Employee Spotlight: Becky White

Posted by on Aug 22, 2017
Employee Spotlight: Becky White

  A few weeks ago, we happily announced two new shareholders within our company- Vann Rutledge and Becky White. Both have extensive tenure with the firm and serve on Sain’s Executive Committee, which allowed for a natural progression to shareholder. But, did you know that Becky worked as a stage manager for an opera company in […]

Employee Spotlight: Vann Rutledge

Posted by on Aug 17, 2017
Employee Spotlight: Vann Rutledge

With our recent news and exciting company announcement, we wanted to take a moment and shine the spotlight on our two new shareholders – Vann Rutledge and Becky White. Both have extensive tenure with the firm and serve on Sain’s Executive Committee, which allowed for a natural progression to shareholder. But, for example, did you know […]

Sain Associates Announces Two New Shareholders

Posted by on Aug 8, 2017
Sain Associates Announces Two New Shareholders

We have big news to share! Sain Associates is excited to announce two new shareholders. It was a natural transition that Becky White and Vann Rutledge are Sain’s newest shareholders as they both demonstrate incredible leadership and have been a part of Sain’s Corporate Executive Committee for a number of years. Becky White was formerly […]

Becoming an Engineer: PE Exam

Posted by on Jul 25, 2017
Becoming an Engineer: PE Exam

Author: Justin Watson, PE, Project Engineer One of the milestones in a professional engineer’s career is taking the PE exam, proctored by the National Council of Examiners for Engineering (NCEES). The “Principles and Practice of Engineering” (PE) exam tests individuals for competency in a particular engineering discipline. These individuals have gained a minimum of four […]

ACEC Leadership Class

Posted by on Apr 4, 2017
ACEC Leadership Class

By: Matt Stoops, Infrastructure Project Manager American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) is a national organization, with state chapters that acts as the “voice” of America’s engineering industry. The ACEC of Alabama developed a leadership class in 2001 for engineering firms to be able to train their midlevel staff about the business side of engineering […]

Who We Are: Sain Executive Committee

Posted by on Mar 21, 2017
Who We Are: Sain Executive Committee

There is an old saying, “who’s minding the store?” In our case, the Sain Executive Committee plays that role so that the company, as a whole, runs smoothly. The Executive Committee is made up of three individuals: Jim Meads (President), Becky White (VP/Organization Development) and myself, Vann Rutledge (VP/Controller). In our own individual roles, the […]

Sain’s Millennial Engagement Efforts

Posted by on Oct 18, 2016
Sain’s Millennial Engagement Efforts

Posted by Jim Meads According to the US Census, Millennials are people born between the years 1982 and 2000. In the US there are a reported 83.1 million millennials, roughly one quarter of the nation’s population. The public’s perception of this group of young people has not always been positive; however, Jim Meads, President and […]

Disney Magic Event

Posted by on Oct 11, 2016
Disney Magic Event

Posted by Nathan Currie A few Sain employees recently had the opportunity to attend an exciting event presented by the Vestavia Hills Chamber of Commerce. “Put a Little Disney Magic in your Organization” featured professional speaker and trainer Pete Blank, a former Disney University leader. Speaking from his experience at Disney, Pete shared insight into […]

2016 Girl Scout’s B.I.G. Event

Posted by on Oct 4, 2016
2016 Girl Scout’s B.I.G. Event

Posted by Diane Hammonds On Saturday, September 24th, over 1,000 Girl Scouts took to the campus of Southeastern Louisiana University to participate in the Girl Scout’s B.I.G. (“Believe In Girls”) event. The girls, aged 5-17 and from over 23 different parishes, came together to kick off another year of scouting by visiting over 40 different […]

An Emotionally Intelligent Engineer Is Not An Oxymoron

Posted by on Jun 15, 2016
An Emotionally Intelligent Engineer Is Not An Oxymoron

My mother, who trained mid-career as a chaplain, had a phrase she would often use to help others clarify their emotions.  “What’s going on with you that you are so angry (upset, frustrated, etc.) about this” became a phrase that taught me so much about the importance of identifying and understanding my own emotional reactions.  […]