Birmingham, Ala — Birmingham-based Graham & Company was recently recognized for its work in the community with the sale of the Georgia-Pacific plant in Tarrant, Ala., to Texas-based American Lumber. Graham & Company received the award for this deal, and it was recognized for being among one of the best deals in Commercial Real Estate and among the top five deals of the decade by the Birmingham Business Journal. American Lumber has planned to use the 98,000 square foot facility for its remanufacturing and distribution operations in the Southeast.

“The sale of this building will have a major positive impact on the Birmingham-area economy,” said, Ogden Deaton, broker with Graham & Company. “The significance of this sale is huge in terms of bringing jobs to the Birmingham community.

Graham & Company has been aggressively working to broker deals that will have a positive impact on the Birmingham economy and provide jobs to this market. The American Lumber deal is one of the largest sales to-date in Birmingham. Graham & Company also works closely with the Birmingham Business Alliance to identify facilities for potential national companies and investors.

“Our strategy is to work hand-in-hand with city leaders on securing national companies that will relocate to Birmingham and bring jobs to the area,” said John Coleman, broker with Graham & Company.