Birmingham Business Journal


Birmingham Business Journal

NL Rieves Consulting, LLC/Crouch & Associates, LLC

NL Rieves Consulting, LLC

Crouch & Associates, LLC

Nancy L. Rieves, Ed.D.

Birmingham, Alabama



Nancy’s background provides her with numerous skills and experiences, which she uses in her role as a nonprofit consultant. Her passion is to help nonprofits raise more money so more people may be served.

She is the founding and former Executive Director of the Phi Theta Kappa (Honor Society) Foundation. Prior to launching the Foundation and leading fundraising, scholarship and public relations efforts, Rieves served in leadership roles in planning, accreditation, and advancement while also teaching leadership, marketing, and other business classes at a college in Arkansas.  She has directed fundraising efforts for both higher education and the art community, her two greatest passions.

Rieves credits her experiences in higher education and related institutions, strengthened by her doctorate dissertation in analyzing fundraising activities, love for learning, and desire to help nonprofits and leaders reach their fullest potential. She teams up with Crouch & Associates, LLC to build fundraisers who are aware, prepared and passionate about maximizing their organization’s capacity.

Nancy may be reached at [email protected] or 901.237.9086.

Springer Equipment Company

SpringerSpringer Equipment Company, Alabama’s Premier Forklift Dealer

Does Your Business Need A Lift? Call Springer! 205-951-3675

Annette Springer is the Chief Executive Officer for Springer Equipment Company in Birmingham.  Springer Equipment Company is a certified WBENC business providing comprehensive forklift sales, service, rentals, parts leasing and fleet maintenance related to the material handling equipment industry.  After 38 combined years working in the material handling industry, Annette and her husband, Ted decided it was time to start Springer Equipment Company. 

Their business began in the basement of their home in 1992.  The company has since grown to 52 full time employees with annual revenues that exceeded $16,000,000 during their operation.  Springer Equipment Company is now one of the leaders in the material handling industry both regionally and nationally receiving numerous awards for outstanding forklift parts and equipment sales records.  As CEO of Springer Equipment Company, Annette is one of the first women to hold such a significant and prominent position. 

In September 2014, Annette and her husband Ted opened another new full-service forklift dealership – Southfork Lift Truck Inc. – in Nashville, Tennessee in which Annette serves as Chief Executive Officer.

Annette Springer is a member of the Irondale Chamber of Commerce, Material Handling Equipment Distributors Association, The Women’s Network and Alabama Women in Business.  Springer Equipment Company has been featured in Birmingham Business Journal articles as well as recognition with “Top 25 Women-Owned Businesses,” and “Top 100 Privately Owned Businesses” categories in the Journal’s annual “Book of Lists.”

If you’re in the market for a forklift or other material handling equipment, call Springer Equipment Company today – we’re here to serve you!

(205) 951-3675

(866) 780-5015


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