February 27, 2019
Alabama Productivity Center
2019 Winter Semester Newsletter
In this Issue:

2019 Summer Internships

Open Enrollment Courses

Welcome Erica Davis to APC Staff

GulfQuest Museum & The University of Alabama Announcement

APC Advisory Board Meeting

Article: Eliminating Modern-Day Slavery in Supply Chain

What's Happening in Alabama?

About Us
2019 Summer Internships
It is that time of year again! We are kicking off our 2019 Summer Internships on May 13th and will conclude on August 9th. APC interns work on various projects from continuous improvement to operation efficiency and work 40 hours a week. The interns are also paid directly through The University of Alabama, taking the hassle off your HR department. The APC staff works closely with each student and strive for a win-win outcome; a benefit to both the company and the student. Have an idea but aren't sure where to start? Give us a call!

Huntsville/Tuscaloosa Area:

jringenrieth@cba.ua.edu
(205) 242 - 6057

Birmingham Area:

bmcneal@cba.ua.edu
(256) 990 - 6357

Greater Mobile Area:

jprodgers@cba.ua.edu
(251) 234 - 1724

Open Enrollment Courses
  • ISO 9001:2015 Overview
  • IATF 16949:2016
  • ISO 19011:2018
  • Auditing Automotive Core Tool Overview and Auditing
  • Leadership in Logistics Management
  • Finders Keepers - Recruiting and Retention Strategies
  • Logistics Fundamentals
  • Lean Airplane and Lean 101
  • Leadership 101
  • Situational Leadership

All courses are 4-8 hours long and can be held in Mobile, Birmingham, and Tuscaloosa areas. For more information on each course please contact Justin Rodgers.

jprodgers@cba.ua.edu
(251) 234 - 1724

Welcome Erica Davis to APC Staff
Erica Davis currently serves as the Business Manager, for the Alabama Productivity Center, a department within the College of Commerce at the University of Alabama. She is a 2013 graduate of the University of Alabama with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication and Information Sciences. Upon graduation Erica accepted a position with Regions Bank as a Digital Communications Specialist in Hoover, AL. During her time at Regions she was enlisted as a department mentor and spear-headed the internal employee engagement site (JAM).

In 2015, Erica joined the University of Alabama Athletic Department as Access Control Specialist under the Athletic Business Office. This role consisted of managing security and access for multiple athletic departments as well as administrative and financial support for Equipment and Event Management departments.

She received her Masters of Business Administration from the University of North Alabama in 2018. During her last year of graduate school she was selected as a Virtual Student Foreign Service (VSFS) eIntern for the U.S Department of State. 

Erica joined APC in 2018 and brings over 10 years of financial and communications management experience. She enjoys road trips with her family, interior design and attending sporting events.
Help us welcome Erica to the APC Team!
The University of Alabama leases office space at the GulfQuest Maritime Museum in Mobile, AL
Friday, February 15th, The University of Alabama opened its doors to new office space in Mobile, AL. The University of Alabama will focus efforts in improving the Greater Mobile Area, with a big focus on transportation. Located at the GulfQuest Museum, near downtown Mobile, the Alabama Productivity Center will also be located in the space in order to expand our efforts in becoming a State-wide program.
APC Advisory Board Meeting
This winter's Advisory Board Meeting was held at Evonik Industries in Mobile, AL where we reviewed the status of the center with our Advisory Board. We also had two student group projects that were presented by Sydney Whetstone, Brad Campbell and Jacob Jones. A special thanks to Evonik Industries for hosting our Advisory Board Meeting in there newly built Employee Activity Center.
Eliminating Modern-Day Slavery in Supply Chain
What's Happening in Alabama?
About Us
In an effort to improve economic development in the state of Alabama, the Alabama Productivity Center was established on January 1, 1986, on the University of Alabama campus. The mission of the APC is to focus research and educational resources on the enhancement of productivity and quality within Alabama businesses and the state's industry.

The Alabama Productivity Center, a non-profit organization, is an outgrowth of a 1983 joint venture of the University of Alabama and General Motors to save a Tuscaloosa GM plant from closing. The positive experience utilizing university faculty and students to save Alabama jobs led to the establishment and sponsorship by Alabama Power Company and the University of Alabama.

In 1996, APC became home to Region 3 of the Alabama Technology Network (ATN), the Manufacturing Extension Partnership program of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) for the state of Alabama. Headquartered in Montgomery, the ATN brings together a set of sixteen regional centers covering the entire state and serving the technical assistance and workforce development needs of small- and medium-sized manufacturing firms.

The APC’s accomplishments, such as recognition by the National Council for Urban Development and the U.S. Economic Development Administration as an “innovative” and “imaginative” program, demonstrate that the APC is a valuable resource for Alabama businesses.
Thank you for your support of the Alabama Productivity Center. If you have any questions or suggestions, please feel free to contact us through our website or social media. Also, follow us on Facebook and Twitter  for prizes and updates throughout the year! 
Thank you, 
Alabama Productivity Center Staff
Alabama Productivity Center
1818 University Blvd
Tuscaloosa, Alabama
(205) 348-8956