Posts Tagged ‘engineering’

Scientist stumbles on to sweet deal for Coast Guard boats

by MBJ Staff Published: June 25,2013

Tags: boat, defense, development, engineer, engineering, marine, military, motor vessel, research

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

by MBJ Staff Published: June 21,2013

Tags: Dennis Beers, engineering, U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center

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

by Associated Press Published: June 9,2013

Tags: engineering, enginer, flood, flood control, floodgate, flooding, river, water

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 MBJ Staff 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 MBJ Staff 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

by Wally Northway Published: May 3,2013

Tags: disaster, engineering, Hurricane Ike, Neel-Schaffer, Smithville, True North 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 […] [...]

Attorneys for lab owner to ask for dismissal of charges

WATER VALLEY — A hearing is scheduled today on a motion to dismiss the charges against a laboratory owner charged with faking wastewater samples she was hired to test for a company in Mississippi. Tennie White, who owns Mississippi Environmental Analytical Laboratories Inc., was indicted Nov. 7 in U.S. District Court in Jackson. The indictment […] [...]

Firm welcomes Overstreet

by MBJ Staff Published: April 12,2013

Tags: engineering, Kreg Overstreet, Neel-Schaffer Inc.

  Neel-Schaffer Inc. has added Kreg Overstreet, PE, to its team of professionals. Overstreet brings with him over 10 years of experience in transportation and water and sewer infrastructure repairs. Overstreet holds a bachelor of science degree in civil engineering and is a registered professional engineer in the state of Mississippi. He is also a […] [...]

Lab accused of falsifying testing results to Corp, Stennis

by Associated Press Published: April 11,2013

Tags: charge, concrete, engineer, engineering, explorationm, falify, law, law enforcement, legal, report, space, test, testing

DIAMONDHEAD — Authorities have accused a company of making false statements about concrete tests it was hired to do for NASA and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at the Stennis Space Center in Mississippi. Gulf Cities Testing Laboratories LLC, based in Diamondhead was charged in a criminal information in U.S. District Court in Gulfport. […] [...]

Corps repairing beach damaged by Hurricane Isaac

by Associated Press Published: April 9,2013

Tags: beach, engineer, engineering, federal agency, hurricane, outdoors, sand, storm, Sun, tourism, tourist, tropical, vacation, visitor, waves, Weather

PASCAGOULA — The Army Corps of Engineers is working to repair the sand beach along the west end of Beach Boulevard in Pascagoula. The Sun Herald reports the corps built the beach after Hurricane Katrina and installed wind fencing and plantings to promote dune growth. Dunes help prevent sand from blowing onto the road and […] [...]

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