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  • Avoid Injuries, Plan for the Heat

    The summer heat is here in full force and that presents a danger to our employees who work in the field. Please remind your employees of the importance of staying hydrated and the dangers of Heat Illness.

    AlabamaAGC and CompTrustAGC are strong supporters of OSHA’s campaign to educate field employees on the dangers of heat illness and how to look for warning signs in fellow employees.  Heat illnesses are deadly but preventable with the proper education and team work. 

    To Download OSHA’s Heat Illness Prevention Training Guide Click Here

    To view OSHA’s Heat Illness Training Resource Center click here
    featuring Fact sheets, Quick Cards, Worksite Posters

    It’s not too late to host a “tool box safety talk” on this topic to be included in our Stand Down numbers.
    Please download the form and send it back to us.
    To download Stand Down Registration Form click here



  • CompTrustAGC TPA Recognized

    MRM, LLC. of Hoover, Alabama.

     April 9, 2014: Millennium Risk Managers, LLC. (MRM) is proud to announce the company’s 15th year anniversary of claims operations. On February 2nd, 2014, MRM completed 15 years of operations providing worker’s compensations third party claims administration for its clients in the state of Alabama. MRM offers claims administration as well as bill ajudication and several other cost containment services for the workers comp arena. MRM is also a founder partner in the largest work comp PPO network in the state of Alabama called Alamed, Inc. Alamed has 4300 physicians, 38 ancillary providers and 81 hospitals under contract for workers comp services.

    MRM owners Tom Roper and Terry Young were recently recognized by A.M. Best as one of the “A.M. Best certified” TPAs in the state. Terry and Tom were also recognized as experts in the worker’s comp claims administration and insurance arena by A. M. Best as well. Tom stated, “It has been an honor and privilege to work with our clients for the last 15 years. Without them, our company would not be where it is today.” Terry also added, “I agree with Tom. It’s been an honor to serve our clients, and also very satisfying and rewarding to provide a job and a career for our employees and their families.”

    MRM is a work comp claims administration company which provides claim services exclusively for worker’s compensation injuries, primarily within the state of Alabama. MRM enjoys a customer base with over 600 municipal entities, 350 plus construction companies and over 125 Nursing Homes. MRM also administers multiple smaller self insured companies throughout the state. MRM has 45 employees located in east Birmingham Alabama.

    For more information about MRM Work Comp TPA

    Contact: Terry Young
    MRM, LLC
    Workers Comp Division
    Phone : 1-256-504-3288
    Fax: 1- 256-295-9155
    2236 Cahaba Valley Dr.
    Suite 100
    Hoover AL 35242
    email Terry at
    or visit the MRM website at


  • Wallace State students earn bronze medals at SkillsUSA National Conference

    Wallace State students James Foster, Vincent Ponder each finish 3rd nationally at SkillsUSA Conference, earning bronze medals

    HANCEVILLE, ALA. – Wallace State Community College’s James Foster and Vincent Ponder each finished third in the nation, earning bronze medals, in their respective competitions last week at the 50th annual SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference in Kansas City, Mo.

    Wallace State’s competitors returned home with the most medals among Alabama community colleges.

    Foster, a recent Wallace State welding graduate, earned a bronze medal five years after his brother, Joey Foster, was a SkillsUSA national champion.James Foster of Welding

    “The entire SkillsUSA process took a lot of dedication, time and effort and it paid off. I wish I had finished first because as humans we want more, but I’m happy I finished third. It was great to represent the college at the national competition,” said Foster, a J.B. Pennington graduate.

    After finishing fourth in the state competition in 2013, Foster was thrilled with the vast improvement he made within a year by finishing tops in the state and third at nationals. Foster credits Wallace State Welding Instructor Jim Thompson for providing the extra motivation behind his progress.

    “We put in a lot of extra hours during the weekend working on it. Mr. (Jim) Thompson never allowed me to get complacent. He kept pushing and pushing me to try to achieve goals and then set new ones,” Foster said. “Jim has helped me strive for perfection.”

    Thompson and Foster’s wife, Holly, accompanied James to the national event.

    Vincent Ponder of Precision MachiningMeanwhile, Ponder continued an impressive string of Wallace State Precision Machining students leaving Kansas City with a medal. Ponder, 20, won a bronze, marking the third straight year the department has laid claim to a national medal winner. Mark Lowrey won a national silver in 2013 and two bronzes were won by Lowrey and Walter Eads in 2012.

    Ponder, an Arab native, attempted the state and national SkillsUSA competition for the first time this year. Ponder praised the efforts of his Wallace State instructors, Randy Moon, Gary McMinn and Jonathan Minyard, for giving him the opportunity to succeed on both levels.

    “I couldn’t have done it without them,” Ponder said. “I’m real proud I was able to bring back a bronze medal to Wallace State. It was a great experience at the national competition. I’ll remember it forever. I thought all of us represented Wallace State well. 

    Ponder’s mother and two siblings made the trip to the national competition with him, in addition to Wallace State’s Minyard.

    Other Wallace State students competing at SkillsUSA last week were Matt Phillippo in CNC Milling and Seth Pillow in Jobs Skills Demonstration. Phillippo finished tops in the state in his skill while Pillow was second.

    The remaining Wallace State students to finish in the top three in their respective state competitions in May were Dustin Miller, second place in Precision Machining; Caleb Tucker, second place in CNC Turning; Will Hudson, third place in Related Technical Math, Charli Smith, second place in Related Technical Math, Kyle Wright, third place in Technical Drafting; Eddie Lewis, second place in HVAC/R, Robert Summerford, second place in Diesel Technology; Jacob Wright, third place in Automotive Service Technology and Austin Decker, third place in Refinishing.

    SkillsUSA is a national nonprofit organization serving teachers and high school and college students who are preparing for careers in trade, technical and skilled service occupations, including health occupations. SkillsUSA serves more than 300,000 students and instructors annually. The organization has 13,000 school chapters in 54 state and territorial associations.

    For more information about Wallace State, visit


  • Governor, Lt. Governor Join Members At Alabama AGC Chapter Convention

    06.30.2014 More
  • AGC Can Help Control Your Retirement Plan Costs

    06.10.2014 More
  • AGC Leading Veteran-Employment Initiatives

    06.10.2014 More
  • Primary Election Results

    06.06.2014 More
  • Sending a Work Zone Message

    05.23.2014 More
  • A Bump in the Road

    05.14.2014 More
  • Statewide Leaders Attending AGC Convention

    05.09.2014 More