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Total Eclipse - August 21, 2017

Safety first! On Monday August 21, the moon will pass between the sun and Earth and cast 70-mile-wide shadow (totality path) across the United States. Most of the country, however, will observe a partial solar eclipse. To enjoy this event safely, everyone needs to wear a pair of eclipse safety glasses that meet requirements for ISO 12312-2:2015, intended for direct observation of the sun. NEVER look directly at the sun without appropriate eyewear. Regular sunglasses are not safe to view the eclipse, no matter how brief a glimpse. None of the 11 MSG offices are in the path of totality, but our clients, friends, family and employees in...

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Show Me The Money!!!

Local government budgets are very tight these days for community infrastructure projects, and finding non‑local funds to implement projects is critical. Did you know that The Mannik & Smith Group, Inc. (MSG) has folks that are specialized in finding money from various funding programs and developing funding strategies for projects? Our grant writers and funding strategists are available to help you develop a funding strategy to make projects on your “wish list” become reality by finding funds to make them happen! MSG has had a great 2017 so far in securing funds from various State and Federal grant programs for our local government/agency clients. As of the end of...

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Breastfeeding Awareness Month

August is Breastfeeding Awareness Month – MSG supports moms in the workplace during Breastfeeding Awareness Month – and all year long! We appreciate the recognition of moms like MSG Archaeologist Kate Hayfield, who gave a “shout out to MSG for being an amazingly supportive workplace who offered me nothing but encouragement and a safe space to pump when nursing.” Thank you Kate! http://www.usbreastfeeding.org...

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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 smart transportation technology, and discuss the importance of freight transportation planning and freight-related economic development. The conference will be held August 2-4, and is hosted by the Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission (MORPC), the Ohio Association of Regional Council (OARC), and the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT).

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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. Sean’s presentation focused on how these facilities will advance automated and connected vehicle technology and why autonomous vehicles are important to humanity on a global scale.

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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 design and operations including plan presentation, signal time parameters, traffic modeling, preemption and quantity calculations. A leader in the traffic engineering field, Jean has helped to promote safety and effectiveness on thoroughfares throughout the Midwest.  

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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 pipelines, MSG engineers are studying the structural integrity of the renovated roadway and new retaining wall, providing geotechnical evaluations, and presenting alternatives to the client and ODOT. Our leadership in this public-private endeavor helps to promote economic interests while protecting the environment. http://www.manniksmithgroup.co...

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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 emerging trends in Transportation technology, operations, and policy issues, and the evolving role state agencies and consultants play in improving the area’s infrastructure. The goal of MAASTO is to “foster the development, operation, and maintenance of an integrated and balanced transportation system that adequately serves the transportation needs of the ten member states” including Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan...

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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 the Hot Firm List is like winning an Oscar. It says you are the best at what you do – running an A/E/P or environmental consulting firm – in an industry made up of 100,000 companies,” said Mark Zweig, chairman & founder of Zweig Group. Thank you to both our staff and clients, without you a recognition...

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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 attending the University of Michigan in the fall where he will major in mechanical engineering. MSG has been an ongoing sponsor of COMTO’s Annual Golf Outing that raises funds to award academic scholarships to minority undergraduate and graduate students. COMTO’s mission is to provide a forum for minority professionals in the transportation industry through advocacy, information sharing, training, education, and professional development. http://www.comtomichigan.org/   ...

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