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ALAN TURNER – Hibbett Neel: Engineering for growth

Hibbett Neel is president and CEO of Neel-Schaffer.

Recently, I had the opportunity to spend some time with Hibbett Neel, President and CEO of Neel-Schaffer, and learn about his long business success, the company, and some of Mississippi’s infrastructure needs. Born in Smyrna, Tenn., Hibbett defined himself as “the black sheep of the family,” as he chose a career path that was somewhat different than what his family ...

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MMBA honors Neel-Schaffer for diversity efforts

JACKSON — Neel-Schaffer received the Minority Business Champion Award for 2014 at the recent Mississippi Minority Business Alliance banquet. Founded in 1997, the MMBA is a non-profit organization that aims to enhance minority business opportunities. The Minority Business Champion Award, according to MMBA Chief Executive Officer Shellie Michael, is given annually to “corporate citizens who have demonstrated continuous commitment to ...

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Veteran Aillet joins Neel-Schaffer as a Senior Project Manager

JACKSON, Mississippi — Neel-Schaffer, Inc. has announced that Richard Aillet, PE, the former director of engineering services for the City of Ruston, La., has joined the firm and will work out of Neel-Schaffer’s office in Shreveport, La. Aillet will serve as a Senior Project Manager, with an emphasis on water and wastewater projects. He worked for the City of Ruston for 14 ...

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Anna M. Neel

One look at public relations professional Anna M. Neel and you’d never guess that she skates in the roller derby. The Atlanta native is a member of the Magnolia Roller Vixens when she’s not performing her duties as director of public relations for Neel-Schaffer Inc. At the engineering firm, Neel is responsible for the creation of all branding, marketing and ...

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Neel-Schaffer announces Steve Twedt as vice president

JACKSON — Steve Twedt, PE, has been promoted to Vice President in charge of Neel-Schaffer’s South Mississippi operation. A native of South Mississippi, Twedt joined Neel-Schaffer in 2010 as area manager and works out of the Biloxi office, coordinating work among the Neel-Schaffer offices in Bay St. Louis, Biloxi, Gulfport, Hattiesburg, Laurel and Pascagoula. Prior to joining Neel-Schaffer, Twedt worked ...

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Neel-Schaffer opens office in Brandon

JACKSON, Mississippi – Neel-Schaffer, a Jackson-based planning and engineering firm, has opened an office in Brandon at 20 Eastgate Drive, Suite C. It will be managed by Brandon native Derick Milner. “We are excited to be serving the city of Brandon and assisting with their engineering needs out of our new Brandon office,” said Keith O’Keefe, PE, who manages the ...

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SoilTech Consultants opens office in West Point

RIDGELAND, Mississippi — SoilTech Consultants, a geotechnical engineering firm that uses state-of-the-art equipment to provide quality geotechnical engineering and construction materials testing, has opened a new office in West Point, Miss. It is the fourth Mississippi office for SoilTech, a subsidiary of Neel-Schaffer, Inc. In addition to its headquarters office in Ridgeland, SoilTech also has offices in Long Beach and ...

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While some businesses shrink Neel-Shaffer finds way to grow

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 Engineering, after college, and began ...

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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. City engineer Kevin Stafford said ...

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Joey Hudnall elected Main Street president

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 worked in the Neel-Schaffer office ...

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