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Posted: August 2018

August 27, 2018

Davis & Floyd Acquires CCAD Engineering

Davis & Floyd, Inc. is proud to announce that it has acquired CCAD Engineering based in Greenville, SC. CCAD Engineering provides civil/site work engineering and consulting services.
“We are excited to have CCAD Engineering join our Davis & Floyd team”, said Stephen Davis, president and CEO at Davis & Floyd. “Their history of client service, ethics and integrity, and strong work ethic combined with their impressive reputation make them a perfect fit.”

Jamie McCutchen, PE, founder and president of CCAD Engineering, will serve as the Greenville office manager at Davis & Floyd. McCutchen specializes in designing commercial sites and residential subdivision lot layouts, stormwater and erosion control plans, sewer, and roadway plans and profiles. He will help expand Davis & Floyd’s footprint in the Greenville market. According to McCutchen, “Having worked in the Greenville area for years, I look forward to advancing Davis & Floyd’s expansion strategy and providing additional services to new and existing clients.”

About Davis & Floyd
Davis & Floyd is a multi-disciplined engineering and architecture firm that works collaboratively with our clients to design and build innovative projects that improve our communities. With over 60 years of continuous operation, our privately-owned firm has more than 175 employees located in five offices across South Carolina including Charleston, Columbia, Florence, Greenville, and Greenwood. We focus on federal, industrial, local government, private development, stormwater, transportation, and water & wastewater market sectors. For more information about our services and team, visit davisfloyd.com.

From left: Doug Bell (McDonald Patrick Law Firm), Travis Smith (Davis & Floyd), Jason Eppley (Davis & Floyd), Jamie McCutchen (CCAD Engineering), Stephen Davis (Davis & Floyd)

August 24, 2018

Davis & Floyd Is Honored to be a Part of the Dedication of “Emmett I. Davis, Jr. Memorial Highway”

The commute to Davis & Floyd’s Greenwood office has a lot more meaning now. On Wednesday, August 22nd, the Davis & Floyd family helped dedicate the 5-mile stretch of Highway 72/221 in front of Davis & Floyd headquarters in Greenwood, South Carolina, to the late founder of the company, Mr. Emmett I. Davis, Jr.

The sign “Emmett I. Davis, Jr. Memorial Highway” now proudly stands directly in front of the office where Mr. Davis spent the majority of his impressive engineering career. An innovator in the engineering industry, Mr. Davis founded Davis & Floyd in the back of a liquor store in 1954. Over the last 64 years, his company has grown from a two-man start up to becoming the largest, privately-owned engineering firm located in the state with approximately 175 employees and five offices in Charleston, Columbia, Florence, Greenville, and Greenwood. Mr. Davis’ son, Stephen Davis, current president and CEO, carries on his remarkable legacy today.

The highway dedication ceremony, which brought in friends, family, and co-workers from across the state, honored Mr. Davis’ outstanding accomplishments in South Carolina, as well as the memory of him as a true Southern gentlemen and man of integrity. Many shared words of admiration for Mr. Davis’ work and values in life, a true testament to the positive impression he made on so many.

“He made a real impression on my life. To start a company over 60 years ago that has become the largest privately-owned engineering firm in the state, that tells us an awful lot about Emmett Davis,” said Ben Davis, State Department of Transportation Commission Chairman and friend of Mr. Davis.

The highway will serve as a great reminder of the outstanding work Mr. Davis performed on thousands of miles of roads throughout the state. The Davis & Floyd family thanks the South Carolina General Assembly and South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) for officially renaming the highway, and all those who attended the ceremony to honor the memory of a truly extraordinary man.

 

August 20, 2018

JR Automation Technologies Expands to Pickens County Commerce Park

JR Automation Technologies, located at the Pickens County Commerce Park in Liberty, is a 50,000 SF facility with approximately 80 parking spaces and truck loading docks, which created approximately 56 new jobs for the area. The Michigan-based company provides automated equipment and services for industries including automotive, aerospace, medical, pharmaceutical, food processing, construction, and more. Their 2011 arrival in Pickens County was the company’s first facility outside of Michigan and their expansion doubles the current Southeastern footprint of the company, more than doubling its workforce, too.

Davis & Floyd developed a schematic site plan at the inception of the project to show JR Automation that their development program could be located on the subject parcel. Our team provided topographic and boundary survey for the parcel; developed civil engineering plans, which included grading, pavement, storm drain, utility, and erosion control; assisted with land disturbance permitting with Pickens County, MS4; and provided landscape design, which received approval from the Park’s Architectural Review Board.

Davis & Floyd had a great team, working with Agracel, McMillan Pazdan Smith, and THS, and delivered this successful facility to JR Automation Technologies on a tight schedule. To learn more about our work at the Pickens County Commerce Park, watch this video:

August 16, 2018

SCDOT Receives America’s Transportation Award for S-31 (York Street) Dual Bridge Replacement Project

On August 7, 2018, eight outstanding transportation projects from six Southeastern states were honored during the regional America’s Transportation Awards competition at the annual Southern Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (SASHTO) Conference in Houston, Texas. The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) received two awards during the competition, including an award for Best Use of Technology & Innovation, Small Project Category, for the S-31 (York Street) Dual Bridge Replacement project in Aiken, South Carolina.

On behalf of Davis & Floyd, Inc., we would like to congratulate the SCDOT on receiving this award. We are honored to have assisted the SCDOT in the development of innovative engineering solutions for the design and construction of the S-31 (York Street) Dual Bridge Replacement project.

S-31 (York Street) Dual Bridge Replacement

August 15, 2018

Davis & Floyd’s Thomas Mann Promoted to Associate

Thomas Mann, PE, Associate

Thomas Mann, PE, Associate

Davis & Floyd, Inc. is proud to announce that Thomas Mann, PE, civil engineer, has been promoted to an associate of the firm.

Joining Davis & Floyd in 2015, Mann has 11 years of experience and works with the firm’s water resources group. He designs wastewater treatment plants, water treatment plants, water distribution systems, sewer collection systems, and pump stations. He develops feasibility studies, preliminary engineering reports, bid packages, and site improvements.

Mann received his Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in civil engineering from Clemson University. He is a registered Professional Engineer (PE).

“As a proven leader and talented engineer at Davis & Floyd, we are pleased to have Thomas on our team to provide outstanding client services,” said Jason Eppley, PE, chief operating officer at Davis & Floyd.

About Davis & Floyd
Davis & Floyd is multi-disciplined engineering and architecture firm that works collaboratively with our clients to design and build innovative projects that improve our communities. With over 60 years of continuous operation, our privately-owned firm has more than 175 employees located in five offices across South Carolina including Charleston, Columbia, Florence, Greenville, and Greenwood. We focus on federal, industrial, local government, private development, stormwater, transportation, and water & wastewater market sectors. For more information about our services and team, visit davisfloyd.com.