Company Kudos, January 2019

A month of achievements in Alabama business

The Birmingham Zoo received its first endowed gift for conservation from Phyllis and Larry Wojciechowski. The initial gift of $250,000, named the Phyllaris Fund, will support the zoo’s Passion into Conservation Action program, which awards grants to zoo staff members to help support their conservation projects and worldwide research.

BBB Industries, of Daphne, won the Women in Auto Care’s 2018 Automotive Communication Award for its interactive label and packaging for its Gold Premier™ Brand.

Colonial Inn Condominiums, in Fairhope, have received the first-ever Fortified Commercial™ Hurricane Gold certification from the Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety.

Columbia Southern University recently was ranked among the top 10 most affordable online schools in the nation for 2019 by SR Education Group. The university came in 10th overall, seventh for bachelor’s degrees and ninth for master’s degrees.

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Hoar Program Management won its first-ever national Construction Management of America award in the Education Construction Value Greater than $50 Million category for its work on Texas Christian University Worth Hills Greek Village Phase 5 Residence Halls.

Huntsville International Airport was a winner in the Brand Identity, the Overall Customer Service Program and Overall Marketing Programs categories of the Airports Council International-North America 2018 Excellence in Airport Marketing, Communications and Customer Service awards.

LafargeHolcim has received American Petroleum Institute certification for the manufacture of well cement at its Holcim Theodore plant, making it one of only four cement plants in the U.S. with the API 10A Monogram™ and Q1 Quality Management System.

The Lutzie 43 Foundation is the 2018 recipient of the Dearth Advocacy Award, presented by Children’s of Alabama. The foundation, named in honor of the late Auburn football player Philip Lutzenkirchen, encourages and empowers young people to be positive ambassadors for safe driving.

Mixtroz, a minority and woman-owned tech startup in Birmingham specializing in connecting people at live events in real time, has reached the $1 million fundraising mark. Kerry Schrader and Ashlee Ammons, the founding mother-daughter team of Mixtroz, joined the exclusive circle of only 40 black females to close $1 million in seed funding.

The University of Alabama at Birmingham has surpassed $500 million in research grants and awards for the 12-month period from Nov. 1, 2017 through Oct. 31, 2018.

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