Giving the Gift of Blood

Did you know that every two seconds, someone needs blood; every minute, patients use more than 36 units of blood or blood products; and every day, approximately 40,000 units of blood are used throughout the country?*  These statistics may be shocking, but nonetheless a reality.

Early Monday morning, November 5, the Indiana Blood Mobile was eagerly awaiting blood donations from United employees.  An overwhelming 24 blood donations were made to help saves Indiana lives.  With the Blood Center requiring 620 people per day in order to keep up with local blood demands, every donation was appreciated.  If you are interested in donating, you can visit www.indianablood.org or call (800) 632-4722.

Thank you to all who stepped up to give the gift of blood.

Great Job Stuart!

 

After completing the construction inspection for the intersection improvements of Green River Road and Lincoln Avenue in Evansville, Stuart May received a nice compliment from a local business. Stuart was able to complete the job ahead of schedule with little inconvenience to local businesses. Keep up the good work, Stuart!

United Now Offers 3-D Modeling

 

United’s Survey Department recently began offering the new service of 3D Modeling Preparation. This service goes hand-in-hand with construction staking and is offered to many of the same contractor clients with machine control applications on their excavating equipment.  For more information regarding United’s new 3-D Modeling Services, please contact Survey Department Manager, Tim Coomes.  timc@ucindy.com

 

Smiles at UNITED Olympics

 There was fun for all at the 2012 United Picnic held, July 28 at the Sertoma Club of East Indianapolis. Children had the opportunity to play in a bounce house, get their face painted, get a cool balloon creation, learn fire safety, and get prizes.

Although the kids had lots of fun, the adults stole the show with the United Olympics. Whether you were a spectator or a participant, laughter was contagious during the entire event. The teams consisted of four employees each: Team Swarley, Legion of Doom, Old Schooler’s, Civil Disobedients, Sewer Doers, and Joey Chestnut Hot Dawgs. Olympians showed-off their skills in four events: water balloon toss, three-legged race, tricycle race, and tug-of-war. With a few bruised knees, bruised egos, and belly aches (from laughing so hard), there was only one team that was victorious… the Joey Chestnut Hot Dawgs.  One thing is for sure, United has great teamwork!

96th Street and Fall Creek Road Roundabout Open

The roundabout at 96th Street and Fall Creek Road is open!  96th Street accommodates significant traffic volumes including large commuter traffic in the morning and afternoon.  This large volume of traffic necessitated improvements to the existing roadway and intersections.  Hamilton County Highway Department’s reconstruction project included the added travel lanes, a signal at Mollenkoph Road, a roundabout at Fall Creek, and new pedestrian facilities.   United Consulting completed the survey, traffic analysis, design, and construction inspection for the project.  The project has significantly improved the movement of traffic in the area.