Posts Tagged ‘engineering’

MSU, MGCCC strike partnership to bring engineering courses to Coast

STARKVILLE and GAUTIER — Mississippi State University and Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College haze signed a partnership agreement to bring engineering courses to the Mississippi Gulf Coast. MSU President Mark E. Keenum and MGCCC President Mary S. Graham said they believe engineering programs offered at MGCCC’s Jackson County Campus in Gautier will enhance the economic […] [...]

Anthony Jones gets nod at Waggoner Engineering

by Published: May 1,2014

Tags: Business, engineering, Mississippi, Newsmakers

Waggoner Engineering has named Anthony Jones to the position of CADD III technician in the company’s water resources division. He joined Waggoner in 2013 as a CADD technician in the firm’s civil, structural and aviation division. Jones has more than 19 years experience as a designer/draftsman, and has worked on projects including the Milan road […] [...]

Neel-Schaffer makes national ranking for 20th consecutive year

JACKSON — Neel-Schaffer Inc. is once again ranked among the nation’s Top 500 design firms by Engineering News-Record, coming in at 199th on ENR’s list for 2014. It marks the 20th consecutive year Neel-Schaffer has been included in ENR’s Top 500. Neel-Schaffer is the only Mississippi-based firm that is ranked among the top 200 nationally […] [...]

Students compete in bridge-building competition

JACKSON — Yesterday, middle and high school students from around the state competed in the Transportation and Civil Engineering (TRAC) Bridge Building Competition at the Hilton Garden Inn (King Edward Hotel) in Jackson. The TRAC program introduces students to a wide variety of career opportunities in the field of engineering and teaches students how to […] [...]

Neel-Schaffer takes top award from ACEC chapter for soccer complex

JACKSON — By helping turn a blighted area into a beautiful park and first-class soccer complex, Neel-Schaffer Inc., has been honored by the Mississippi chapter of the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC/MS). Neel-Schaffer received one of the top six awards for its role in the design and construction of the Columbus Soccer Complex in […] [...]

Neel-Schaffer opens new Rankin County office

BRANDON — The Jackson-based engineering firm Neel-Schaffer Inc. has opened an office in Brandon that will be managed by Brandon native Derick Milner. Neel-Schaffer now has 39 offices, including 16 in Mississippi, spread throughout nine states. Neel-Schaffer also has a subsidiary surveying firm, Maptech Inc. that is located in Pearl, representing an additional office in […] [...]

Commission approves design of new bridge

NATCHEZ — The City of Natchez’s Bridge of Sighs project has been approved by a local preservation commission. The Natchez Preservation Commission on Tuesday approved a conceptual design by landscape architect Jared Acy. The Natchez Democrat reports that the project had been delayed for past couple of months after the commission asked the City of […] [...]

Good architectural design standards for cities enhance the quality of life and the tax base

by Published: December 6,2013

Tags: architects, Business, engineering, Mississippi

While superior architectural standards can make building more expensive, there is a pay off for everyone if the city creates an atmosphere that improves property values and attracts new residents. “Quality, attention to detail and creation of a consistency in improvements that come from strong architectural guidelines preserves the beauty of a place and contributes […] [...]

Historic Round Island Lighthouse restored in Pascagoula

by Published: December 6,2013

Tags: architecture, Business, engineering, Gulf Coast, Mississippi

There’s an amazing restoration project underway in Pascagoula. It’s the reconstruction of the historic Round Island Lighthouse. The lighthouse was built on the south side of Round Island — a few miles off the coast of Pascagoula — in 1859 and stood as a beacon of safety for all ships headed toward the southeast Mississippi […] [...]

Waggoner Engineering involved with many ‘game changer’ economic development projects in the state

by Published: November 29,2013

Tags: Business, economic development, engineering, Mississippi

Waggoner Engineering has played a major role in some of the largest economic development projects in the state. “Waggoner has been really blessed with great opportunities to be involved with major projects that have served as ‘game-changers’ for Mississippi,” said Joe Waggoner, PE, PLS, chairman & CEO, Waggoner Engineering. “Two obvious projects with statewide impact […] [...]

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