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July 2017

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Heading to the Ohio Freight Conference

Employees from MSG are heading to the Ohio Freight Conference this month to learn more about the rapidly-changing capacity improvements and innovations to safely move freight across the Great Lakes region. Multi-modal industry leaders will share their expertise in the areas of...

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MSG's Sean Kelley gives Autonomous Vehicle Presentation at COMTO Conference

MSG’s Sean Kelley presented on “Connected and Automated Transportation in Michigan” recently at the National Conference of Minority Transportation Officials (COMTO) in Detroit. MSG has emerged as a leader in the planning and design of test facilities for automated vehicles....

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MSG's Jean Hartline leads class at ODOT's Traffic Academy

MSG's Jean Hartline, PE, PTOE, shared decades of experience as she led a class in Traffic Signal Operations for the Ohio Department of Transportation’s Traffic Academy. Working with co-instructor John Albeck of Albeck Gerken, Jean covered a wide range of information on signal...

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Market Sector Spotlight on Energy

MSG's Energy Service Engineers are working with a national natural gas pipeline company to prevent a disruption in services as slope and roadway failures are corrected by the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) in Belmont County. To ensure the safety of existing underground...

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Catch Today's Greatest Hits in Transportation

MSG joined over 650 attendees at the 108th Annual Meeting of the Mid-America Association of State Transportation Officials (MAASTO) hosted by the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT). The 2017 meeting welcomed professionals from across the midwest to Cleveland to learn about...

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Zweig Group Ranks MSG as a 2017 Hot Firm

The Zweig Group has announced their 2017 Hot Firm Award List and MSG made the cut! We placed 48 out of 100 firms. Every year the Zweig Group recognizes the 100 fastest-growing architecture, engineering, planning and environmental consulting firms in the United States. “Getting on...

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Demarius Clemons gets MSG Scholarship at 2017 MI COMTO Conference

Congratulations to Demarius Clemons, recipient of the MSG Scholarship, awarded during the 2017 Michigan Conference of Minority Transportation Officials (COMTO) 6th Annual Golf Outing Awards Ceremony. A recent graduate of Renaissance High School in Detroit, Demarius will be...

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Climbing the ENR charts...

Engineering News Record (ENR) magazine has named The Mannik & Smith Group, Inc. (MSG) as one of the Top 500 Design Firms in the US and one of the Top 100 Design Firms in the Midwest. Each year, ENR compiles statistics on revenue and service sectors from design firms...

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Project Highlight: Coldwater to Bronson Pipeline

MSG's Energy Services Engineers have recently completed design and permitting services and are now providing construction management services for a new 12-mile, natural gas pipeline from Coldwater to Bronson for Michigan Gas Utilities. MSG provided a multitude of services on the...

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MSG's Greg Mack recieves the "Simply Super Service" Award from MDOT

Congratulations to MSG Transportation Engineer, Greg Mack who recently received a “Simply Super Service” award from the Michigan Dept. of Transportation (MDOT) for his leadership on the American Center for Mobility (ACM) project–relative to repurposing a portion of Michigan Ave...

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Big Trends in Transportation

MSG was excited to share insights on “Big Trends in Transportation,” and attend multiple training sessions at the Ohio Department of Transportation/ American Council of Engineering Companies of Ohio (ODOT/ACEC Ohio) Partnering Conference  in Columbus, Ohio. This annual event...

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2017 ASCE Project of the Year: McCord Road Grade Separation

MSG is proud to announce the McCord Road Grade Separation project as the recipient of the 2017 Project of the Year Award from the American Society of Civil Engineers – Toledo Section. As the Design Engineer on this $32M project, MSG worked closely with ODOT and the Office of the...

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National Public Works Week

MSG recognizes National Public Works Week!  As one of the most trusted engineering firms in the Midwest, we applaud the efforts of local leaders in the planning, maintenance, and design of infrastructure to promote livable communities. The integrity and quality of our streets,...

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Bored?

Need to investigate subsurface conditions and evaluate earthworks for your projects? Our in-house drilling fleet includes multiple all-terrain rigs that are capable of a wide range of soil and site conditions including access and height restrictions. These self-propelled...

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Gold Sponosr of the APA Central Ohio Planning & Zoning Workshop

MSG is a Gold Sponsor of the American Planning Association (APA) Ohio – Central Ohio Planning & Zoning Workshop in Columbus, Ohio. We collaborated with planners, engineers, city managers and regional leaders to exchange ideas about topics, such as economic development tools,...

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Proud Sponsor of MHPN 's Statewide Conference

MSG was a proud sponsor of “Imagine the Power of Partnerships,” the 37th Annual Statewide Conference of the Michigan Historic Preservation Network (MHPN). MSG’s cultural resource staff supports MHPN’s collaborative efforts to help safeguard architectural treasures, understand and...

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Jackie Stalzer celebrates 30 years at MSG

Cheers to Jackie Stalzer for her 30 years of service to MSG! As the supervisor of our billing team in the Accounting Department, Jackie keeps us all in line with billings and many other tasks with lots of smiles, laugher and kindness. MSG President & CEO Rich Bertz, presented...

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Maumee Transportation Army Declares Victory

Victory has been declared in our “Not Just Pennies War” to benefit the Autism Society of NW Ohio (ASNO), our Maumee office Community Engagement Initiative organization. Different “armies” within our Maumee office “battled” during Autism Awareness Month, to collect coins and...

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Proud Sponsor of the Ohio Stormwater Conference

MSG was a proud sponsor of the 10thAnnual Ohio Stormwater Conference, at the Kalahari Resort in Sandusky, Ohio. We welcomed the opportunity to meet, network and collaborate with our peers involved with watershed and stormwater management. www.ohstormwaterconference.com

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MSG Welcomes Beth Thornton, PE

MSG is pleased to announce the addition of transportation professional Beth Thornton, PE, to the firm. Beth serves as the Roadway Team Leader for our Transportation Group. Beth has nearly 20 years of experience in project management and design in the transportation...

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Roundabouts 101

Everything you’ve always wanted to know about Roundabouts! The Lucas County Engineer has posted a great story map on roundabouts including the benefits, ins and outs, safety features, photos, and an interactive map. Guidelines and design considerations are woven into this easy to...

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MSG is Movin on up...

We are proud to announce that MSG ranked #307 on the Engineering News Record's (ENR) Top 500 Design Firm list! We jumped 91 spots in just one year. This is our highest ranking yet and the biggest jump between years that we have ever made. A big thank you to our Clients and our...

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"Clear Choices, Clean Water" Initiative

MSG thanks the Toledo Metropolitan Area Council of Government’s Stormwater Coalition for bringing the national initiative, “Clear Choices, Clean Water” to northwest Ohio. Supported by 24 regional government partners, the “Clear Choices, Clean Water – Greater Toledo Lake Erie”...

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Welcome to MSG, Darren Schimmoeller, PE

MSG is pleased to announce the addition of transportation professional Darren Schimmoeller, PE, to the firm. Darren will serve as the Senior Construction Engineer for the Ohio Transportation Construction Group. Darren has over 25 years of experience in the transportation...

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AIPG Presentation by our own Dave Adler

MSG's Certified Professional Geologist (CPG), Dave Adler, delivered a presentation on the Benefits of Membership in the American Institute of Professional Geologists (AIPG) to students majoring in geoscience at Michigan Technological University (MTU). As an AIPG member, Dave has...

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Batter Up in the Big D!

Batter Up in the Big D!  Our Opening Day festivities in Detroit included staff and clients showing their team spirit and cheering on the Detroit Tigers for their Season Opener. MSG’s Annual Tailgate celebration included plenty of hot dogs and party food to help our fans cheer on...

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Ohio's Inaugural Civil Rights Symposium Sponsor

MSG was a proud sponsor of Ohio’s Inaugural Civil Rights Symposium for Transportation, hosted by the Ohio Department of Transportation. During this two-day event, thought leaders from business, government and academia will lead discussions on issues related to contracting,...

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Rasing Awareness for Autism

Our Maumee office has chosen to support the Autism Society of Northwest Ohio (ASNO) as their 2017 Community Engagement Initiative organization. Activities to support ASNO include the display of Autism Awareness ribbons on all Maumee office company vehicles, a Not Just Pennies...

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Discover the Global Day of the Engineer

Discover the Global Day of the Engineer – MSG is proud of the more than 100 engineers on our staff dedicated to meeting the needs of our clients across the Midwest. Their commitment to quality, focus on innovation, ability to find solutions, enthusiasm and teamwork are the basis...

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Drive Toward Zero Crashes

Work Zone Safety is in Your Hands - MSG got the word out for National Work Zone Awareness Week. As the construction season began, our staff of construction and transportation engineering professionals reminded us to use extra caution in work zones. Slow down and save lives....

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Presenting Sponsor at the TMACOG Transportation Summit

MSG was proud to be a presenting sponsor of the Toledo Metropolitan Area Council of Governments (TMACOG) 2017 Transportation Summit, at Premier Banquet Hall in Toledo. MSG Project Manager Jean Hartline, PE, PTOE, was a featured speaker at the event where she discussed the...

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Great Lakes AOC Conference

MSG attended the 2017 Great Lakes Area of Concern (AOC) conference, sponsored by the USEPA, at Grand Valley State University. The Great Lakes AOC conference gives participants a chance to share ideas, review the status of the program, showcase successes and discuss common...

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Fest-N-Feast Ducks Unlimited Sponsor

MSG was a proud sponsor of the Monroe Ducks Unlimited Fest-N-Feast Annual Banquet, at the Monroe, Michigan, County Fairgrounds. Ducks Unlimited helps to preserve and restore our wetlands, maximizing the amount and quality of waterfowl nesting habitat, as well as improving...

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Detroit Drives Degrees

MSG was proud to sponsor the “Detroit Drives Degrees Breakfast”! We joined local leaders at the Detroit Athletic Club for the Detroit Regional Chamber’s Talent Outlook: Detroit Drives Degrees (D3) breakfast. The program featured perspectives from the private and public sector...

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MSG's Support of Operation Backpack a Success

The MSG Cleveland & Cadiz offices selected OPERATION BACKPACK as their Community Engagement Initiative for 2017. The mission of the campaign is to collect new backpacks, filled with school supplies, for the Volunteers of America Greater Ohio (VOAGO) to distribute to homeless...

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