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February 2018

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Summit County Miniture Bridge Building Competition

Engineers Week 2018: MSG-Cleveland is a proud sponsor of the Summit County Engineer’s Miniature Bridge Building Competition, now in its 18th year. The event, being held February 23 at the Summit County Fairgrounds, is designed to encourage area high school students to implement...

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Engineers Week: Girl Day

Today is “Girl Day.” We’re proud of the many female engineers who are a part of our firm and continue to inspire girls to choose the engineering profession. Nicole Carter joined MSG’s Maumee Transportation Group last year after graduating from Louisiana State University (LSU)...

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ENGINEER FOR A DAY!

We welcomed future engineers from Eastwood High School in Pemberville, Ohio! These enthusiastic teens visited our Maumee office today to learn more about the engineering profession and experience some hands on learning with a roadway design exercise complete with a series of...

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ENGINEERS WEEK 2018: Senior Living Communities

Our engineers are making a difference in communities throughout the Midwest with site/civil designs for a number of senior living communities. Our recent site design for Senior Living of Findlay promotes livability with carefully planned parking facilities, walking trails, and...

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Engineers Week 2018

Join us in celebrating Engineers Week, February 18-24, and our talented staff of engineering professionals! We appreciate their dedication to the engineering profession, their willingness to go the extra mile for our clients, and their quest to always seek new training and...

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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity – Traffic Engineering Team Leader (PE), Columbus, Cincinnati, Cleveland. MSG is looking for dynamic individuals to help grow our traffic practice and capabilities in Ohio. The desired candidate should have 15+ years’ experience and be familiar with managing...

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Rich Spino Presents at the ASCE UT Chapter Meeting

MSG's Rich Spino, PE, a transportation engineer out of our Maumee office, presented to the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), University of Toledo (UT) Chapter recently. Rich discussed our project work and his career as a civil engineer.  Thank you for the invite UT...

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Kurtis Weslock Presents at the MDOT/ACEC Partnering Conference

MSG is proud to support and be apart of the ACEC MDOT Partnering Conference in Lansing! Our own Kurtis Weslock presented on the American Center of Mobility as part of the “Planet M, Epicenter for Mobility” session at the Conference.

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Happy MLK Day!

Still Dreaming: A mural honoring Martin Luther King, Jr. in south Toledo, painted by Peruvian artist Mario Acevedo Torero and students from Bowling Green State University.

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Happy 50th Anniversary TMACOG!

MSG was pleased to join other members at the Toledo Metropolitan Council of Governments (TMACOG) 2018 General Assembly. The assembly also celebrated TMACOG’s 50th anniversary. TMACOG is a non-partisan regional planning partnership comprised of voluntary members in northwest Ohio...

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Steven Vandenbossche: MSG's Newest Shareholder

MSG is pleased to announce Steven E. Vandenbossche as our newest shareholder. A graduate of Wayne State University, Steven has more than 20 years of experience in the A/E industry in financial accounting and management, budgeting, and tax controlling. Since joining MSG in 2012,...

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Topping Off Ceremony at ProMedica's new Generations Tower

Wendy Fry, Mike Smith and the rest of the Team from MSG attended the “Topping Off Ceremony” for ProMedica’s new Generations of tower. The ceremony celebrated the last piece of steel being safely placed high atop the new 13-story patient tower now under construction on the Toledo...

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Giving back to PBJ Outreach

The MSG Canton office joined the PBJ Outreach, Inc. to help feed the hungry. PBJ Outreach, Inc. is a non-profit organization focused on feeding and clothing the poor living in the Detroit Metropolitan Area.

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MSG Participated in National Brownfields Conference

Several of our brownfield revitalization specialists participated in the National Brownfields Conference in Pittsburgh. Co-sponsored by the USEPA and the International City/County Management Association, the conference is the largest gathering of stakeholders focused on cleaning...

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MSG Assists MDOT at Thanksgiving Day Parade

MSG was in Downtown Detroit on Thanksgiving to assist the Michigan Department of Transportation in support of the 91st America’s Thanksgiving Day Parade along M-1 (Woodward Avenue), MSG provided Construction Engineering and Inspection services for the removal and replacement of...

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Drained?

Having problems with flooded streets or parking lots? Are CSOs causing you headaches? Our in-house civil designers and hydrologists apply engineering principles and use the latest software to model the behavior of stormwater, sanitary sewerage and water distribution systems....

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1st Place Team for the 2017 OPRA Capital Improvement Projects

MSG was a member of the 1st Place winning team for the Ohio Parks and Recreation Association (OPRA) 2017 Capital Improvement Projects with the Columbus Recreation and Parks Department’s Wyandot Lodge at McKnight Outdoor Education Center.  This Net Zero Energy building will...

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Career Shadowing at MSG

Lauren Hoppe, a senior at Pickerington Central High School is interested in becoming a Civil Engineer and shadowed Beth Thornton for the day. They stopped by Mark Vogt’s construction site to get his perspective.

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Proud Sponsor of APA Northwest

MSG is proud to be a sponsor for the NW Ohio Planning & Zoning Workshop by the American Planning Association, (APA) Northwest Ohio Section, at the Simpson Building in Bowling Green. MSG’s Senior Project Manager and APA Northwest Ohio Section Director Pat Etchie, AICP, helped...

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MSG Monroe Gives Back

MSG's Monroe Office teamed with the Monroe County’s Young Farmers with an initiative to bring canned food/home items to the less fortunate of the Monroe County Community. The Monroe Office collected 1,710.25lbs of food/home supplies to donate! Thank you to all who participated.

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MSG Mo Bros are at it again...

MSG participated in Movember once again with our MSG Mo Bros growing moustaches to show their support and  raise funds and awareness for men’s health issues through the Movember Foundation. The Movember Foundation tackles some of the biggest health issues faced by men- prostrate...

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Cultural Resources Needed?

MSG offers cost-saving and innovative cultural resource solutions that keep projects on schedule and within budget.  Our professional staff of prequalified and federally-certified cultural resource specialists help clients navigate federal and state regulatory requirements...

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MSG Loves Make A Wish, Hot Chocolate & Waffles

  MSG's Columbus office participated in the HOT CHOCOLATE 15K/5K at the Columbus Arena District! The Hot Chocolate Run/Walk benefits Make-A-Wish, which creates life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses and is an integral part of a child's treatment journey. These...

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Proud to be a part of the ProMedica Headquarters project

The ProMedica Headquarters project showcases local firms, local talent, and local pride! We are PROUD to be one of the 20 local companies providing services to the ProMedica Headquarters project in downtown Toledo.  http://www.toledochamber.com/b...  

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MSG Supports Women in Leadership

MSG was proud to support the Women in Leadership conference, presented by Bowling Green State University and the University of Toledo, at the Hilton Garden Inn in Perrysburg, Ohio. Many thanks to our employees and clients who attended and made the day a success!...

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ONU Breaks Ground for New College of Engineering Building

MSG is proud to be a part of the growth of Ohio Northern University (ONU) as it breaks ground for a new College of Engineering building. On the ONU campus, MSG provided a History/Architecture Reconnaissance Survey for proposed construction demolition activities, a Phase I...

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An Archaeological Biography from Detroit: Michigan Archaeology Day

Bob Chidester, MSG’s Archeology Team Leader staffed a table at the Michigan Archeology Day event at the Michigan Historical Center in Lansing. He told fascinating stories of his investigations and buried artifacts!  http://www.michigan.gov/mhc/

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Traffic Counts Needed?

MSG provides accurate and efficient traffic counts using state-of-the-art video equipment including intersection counts, vehicle classification counts, pedestrian counts, and bicycle counts. Additionally, we perform 24-hour roadway traffic counts and speed profiles using tube...

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Focusing HOPE in Detroit

MSG’s Team in Detroit volunteered at Focus: HOPE packing food boxes for the Homebound Seniors Program. Focus: HOPE is a Detroit-based non-profit organization whose goal is to overcome racism and poverty by providing education and training for underrepresented minorities and...

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Congrats to Brad Bice & Ibrahim Hodroj

Congratulations to Brad Bice and Ibrahim Hodroj on their recent promotions in the Michigan Construction Services Group. Brad was promoted to the Michigan Group Manager, leading the construction group throughout MSG’s six Michigan offices. Ibrahim was promoted to the Monroe Office...

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OTEC: Advancing Mobility in the Connected World

The Ohio Transportation Engineering Conference (OTEC) focused on the latest policy and technical information related to transportation infrastructure and new innovations in mobility, safety, and vehicle autonomy. MSG was a proud annual Gold-level sponsor and exhibitor for...

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MSG Sponsors AMATS Annual Meeting

MSG headed to Cuyahoga Falls for a great day of learning and networking, as a proud sponsor and exhibitor at the AMATS (Akron Metropolitan Area Transportation Study) Annual Meeting. AMATS hosted a panel discussion on regional projects and their transformative potential, as well...

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Re-Piecing the Past: Ohio Archaeology Day

MSG celebrated Ohio Archaeology Day at the Ohio History Connection in Columbus. We had a “Re-Piecing the Past,” fun family-friendly activity for ages 6 and up at our booth. Participants designed their own plate using a paper plate and crayons. An adult then “shattered” the plate...

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Downtown Toledo Master Plan Wins APA Ohio Planning Award

The Downtown Toledo Master Plan project has been recognized by the Ohio Chapter of the American Planning Association (APA) with a Ohio Planning award for Comprehensive Planning/Large Jurisdiction. MSG served on the 22nd Century Committee for the development of the plan and was a...

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Celebrate Architecture

MSG was excited to participate in the AIA Detroit Celebration of Architecture event in downtown Detroit. MSG was a proud Premium Speakeasy Sponsor for the event, which showcases the talent of the architectural community and reflects the collaborative nature of the creative...

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MSG Sponsors APA Ohio Statewide Planning Conference

MSG professionals from across the state headed to Athens, Ohio, to attend the American Planning Association (APA) Ohio Statewide Planning Conference – Smart Planning: The Art and Technology of Planning Smart - hosted by the Central Ohio Section of APA. We were excited to exchange...

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Chris Beaulieu Celebrates 30 Years at MSG

Chris Beaulieu was honored for 30 years of service at MSG's Maumee office. Chris remembers that his first day of work was on Labor Day in 1987. Chris said that he was so impressed that he got paid for Labor Day that he decided to stick around. Congratulations Chris!

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Then & Now: OEPA Brownfield Funding & Grant Writing Workshops

MSG participated in the Ohio EPA Brownfield Funding Workshop and a special Grant Writing Workshop at Ariel-Foundation Park in Mt. Vernon, Ohio. MSG was a sponsor of the workshops, which are hosted by the Ohio EPA, in partnership with the USEPA and the Technical Assistance to...

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MSG Exhibited at the OSU Farm Science Review

MSG exhibited at the Ohio State University Farm Science Review in London, Ohio.  This annual event showcases the future of agriculture and attracts over 140,000 visitors from all over the US and Canada to view 4,000 product lines from 600 exhibitors in an 80-acre exhibit area...

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Join GreenSpot!

MSG joined the City of Columbus’ GreenSpot initiative! We’re expanding our team’s commitment to making small changes in our workday that make a big impact on the health and future of Columbus as a sustainable city.  https://www.columbus.gov/green...  

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In the News: Paint Creek Trail Bridge

MSG appreciates the opportunity to design the renovation of the historic Paint Creek Trail Bridge 33.7 and look forward to working with the Paint Creek Trailways Commission and the Oakland Township Parks and Recreation Commission. http://www.candgnews.com/news/...

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Advancing Women in Transportation: WTS Leadership Breakfast

MSG professionals from the Cleveland office attended the Annual Leadership Breakfast, hosted by the Northeast Ohio Chapter of WTS, an international organization dedicated to building the future of transportation through the global advancement of women. The event brought together...

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Clean Your Streams

MSG participated in the 21st Annual Clean Your Streams day, hosted by Partners for Clean Streams with sponsorship by MSG and many others. Over one thousand volunteers joined forces to clean up tons of trash from over 60 waterways in the greater Toledo area. Our Natural Resources...

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MSG Attends NOACA Annual Meeting

Professionals from MSG attended the Northeast Ohio Areawide Coordinating Agency’s (NOACA) Annual Meeting, which was focused on “The Logistics of Regional Transportation.” Noted speakers include Jim Simpson (Victory Worldwide Transportation) discussing mega infrastructure...

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MSG's Work on the Rover Pipeline Continues

The Rover pipeline is continuing through Lenawee County, Michigan. MSG is providing permit review and compliance oversight in addition to construction engineering services for this project. Our limits of the pipeline consists of approximately 29 miles running through Lenawee...

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MSG's Maura Johnson Speaks at the Transportation Research Board's Mid-Year Meeting

MSG Architectural Historian Maura Johnson was a speaker at the Transportation Research Board’s mid-year meeting of the ADC50 (Standing Committee on Historic and Archaeological Preservation in Transportation) in Minneapolis, MN. Maura was one of four panelists speaking on the...

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MSG is Expanding our Geotechnical Drilling Capabilities

MSG is Rockin’ on with our ever expanding geotechnical drilling capabilities. Our four remote-controlled drill rigs are capable of performing direct push drilling, as well as hollow stem auger drilling, and are meant for use in rough, tight, congested, or delicate/high-profile...

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Stressed?

Will the construction materials on your project perform as expected? The answer to this question will determine the true long-term cost of your project. While many low-cost providers of construction materials inspection and testing services can provide a customer with data,...

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MSG is a Finalist for the Detroit West Riverfront Park Design Competition

We’re excited to be a finalist for the Detroit West Riverfront Park design competition, as part of the Gustafson Guthrie Nichol and ROSSETTI architectural team. Sponsored by the Detroit RiverFront Conservancy, the competition will provide the four finalist teams with a stipend to...

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Anyssa Schemer gets "Real World" Experience at MSG

One of our Detroit office interns, Anyssa Schember from Ray Michigan, a fourth-year Environmental Engineering student at Michigan State University, took the time to present a synopsis of her intern experience at MSG for our staff. She spoke about how she worked alongside both...

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MSG's own Mark Mathe on Michigan's Radio Program

Mark Mathe of MSG's Monroe Office was recently featured on Michigan Radio’s program about the people and places of the Great Lakes State, Stateside.  He had the chance to discuss the future of agriculture in Michigan and the current challenges that the industry is facing.  When...

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Supporting the ASNO Lace It, Face It Walk

MSG Maumee office employees, family members, and friends joined together to form TEAM MSG MAKING STRIDES and laced up their sneakers for the 5th Annual Lace It Face It Walk for Autism, at the Franklin Park Mall in Toledo. Organized by the Autism Society of Northwest Ohio (ASNO),...

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MSG Attends CEAO Bridge Conference

MSG participated in the Ohio Bridge Conference, sponsored by the County Engineers Association of Ohio, in Columbus. Every year, MSG works with County Engineers across the state in planning and designing bridge improvements and performing bridge inspections. We applaud this...

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