Carmichael honored for career in concrete

Published 6:06 pm Friday, February 3, 2017

The Alabama Concrete Industries Association (ACIA) recently awarded P. Cosby Carmichael of Cosby & Carmichael, Inc. with their annual Chairman’s Award for his outstanding leadership and career in the concrete industry.

Carmichael received the award at the Association’s annual business meeting held in Birmingham on Jan. 19. Cosby & Carmichael, Inc. was founded more than 100 years ago by C. Pierson Cosby as Cosby Sand & Gravel on the philosophy of commitment to a quality product and good service for every customer at a fair and reasonable price.

After graduating from David Lipscomb College in 1968 with a degree in business management, Cosby was drafted by the Army in 1969 and was stationed in Korea during the Vietnam War.

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After being discharged in 1971, Carmichael returned to Selma and began working for the family business shortly after his father, H. K. Carmichael, passed away. Cosby-Carmichael, Inc. employs 24 people, including two of Carmichael’s three sons, Ken and Clay. Carmichael has served three terms on ACIA’s board of directors, holding the positions of both secretary and treasurer.

The Alabama Concrete Industries Association was founded in 1963 to provide a unified voice for companies in the concrete industry. Whether it’s promotion of concrete products, fighting detrimental regulations and legislation or coming together to tackle common challenges of the industry, the ACIA is working to protect and promote the concrete industry.