Posts Tagged ‘engineering’

Justin Jones earns Corps of Engineers license

  Justin Jones of the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers, Vicksburg District, recently obtained his professional civil engineer license. Jones is a native of Vicksburg, and earned his bachelor of science Degree in civil and environmental engineering from Mississippi State University. He recently returned from a deployment in Afghanistan.   [...]

Collins Simpson, Will Pentecost earn engineering certifications

    Collins Simpson and Will Pentecost of Waggoner Engineering have become licensed professional engineers in the state of Mississippi. Simpson joined Waggoner in 2011 as an engineering intern and has worked on several projects with the firm thus far, including Starlanding Road, multiple state aid projects and the Short Fork Wastewater Treatment facility site […] [...]

Pickering Firm names owners

by Published: July 5,2013

Tags: engineering, Mike Foster, Pickering Firm

Pickering Firm Inc. has named new principal and associate principal owners. The new principal owners are Mike Foster, PE, Rick Ferguson, PE, and Dan Townsend, PE. Foster, senior civil Engineer, Hernando office, is a graduate of Arkansas State University and has 21 years of experience. Ferguson, senior bridge engineer, Flowood office, is a graduate of […] [...]

ERDC to furlough more than 1,000 workers due to federal sequester

VICKSBURG — About 1,050 employees at the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center in Vicksburg and three other locations expect to be furloughed one day a week beginning July 8 through Sept. 30. “Approximately 60 percent of the ERDC workforce is subject to furlough,” ERDC assistant director Alice Duke said in an email to […] [...]

Scientist stumbles on to sweet deal for Coast Guard boats

VICKSBURG — A fleet of seven new vessels has arrived at the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) in Vicksburg, providing an upgraded capability for fresh and salt water studies by the facility’s scientists and engineers. Led by the efforts of William Butler, a physical scientist in ERDC’s Coastal and Hydraulics Laboratory, the […] [...]

Army ERDC adds Dennis Beers

The U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) in Vicksburg has selected Dennis J. Beers as chief of contracting. Prior to joining ERDC, Beers was director of contracting for the Mission and Installation Contracting Command at Fort Bliss, Texas. In addition to his tenure at Fort Bliss, Beers has also served as a professor […] [...]

Corps closing floodgate as rivers rise

MISSISSIPPI DELTA — A Mississippi floodgate is closing again because water levels are rising on the Mississippi and Yazoo rivers. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is closing the Steele Bayou floodgate north of Vicksburg after opening it May 29. Corps officials expect the gate to stay closed two to three weeks, if no rain […] [...]

Corps of Engineers picks Tom Shaw

by Published: May 17,2013

Tags: engineering, Tom Shaw, U. S. Army Corps of Engineers

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Vicksburg District recently appointed Tom Shaw as the new chief of Flood Control and Hydropower Section in the Project Resource Management Branch. Shaw will be responsible for the operation and maintenance of over 1,400 miles of levees and multiple flood control projects on the Mississippi River levee system in […] [...]

Governor commends Waggoner Engineering’s Donelson Harris

by Published: May 3,2013

Tags: Donelson Harris, engineering, Waggoner Engineering

Waggoner Engineering’s Donelson C. Harris, PE, received commendation from the Louisiana Professional Engineering and Land Surveying Board and Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal after more than 50 years of service in his field, honoring his efforts to “safeguard life, health and property and promote the public welfare.” Harris’ career as a professional engineer has been marked […] [...]

Jackson engineering firm tackles emergency management

In 2010, Neel-Schaffer reorganized its emergency management activities into True North Emergency Management. Based in Fort Worth, Texas, True North is a full-service emergency management company offering debris removal management/monitoring, automated debris management and emergency management planning/training and exercises. The employment of True North varies depending on the magnitude of disaster response in progress and […] [...]

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