Archives July 2015

MSG Columbus Bowled for Kids


As a part of MSG's Community Engagement Initiative, our Columbus Office bowled, cheered and donated at the 2015 Bowl for Kids' Sake for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Ohio.

Big Brothers Big Sisters is a community-based organization that provides children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally-supported relationships that changes their lives for the better, forever.

For more information on Big Brothers Big Sisters visit...

Happy to be in Cadiz!


MSG announces the opening of our newest office and concrete testing lab in Cadiz, Ohio. We're excited to be a part of the local community and continuing our growth within the region. Visit us at 104 South Main Street, Cadiz, Ohio or call us at (740) 942-4222.

MSG Maumee Gives Back through Cherry Street Mission

As part our Community Engagement initiative, this year MSG's Maumee office chose the Cherry Street Mission.


The Cherry Street Mission Paper Products Drive generated a lot of excitement and our Transportation Group was crowned as the victor in our interoffice competition. Hundreds of rolls of paper towels, bathroom tissue and plastic wrap, thousands of industrial-sized trash bags and loads of detergent were delivered to Cherry Street Mission, who was the real winner!

MSG was also a proud sponsor of Cherry Street Mission's inaugural "Curb to Career" event, which was held on June 12th, at the Life Revitalization Center, 1501 Monroe St., Toledo. Proceeds benefitted the Mission's Culinary Vocational Center.


MSG staff has also been serving lunch at Cherry Street Mission, which shows that kindness and good food go a long way toward strengthening those in need. For more information on Cherry Street Mission please visit

MSG Welcomes Steve Bergman & Tony Urankar

MSG is pleased to announce the addition of transportation professionals Steven R. Bergman, PE, and Anthony "Tony" M. Urankar to the firm. Steve Bergman will serve as Vice President in MSG's Ohio Transportation Group, while Tony Urankar will serve as Director of Client Services, Ohio Transportation.


Steve has nearly 30 years of experience in the engineering industry. Previously employed with international engineering firm HDR, he was responsible for the design of numerous major projects for the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT). Prior to HDR, Steve served as a transportation engineer with the Federal Highway Administration and ODOT. At MSG, Steve will focus on project delivery and performance, business development and strategic planning.


Tony Urankar has more than 30 years of public sector experience, including 20 years of service with ODOT. He recently served as District Deputy Director of ODOT District 4 (Akron) and previously served as Business & Human Resource Administrator and Public Information Officer at ODOT District 12 (Cleveland). Tony has also worked for the Cities of Cleveland and Strongsville. In his new role at MSG, Tony will develop and implement growth opportunities while promoting long-term client relationships in the northeast Ohio region.

"Serving the transportation needs of the state of Ohio — from rural roadways to interstates — has always been a priority for us," explained MSG Chairman C. Michael Smith, PE. "We want to continue to strengthen the bond we have with our Clients and believe Steve and Tony will be integral to this effort."

MSG Monroe Marched for Babies


The MSG Monroe Office Marched for Babies at the campus of the Monroe County Community College in Monroe, Michigan. They surpassed their goal that they set and raised over $1,000 for the March of Dimes/March for Babies Southeast District. For more information on the March for Babies visit

MSG Advances to #374 on the ENR Top 500 Design Firm List


MSG joins the distinguished ranks of the 2015 Engineering News-Record (ENR) Top 500 Design Firms in the nation — rising to number 374 from last year's 383 ranking. ENR is a respected construction industry voice with a firm grip on the market.

ENR's Top 500 issue, published annually, evaluates engineering, architectural and environmental design firms based on revenue. MSG — a full service consulting firm providing civil, transportation and geotechnical engineering, along with environmental consulting, surveying, landscape architecture, cultural resource services and construction support — offers its array of services from the firm's offices located throughout Ohio and Michigan. MSG celebrates 60 years of service this year, undoubtedly continuing on the firm's well-engineered path of being a single source asset to their valued clients.

"Success in the current market is not something that can be taken for granted. We want our clients to be taken care of beyond their expectations, always aiming to create added value at each stage of their project — from the planning phase to completion. Our continued rise on ENR's Top 500 is evident that MSG is doing just that," states Richard Bertz, PE, PS — President and CEO of MSG. "Today, MSG's technically sound staff is an energetic, robust team of more than 250 professionals delivering integrated planning, skillful design, practical engineering and resourceful construction solutions," he added.

MSG Presents at the Michigan Infrastructure Conference


"Re-Imagining Infrastructure and Under-Utilized Landscape" was presented by MSG's Charles Poat, AIA, LEED AP, at the Michigan Infrastructure Conference, which was held on June 4th, at the Inn at St. John's in Plymouth. The presentation provided insight to business-based green infrastructure collaboration spanning a four-year evolution of urban master planning to current implementation around District 5's Chene Ferry Market. Current projects included RecoveryPark and EPA Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) 32-acre Storm Water Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO) separation. The presentation helped attendees understand the shift from convention to innovation while re-imagining urban infrastructure resulting in "win-win" opportunities for real estate development.

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MSG's Mikolajczyk & Rhoades win MI & OH Young Engineer of the Year Awards

MSG wants to congratulate Matt Mikolajczyk on being awarded the Young Engineer of the Year for 2015 from the Michigan Society of Professional Engineers and Travis Rhoades on being awarded the Young Engineer of the Year for 2015 from the Ohio Society of Professional Engineers!


Matt & Travis were recognized for their years of service within the industry and their involvement within the community, their achievements and distinction at their respective universities, excellence in their field of practice at MSG and their commitment to the profession of Engineering.


Zampino gets "Environmental Due Diligence" Article Published


MSG's John Zampino, of our Cleveland Office authored an article titled "Environmental Due Diligence" that was published in Properties, Northeast Ohio's monthly Realty, Construction & Architecture Magazine. Each year they have a special section, which features Environmental Solutions. Please click the link below to view the article...