We are excited to announce the acquisition of Vision Engineering & Planning, a transportation planning and engineering DBE firm with offices in Columbia, MD and Atlanta, GA.
By: Joe Meads, Principal/Owner
2017 was a tremendous year on many fronts for Sain Associates. The most important item for the year was adding Becky White and Vann Rutledge as shareholders. We also celebrated our 45th year of business in Birmingham as well as our 20th year for our Pulaski, TN location. Other highlights included:
In 2017 we continued to expand our work for municipalities and counties including cities of Birmingham, Prattville, Mountain Brook, Homewood, Vestavia Hills, Trussville, Irondale, Huntsville, and Phenix City along with the counties of Jefferson, Shelby, St. Clair, Elmore, and Calhoun. We have continued to diversify and grow our Transportation Design and Planning services.
The Industrial/Economic Development market continued to be a bright spot for us in 2017. We had the privilege of continuing our working relationships with Kamtek, Southeast Freight, Gestamp, New Flyer in Anniston, and transportation infrastructure at Prattville South Industrial Park.
While we are optimistic heading into 2018, one of the biggest challenges for our industry going forward is the need for our state and federal funding to support infrastructure. My brother Jim and I are pleased to represent ACEC and ASCE on several Alabama Transportation Infrastructure Study work groups led by the University of Alabama Transportation Institute and the Alabama Legislature. We are hopeful that this will lead to long-term solutions to address infrastructure needs in Alabama.
Sain has been very blessed with great friendships among our clients and throughout our industry. We are very excited to begin a new year on the momentum of our successes in 2017!