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UWG Murphy Building

Albion Team Driven to Do Good Work for West Georgia

February 2019

Over the last year, the Albion had team has been completing a multi-phased project at the University of West Georgia known as the Murphy Building Renovations. The renovations of the Murphy Building at the University of West Georgia was a unique project as it was more like four smaller projects under one roof. This multi-phased,…

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Albion Finishing Up HVAC Replacement at Troup County DHS

January 2019

Albion is completing a project known as the ‘Troup County Human Services Building HVAC Replacement’ in LaGrange, Georgia. The project, owned by the Georgia State Financing & Investment Commission, required the replacement of the existing HVAC and providing new concrete pads. Albion worked days, nights, and weekends to meet the needs of both GSIFC and…

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GSU Alpharetta Crane

Modular Construction – What is it?

January 2019

With the start of the new year, I was curious as to what the predictions were (and are) for our industry in the year 2019. After a bit of research, I was intrigued by an article discussing “Modular Construction.” While I hadn’t necessarily heard the exact term thrown around the office (remember, I’m in my…

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Brian Newsome, Albion EVP

Albion Planning for Busy October

October 2018

October is shaping up to be a busy month for Albion! Our Executive Vice President, Brian Newsome, will be on the road for the next few weeks. Look for him at the following events: Compass Design & Construction Summit – Charlotte, North Carolina (October 16-17, 2018) Compass Group,  the leading foodservice and support services company,…

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Insight into Atlanta’s Craft Labor Shortage

August 2018

The SaportaReport, which provides insights on Atlanta from veteran journalists, posted an interesting article featuring guest columnist Kevin Kuntz. Kuntz is the president of the Southeast Division of McCarthy Building Co., Inc. and president of the Associated General Contractors of Georgia.  Kuntz’s article ‘Solving Atlanta’s craft labor shortage: Changing perceptions, continuing education” can be found…

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D.J. & Laura

Albion Attends YLP Kick-Off Event & Build Expo

July 2018

Albion’s Business Development Manager, Laura Garrett, is often on the go. She attends many conferences, expos, and is a member of various industry groups and organizations in the Atlanta area. Most recently, Laura attended the AGC Young Leadership Program (YLP) Kick-Off Event and the Atlanta Build Expo. Laura has been a member of the AGC’s…

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Construction Employment Reaches 10-Year High

July 2018

Last week, the Associated General Contractors of America published an article highlighting the boost in construction related employment but warned against the threats of future growth. Per the article, posted here, construction employment has reached a 10-year high with the industry adding 13,000 jobs in June alone. 282,000 jobs have been added for the year…

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Justin Robinson - Albion

Albion Employee Spotlight: Justin Robinson

June 2018

“Hire really good, smart people, and get out of their way.” – Brian Newsome, Albion Executive Vice President You may remember this quote from our blog post: “The Untold Story of Albion.” In light of Brian’s ability to find and retain the industry’s top talent, I wanted to spotlight our incredible team here at Albion. Each…

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Todd & Will Receiving AGC Award for GSU Alpharetta Labs

Albion Honored By AGC-GA, DBIA-SE, and CMAA-SAC

June 2018

As we near the end of ‘awards season’,  we wanted to take this opportunity to congratulate the individuals and companies that made so many of our projects major successes this past year. Our projects were recognized by the Associated General Contractors of Georgia, the Construction Management Association of America – South Atlantic Chapter, and the…

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SB 3 Signing Ceremony

Senate Bill 3: Creating Opportunities Needed Now to Expand Credentialed Training (CONNECT) Act

May 2018

On Wednesday, March 14th, the state Senate unanimously voted 51-0 to adopt the conference committee report for Senate Bill 3 (SB3). The bill’s purpose is to identify critical workforce needs and provide students with opportunities to earn industry credentials in those fields. The bill links education and workforce development by combining skills-based learning and academic instruction.…

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