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GlassesShop.com has a handy tool on their site to help you measure your pupillary distance, or PD, which is the distance between the centers of your pupils. Before you order your glasses, you should have this number handy. Once you've chosen your glasses, you can price-check with other online competitors, and if you find a lower price online, this site promises to match it and refund the difference.

 

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Posted on August 21, 2014 .

4 Restoration Academy students to receive construction industry training through summer program

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Four students from Birmingham's Restoration Academy will receive specialized preparation for work in the construction industry this summer through a partnership with Alabama AGC. Beyond summer school, the students -- three juniors and a sophomore -- will receive further instruction at the Construction Education Foundation of Alabama, a training center affiliated with the AGC.

 

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Posted on July 2, 2014 .

Contractors: Stronger safety measures, more driver caution needed in highway work zones

They are zones where margins of error can be mere footsteps.

For construction workers in Alabama's highway work zones -- often just a row of cones or barrels away from constant traffic -- the work is becoming more dangerous and it is time for stronger enforcement of safety regulations and greater driver awareness, some contractors say.

In 2013, more than 1,900 highway work zone crashes in Alabama killed 18 people and injured about 700 others, state data show.

 

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Posted on May 23, 2014 .

Alabama AGC Highlights Work Zone Safety Importance

The fatal hit-and-run crash early Friday that killed a highway construction worker is a reminder of the dangers highway construction workers face, officials with Alabama Associated General Contractors said.

Later this month, Alabama AGC will partner with AGC's national organization to highlight the importance of observing traffic safety signs and laws through construction zones.

 

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Posted on May 7, 2014 .

Tom Jernigan, Jr. Elected to Alabama Wildlife Federation Board

BlackRidge Land Company, the only complete land sales and services company in Alabama, announced today that President Tom Jernigan, Jr. has been elected to serve on the Board of Directors of the Alabama Wildlife Federation (AWF).

Jernigan and BlackRidge Land Company have been long-time supporters of the AWF, sponsoring events in cities across the state of Alabama like the annual Wild Game Cook-Offs, with proceeds aiding conservation education, resource stewardship projects and similar initiatives that benefit Alabama’s natural resources and wildlife. Through his involvement, Jernigan plans to actively engage with AWF committees that will focus on improving wildlife conditions throughout the state.

 

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Posted on April 23, 2014 .