Collaborating for Highway Safety and Operations

Posted by on Oct 31, 2017
Collaborating for Highway Safety and Operations

Author: Becky White, PTP On October 10-13, three Sain staff members attended the 13th annual Tennessee Highway Safety and Operations Conference in Franklin, TN.  The conference was a joint effort between Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT), TDOT’s Highway Incident Management section, and Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). Technical sessions were provided on a variety of topics […]

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 […]

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 […]

Improving the Business Side of Engineering

Posted by on Jul 12, 2017
Improving the Business Side of Engineering

Author: Becky White, Vice President/Organization Development Engineers in the private sector often complain that their college curriculum did not teach them anything about the business side of engineering.  Typically they have to do that type of learning on the job.  At Sain, we take seriously the responsibility to provide business-related training to our staff.  Not only […]

Horizontal Curve Project: Where are We Now

Posted by on May 16, 2017
Horizontal Curve Project: Where are We Now

By: Richard Holt, PE, M.ASCE, Branch Manager In November of 2015, work began on a very large project for Sain Associates: the Horizontal Curve project. We kicked off this project with a presentation to ALDOT West Central Region (Tuscaloosa area) representatives where we gave an overview of the project and outlined its purpose. From then […]

Heart Walk Kickoff

Posted by on Apr 11, 2017
Heart Walk Kickoff

Sain Associates is eager to participate in the American Heart Association’s Heart Walk being held here in Birmingham on June 24, 2017. The walk aims to raise funds as well as awareness to help fight heart disease and stroke.

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 […]

Showing Some Love for Engineering

Posted by on Feb 24, 2017
Showing Some Love for Engineering

This week was Engineers Week, a national recognition of the contribution of engineering professions sponsored by Discover E, a group dedicated to increasing K-12 and public understanding of engineering careers. “E-Week” serves as a time to celebrate how engineers make a difference in our world, increase public dialogue about the need for engineers and bring […]

Who We Are: The Sain FunTime Committee

Posted by on Feb 7, 2017
Who We Are: The Sain FunTime Committee

By: Becky White, Vice President / Organization Development   Once a month a small group of representatives from each department at Sain, including branch locations, comes together to discuss a very important topic: fun. As the Sain Associates Funtime Committee, we are charged with planning social events and service activities that promote team-building and camaraderie […]

What’s the Risk?

Posted by on Jan 17, 2017
What’s the Risk?

Becky White, Vice President / Organization Development My first introduction to risk assessment was a childhood Bible lesson about the wise man who built his house on the rock and the foolish man who built on sand. While there is an underlying theological message in this parable from Matthew, there is also a superficial message […]