Louisiana-Pacific CEO Curt Stevens recently told investors his team is examining plans to boost production capacity to keep up with the rise in home construction. Among the options on the table are the addition of a fourth shift at a plant in British Columbia and the reopening of a large Alabama factory that was idled about four years ago.
Corizon has been awarded a renewal of its contract to manage the health care of inmates overseen by the Alabama Department of Corrections. The new agreement kicks in Dec. 1, spans three years and comes with two one-year renewal options. Corizon and its predecessor companies have held the contract, which covers the medical care of more than 25,000 inmates, since 2003.
Dollar General said an Alabama federal judge has decertified a massive class action accusing it of wrongly classifying store managers as exempt from overtime wages. Since the case seeking overtime pay and other damages was filed six years ago, almost 2,900 store managers had signed on. Unless attorneys for the managers file for and win an appeal, those plaintiffs will be able to move forward only on their own.
The Birmingham office of Bradley Arant Boult Cummings has added partner Leigh Anne Hodge in its Birmingham office. Hodge, who specializes in health care litigation, was previously a partner at Balch & Bingham. Her addition takes to 15 the number of health care attorneys who have joined BABC since late last year.
A practicing nurse before she went to law school, Ms. Hodge holds a J.D. (summa cum laude) from Cumberland School of Law and a B.S. (with honors) from the University of Alabama. She is the Treasurer of the American Inns of Court in Birmingham; a member of the Health Law Section of the Alabama Bar; and a member of the Executive Committee of the Autism and Behavioral Health Center in Birmingham. She previously served as an adjunct professor of health law transactions at Cumberland School of Law.
AT&T today announced that AT&T Southeast (BellSouth Telecommunications) has reached a handshake on a tentative agreement with the Communications Workers of America in contract negotiations.
Additionally, AT&T and CWA have reached tentative agreements on two other smaller Southeast regional agreements covering AT&T Billing Southeast and Southeast Utility Operations.
The three-year agreements, terms of which were not disclosed, include wage increases in each year and modest pension increases. Paperwork is being finalized, AT&T said in a release.
The three agreements will be submitted to the union's membership for a ratification vote, and collectively cover more than 22,000 AT&T wireline employees in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee.
The agreements come on the heels of tentative agreements AT&T reached on July 21 in wireline contract negotiations for the AT&T Midwest region and AT&T Corp. (CWA Telecommunications and Technology Office), where contracts expired on April 7.
The board overseeing Lawrence Medical Center in Moulton, Ala., has chosen Huntsville Hospital over Brentwood-based RegionalCare Hospital Partners to manage the 37-bed facility. RegionalCare, which is run by former Province Healthcare CEO Marty Rash, runs hospitals in nearby Florence and Muscle Shoals.
The U.S. Army has awarded Turner Universal Construction a $51 million contract to build the next phase of its Missile Defense Agency complex at the Redstone Arsenal base in Huntsville. The 225,000-square-foot building will house administrative offices, IT facilities and meeting spaces and is expected to open its doors in two years.
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Brentwood-based RegionalCare Hospital Partners has applied to build a $19.4 million cancer treatment center next to a proposed replacement Eliza Coffee Memorial Hospital in northern Alabama. But the company led by Marty Rash looks set to run into opposition from nearby Helen Keller Hospital, one of five facilities also fighting RegionalCare's Eliza Coffee plans.