Two Birmingham area businesses begin an innovative partnership

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Blox and Encompass Health employees cut the ribbon to begin their new partnership! Photo by Libby Foster for Bham Now.
Blox and Encompass Health employees cut the ribbon to begin their new partnership! Photo by Libby Foster for Bham Now.

Two Birmingham area companies, Encompass Health and BLOX, are embarking on an exciting new partnership. The businesses are working together to build higher quality and more cost-efficient hospitals. We visited Blox’s manufacturing facility in Bessemer to learn more.

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Fast Company features the faces of Bessemer in a new article

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Bessemer is making big moves. Photo via Jacob Blankenship for Bham Now

If you’ve turned on a TV or opened up Twitter lately, you’ve seen a national spotlight on Bessemer, Alabama. Recently, Bessemer received another country-wide accolade as Fast Company ran a photo essay of just a few of the workers that make up the heart of Bessemer.

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ASH Ventures to invest $40M in Birmingham’s BLOX

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This investment in BLOX will lead to great growth. Photo via BLOX

Bessemer-based BLOX has been making Birmingham proud with their innovative approach to construction. With a newly announced $40 million investment from ASH Ventures, they will continue to make a big impact on our community and beyond.

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Architects + designers across the country love Alabama marble—find out why

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This kitchen is gonna look sooooo good with a big slab of Alabama marble as the island. Rendering via Amanda Hickam of Harper Harris Design Studio

I don’t know about you, but I’ve been seeing Alabama marble my whole life without realizing it. Architects, designers and artists from across the country love incorporating this beautiful, strong, white marble from Sylacauga’s AM3 Stone into their work. We talked to two local architects to find out why. 

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Modern, luxurious, eco-friendly … modular? Will Birmingham embrace this home-building trend?

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With contemporary design, eco-friendly materials and technological innovation, modular building is redefining conceptions of manufactured homes. Photo via Dvele.

The trend of “modern” modular homes is gaining a foothold in major Southeastern cities. In Charlotte, North Carolina, architect Frederick Laury recently launched the company MOD-CLT to serve the emerging market. Dvele, a high-tech modular home manufacturer based in California, has a sales office in Nashville, Tennessee. Will the trend come to Birmingham?

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