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Posted: January 2017

January 27, 2017

Scott Hildebrand Named Vice President of South Carolina American Public Works Association Lowcountry Branch

Charleston, S.C. (January 27, 2017) — Davis & Floyd is pleased to announce that Scott Hildebrand, a senior civil engineer in the firm’s Charleston office, has been appointed vice president of 2017 South Carolina American Public Works Association (APWA) Lowcountry Branch Executive Board.

The APWA is a not-for-profit, international organization of more than 29,000 members involved in the field of public works, promoting professional excellence and public awareness through education, advocacy, and the exchange of knowledge. The SCAPWA is divided into three branches – Lowcountry, Midlands, and Upstate.

As vice president, Hildebrand works to connect public works professionals in the Lowcountry with opportunities for networking as well as training and education in the latest industry technologies and management trends. In 2016, Hildebrand led the branch’s first annual golf tournament, which served as a major fundraising initiative and networking opportunity for local APWA members and industry professionals. Additionally, he oversees membership solicitation and retention for the branch.

About Davis & Floyd
Davis & Floyd, a multi-discipline professional engineering firm, works collaboratively with its clients to design and build innovative projects that improve the lives of the communities and residents it serves. With over 60 years of continuous operation and service to its clients, the privately-owned business has more than 175 employees located in five offices across South Carolina including Charleston, Columbia, Greenville, Greenwood, and Florence. The firm’s primary market sectors include transportation, water, and industrial in addition to federal, local government, and private development. For more information about Davis &Floyd’s services and team, visit davisfloyd.com.

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January 25, 2017

Michael Horton Joins Charleston Regional Development Alliance Board of Directors

Michael Horton, PE, CFM, LEED AP, chief engineering officer

Charleston, S.C. (January 25, 2017) — Davis & Floyd is pleased to announce that Michael Horton, chief engineering officer, has been appointed to the Charleston Regional Development Alliance (CRDA) board of directors. As a member of the board of directors, Horton will have a number of responsibilities to support the goals, objectives, and long-range economic development strategies of the CRDA.

Horton has been an integral part of Davis & Floyd’s water resources team for more than 20 years, focusing on hydraulics and hydrology, stormwater planning and management, and floodplain studies. He has been involved with the planning, design, permitting, and construction phase services for over $200 million in drainage improvements for the City of Charleston. Horton is also the past president of the American Council of Engineering Companies of South Carolina (ACEC-SC) board of directors, past president of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE-SC), SC Section, and past chairman of the Advisory Board for Glenn Department of Civil Engineering at Clemson University.

About the Charleston Regional Development Alliance
The Charleston Regional Development Alliance is a professional economic development organization representing Berkeley, Charleston, and Dorchester counties in South Carolina. With a large and growing network of business, academic, and governmental partners, the CRDA directly assists companies with competitive location or expansion projects by connecting them with the right people, the appropriate resources, and the most meaningful and relevant information. The CRDA promotes the Charleston region’s business, academic, and lifestyle strengths worldwide to attract the world’s best companies, entrepreneurs, and professional talent. Ultimately, the goal is to strengthen regional employment, build our base of high-value industries, and significantly improve the economic future for all who live and work in the greater Charleston area.

About Davis & Floyd
Davis & Floyd, a multi-discipline professional engineering firm, works collaboratively with its clients to design and build innovative projects that improve the lives of the communities and residents it serves. With over 60 years of continuous operation and service to its clients, the privately-owned business has more than 175 employees located in five offices across South Carolina including Charleston, Columbia, Greenville, Greenwood, and Florence. The firm’s primary market sectors include transportation, water, and industrial in addition to federal, local government, and private development. For more information about Davis &Floyd’s services and team, visit davisfloyd.com.

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January 18, 2017

Moving Mountains in Pickens County

Aerial photo of Pickens County Commerce Park

Aerial photo taken by Davis & Floyd’s drone of Pickens County Commerce Park

Alliance Pickens and Pickens County selected Davis & Floyd as their civil engineer for the Pickens County Commerce Park, a 310-acre Class A industrial park. As part of this project, Davis & Floyd has worked with two Commerce Park occupants – JR Automation Technologies (Project Dallas) and era-contact Gmbh (Project Big Apple).

Davis & Floyd’s involvement with JR Automation Technologies’ $3.4 million expansion project includes permitting, survey, due diligence, and site design for their 50,000-square-foot facility with the potential to add 100,000 additional square footage for future expansion. The Michigan-based company provides automated equipment and services for industries including automotive, aerospace, medical, pharmaceutical, food processing, construction, and more.

For German-based era-contact Gmbh, a global manufacturing leader of electrical railway couplings, Davis & Floyd has been providing civil engineering services for their $3.6 million, 38,000-square-foot North American manufacturing headquarters with potential to add an additional 100,000 square feet.

For both era-contact Gmbh and JR Automation, the Davis & Floyd team collaborated with teams from Agracel, THS Constructors, and McMillan Pazdan Smith for the design build lease back projects.

Additionally, Davis & Floyd has designed and permitted site plans for rough grading of four other sites at the Commerce Park. Once these site plans are completed, we will be able to quickly evaluate industry-specific requests to determine if their facility will fit on one of the graded parcels. The rough grading of these four parcels will allow Alliance Pickens to market to the world “project ready” sites. In today’s economic development world, having project ready sites puts a community in front of many others trying to win jobs and investment.