Company Kudos, August 2018

A month of achievements in Alabama business

Wayne J. Griffin Electric Inc. recently celebrated its 16th annual Apprentice Competition. The company, over its four regional offices and its headquarters, had more than 350 apprentices broken into teams to test their electrical skills and knowledge. In this photo apprentices were tested on pipe bending.

Adtran Inc. has been certified as an ISO 27001 company by the National Standards Authority of Ireland for its design centers around the world.

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The supply chain program at Auburn University Harbert College of Business placed third on Gartner Inc.’s national ranking 2018 Supply Chain University Top 25.

Austal USA received the Shipbuilders Council of America Excellence in Saftey award. Austal was one of 19 SCA members to receive awards for continued advancement of employee safety.

Baker Donelson was named one of six finalists for the Outstanding Firm in Advancing Gender Diversity and Inclusion by Chambers Women in Law Awards: USA 2018.

Brasfield & Gorrie has received an award for its commitment to creating positive client experiences at the 2018 Client Experience in Professional Services conference.

Butler Snow was ranked no. 19 in The Legal 500 U.S. rankings in the Dispute Resolution: Product Liability, Mass Tort and Class Action: Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices – Defense category.

For a ninth consecutive year, Children’s of Alabama has been ranked among the nation’s best children’s hospitals by U.S. News & World Report. Eight of Children’s pediatric specialties are among the top 50 in the U.S.

DeAngelis Diamond, started by John DeAngelis and David Diamond, marked its 22nd anniversary in June.

Essity, formerly SCA, received a state commendation for its high standards of service, sustainability focus, customer and employee loyalty and safety commitment. Essity is a global hygiene and health company with paper product manufacturing operations employing 500 in Cherokee.

The Hoover Metropolitan Complex celebrated its first year of operation in June. The state-of-the-art facility has had a $6 million economic impact.

MarineMax, which has a location in Gulf Shores, celebrated its 20th anniversary in June. To commemorate, employees rang the closing bell at the New York Stock Exchange.

Redstone Federal Credit Union was recently named Credit Union of the Year by NAFCU.

Regions Financial Corp. was named Alabama’s most valuable brand in the Brand Finance US 500 2018 rankings. Nationally, Regions came in at no. 372.

Torch Technologies was named one of the 2018 Best Workplaces for Millennials by Great Place to Work and FORTUNE. In addition, the company was ranked no. 61 of the Top 100 Government Contractors by Washington Technology.

Trustmark Corp. has been recognized for the highest customer satisfaction score in the South Central Region by the J.D. Power 2018 U.S. Retail Banking Satisfaction Study.

The University of Alabama at Birmingham Division of University Relations won the school’s first Emmy award for Outstanding Sports-Feature Segment at the 2018 Southeast Regional Emmy Awards. The entry showcased the lasting impact of UAB football’s partnership with Children’s Harbor.

The University of Alabama at Birmingham has been ranked the top young university in the United States and no. 10 worldwide in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings, 2018 Young University Rankings.

Vertical Solutions Media is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year. The marketing firm was started by Bethany Meadows.

Accounting Today has ranked Warren Averett Asset Management no. 15 among the top CPA financial planners by assets under management. Warren Averett Asset Management was also named to the 2018 edition of the Financial Times 300 Top Registered Investment Advisers listing.

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