Remembering the Spirit of Lauren

Posted by on Oct 17, 2017
Remembering the Spirit of Lauren

Author: Becky White, PTP It has been seven months since the death of our friend and co-worker Lauren Nickles, but her legacy lives on in our employees. Lauren had such a positive influence on our work culture at Sain that we wanted to celebrate and reinforce it for future generations.  For those reasons we created […]

Thankful for Sunshine

Posted by on Mar 2, 2017
Thankful for Sunshine

Every workplace needs people who create a bright spot of cheerfulness on a regular basis. Lauren Spruiell Nickles was our Little Miss Sunshine. For almost fourteen years, Lauren set a tone of grace, kindness and laughter that was contagious. She came to us right out of Auburn University’s Samuel Ginn College of Engineering. Our President, […]

Did You Know – Traffic Signals, Part B

Posted by on Mar 24, 2015
Did You Know – Traffic Signals, Part B

As civil engineers and surveyors, there are many aspects of our daily jobs that are second nature to us. But we hear common questions about our field often from the public. In this “Did You Know” blog series, we’ll answer some of these questions.

Did You Know – Traffic Signals, Part A

Posted by on Mar 17, 2015
Did You Know – Traffic Signals, Part A

As civil engineers and surveyors, there are many aspects of our daily jobs that are second nature to us. But we hear common questions about our field often from the public. In this “Did You Know” blog series, we’ll answer some of these questions.

Lessons Learned from Cancer

Posted by on Sep 11, 2012
Lessons Learned from Cancer

Just over a year ago, Sain employee, Lauren Nickles, was diagnosed with Extraskeletal Ewing’s Sarcoma. Since then she has undergone a rigorous treatment plan, and we were so happy that she was recently able to return to work. Here she shares what she learned throughout that journey.

When you have cancer, you should get your own secretary. Someone to take notes, make phone calls, set up appointments and scans and keep up with the whole process of fighting the illness. Although my family and I felt lost about what to do, we had great doctors and nurses at UAB and MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas. I was diagnosed on August 26, 2011 and started chemotherapy a few weeks later on October 13, which was a very long and emotional day.