HUMAN RESOURCE CONSULTANTS

SERVING INDUSTRIAL

CONSTRUCTION AND MAINTENANCE

HUMAN RESOURCE CONSULTANTS

SERVING INDUSTRIAL

CONSTRUCTION AND MAINTENANCE

HUMAN RESOURCE CONSULTANTS

SERVING INDUSTRIAL

CONSTRUCTION AND MAINTENANCE

HUMAN RESOURCE CONSULTANTS

SERVING INDUSTRIAL

CONSTRUCTION AND MAINTENANCE

Where Business Begins with People.

Formed in 1999, Alpha Resources focuses on providing timely high quality point-in-time craft compensation data to industrial contractors and plant owners. Through ongoing research, Alpha Resources accurately identifies competitive pay ranges, per diem payments and other monetary incentives for skilled industrial open shop craft workers in many regions of the United States. Periodic research in the Gulf Coast, Southeast, Mid-Atlantic, West Coast and Rocky Mountain regions provides clients with a history of industrial craft compensation trends as well as current pay values.

Wage & Labor Studies

Targeted Solutions

In addition to researching broad regions, we also provide project specific labor studies focused on a single location. These studies usually require travel to the project’s community to identify local factors impacting project execution such as housing availability, competing projects, sources of labor, technical training resources, industrial relations, relevant community issues and more. We assess the level of sensitivity required for each assignment and confidentially conduct these studies for the industrial construction sector providing valuable market intelligence.

Research Methodology

Alpha Resources researches and compiles craft compensation data for five craft discipline categories based on the following benchmark positions:

 

  1. Civil – Industrial Form Carpenter Journeyman
  2. Mechanical – Industrial Pipefitter Journeyman
  3. Combo Welder – Pipe Welder Journeyman (stick/tig)
  4. Electrical – Industrial Electrician Journeyman
  5. Heavy Equipment Operator – 100 ton+ Crane Operator
The identified wage values are summarized to define the “spread” of all available rates by discipline. Survey results are further narrowed by calculating the average competitive range by discipline for the market area. In many regions, our analysis includes the historical tracking of base wages plus per diem and incentive payments.

Meet the Alpha Resources team

Beyond the trends, the consultants offer insight into regional construction activity such as aggregate craft worker demand and competing projects which may influence compensation strategy during a project’s lifespan. The consultants also apply their project human resource experience to site specific considerations such as recruiting and attracting travelers, availability of housing, industrial relations concerns, and community relations issues. With over 50 years of combined industrial construction human resource experience, the consultants possess a unique skill set that provides clients with timely decision making tools related to their specific competitive craft compensation strategies.

Dennis Noland, SPHR

Dennis Noland, SPHR

Founder and Principal

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Dennis Noland, founder and principal of Alpha Resources, is a graduate of Sam Houston State University in Hunstville, TX where he received a Bachelor Degree in Management and Business Administration. Following graduation, he joined a major engineering and construction company beginning a career in human resources management serving in a variety of positions including Craft Recruiter, Compensation Administrator, College Recruiter, Technical Staffing Manager and Employee Relations Manager. His career has taken him across the country working at construction projects in Texas and Wyoming. Prior to founding Alpha Resources, Dennis worked 11 years in the corporate office of a national industrial construction company as Staff Employment Manager. Dennis is an exam-certified Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR), and active in the Birmingham Chapter of Society of Human Resources and the Alabama Chapter of the Associated Builders and Contractors in Birmingham, AL.

Debra Johnson, SPHR

Debra Johnson, SPHR

Consultant

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Debra Johnson is a Cum Laude graduate of the University of Alabama at Birmingham where she received a Bachelor Degree in Human Resource Management. With 25 years of experience, she has worked in a variety of professional human resource positions including Project Human Resource Manager on industrial construction and maintenance projects in North Carolina, South Carolina, Alabama, Mississippi, Utah and Texas. Her wide array of experience also includes Corporate Recruiting Manager, Employee Relations Representative, EEO Officer, Corporate Training Representative and Office Manager. Debra has a thorough understanding of the human resource body of knowledge relevant to industrial construction. She is an exam-certified Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) through the Human Resource Certification Institute and is a member of the Society of Human Resource Management.

Cathy Wilson

Cathy Wilson

Consultant

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Cathy Wilson brings 10 years of industrial construction human resources generalist experience to the Alpha Resources team.  She has worked in corporate and project environments for a national EPC contractor with numerous HR responsibilities including support of professional and craft staffing, employee on-boarding, employee relocation, HRIS administration, coordination of several corporate HR programs and related reporting. 

Cathy’s excellent interpersonal skills along with the added depth of her HR process experience enhances communication with survey participants.  Cathy currently manages Alpha Resources’ survey solicitation process and calendar, as well as, related database administration.

 

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Office Information

Alpha Resources, LLC

P.O. Box 380693

Birmingham, AL 35238

205.995.4705 Phone

205.991.2976 Fax