[Congressional Record Volume 149, Number 154 (Wednesday, October 29, 2003)]
[Page S13512]
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 Mr. SHELBY. Mr. President, I pay tribute to a dear friend, 
Garry Drummond, of Birmingham, AL. Garry Drummond was recently named to 
the Alabama Business Hall of Fame.
  Garry is the chairman and chief executive officer of Drummond 
Company, Inc., one of Alabama's largest coal producers and a major 
national producer of foundry coke. The company was founded in 1935 by 
Mr. Heman Drummond, father of five brothers who are still associated 
with the company today. The company's executive and administrative 
offices are in Birmingham, with operational headquarters in Jasper, AL.
  Garry was born in Sipsey, AL, on June 8, 1938. He earned his 
Associate degree from Walker College in 1959. He received his bachelor 
of science degree in civil engineering from the University of Alabama 
in 1961. He also holds an honorary doctorate of science from the 
University of Alabama, awarded in May 1983, and served on the 
University's board of trustees from 1983 to 2001.
  Garry has been active in the coal industry and its State, national, 
and international organizations. He is the longest running board member 
of the National Mining Association and is a former member of the board 
of directors of the American Coal Foundation. He is a founder of the 
Mining and Reclamation Council of America , MARC, a national trade 
organization representing primarily surface miners that later merged 
with the National Coal Association in 1987. Garry served as MARC's 
first chairman. He is a member of the board of directors and past 
chairman of the Alabama Coal Association and a former member of the 
National Coal Council, an advisory group appointed by the U.S. 
Secretary of Energy. He is also a member of the board of directors of 
the Center for Energy and Economic Development.
  I offer Garry my congratulations and best wishes as he becomes a 
member of the Alabama Business Hall of Fame.