Fore a Great Cause

This September, Superior Engineering was pleased to support the DAWN Charity Golf Outing for the third consecutive year. It was a successful event with over $10,000 going to the American Cancer Society. With a mission to rid the world of cancer, the ACS funds cancer awareness, supports cancer patients and conducts research.

The mission of DAWN (Developing and Advancing Women at NIPSCO) is to live the values of inclusion and diversity by communicating and exchanging information that enlightens and empowers women, both professionally and personally. The goals of DAWN are to recruit, retain and accelerate the development of women at NiSource and NIPSCO, through networking, community service, leadership training and mentoring.

When two great organizations come together, it’s no surprise that an amazing event happens. As a company, it was our honor to support both DAWN and the ACS, as their efforts truly make a difference in lives and communities.

Summer Interns at Superior

This summer, Superior Engineering was fortunate to have a great group of student interns. We always enjoy sharing real-world experiences with these up and coming engineers and are thankful for the energy and insight they bring to our office. The Northwest Indiana Times recently featured a story on local summer interns, and ours were an integral part of that story. Click the photos below to learn more about our interns and the experiences they had. As the summer comes to an end, we wish them all the best as they return to school!

Emily Bochnowski

Michael Cummins

Rachel Binder

Yosef Maynie

Ben Pattison

S/E Receives Excellence Award for Safety

Superior Engineering was recently granted the Excellence Award for Safety at the Construction Awards Banquet hosted by the Construction Advancement Foundation (CAF) and the Northwest Indiana Business Roundtable (NWIBRT). The Excellence Award recognizes companies that have had three consecutive years of outstanding safety records and achievements related to engineering and construction projects. As one of Superior Engineering’s core values, safety is always a priority and we are honored by this prestigious recognition.

Dewey Pearman, Executive Director of the CAF, said, “The overarching themes from this year’s winning companies are safety and quality. Throughout our region’s construction industry, no matter what sector, Northwest Indiana contractors are committed to delivering the highest level of project outcomes possible. Familiar phrases like ‘paving the way’ and ‘laying a foundation’ are very literal in this sense, because the men and women of these construction firms establish the infrastructure in our region that heals, educates, employs, and transports our citizens. We’re very proud to celebrate their achievements at this year’s awards banquet.”

Superior Engineering is proud to be among the companies “paving the way” in Northwest Indiana and we are thankful for our dedicated team members that make it all possible.

Herbert Craig Recognized as NSPE Fellow Member

The National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE) recently named Superior Engineering’s Herbert Craig, P.E. as a Fellow Member grade. This prestigious honor is awarded to active members who have demonstrated exemplary service to their profession, to the NPSE, their State’s local chapter, and to their community. To date, only about one percent of all NPSE members have advanced to this highest membership rank.

Herb joined the NSPE in 1975 and has served his State and local societies with the utmost dedication, devotion, and commitment. Fittingly, through his Fellow Member grade in the NSPE, he will also be recognized by the Indiana Society of Professional Engineers for his contributions and achievements.

Superior Engineering, along with our clients, have had the pleasure of working with Herb for many years. His experience, professionalism and knowledge base have been important assets to our team. We are incredibly proud of Herb and he is very deserving of such an outstanding recognition.

Green for Good on St. Patrick’s Day

St. Patrick’s Day was extra special this year at Superior Engineering. To start, our “jeans day” (employees who donate $5.00 to our chosen charity are allowed to wear jeans to work) fell on this festive day. All proceeds from “jeans day” are matched dollar-for-dollar by S/E, and donated to a charitable cause, selected by our staff. This month we raised $1,600 for the family of Mr. Gary Ooms, as they support their son Derek in his battle against ALS.

Employees received an additional surprise that day, as the management team prepared green pancakes for the entire company. The verdict is still out on who had the best flip, but the green pancakes were magically delicious! The S/E family always enjoys the opportunity to gather together and rally around a great cause, and this month was certainly a special one for us. We extend a sincere thank you to everyone who contributed and made this great day possible.

S/E Welcomes Mike Vandergast

Superior Engineering would like to welcome Mike Vandergast to our team! Mike is joining us as a Senior Engineer in our Civil/Structural Department – he is a licensed Professional Engineer as well as a licensed Structural Engineer. He comes to us with diverse experience in consulting engineering, including stops at Sargent and Lundy in Chicago, and most recently with another firm in the NWI region.

Mike graduated from Temple University in North Philadelphia, where he hails from originally. Although his allegiance is to the Philly sports teams (including the Eagles and Flyers), there is a glimmer of hope … he does root for the Cubs!

Welcome to the S/E team, Mike!