Bill Hall, United Consulting’s CEO, was recently named ACEC Indiana President. Bill had previously sat on the Board of Directors for three years before he was appointed to Vice President/Treasurer in 2011. Bill will hold his newly appointed position as President until June of 2013. One of Bill’s main goals is to focus his efforts on funding. “There is plenty of work for engineers to do, but our clients must have the resources to do it. Adequate spending on infrastructure is the key component to the future success of our business. Therefore, my main focus as ACEC President will be to advocate for adequate funding to meet our long-term infrastructure needs,” said Bill.
The Fulton County Highway Department in conjunction with United Consulting hosted a Ribbon Cutting for the Mt. Zion Bridge and Mill Pond Dam on December 2, 2011. The new bridge over Rain Creek, which is the third generation of bridges at this historic site, spans 150 feet. The new bridge will provide a safer route for school buses while the dam will protect local residents from potential flooding.
As in years past, United employees stepped up to the plate with food, clothing and monetary donations for the Old Bethel Community Outreach and the RTV6/Warren Township Christmas Toy Drive for the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays. In total, employees donated 412 food items, 256 personal care items, 69 clothing items and $500 to Old Bethel. The United Christmas tree was overflowing with stuffed animals, cars, games and everything little boys and girls love! Thanks again for your generosity.
The final construction barrels have been removed from the I-80/94 Interchange at I-65. United started design in 2003 making this project completion eagerly anticipated. Construction was completed in three contracts starting in 2006. The interchange is the keystone between the added travel lane projects on I-80/94 (or Borman Expressway) to the west and I-65 to the south. When the design began, the Borman Expressway had the heaviest truck traffic in the United States. Now, traffic-goers can get to their destinations safer and quicker with the new and improved design.
It was October 7, 2011 and the big day was finally here, United Rocket Day! United staff had been counting down the days leading up to the big launch at the German Church and East 30th Street Park. From the experienced to the novice rocket launcher, employees made rockets in hopes they’d shoot to the stars (well, at least make it off of the ground). The rockets ranged from 12 inches to six feet in height and were decorated in bright colors, feathers and one even contained a Lego astronaut who made the flight. Two of the rockets had cameras affixed to the shell which provided a unique perspective from the view in the sky. Other than one rocket casualty that blew away, the day was fun for launchers and spectators alike.