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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.

April 7, 2017

Davis & Floyd Founder Emmett I. Davis, Jr. Inducted into South Carolina Business Hall of Fame

Earlier this month, Emmett I. Davis, Jr., one of the founders of Davis & Floyd, was inducted into the South Carolina Business Hall of Fame along with Patrick W. McKinney, former partner of Kiawah Partners, and the late James M. Smith, Sr., founder of JM Smith Corporation.

Over the last 33 years, the Junior Achievement of Greater South Carolina has inducted more than 100 business leaders across the state into the Hall of Fame. The honorees, called Laureates, are chosen for their unique contribution to the state’s business landscape, for being an agent of positive change, for their leadership, and for being a source of inspiration to the leaders of tomorrow.

“I am truly honored for this recognition and thankful that the wonderful people at Junior Achievement consider me worthy of being a part of this group who have done such great things for our state,” said Davis.

“Laureates of the Hall of Fame are pillars in their community and known for their integrity, leadership, innovation, and business achievement, and Emmett Davis epitomizes all of that and much more,” said Casey Pash, president and CEO of Junior Achievement of Greater South Carolina.

Davis and business partner Phil Floyd started the company in 1954. Over the last 63 years, Davis & Floyd has grown from a two-man start up to the largest, privately-owned engineering firm located in the state with 175 employees and five offices in Charleston, Columbia, Florence, Greenville, and Greenwood. As a multi-disciplined firm, Davis & Floyd works throughout the Southeast and has been involved in some of the state’s largest and most challenging projects, including the Conway Bypass, recovery of the Civil War submarine The Hunley, and ongoing drainage tunnel projects in downtown Charleston to name a few. Although officially retired, Davis serves as chairman of the board and is still seen most days in his office in Greenwood, when he is not visiting job sites.

Davis has been recognized as a leader in his industry and within the community. He is active in various professional societies including 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 the SC governor, the Presidential Medallion from Piedmont Technical College, and Palmetto Medal by The Citadel Board of Visitors.

Other memberships include Tau Beta Pi’s “Eminent Engineers” (The Citadel); Citadel Society of 1842; Citadel Foundation Campaign Steering Committee; Lander University Foundation; Chi Epsilon-Clemson Chapter; SC Historical Society (former president); and Greenwood County “Hall of Fame”. He is a Life Trustee of the Independent Colleges and Universities of South Carolina Foundation as well as director emeritus of Countybank, Greenwood.

His former leadership roles include director of United Telephone Company; former member and chairman of the Self Regional Healthcare Hospital Board; 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 graduated from The Citadel in 1950 with a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering.

An Elder in the Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church, Greenwood, Davis was married to Mona Ruth Looper (deceased) and has 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-disciplined 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-held business has more than 175 employees located in five offices across South Carolina including Charleston, Columbia, Greenville, Greenwood (Corp HQ), 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.

About Junior Achievement of Greater South Carolina:
Hand in hand with caring adult volunteers concerned about the future success and economic health of South Carolina’s students and the communities in which they live, Junior Achievement of Greater South Carolina (JAGSC) empowers young people to own their future economic success by enhancing the relevancy of their education. That is because JAGSC ignites the spark in students to experience and realize the opportunities and realities of work in a 21st century global marketplace. JAGSC touched more than 10,000 students during the 2015-2016 school year and was recently honored with the national JAUSA Peak Performance Award. http://centralsc.ja.org

Photo of Laureates and JAGSC Chair Charlotte Berry

From l-r: Charles Moss, grandson of the late James M. Smith; Emmett I. Davis, Jr; Junior Achievement of SC Board Chair Charlotte Berry; and Patrick W. McKinney

March 31, 2017

Four Davis & Floyd Employees Named to the American Council of Engineering Companies of South Carolina Subcommittees

Davis & Floyd is pleased to announce that Bryan D. Webb, G. Tilley Bull, Brian L. Taylor, and J. Mike Simpson, Jr. have been named to subcommittees of the American Council of Engineering Companies of South Carolina (ACEC-SC). ACEC-SC is the only state organization devoted exclusively to the business and advocacy interests of engineering companies of SC, and is comprised of member firms committed to the professional practice of engineering.

Webb will serve a two-year term with ACEC-SC’s Transportation Subcommittee, which serves as a liaison between the association, the South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT), and other public agencies dealing with roadway and transportation related issues. Webb is a vice president at Davis & Floyd, part of the firm’s transportation sector team, and a graduate of SCDOT’s Strategic Training for Transportation Agency Representatives program. He is a member of the Institute of Transportation Engineers, where he previously served as president for the South Carolina section. He received his bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Clemson University and currently serves as treasurer for the Charleston Civil Engineering Club.

Bull will serve a two-year term with ACEC-SC’s Roadway Design Subcommittee, which works with the roadway design support engineers at SCDOT on engineering industry issues and concerns. He serves as a vice president for transportation engineering for Davis & Floyd. Bull previously worked for SCDOT in both roadway design and construction inspection. He received his bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Clemson University.

Taylor will serve a two-year term with ACEC-SC’s Environmental Subcommittee and is the 2017 committee chair. The role of the committee is to facilitate cooperation and communication between SCDOT’s Environmental Services Office and environmental professionals within the ACEC member firms with the goal of improving processes, documents, and permits for SCDOT transportation projects. Taylor is a senior environmental planner for Davis & Floyd and has more than 18 years of experience, including working for SCDOT. He received his bachelor’s degree in economics from University of South Carolina.

Simpson will serve a two-year term with ACEC-SC’s Construction Engineering & Inspection Subcommittee, which assists with any engineering and inspection related issues as they pertain to the association, SCDOT, and other public agency projects. He is an associate and construction engineering inspection leader for Davis & Floyd. He received his bachelor’s degree in civil engineering with an emphasis in construction from Clemson University and earned a graduate certificate in technical project management from The Citadel.

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-held business has more than 175 employees located in five offices across South Carolina including Charleston, Columbia, Greenville, Greenwood (Corp HQ), 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.

Top l-r: Brian Taylor, Bryan Webb. Bottom l-r: Tilley Bull, Mike Simpson, Jr.

March 27, 2017

Davis & Floyd Welcomes Shannon “Dee Dee” Setzler as Human Resources Director

Greenwood, S.C. (March 27, 2017) — Davis & Floyd is pleased to announce the addition of Shannon “Dee Dee” Setzler as the firm’s human resources director. Setzler has extensive experience providing supervision and consultation for the management of strategic staffing plans, compensation, benefits, training and development, and labor relations. As director, she will manage the overall administration of human resource operations across Davis & Floyd’s five offices.

“We are honored to welcome Dee Dee to Davis & Floyd,” said Jason Eppley, chief operating officer. “With her broad range of skills and vast experience, we feel confident she will strengthen our corporate team by successfully leading our human resources department.”

Setzler has more than 14 years of experience in human resources. Prior to joining Davis & Floyd, she was the human resources manager at Greenwood Fabricating & Plating. She holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of South Carolina and is certified as a Professional in Human Resources® through the HR Certification Institute®.

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-held business has more than 175 employees located in five offices across South Carolina including Charleston, Columbia, Greenville, Greenwood (Corp HQ), 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.

Dee Dee Setzler

Davis & Floyd’s Human Resources Director Dee Dee Setzler

March 3, 2017

Davis & Floyd Honors 106 Employees with Service Awards

Greenwood, S.C. (March 3, 2017) — Davis & Floyd recently recognized 106 employees for their dedication and service to the firm at an event held at Spirit Communications Park in Columbia, one of the firm’s recent projects. The event celebrated length-of-service milestones for 106 employees; 38 of those have worked with Davis & Floyd for 20 years or more. Collectively, the employees in the firm have over 1,900 years of service.

“Davis & Floyd’s continued success over the last 62 years is a direct result of our employees, and we could not be more proud to celebrate their years of service to the firm and to our clients,” said Stephen Davis, president and chief executive officer, who this year celebrates 30 years with Davis & Floyd.

Individuals receiving service awards for 20 years or more included:
• Greg McElhannon, Greenwood – 20 years
• Glenn Cobb, Greenwood – 21 years
• Jason Eppley, Greenwood – 21 years
• Michael Horton, Charleston – 21 years
• Larry Meredith, Greenwood – 21 years
• Mikal Plumley, Greenwood – 21 years
• Michael Poore, Greenwood – 21 years
• Milton Muckenfuss, Charleston – 22 years
• Jeffrey Poole, Greenwood – 22 years
• Rick Ramsey, Charleston – 22 years
• Teddy Deloach, Columbia – 24 years
• Ken McCloud, Greenwood – 25 years
• Saundra Minter, Charleston – 25 years
• Danny Ware, Greenville – 25 years
• Brent Robertson, Greenwood – 26 years
• Jerry Walter, Charleston – 27 years
• Wilson Hunter, Greenwood – 28 years
• John Redfern, Greenwood – 28 years
• Mark Stevens, Greenwood – 29 years
• Stephen Davis, Greenwood – 30 years
• Bob Eastman, Greenwood – 30 years
• Mett Davis, Greenville – 31 years
• Rebecca Flack, Greenwood – 31 years
• Jane Hanvey, Greenwood – 32 years
• Wheeler Long, Greenwood – 32 years
• Tom Jordan, Greenwood – 33 years
• Linda VonderLeith, Charleston – 37 years
• Nora Bridges, Greenwood – 38 years
• Donnie Dukes, Charleston – 38 years
• Patsy Madden, Greenwood – 38 years
• Cheryl Adams, Greenwood – 39 years
• Roy Jackson, Charleston – 43 years
• Rudy Powell, Greenville – 44 years
• Jerry Timmons, Greenwood – 47 years
• Charlie Blackmon, Greenwood – 48 years
• Gail Wilson, Greenwood – 51 years
• Albert Heatley, Charleston – 52 years
• Emmett I. Davis, Jr., Greenwood – 62 years

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.

30 Years of Service (from left): Stephen Davis, Rebecca Flack, Mett Davis, Jane Hanvey, and Tom Jordan.