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TCSG Rolls Out Mobile Welding Labs

April 2019

An April 10 blog post on the Georgia Trend Blog highlighted the mobile welding labs rolled out by the Technical College System of Georgia. The post mentions Georgia’s ‘critical welder shortage’ as a catalyst for the innovative education environment. The Technical College System of Georgia, or TCSG, introduced four mobile welding labs with the goal…

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Albion Construction

Constructuring & Its Recent Developments

March 2019

By combining the words ‘construction’ and ‘manufacturing’, you get the process known as ‘constructuring.’ While constructuring may seem the same as prefabrication, prefabricaion is just one element of the constructuring process. Per Ian Howell, constructuring includes: sourcing raw materials to supply chain logistics, industrial design, creating integrated assemblies, prefabrication, quality control, inventory management, transportation, building,…

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Three Albion Projects Receive First Place Honors

March 2019

We are thrilled to announce that Albion had three projects that placed first at the 2019 AGC Build Georgia Awards Program. Our project at Atlanta Motorsports Park earned first place, and we definitely recommend you take a trip up to Dawsonville to check it out! This world class building includes a kart retail and service center,…

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4 Organizations You Should Consider Joining Albion in Supporting

February 2019

Several years ago, Albion adopted the Make-A-Wish Foundation as our charitable donation recipient. A donation is made each year on behalf of the employees. We were fortunate to have presented our donation to Make-A-Wish Georgia last week. In addition to Make-A-Wish Georgia, we also support a variety of other organizations including the Atlanta Humane Society, the Kennesaw State University…

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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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