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.
The world looks different today than it did yesterday. As we face the unknown of the coronavirus, Sain Associates will continue to bring weekly content to the blog. We find comfort in providing uplifting news but also bringing a sense of routine while we navigate through this fluid environment.
By: Joe Meads, P.E.
For all of us, the world has totally changed our personal and professional lives. The new normal involves attending virtual meetings and participating in conference calls in place of in-person meetings. I have participated in several Zoom calls where we discussed trends in the marketplace. I recently participated in a St. Clair County EDC Board Meeting, a CCIM Coffee & Current News, and an Associated Builders & Contractors (ABC) Board Meeting. I’ve also been in conversations with individuals from the Alabama Center for Real Estate (ACRE) along with clients and friends around the state to discuss their thoughts on today’s economy and the engineering industry.
Below are a few thoughts from leaders across the state:
One common theme of my many conversations involves the notion that no company could have imagined we would face a global pandemic in 2020 or been able to predict the impacts that would follow. Fortunately, small businesses are accustomed to adapting to change and facing uncertainty quickly. Below is an update on Sain and several ways we’ve responded to COVID-19:
Although we are okay right now, we are concerned about cities/counties and ALDOT revenues for the remainder of this year and how that could affect a substantial portion of our business. We have seen many projects delayed because of COVID-19. We are praying for recovery for our friends and clients in this challenging time.
We are also thankful for our clients that are sustaining our firm with their business. We will all get through this. Stay safe.