Posts Tagged ‘Neel-Schaffer’

While some businesses shrink Neel-Shaffer finds way to grow

by Becky Gillette 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 […] [...]


by Stephen McDill Published: August 16,2013

Tags: Anna Masters, CNN, engineering, Magnolia Roller Vixens, Neel-Schaffer

Name: Anna Masters Age: 33 Position: Director of Public Relations, Neel-Schaffer Inc. Anna Masters has two lives, both involving public relations. By day, the Atlanta native is director of public relations for Neel-Schaffer, one of the South’s most esteemed engineering firms. By night, she is “Anna Bombination” throwing elbows and streaking down the track as […] [...]

Problems with paint, birds delay bridge project completion

COLUMBUS — It will likely be the end of September before the city can officially close out the Old Highway 82 bridge restoration project due to two factors — issues with the primer used in the painting process and a flock of protected migratory barn swallows who have made the construction site their temporary home. […] [...]

Joey Hudnall elected Main Street president

by MBJ Staff Published: July 12,2013

Tags: Joey Hudnall, Mississippi Main Street, Neel-Schaffer

Joey Hudnall of Jackson-based Neel-Schaffer Inc. was recently elected the 2013-2014 president of the Mississippi Main Street Association (MMSA) board of directors. He has served as treasurer and vice president on the executive committee since joining the board in 2011. Hudnall is senior vice president and COO of Neel-Schaffer. Before being promoted to COO, he […] [...]

Q&A: Rusty Hampton leaves journalism after 30 years for the engineering field

by Clay Chandler Published: June 7,2013

Tags: Clarion Ledger, Gannett, Neel-Schaffer, Rusty Hampton

Rusty Hampton is the marketing editor at Neel-Schaffer, a Jackson-based engineering firm. Hampton spent 30 years in the newspaper business, as a reporter and editor. He comes to Neel-Schaffer having spent the last decade-plus as sports editor of The Clarion-Ledger. Q — As marketing editor, what’s your day-to-day like? A — No two days are […] [...]

Neel-Schaffer welcomes Kreg Overstreet

by MBJ Staff Published: May 24,2013

Tags: Kreg Overstreet, Mississippi Engineering Society, Neel-Schaffer

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 member […] [...]

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 […] [...]

USM, Neel-Schaffer recreating tornado devastated campus

by Wally Northway Published: May 3,2013

Tags: disaster, EF-4 tornado, Neel-Schaffer, Southern Miss, University of Southern Mississippi

Loren Erickson watched from his Hattiesburg home that Sunday in February as an EF-4 tornado ripped through the heart of the Hub City. He feared the worst. “I could see the debris raining out of the top of the tornado — I knew it was going to be bad,” Erickson remembered. After freeing a person […] [...]

Neel-Schaffer engineering firm celebrates 30 years

by Lynn Lofton Published: March 15,2013

Tags: engineering, Hibbett Neel, JACKSON, Mississippi Development Authority, Neel-Schaffer, SoilTech

  It has been a busy 30 years for Jackson-based engineering firm Neel-Schaffer. The company was founded in 1983 by Hibbett Neel and Gorman Schaffer, both professional engineers, with one office and 18 employees. As Neel-Schaffer celebrates its 30th anniversary, it has 400 employees and 39 offices nationwide with 19 of those in Mississippi. The […] [...]

Neel receives honor

by MBJ Staff Published: December 28,2012

Tags: engineering, Hibbett Neel, Neel-Schaffer

The 2012 recipient of the American Council of Engineering Companies-Mississippi Teddy Roosevelt Award is Hibbett Neel, president of Neel-Schaffer Inc., which he co-founded in 1983. Neel received his undergraduate degree in civil engineering from Vanderbilt and earned a master’s degree at the Georgia Institute of Technology and served as an officer in the U.S. Army. […] [...]

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