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Tom Fisher built Recycle USA on the ‘American Dream’

  By Chris Yow Editor PINSON -- Tom Fisher and Recycle USA is the definition of the American Dream. Fisher, who has been the owner-operator of Recycle USA in Pinson for more than 20 years, has worked his way from sweeping floors to his position today by hard work and taking chances. Recycle USA has become one of the Birmingham metro area’s biggest and most productive metal recyclers since opening in 19 ...

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New Generation Building constructs high end homes, commercial projects in Trussville

By Nathan Prewett For the Tribune TRUSSVILLE – With a smile and a sense of humor Donnie Jones sat behind a desk in an office decked in Alabama Crimson Tide artworks on the walls and talked about his building company, New Generation Building and Design, Inc based on Commerce Lane in Trussville. “What we do is a very broad scope,” he said. “The reason we’ve been as successful as we are is because we’ve been d ...

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Amerex believes innovation is key; plans on insourcing production to Trussville

By Chris Yow Editor TRUSSVILLE -- Innovation begins at home. At least that’s how Vic Modic of Amerex feels. The largest fire extinguisher manufacturer in the world is bucking the trend of outsourcing, and bringing jobs back to America. The reasoning is simple to Modic, and he believes this will be a trend for manufacturers going forward. With its new plan, Amerex plans to insource most of its manufacturing ...

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Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama receives prestigious brand excellence award

From Trussville Tribune staff reports BIRMINGHAM — Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama is the proud recipient of the Brand Excellence Award for “Member Retention” from the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association.  Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama is the only Blue Plan to win a total of 22 Brand Excellence Awards since the inception of this annual awards program. The annual awards honor Blue Cross and Blue ...

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Tribune area industries reach global markets

  By Chris Yow Editor TRUSSVILLE -- If one were to ask a person from Trussville who its biggest industrial manufacturer is, the answer would be most likely be Amerex. What they might not know, however, is the abundance of not just statewide, but national and global industries right here in this town. Every single industry we are featuring in this section has a specialty, but the one thing that remains ...

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McPherson Oil in Trussville one of largest fuel distributors in Southeast

By Nathan Prewett For the Tribune TRUSSVILLE – McPherson Oil delivers more than six thousand types of lubricants, retail and commercial fuel and other petroleum products. It was founded by Charles McPherson in 1971 and is now being headed by his son, Ken McPherson, who took over in 2006. McPherson employs 180 workers, 66 of whom live in and around Trussville. The company has 86 trucks in its fleet, deliveri ...

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Christian Brothers Automotive coming to Grayson Valley

Special to the Tribune Christian Brothers Automotive was founded more than 30 years ago with one simple idea in mind: provide customers with auto repair services they could trust. The brand quickly found a following that is hungry for honest, genuine service, and has enjoyed impressive growth ever since. From one location in 1982 to 100 in 2012, Christian Brothers Automotive is gearing up to reach the 200-s ...

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Trussville native opens new RV dealership

From Trussville Tribune staff reports CLANTON -- A brand new RV dealership will host its grand opening on Saturday, and Trussville area residents might recognize a familiar face involved. Trussville native Andrew Cooley, has opened Yellowhammer RV in Clanton, and the dealership's version of a grand opening -- the "Grand Open House" -- is scheduled for March 25 at the dealership, located just off Interstate ...

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Dairy Queen to give free ice cream cones Monday

From Trussville Tribune staff reports TRUSSVILLE -- Dairy Queen is helping people celebrate the first day of spring in one delicious way. The company will provide free small vanilla ice cream cones on Monday, March 20, to every customer at all of its non-mall locations. The best part is they’re doing it for a good cause. In exchange for a free cone, the company is collecting donations for local children’s h ...

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Trussville realtor Katie Boswell shares her love for community, real estate

By Nathan Prewett For The Tribune TRUSSVILLE – A realtor, Trussville native and lover of the community, Katie Boswell is eager to share her fondness for working in real estate. Boswell grew up in Trussville and attended Hewitt-Trussville High School. She graduated from UAB in 2012 before applying for Keller Williams Realty in 2015. She went through a training program and built a career from there. “It’s a l ...

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