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More Than Just A New Conference Table

Last week, BTNL capped its expansion into a new office suite by welcoming the arrival of the firm’s new conference room table. But the newly arrived table represents far more than just a piece of furniture.

New Conference Table

The new table was made by craftsmen at Magic City Woodworks. Located in the heart of downtown Birmingham, MCWW offers a paid, 6-month competitive apprenticeship four times a year for cohorts of men ages 18-35. MCWW builds high quality “Common Goods for the Common Good,” and its mission is to help young men bridge the intimidating gap between unemployment and meaningful employment.

“The Art of Workmanship means the world to us.” explains Lawrence Sheffield, MCWW’s founder and CEO. “In fact, it's the point of our entire organization. We are on a mission to help unemployed young men bust down one of the biggest employment barriers there are: looking at work as a mundane task. Work is an opportunity. Work is an equalizer. Work is a training ground for our hearts. It's time to reclaim the workweek for good. We are teaching what it looks like to have a get-to attitude, rather than a have-to attitude.”

“Not only were we able to contribute to the mission of a remarkable organization, but the table is a beautiful piece of craftsmanship that will stand the test of time,” says BTNL founding partner Bruce Barze. “BTNL is so happy to support MCWW’s outstanding calling to train the hands and hearts of young men. MCWW did phenomenal work.”

To learn more, purchase, or donate to MCWW, click here.

About Barze Taylor Noles Lowther LLC: Barze Taylor Noles Lowther LLC was born of the 80+ years of experience its founding partners gained collectively at one of the South’s preeminent law firms. Now, working synergistically with one another in our own firm, we focus on the litigation, insurance coverage issues, and environmental challenges and opportunities faced by our clients. These clients range from small towns to international insurance conglomerates, and from family-owned businesses to major industrial manufacturers and pharmaceutical companies.

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