S/E Approved as INDOT Engineering Firm

se-indotAs Superior Engineering continues to expand its capabilities, we are pleased to announce that we are now certified to perform work for the Indiana Department of Transportation. Our initial involvement with INDOT will focus on bridge design and will quickly develop to support other sectors of Indiana’s transportation infrastructure.

INDOT is responsible for construction and maintenance of Indiana’s state roads, interstates and U.S. routes including overpasses and ramps. This includes more than 11,000 miles of roadways including 14 interstate highways, 6,000 bridges and 4,500 miles of railways. INDOT is one of the state’s largest agencies and employs nearly 3,600 employees.

We look forward to our partnership with INDOT and are proud to support our home state of Indiana.

Superior Summer Interns

rachel-scottWe always look forward to our summer internship program and this year we were fortunate to have 2 full-time interns in our Hammond Office.

Rachel Binder has completed her first year at Purdue University and is pursuing an Electrical Engineering degree. She enjoys the creative aspect of engineering and exploring myriad solutions to achieve the end goal. While she isn’t exactly sure what core area of study suits her best, she is looking forward to experiencing the various aspects of electrical engineering at Superior to see which one peaks her interest.

Scott Kogler also comes to us from Purdue University where he is currently in their Mechanical Engineering program. As a long time motocross enthusiast, his desire to understand how things work has been the “prime mover” in his career path. After graduation, Scott would like to utilize his skill set working in or around the automotive industry.

Rachel and Scott have been a great addition to our team and we wish them the best as the summer comes to an end and they return to school.

S/E Honored by Governor Mike Pence

img_0039Along with 24 other companies, Superior Engineering was honored by Governor Mike Pence with the Half Century Business Award to recognize the company for its longevity and service to its employees, community and the state.

“As Indiana celebrates its bicentennial, we honor the companies that have helped build a state with a record employment and continued economic growth,” said Governor Pence. “These companies, which have been growing and adding jobs here for at least 50 or 100 years, are an engine of our state’s economy. Their longevity sets a standard for excellence and has laid a foundation for each and every company choosing to start or grow here in Indiana today. Each one of these companies is an important part of our history and I’m confident they will play a key role in our state’s future.”

The Governor’s Century and Half Century Business Awards honor Hoosier businesses that have remained in operation for a minimum of 100 or 50 consecutive years and have also demonstrated a commitment to community service.

S/E Ranked in List of Top Midwest Design Firms

enr-top-midwestEach year, Engineering News Record (ENR) exemplifies the growth and stability of the industry by ranking companies within specific disciplines and geographic areas. The list consists of both publicly and privately-held firms and firms are ranked in descending order of annual revenue.

Superior Engineering was once again recognized in this year’s list of Midwest Top Design Firms. Through a variety of economic conditions, S/E is fortunate to have maintained recognition from ENR over the past 9 years. We truly appreciate the clients and employees that make this possible and look forward to many more years of growth and success.

A Fond Farewell to Cliff Kloc

IMG_2308Cliff Kloc retired from S/E  May 31, 2016. Cliff began his career in 1974 as a Civil/Structural Engineer .  Cliff held many roles in S/E including President of S/E in the last 90’s to early 2000’s.  He  also served on the Board of Directors.  For the past 15 years Cliff has been the Senior Project Manager for two key clients.  He built a relationship with these clients and worked with us to successfully transition the client to a different Project Manager.  Cliff plans to travel and  work on “hobby “ projects now that he will have time available.   Cliff will be missed. We wish him well.


AIST Annual Engineering Seminar

In conjunction with Purdue University Calumet (PUC), the Association for Iron & Steel Technology (AIST) held its annual engineering seminar at PUC for local area high school students from 17 area schools. The purpose of the workshop was to spark the interest of high school juniors who are considering engineering as a field of study. The seminar provides an opportunity for students to interact directly with engineers and to discuss career opportunities in the steel industry.

For the 7th consecutive year, Superior Engineering (S/E) had the privilege of being a featured presenter at this technology event. Our Steve Vernengo and Sharnae Bivens created a workshop for the students that simulated a typical consulting engineering project; to design, build and construct a foam glider that would fly the farthest. The foam glider project was a team competition, requiring students to optimize their design, build, and manufacturing techniques, while staying within the workshop parameters of the project’s defined scope, schedule and budget.

The students also had an opportunity to purchase pre-approved engineering drawings, and to consult with an experienced design engineer – all for a fee. And just like any real-world project, the incentive to stay under budget allowed the team to use any excess cash as needed elsewhere – in this case – to “purchase” additional distance. S/E received excellent feedback on the workshop, and many students stated that this exercise truly helped them to see the practical aspects to engineering, teamwork, and finance.

In addition, Sherry Iliovici, Jason Hockman and Anthony Molinaro represented Superior Engineering at the PUC and AIST career fair tables later that day. This was our opportunity to present the S/E brand to potential future employees. According to the exit surveys from the workshop, over 85% of the students stated that this workshop went a long way to re-affirm their choice to pursue engineering as a college major.