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Posted by MSC on January 2, 2009 at 12:46 PM.
- Macsteel Service Centers USA (AISC Member) recently expanded its business operations with the opening of a new 100,000-sq.-ft service center in Portland, Ore; a formal plant opening and ribbon-cutting event is planned for the spring of 2009. The Portland plant will service the Pacific Northwest region including Oregon, Washington, and Idaho. The service center will process and stock carbon, stainless, and aluminum flat-rolled and wide-flange beams. Future plans call for the product line to include channels, angles, tubes,and plates.
- MG Systems & Welding, a manufacturer of thermal cutting gantry machines, announced the promotion of Milo Nezval to the position of project engineer. In this new position, Nezval will be the engineering liaison between the Menomonee Falls, Wisc. plant and parent company Messer in Gross Umstadt, Germany.
- The Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI) announced that Peter Templeton will assume the new role of president of GBCI. In his leadership role at the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), Templeton was vital to the early development of the LEED green building certification system, the launch of the LEED Accredited Professional (LEEP AP) program, the expansion of USGBC’s educational programming, and the successful spin-off of GBCI earlier this year.
- Structural engineering firm Ruby + Associates has transitioned its management to the second generation of the Ruby family. Jay Ruby, son of founder David Ruby, now serves as president and CEO, and his sister, Tricia (Ruby) Huneke, will act as COO and CFO. David is now Chairman.
- Multivista LLC, a leading construction documentation company, announced the opening of Multivista Dallas. The company has had more than 20,000 documented commercial and residential projects in the U.S. and internationally in the last five years.
- Thornton Tomasetti, Inc. announced the promotion of Yi Zhu to senior vice president/principal in the firm’s Shanghai office. Zhu joined Thornton Tomasetti in 1994 and has gained extensive experience in the structural analysis, design, and review of various building types, including high-rise residential buildings, mixed-use complexes, commercial buildings, and long-span structures.
- Kevin J. Hilton has been promoted to the position of senior vice president, representing The Association of Union Constructors (TAUC) and the National Maintenance Agreements Policy Committee (NMAPC). Hilton has assumed a number of internal operational leadership responsibilities, as well as an increased policy development role.
- Walter P Moore has once again received top rankings in the annual ZweigWhite “Best Firms to Work For” competition. The firm’s Civil Engineering group received highest honors: #1 “Best Civil Engineering Firm to Work For” (for all civil engineering firms) and #1 for mid-size civil engineering firms. Its Structural Engineering group also received two distinctions: #2 “Best Structural Engineering Firm to Work For” (for all structural engineering firms) and #1 for large