Blastcrete Equipment Co. is one of eight finalists for the Small Manufacturer of the Year award in Alabama.

The Alabama Technology Network and the Business Council of Alabama will name the winner of the award, which honors the state’s leading manufacturers’ accomplishments, on April 12 during the Alabama Manufacturer of the Year Awards luncheon at the Activity Center in Montgomery, Ala. 

“Our employees take a tremendous amount of pride in what we do here. I’m proud of them, and this is quite an honor for us,” said Jim Farrell, Blastcrete CEO. “We’re a family-owned business and unique in that we design and manufacture our products in-house. Our 20 employees accomplish the same things as a larger company, only on a smaller scale. That gives us the ability to not only produce great equipment but to back it up with personal customer service.”

Blastcrete is a finalist in the small manufacturers category, which includes businesses with 99 or fewer employees. The award recognizes innovation in manufacturing, commitment to excellence, dedication to employees and community investment.

“Now in its 17th year, the Business Council of Alabama is honored to salute Alabama’s best manufacturers for their valuable participation in not only the state’s economy, but also the economies of their employees and the suppliers who do business with them,” said William Canary, president and CEO of the Business Council of Alabama.

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