BBA recognizes business of year

first_img By Jaine Treadwell Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Today, BEC has sole ownership of the building, employs 68 local workers and builds sub assemblies that are sold throughout the United States.Dr. Johnny Wright gives credit for the idea of starting an electronics company to his nephew, Nathan Sneed.“It was basically a dream of Nathan’s to start a little electronics business,” Wright said. “He had worked for an electronics company in Elmore County. So, we got together to see what we would have to do to start a company of our own.” BBA recognizes business of year Sponsored Content Book Nook to reopen Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Latest Stories Email the author Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… You Might Like Bentley quick to warn federal government MONTGOMERY (AP) — Robert Bentley began his term as Alabama’s governor Monday with a promise to the people to be… read more Around the WebDoctor: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Health VideosIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? 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We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel By The Penny Hoarder In July 1990, Wright said the city of Brundidge allowed them to rent a small space in the old National Guard building and it was there that BEC was born.“BEC is a contract electronics manufacturer that builds sub assemblies for hundreds of companies all across the country,” Wright said. “We are running two shifts a day and usually work seven days a week, off and on.”Wright admits that the business has struggled, especially in the last couple of years.“Like a lot of other businesses, we have struggled with the downfall of the economy but we were fortunate that we didn’t have to lay off any employees during that time,” Wright said. “And we were blessed with work the last quarter of 2010 and it has continued. We have added 20 to 25 people, both fulltime and part time. Right now business is good.” BEC makes a wide range of printed circuit boards from chicken house controllers to medical devices.“At BEC, we build printed circuit boards for assemblies sold to Amazon.com and Dell Computers,” Wright said. “Almost anything that you plug in has a printed circuit board. We build hundreds of different kinds of circuit boards for various applications.”Wright said some of the circuit boards are completely assembled at BEC such as those that go into music mixers and arrive ready to sell to customers.“For others, the company does the final assembly,” he said. “We test some of the products here including those for Amazon and Dell. We are staying busy and we like it that way.”Wright said he and his employees take pride in the work that they do and that their work often has nationwide implications.“BEC built the printed circuit boards for the unit used by the Center for Disease Control to identify the first case of swine flu in the United States,” he said.The electronics company that started from scratch in the hometown of a man and his nephew who dared to follow theirs dream has weather the recent economic down spiral and the future looks bring for Brundidge Electronics Corporation.“We are very happy to be in Brundidge, Alabama,” Wright said. “Brundidge is our hometown and we wanted to business at home. The city has been good to us. Had it not been for the mayor and the city council, we couldn’t have gotten started. And, were it not for our good ‘homegrown’ employees, we would not have been as successful as we have been.“We had no financial backing and actually started from scratch. Over the 20 years, we’ve been able to grow a little bit. What’s holding us back now is that there is not a pool of skilled employees to draw from and the need for additional space. But we’re working toward a training program and expanding our existing facility.“We’re proud to be in Brundidge. That’s why it’s part of our name.”Wright expressed appreciation to the BBA for recognizing BEC as its “Industry of the Year.”“It’s always humbling and encouraging to be honored by your hometown,” he said. “We are most appreciative and proud to be a part of such a wonderful community.” Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Published 9:04 pm Monday, January 17, 2011 Skip Print Article Dr. Johnny Wright’s business, Brundidge Electronics Corporation, will be recognized as the BBA’s Business of the Year on Thursday.The Brundidge Electronics Corporation has been selected the association’s “Industry of the Year” and will be honored at the BBA’s annual banquet on Thursday night.BEC is a homegrown industry that has survived the downturn in the economy and its back on its feet.BEC started with no paid employees, a table and two chairs and shared space with the city’s nutrition center in the old National Guard Armory.last_img read more

Joe Russo’s Almost Dead Pull Out Rarities, Debut Motörhead Cover For Capitol Theatre Opener [Videos]

first_imgJoe Russo’s Almost Dead were back at The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, New York on Friday evening for the first of three shows at the historic venue this weekend. The sold-out show marked their return to the stage with the six-piece band’s first performance of 2019. The fellas in the Grateful Dead-inspired cover band wasted no time in launching fans back into the vibrant world of the Dead’s powerful live catalogue with two sets (and a special guest encore) to mark the start of their new year and what should be another thrilling weekend run at “The Cap.”Rather than use the initial moments of their 60-minute first set to noodle around on some opening jam, Joe Russo and the boys immediately pounded their way into the opening notes of Jesse Fuller‘s “Beat It On Down the Line” with guitarist Scott Metzger singing the audience into a dancing frenzy with the classic blues-rock tune. Set one would be filled with Dead favorites as the band continued right into the classic combination of “Scarlet Begonias” into “Fire on the Mountain”, with Tom Hamilton taking vocal duties, as well as some impressive solos courtesy of his own auto-wah guitar sound throughout the two jam-friendly songs. Metzger tamed all the energy down just slightly in exchange for a more relaxed cowboy tune with a cover of “Black-Throated Wind” out of the Bob Weir solo songbook. The place didn’t stay relaxed very long, as Hamilton then cranked the energy back up with a thrilling, jam-filled rendition of “Bertha”, followed by “Lazy Lightning” to close out the first half of the show.Joe Russo’s Almost Dead – Set One Opening – 1/18/2019[Video: Relix]The band returned to the stage to start set two with the softer melodies of “Friend of the Devil”, with pianist Marco Benevento providing some lovely solo moments while Hamilton led the audience in a venue sing-along throughout the chorus of the 1970 country ballad. The second-half opener was enjoyed by everyone in the sold-out venue, but fans were ready to dance into the weekend after a surprisingly short first set, and the band made sure to oblige. They continued with “The Wheel”, which included a fun tease of The Beatles‘ “Dear Prudence”. The night continued with a rare cover of “Mason’s Children”, a Dead tune originally written and recorded for 1970’s Workingman’s Dead, but never made it onto the classic album. Metzger then took the building momentum right into a groovy rendition of “I Need A Miracle”, with the entire audience singing along with its anthemic chorus. The performance of the Weir solo tune really showcased the wonderful interplay between Hamilton and Metzger, in addition to featuring a very subtle tease of “Estimated Prophet” at the beginning. It was then bassist Dave Dreiwitz‘s turn to take a rare lead on the mic to belt out the high-energy lyrics of Motörhead‘s “Fast and Loose”. The venue was sent into a frenzy as the often quiet bassist helped power the song right into the eye of a psychedelic storm as the band transitioned into “The Other One” to close the night off with a bang.Joe Russo’s Almost Dead – Set Two Opening – 1/18/2019[Video: Relix]Following a brief break, the band returned to the stage with singer/guitarist Tyrone Cotton, whose band had been the opening act at Garcia’s prior to the show. Cotton’s addition to the encore shouldn’t be too surprising for anyone who caught his band rocking out before the show. Even a semi-disguised Joe Russo was spotted enjoying some of the pre-show festivities amongst the audience in the smaller bar/stage area attached to The Cap. Cotton brought out his acoustic guitar and took up lead vocal duties to help take the audience home with a wonderful cover of “Peggy-O”. After all the craziness that ensued throughout the second set, the night came to a romantic end with Hamilton leading the audience through another sing-along with a cover of “Ripple”.The band will look to pick up where they left off on Friday with the second of three scheduled shows at The Cap on Saturday evening. Saturday and Sunday night’s shows are of course sold out, but fans can still tune into the show via the live webcasts.Setlist: Joe Russo’s Almost Dead | The Capitol Theatre | Port Chester, NY | 1/18/2019Set One: Beat It On Down the Line (Jesse Fuller cover) > Scarlet Begonias (Grateful Dead cover) > Fire on the Mountain (Grateful Dead cover) > Black-Throated Wind (Bob Weir cover) > Bertha (Grateful Dead cover), Lazy Lightning (Kingfish cover)Set Two: Friend of the Devil (Grateful Dead cover) > The Wheel* (Jerry Garcia cover), Mason’s Children (Grateful Dead cover) > I Need a Miracle^ (Grateful Dead cover) > Fast and Loose (Motörhead cover) > The Other One (Grateful Dead cover)Encore: Peggy-O** (traditional cover), Ripple** (Grateful Dead cover)* “Dear Prudence” tease** w/ Tyrone Cotton^ “Estimated Prophet” teaselast_img read more

McCloskey impresses as Ulster launch PRO12 campaign by seeing off Ospreys

first_img Press Association Ulster made an ideal start to their Guinness PRO12 campaign with a bonus-point win over a lacklustre Opsreys side at the Kingspan Stadium. Man of the match Stuart McCloskey scored 13 points from a try, a conversion and two penalties while the other home side scores in a 28-6 win came from skipper Rob Herring, Wiehahn Herbst and Luke Marshall with the latter’s late run grabbing the maximum points for Neil Doak’s side. Ulster, who led 15-6 at half-time, were never greatly troubled by the Welsh side who were missing a dozen of their frontliners to World Cup duty while the Belfast side have eight away. center_img Ulster were out of the traps quickly with a well-taken fifth-minute score from skipper Herring. It came off some quick hands from the returning Nick Williams – playing his first game since suspension last March – which propelled Willie Faloon through a gap and from the recycle, Herring charged over. McCloskey missed the relatively straightforward conversion but made amends shortly afterwards with a penalty. The visitors came back into it with a Sam Davies penalty after 20 minutes which was won off an Ulster scrum. Still, the home side responded with Andrew Trimble to the fore and his strong carry from a high kick saw the ball recycled and McCloskey crash over in the right corner for an impressive score. The centre then converted and Ulster were 15-3 to the good. Davies closed it to 15-6 just six minutes before the break with his second penalty, but the same player missed a long-range penalty early in the second half, and Ulster again got on the scoreboard with McCloskey’s strong run ending in a penalty which he slotted after 47 minutes. Three minutes later and from an impressive lineout maul, Ulster eventually won a penalty which was again put in the corner to allow Herbst to wrestle his way over. McCloskey missed the tricky conversion, but Ulster led 23-6, which became 28-6 in the dying minutes when Marshall scored in the left corner, with Peter Nelson missing the extras. last_img read more