robins & Morton Birmingham “My passion is to help develop the craft professional, ” says...

Builder Turns Developer

When Daniel Murray opened Murray Building Co. in Birmingham five years ago, he did not plan to become a real estate developer,...

Huntsville’s Real Estate Marvel

Ground was broken in October on the largest, single real estate development in the country, set to transform Huntsville over the...

Vulcan Slashes Dividend, Digging for Cash Flow

Vulcan Materials, the nation’s largest producer of construction aggregates, has taken a hit from the wounded construction market. But the company...

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