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June 14, 2017

Jason Eppley Named to American Council of Engineering Companies of South Carolina Board

Jason Eppley, Chief Operating Officer

Jason Eppley, Chief Operating Officer

Davis & Floyd, Inc. is pleased to announce that Jason Eppley has been named to the American Council of Engineering Companies of South Carolina (ACEC-SC) board. New board members were elected at the ACEC-SC annual meeting last week in Myrtle Beach, SC.

Eppley serves as chief operating officer for Davis & Floyd and has been with the firm more than 20 years. As COO, Eppley is tasked with overseeing the company’s internal business operations. Along with his role as COO, Eppley provides principal management and structural engineering services for municipal, industrial, transportation, environmental, and federal clients.

In addition to ACEC, Eppley is affiliated with the American Concrete Institute, American Institute of Steel Construction, American Society of Civil Engineers, and Society of American Military Engineers.

He received his Master of Engineering in civil engineering with an emphasis in structural and Bachelor of Science in civil engineering from Clemson University.

About ACEC-SC
The mission of ACEC-SC is to promote and protect the business interests and professional standards of engineers in the state of South Carolina; and to improve member firms’ ability to profitably provide quality services to their clients. For more information, visit www.acecsc.org.

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 focuses on the market sectors of transportation, water resources, industrial, federal government, local government, and private development. For more information about Davis & Floyd’s services and team, visit davisfloyd.com.

June 12, 2017

Michael V. Horton Named SC Civil Engineer of the Year

Michael V. Horton, Chief Engineering Officer

Michael V. Horton, Chief Engineering Officer

Davis & Floyd, Inc. is pleased to announce that Michael V. Horton has been named 2017 Engineer of the Year by the South Carolina Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).

Each year, this award is presented to the engineer that has demonstrated the most outstanding contribution to the profession in South Carolina. Horton was presented the award last week during the ASCE annual meeting of its South Carolina Section in Myrtle Beach, SC.

Horton is the chief engineering officer for Davis & Floyd and has been with the firm for more than 20 years. In this role, he oversees the technical delivery of professional services and leads the project management and project delivery programs. His specialty is hydraulics and hydrology where he continues to serve as a senior technical advisor in the study and design of projects that involve stormwater management and flood control facilities.

Active in his profession, Horton is the past president of the American Council of Engineering Companies of South Carolina (ACEC-SC) board of directors, past president of the ASCE-SC, and past chairman of the advisory board for the Glenn Department of Civil Engineering at Clemson University.

Horton obtained his Master of Engineering in applied fluid mechanics and Bachelor of Science in civil engineering from Clemson University.

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 focuses on the market sectors of transportation, water resources, industrial, federal government, local government, and private development. For more information about Davis &Floyd’s services and team, visit davisfloyd.com.

June 8, 2017

Davis & Floyd Welcomes Six Engineering Students for Cooperative and Internship Summer Program

Davis & Floyd, Inc. is pleased to welcome six engineering students to the firm’s summer 2017 co-op and internship program. The program, for civil engineering majors, provides students the opportunity to gain educational hands-on experience while exposing them to various engineering disciplines.

Davis & Floyd’s co-op program consists of three 16-week periods during the students’ junior and senior years. Participants are offered opportunities based on the firm’s workload and are placed where their education, talents, and interests best match the staffing needs at the time of their participation.

“Our co-op and intern program was implemented to develop our next generation of engineers,” said Greg McElhannon, project manager and co-op program leader. “It allows serious engineering students the opportunity to experience real world engineering practices with the support of a full-time, on-site staff mentor, and it gives our firm a chance to observe and assess new talent that will soon be joining the job market.”

The summer participants are:

Charleston Office
• Matthew Barnes, Lancaster, SC, Clemson University
• Hunt McLeod, Summerville, SC, The Citadel
• Zach Reineke, Mt. Pleasant, SC, Clemson University

Clemson University Campus
• David Hilton, Lancaster, SC, Clemson University

Greenwood Office
• James Compton, Piedmont, SC, Clemson University
• Wiley Roper, Greenwood, SC, Clemson University

To participate in the program, students must be rising juniors or seniors with a declared civil engineering major at a South Carolina college or university. They must have completed all general engineering courses. For more information about intern or co-op opportunities, contact Casey Tompkins at ctompkins@davisfloyd.com.

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.

May 19, 2017

Davis & Floyd Mourns the loss of Founder Emmett I. Davis, Jr.

Emmett I. Davis, Jr.

Emmett I. Davis, Jr.

Davis & Floyd, Inc. is deeply saddened to announce the loss of its founder, Emmett Irwin Davis, Jr., on Wednesday night. He was 87 years old.

“The loss of my father is devastating for both our family and the Davis & Floyd family that meant so much to him over the last 63 years,” said Stephen L. Davis. “My father was an extraordinary man of honor and faith, and he dedicated his life to serving his community and working hard every day to make South Carolina a better place. His absence will be felt by many, but I am proud that his legacy will continue to live on.”

Davis was born in Greenwood, SC, on May 24, 1929. He attended Greenwood High School and graduated from The Citadel in 1950 with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering. After graduating, Davis returned to Greenwood and began working as a civil/structural engineer at Greenwood Mills while also serving with the Corps of Engineers, US Army Reserve for 12 years.

In 1954, he and co-worker Phil Floyd decided to start their own company. Davis & Floyd began operations from the back of a liquor store in Greenwood for 2 years before opening an office in Atlanta. The men returned to South Carolina in the 1960s, opening offices in Greenwood and Charleston.

Over the last 63 years, Davis & Floyd has grown from a two-man start up to becoming the largest, privately-owned engineering firm located in the state with 175 employees and five offices in Charleston, Columbia, Florence, Greenville, and Greenwood.

He stayed active in his community through organizations such as the American Society of Civil Engineers and American Council of Engineering Companies, which awarded him the “Service to the Profession” award in 2008. He was awarded The Order of the Palmetto by SC Governor Mark Sanford, Presidential Medallion from Piedmont Technical College, and Palmetto Medal by The Citadel Board of Visitors. In March 2017, the Junior Achievement of Greater South Carolina inducted him into the South Carolina Business Hall of Fame.

His former leadership roles included director of United Telephone Company; chairman of Self Regional Healthcare Hospital; director of Self Family Foundation; member of Clemson University Engineering Advisory Board; director/president of The Citadel Development Foundation; and board member/chairman of Erskine College. He received an Honorary Doctor of Engineering from The Citadel and Honorary Doctor of Science from Erskine College.

He was an Elder in the Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church in Greenwood. Davis was married to Mona Ruth Looper (deceased) and is survived by three children: Emmett I. Davis, III, Rebecca Ruth Davis Flack, and Stephen Looper Davis as well as five grandchildren.

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 focuses on the market sectors of transportation, water resources, industrial, federal government, local government, and private development. For more information about Davis &Floyd’s services and team, visit davisfloyd.com.

May 9, 2017

Mark Warner Named Vice Chair of South Carolina Economic Developers’ Association Board of Directors

Mark Warner, SCCED, Vice President, Business Development & Marketing

Mark Warner, VP, Business Development & Marketing

Davis & Floyd is pleased to announce that Mark Warner, SCCED, vice president of business development & marketing, has been elected vice chair of the South Carolina Economic Developers’ Association (SCEDA) board of directors for the 2017-2018 term. The board was selected during the organization’s annual conference in Hilton Head, SC.

Warner has served on the SCEDA board as secretary (2015-2016) and treasurer (2016-2017). He was previously co-chair of the SCEDA Legislative Committee and continues to serve as a committee member. Warner has been a member of SCEDA since 2007.

Warner joined Davis & Floyd in 2013 following a 6-year career with the Greenwood Partnership Alliance. During his tenure, he served as director of workforce development and existing industry, and ultimately as chief executive officer. Warner has more than 25 years of experience in organization management within the manufacturing and economic development sectors.

About SCEDA
Since 1965, the SC Economic Developers’ Association has served as the Voice of Economic Development in the Palmetto State. A professional trade association of more than 600 members with representation from all 46 counties, SCEDA includes local and regional economic developers as well as officials from municipal, county, and state government agencies, construction and engineering firms, utility companies, attorneys, consultants, financial institutions, and higher education.

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 focuses on the market sectors of transportation, water resources, industrial, federal government, local government, and private development. For more information about Davis & Floyd’s services and team, visit davisfloyd.com.