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member profile Alabama Guardrail, Inc. A labama Guardrail, Inc. began November 1974 as an Alabama corporation formed by James E. McKee in Pinson, Ala. He continued to grow the company as owner/ operator until his retirement October 2006. At that time, he sold the company to Catherine Huff (51 percent) and Keith Dillard (49 percent), who continue ownership today. The company recently relocated its facilities to Cleveland, Ala. on U.S. Hwy 231 in Blount County. Alabama Guardrail, Inc. was certified as a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise in 2010. The company operates primarily in the north half of Alabama and is 22 only licensed in Alabama. They are a general contractor specializing in the installation and maintenance of highway guardrails and end anchors; highway denied-access fencing; highway overhead signs; permanent vehicular impact attenuators and traffic control. Ninety percent of their work is through prime contractors on ALDOT let projects. The other 10 percent is county and municipal Annual Bid Contracts and private work. Since 2006, Alabama Guardrail, Inc. has grown from 25 to 45 employees and doubled revenues. One of Alabama Guardrail's most notable projects they worked on was the original installation and continued maintenance of the guardrails at Barbers Motorsports Park in Jefferson County. The crews continue to be on stand-by for the big races to maintain the guardrails. Television coverage of the races and the many commercials filmed at the Park usually showcase the guardrails in the background - a very proud moment for the company. The most challenging projects are the interstate maintenance contracts. The majority of the work is required to be done at night and, Huff describes it as "working on the track at Talladega Superspeedway while the race is in progress." ❏

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of The Alabama Road Builder - Winter 2014

New Legislature Poised to Tackle Old Issue
New Year Offers Challenges, Opportunities for Industry
2014 Annual Luncheon Highlights
Fall Golf Tournament 2014
The Ed & Charlotte Rodgers Scholarship Fund
Fight for Work Zone Safety Awareness Pushes On
Let’s Reform the Clean Air Act
ALDOT Launches ‘drive Safe Alabama’
Alabama Guardrail, Inc.
Products and Services Marketplace
Index to Advertisers /
Heard Along the Highway

The Alabama Road Builder - Winter 2014