September 13, 2017
Alabama Productivity Center
 2017 Summer Semester Newsletter
  " Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it." 

Dwight D. Eisenhower
Greetings!

The staff at the Alabama Productivity Center would like to thank you for your support in our efforts to increase Alabama's productivity. This Summer has been very busy for us, please check out below to see what has been going on.

You are receiving this newsletter because you have previously supported the Alabama Productivity Center and/or showed interest in the APC's overall goals. Please feel free to forward this newsletter to any applicable source. If you have any questions, comments, and/or suggestions please contact us through our website. 
Industry News
ASK marked the official grand opening of its new headquarters. The company invested $2.7 million to renovate the former Brunswick Woodmere Lanes bowling alley on Carmichael Road, a move that led to the creation of new jobs. in 2016, ASK announced that over a two-year period it would be adding more than 400 jobs, bringing its total workforce to over 600 employees.


Continental Motors Group Ltd (CMG), an AVIC International Holding Corporation company, announced Tuesday, September 11th, that it signed a Letter of Intent with Stonemont Financial Group and Clayco, Inc. to develop its new state of the art headquarters at the Mobile Aeroplex in Mobile, AL.

University Partners
The Alabama Productivity Center is currently partnering with The University of South Alabama and The University of Alabama at Birmingham in order to give students the opportunity to take what they have learned in the classroom and put it into practice creating win-win situations for both the company and the student. We currently have three USA students and two UAB students interning for the Fall 2017 Semester.
2017 Summer Semester Internships
Over the course of our Summer Internships, students were allowed to work 40 hours per week. This summer we had 25 interns at 13 different companies with 11 in the Tuscaloosa area, 7 in Mobile, 4 in Birmingham and 3 in Huntsville, AL.  
Charles Moran, a Senior majoring in Chemical Engineering at The University of South Alabama, interned at Evonik Industries in Mobile, AL. Click on the video above to hear about his project work. 
2017 Fall Internships
This Fall Semester we will have 25 interns at 12 different companies with 17 in the Tuscaloosa area, 4 in the Mobile area, 3 in the Birmingham area, and 1 in Huntsville area.
Open Enrollment Courses
Birmingham, AL
Date:
October 24, 2017 9:00am - 12:00pm CST
Location:
AWTC 3500 6th Ave South Birmingham, AL 35222
Cost:
$75 per person
Mobile, AL
Date:
November 15, 2017 1:00pm - 4:00pm CST
Location:
AIDT Mobile - Brookley Complex 1854 Ninth Street Mobile, AL 36615
Cost:
$75 per person
For more information contact:

(205) 348 - 7957
bmcneal@cba.ua.edu
ISO 9001:2015 & ISO 14001:2015 Implementation 
The APC provides assistance updating your Environmental Management System to be compliant to the changes in the ISO 14001:2015 Standard. Services include implementation assistance and training. Implementation assistance includes a gap analysis to evaluate effectiveness of current EMS, developing and/or updating EMS documentation to address changes in the standard, developing a correlation matrix, and internal auditor training. Other training offered includes problem solving, management overview, transition and risk-based thinking.
The APC also provides assistance updating your Quality Management System to be compliant to the changes in the ISO 9001:2015 Standard. Services include implementation assistance and training. Implementation assistance includes a gap analysis to evaluate effectiveness of current QMS, developing and/or updating QMS documentation to address changes in the standard, developing a correlation matrix, and internal auditor training. Other training offered includes problem solving, management overview, transition and risk-based thinking. 
For more information contact:

(205) 348 - 6032
ahill@cba.ua.edu
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