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November 2016

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We Are Proud of Our Vets

MSG proudly supports Veterans, National Guard, and Reserve Service employees. MSG Senior Vice President, Mark Smoley, PE, was recognized as a Patriotic Employer by the US Department of Defense, Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve program, for his support of staff with...

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NW Ohio's 1st SPUI is Now Open for Traffic

Lucas County drivers are enjoying the benefits of the area’s first Single Point Urban Interchange (SPUI), designed by MSG for ODOT at the Central Avenue/I-475 interchange. Now open for traffic, the new SPUI improves traffic flow by eliminating conflict points, allowing...

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$24M McCord Road Grade Separation is Now Open

As the prime design consultant, MSG is celebrating the opening of the new $24M  McCord Road Grade Separation project. Many thanks to ODOT, the Office of the Lucas County Engineer, and the numerous local and regional government entities that have worked to make this project a...

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MSG's Men of Movember

Movember is here and our MSG Mo Bros team is gearing up to help raise funds for men’s health issues, specifically prostate and testicular cancer initiatives. Our Mo Bros start Movember 1st clean shaven. For the rest of the month, these selfless and generous men groom, trim and...

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Toledo LISC: Spotlight on Community Development

MSG was proud to support and attend the annual fund raiser for the Toledo Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC). “Spotlight on Community Development” will be the focus of this year’s program, which was held at The Armory in the Fleetwood Building in Hensville, located in...

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OTEC 2016: 70 Years of Innovation & Beyond

MSG was proud to be a Gold Level Sponsor at OTEC 2016: 70 Years of Innovation and Beyond, which was held at Greater Columbus Convention Center. For 70 years, OTEC has been the place for transportation professionals to learn about and discuss new ways to safely and efficiently...

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APA - OKI Conference

MSG's Chief Planner and American Planning Association (APA)-Ohio Northwest Section Director, Pat Etchie, AICP, participated in the Ohio Kentucky Indiana Regional Fall Conference in Indianapolis this year. Pat joined hundreds of other APA members from across the tri-state area to...

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MSG is a Proud Sponsor of the NOACA Annual Meeting

MSG served as a Regional sponsor for Northeast Ohio Areawide Coordinating Agency (NOACA) Annual Meeting that focused on "How Transportation Makes Healthy Communities". The program included a moving dedication and posthumous honoring of George V. Voinovich and Steve LaTourette...

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Dig History

MSG Celebrated Archaeology Day across the Region. In Michigan, our own Dr. Robert Chidester was at the Michigan Archaeological Day festivities, which was held at the Michigan Library and Historical Center in Lansing. In Ohio, MSG's Archaeologist, Phil Bauschard was at the Ohio...

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MDOT & MSG to Modify US12 & Wiard Road

MSG contracted with MDOT to study and develop concepts for modifying US-12 and Wiard Road infrastructure, as well as interfacing with the public, at an informational open house meeting in Ypsilanti Township in Washtenaw County. The roadway modifications are necessary in order to...

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Speakeasy at the Celebration of Architecture

MSG was proud to be a Premium Speakeasy sponsor of the AIA’s 2016 Celebration of Architecture held at Detroit’s Eastern Market. In recognition of the architectural field, the Celebration of Architecture was attended by over 2,500 of Detroit’s architectural design...

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MSG Supports Great Lakes Restoration

MSG was proud to sponsor the 12th Annual Great Lakes Restoration Conference at Cedar Point Breakers Hotel, Sandusky, OH. Each year Healing Our Waters – Great Lakes Coalition brings together a diverse group of more than 400 people from throughout the Great Lakes region to attend...

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Walk to End Alzheimer's

As part of MSG’s 2016 Community Engagement Initiative, our Columbus office participated in the Walk to End Alzheimer’s in support of the Alzheimer’s Association. The Alzheimer's Association is committed to meeting the needs of people affected by Alzheimer's disease and other...

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Sawyer Quarry Nature Preserve is Now Open

Congrats to the Wood County Park District on the recent opening of the Sawyer Quarry Nature Preserve. The 61-acre property at a former limestone quarry includes hiking trails, rock climbing and other recreational activities and educational programs. MSG provided site design...

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MSG Engineers are Rock Stars

Toledo Lucas County Port Authority (Port Authority) President and CEO Paul Toth identified MSG engineers as “Rock Stars” in the ground breaking ceremony for the new Dana, Inc. axle plant in Toledo’s Overland Industrial Park. “It’s not often that you use the term Rock Star to...

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DMS is Coming to Overland Park

Honoring Detroit Manufacturing Systems (DMS) at the groundbreaking ceremony for their new plant at Toledo’s Overland Industrial Park. DMS will be manufacturing automotive parts for the Jeep Wrangler and is expected to hire 140 people in Toledo when the plant is completed in the...

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One of the Coolest Places to Work in Michigan

MSG was featured in Crain’s Detroit Business as one of the recipients of their annual “Coolest Places to Work in Michigan" award. This award recognizes employers for motivating and making their employees feel appreciated — as judged by the employees themselves. Thanks to each and...

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MSG Using State of the Art Miovision System

As one of the leading traffic engineering firms in the Midwest, MSG is pleased to announce the addition of Miovision Scout Video Traffic Data Collection Systems to our inventory of traffic data collection equipment. More cost and time efficient than manual turn count methods, we...

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MSG Marketing Brought Home a SMPS MCA Award

MSG's Marketing Team brought home the Silver when they recently earned a second place Marketing Communications Award (MCA) for our Direct Mail Campaign at the 2016 Build Business: Synthesis Conference hosted by the Society for Marketing Professional Services. The MCA competition...

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Ryzyi Named Director of Oil & Gas Infrastructure Engineering

Congratulations to MSG's own David Ryzyi! Dave was promoted to Director of Oil & Gas Infrastructure Engineering. In recognition of Dave’s efforts to date, as well as the targeted expansion of his role and responsibilities within the Energy Business Sector (EBS), we are...

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MSG Presents on Autonomous Vehicles

MSG's Sean Kelley presented a technical session on Autonomous Vehicles at the annual meeting of the Tri-State Section of the International Municipal Signal Association (IMSA) in Columbus. Sean served as the project manager for our MCity Test Facility project at the University of...

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Improving Water Quality Within Our Region

Algae was a topic at the Summer Supervisor’s School for board members and staff of the Ohio Federation of Soil & Water Conservation Districts. MSG’s Sally Gladwell, with Chris McGovern and Jason Ruff of Environmental Remediation Contractor, presented on Harmful Algal Bloom...

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Transporting Ohio's Future

MSG was proud to be a sponsor of Transport Ohio’s Future, the 2016 ODOT Ohio Planning Conference this year. Presenters included MSG’s Sean Kelley on “Connected and Autonomous Vehicles: Policy, Planning and Implementation.” This year’s conference will include over 25 technical...

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Changing Dangerous and Drab to Safe and Fab

MSG was featured in the Summer edition of the nationally acclaimed ASHE Scanner for an article on our award-winning project - Changing Dangerous and Drab to Safe and Fab – the Dorr Street Corridor. The project united the goals of the City of Toledo, the University of Toledo and...

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Cultivating Cullen Park

Family, friends and staff of MSG's Maumee, Ohio, and Canton, Michigan, offices gathered at Cullen Park on Saturday to help the City of Toledo with some additional wetlands plantings. Environmental scientist Matt Horvat helped coordinate our volunteers, who worked with Toledo...

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CREW Detroit's Career Days

MSG participated in CREW Detroit (Commercial Real Estate Women Detroit)'s Career Days, which brought together CREW members and young women within the Detroit school system. During this event, we worked with +40 teens to brainstorm, design and program vacant sites in Detroit....

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Drill Bits Magazine Features MSG

MSG's SR 64 Waterville Bridge project is featured as the cover article on the Spring 2016 edition of “Drill Bits” magazine. ODOT selected MSG as the design consultant for the new eight-span bridge, which will replace the aging steel structure that carries SR 64 over the Maumee...

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MSG Breaks Ground on Deleware City School Projects

As a member of the design team, MSG joined Delaware City Schools at the groundbreaking ceremonies for the new additions and renovations to Smith and Woodward Elementary Schools. MSG prepared the preliminary plans and studies for both schools, along with commission submittals,...

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Breaking Ground at the Lordstown Clean Energy Center

MSG Environmental Scientists Jessica Stratigakos and Matt Pesci (left) joined Lordstown Mayor Arno Hill (center), Clean Energy Future President Bill Siderewicz, and MSG Vice President of Business Development, Sheri Bokros at the groundbreaking ceremony today for the Lordstown...

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Giving Back...

MSG's COO, Dean Niese visited schools, orphanages and community leaders within mountain villages near San Pedro Sula, Honduras to review and plan projects that the Rotary Club of Toledo is supporting. Dean, a 5-year Rotarian, traveled with three others from the Toledo area as...

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MSG Maumee Goes All Out for TAHS

As part of our 2016 Community Engagement Initiative, MSG's Maumee Office selected the Toledo Area Humane Society (TAHS) as our charity of choice and has already participated in and sponsored multiple events, as well as conducted two donation drives. MSG participated in...

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