Community

Future Careers: Academy of Craft Training

An industry’s future success is dependent on many factors, but one critical component is the ability to refresh a workforce, replacing retiring professionals with bright-minded individuals who can build fulfilling careers. The starting point for sustaining an industry is education, where the next generation can gain a strong foundation of knowledge and skills. In Birmingham,…
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Bringing Light to Dark Situations: Designs for Hope

Designs for Hope is making great strides in providing sustainable electricity, clean water, and other innovative solutions to Christian disciple makers in developing countries. The Alabama-based nonprofit uses engineering as a missional ministry to serve communities in Uganda, Kenya, Sri Lanka, India, and Nicaragua. Sain has supported Designs for Hope’s mission over the past several years,…
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The Importance of Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety

The Greater Birmingham Regional Planning Commission hosted the Federal Highway Administration’s Designing Streets for Pedestrian and Bicyclist Safety Workshop on February 20th and 21st. I had the opportunity to attend as a representative of Sain Associates, along with other consultants and individuals from local municipalities and organizations. The two-day workshop was centered on bicycle and…
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Sain Gives Back – Rise Against Hunger

There is no doubt that hunger and poverty plague all parts of the world. Rise Against Hunger was founded in 1998 with the vision to end hunger by providing food and aid to the world’s most vulnerable. Their work has expanded beyond meal packaging and distribution – the organization focuses on responding to natural and…
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2019 Spirit of Lauren Award

On October 8 our Sain family celebrated the Spirit of Lauren Award, an annual award given in memory of Lauren Nickles, our friend and co-worker. At the celebration, we shared an old-fashioned breakfast, which was one of Lauren’s favorite things. Lauren’s mother, children and aunt were present with us to honor Lauren’s memory and celebrate…
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8th Annual Client Appreciation Fish Fry

Last Friday, we hosted our Annual Fish Fry at the Cahaba Pumping Station Museum. This is one of our favorite events because we get to celebrate you – our amazing clients who keep our business flourishing. Guests enjoyed the warm September weather, feasted on Whisker’s Catfish, and cooled off with Bendy’s Cookies & Cream. Thanks…
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Time to Rebuild Alabama!

Alabama drivers saw a 6-cent state gas tax increase this past weekend starting September 1st. This was the first increment of the 10-cent tax approved this year by the legislature and Governor Kay Ivey. Alabama’s Fuel Tax of 18 cents per gallon on gas and 19 cents on diesel was the fifth lowest in the…
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Leadership Shelby County

My career started at Sain Associates way back in 1998. In 2002, my wife Jamie and I decided to move to Pelham after living in Tuscaloosa and Hoover for several years. We’ve been living there ever since and have become fairly active within the community. In 2016-2017, I was inspired by Jennifer Brown, a co-worker…
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A Look Inside the Pulaski Branch

In 1997, Sain Associates opened a branch office in Pulaski, Tennessee, a city known for its tight-knit community, turkey hunting, fishing, and beautiful landscape. If you are local or have visited the area, you know that Downtown Pulaski is a major focal point in the community. It is a charming area with boutiques, restaurants, and…
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