Posts Tagged ‘engineering’

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 […] [...]

Small-town firm, big-time success — Belinda Stewart Architects earns more honors

Earlier this year, Belinda Stewart, FAIA, became the first female architect from Mississippi to be made a Fellow by the American Institute of Architects. Of the 80,000-plus AIA members, approximately 3,000 hold the Fellow designation, and Stewart was one of only 122 members inducted this year. The principle of the firm Belinda Stewart Architects, P.A., […] [...]

Waggonner Engineering hires David Willis, Tim Brewer

by Published: November 8,2013

Tags: Business, engineering, Mississippi

Waggoner Engineering has added two new long-time industry leaders. David Willis, PE, joins Waggoner as project manager, bringing with him 25 years of experience in public utilities. Tim Brewer, PLS, joins as a survey manager with 25 years’ experience in surveying and forestry. Prior to joining Waggoner, Willis served as deputy director of public works […] [...]

Neel-Schaffer’s Jonathan Kiser, Becky Malenke chosen for LeadershipITE

by Published: November 8,2013

Tags: Business, engineering, Mississippi

Neel-Schaffer engineers Jonathan Kiser, PE, and Becky Malenke, PE, have been accepted into the inaugural class of LeadershipITE. Kiser and Malenke are among 30 engineers from North America chosen for the first class of this program. Kiser joined Neel-Schaffer in 2000 and has 20 years of experience as a traffic engineer. He is a vice […] [...]

Michael I. Baskes joins Mississippi State’s Bagley College of Engineering

by Published: November 8,2013

Tags: Business, engineering, Mississippi, Mississippi State University

Michael I. Baskes, a member of the National Academy of Engineering, is joining the faculty of Mississippi State’s Bagley College of Engineering. Baskes is a professor of aerospace engineering who also will be a special assistant to dean Achille Messac. Baskes was elected to NAE in 2012 for his contributions to materials engineering, including his […] [...]

WAGGONER ENGINEERING: ‘Better data makes for better decisions’

by Published: October 25,2013

Tags: Business, engineering, mapping, Mississippi

» Waggoner’s digital mapping provides a multitude of benefits for Mississippi Surveyors, geologists and engineers have been on a constant quest for a better way to represent the world we live in. “Paper maps provided us with information about where things were located, how near they were to a highway or stream and how high […] [...]

Commission votes to retain Louisiana firm for bridge inspections

VICKSBURG — A Louisiana company will continue to do annual inspections of the old U.S. 80 Mississippi River bridge in Vicksburg. The Vicksburg Bridge Commission voted Wednesday to keep Baton Rouge-based G.E.C. on retainer for $15,000 a year. The company writes reports annually that note the structural stability of the 83-year old railroad crossing. This […] [...]

MISSISSIPPI BUSINESS PROFILE — Engineering success for Mississippi in Waggoner Engineering

At a point in his early life, Waggoner Engineering CEO thought he might wind up taking over the family farm. He loves the country and farming, and in fact, does still have the family farm in Newton. He thought of becoming a veterinarian, which would have allowed him to stay close to farming. However, Joe’s […] [...]

Engineering a law degree — Ole Miss launches new, interdisciplinary program

OXFORD — At first glance, law and engineering seem to have little in common. The University of Mississippi, however, says look again. Ole Miss has launched a new accelerated, interdisciplinary program offering engineering students early admission to the public university’s School of Law. Officials officially kicked off the program last month in an effort to […] [...]

While some businesses shrink Neel-Shaffer finds way to grow

by Published: August 30,2013

Tags: economy, engineering, Joey Hudnall, Neel-Schaffer

The regional planning and engineering powerhouse Neel-Schaffer Inc., is headed by a chief operating officer who has accomplished a lot at an early age. Joey Hudnall, 44, a native of Columbus, graduated from Mississippi State University in 1990 with a B.S. in civil engineering. He went to work for his father’s Columbus firm, Charles Hudnall […] [...]

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