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Weir Group’s Newton foundry plans expansion that will add 150 high skill jobs

By BECKY GILLETTE Mississippi political and economic leaders have targeted new high skill jobs as a top priority for helping not only individual workers, but the state’s economy. And the state is getting just that with the expansion of the Newton foundry, which is the largest manufacturing facility in the ESCO division of the Scotland-based Weir Group. The Newton foundry ...

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Johnny Edwards joins Neel-Schaffer

Neel-Schaffer, Inc., has announced that Johnny Edwards, PE, has joined the firm and will serve as a Senior Project Engineer to assist in Neel-Schaffer’s Solid Waste Engineering practice. Edwards has more than 20 years of experience in solid waste engineering design and management. He joined Neel-Schaffer after working the last 11 years for Seminole County, Florida, where he rose to ...

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ASSET Engineering welcomes Williams

ASSET Engineering has hired Brittaney Williams as an administrative assistant. Williams has over 10 years of management and administrative experience. Prior to her work at ASSET, she served as an administrative assistant for Trustmark National Bank. Williams is a MBA honors graduate from Ashford University where she concentrated in Human Resource Management, and is currently working on her second Master’s ...

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Aaron Wadley to lead Neel-Schaffer’s Georgia Operations

Neel-Schaffer, Inc., has announced that Aaron Wadley, PE, has joined the firm and will manage the Georgia Operations. Wadley has nearly 20 years of engineering design and management experience. He comes to Neel- Schaffer from Gaskins Surveying & Engineering, where he managed that firm’s Gwinnett County office. His experience includes two years as an Assistant City Engineer for the City ...

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ASSET Engineering hires Jeff Jeffreys

ASSET Engineering hires Jeff Jeffreys, a recent graduate from Louisiana Tech University. Having completed his Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Jeffreys is working to become a licensed Professional Engineer (PE) and believes that ASSET Engineering could be the company to help him gain hands-on experience. Jeff Jeffreys will be responsible for learning and implementing the design processes given ...

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ASSET Engineering hires Gary Scott

ASSET Engineering welcomes the newest addition to their electrical designer team at their office in Canton. Gary Scott brings 23 years of work experience and 18 years of drafting and design experience to ASSET. Prior to joining the ASSET team, Scott worked for GE Digital Energy as an electrical designer on multiple substations, wind farms, and other similar projects. He ...

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Decker elevated to AIA College of Fellows

Roy Decker, principal of Duvall Decker Architects, a Jackson architectural firm, been elevated to the American Institute of Architects (AIA) College of Fellows. Elevation to the College status is awarded by a jury of peers and recognizes achievements of national significance in advancing the architectural profession. Roy Decker was granted Fellowship in the category of Design.

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ASSET Engineering hires Neal and Rossmaier

ASSET Engineering has announced the hiring John Rossmaier, who joins the firm with over six years of experience in electrical power generation and transmission design, as well as a specialization in low and high voltage distribution systems. Rossmaier is a 2006 graduate from Arkansas Tech University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering. After graduation, he spent a few years ...

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Neel-Schaffer announces promotions

Neel-Schaffer, Inc., has announced that Sonny Smoak, PE, has been promoted to a senior vice president role, and Steve Cockerham, PE, Richard Sullivan, PE, and Stan Wright, PE, are now vice presidents with the firm. Smoak first joined Neel-Schaffer in 1999 and now manages the firm’s office in Houston, Texas. He has nearly 20 years of experience, including 17 with ...

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Matthew Horton joins Neel-Schaffer

Neel-Schaffer, Inc., announced that Matthew Horton, PE, has joined the firm and will serve as a Water/Wastewater Engineer and Project Manager in the firm’s Jackson office. Horton has more than 11 years of industry experience, including 10 years working for a national consulting firm in its Jackson office, where he held the titles of Project Manager and Client Service Leader. ...

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