Associates Celebrates 30 Year Anniversary, Announces Plans for Employee Ownership Month
In honor of 1998 ESOP Employee Ownership Month, Anderson
& Associates, Inc., announces a variety of activities taking place in October,
including an open house, company picnic and our 2nd annual book donation to North Carolina
A&T State Universitys library. Anderson & Associates is an employee-owned
professional design services firm with offices in Greensboro, Blacksburg, Richmond and
Middletown, Virginia and Tri-Cities, Tennessee.
Anderson & Associates is also celebrating 30 years of
service. Founded in 1968, A&A is currently 34% employee owned, with plans to become
100% employee owned in the next several years. Anderson & Associates has received
several national awards for their employee ownership awareness efforts, including
Mid-Atlantic ESOP Company of the Year, and the Annual Award for Communication Excellence
from the National ESOP Association for their video, "Using Employee Ownership as Your
Competitive Edge". A&A also received the 1998 Annual Award for Communication
Excellence for outstanding special events.
For more about Anderson & Associates and employee
ownership, visit our web site at www.andassoc.com.
Associates Takes Part in The ESOP Association's "Share the Wealth" Public
Campaign by Donating Employee Ownership Book to Blacksburg Area Library Book Donation Commemorates National Employee Ownership Month
Blacksburg, Virginia -- Anderson & Associates took part
in The ESOP Association's national public
service campaign, "Sharing the Wealth," by having its employee owners donate a
copy of The Ownership Solution to the Blacksburg Area Library to commemorate national
Employee Ownership Month.
Across the country today, members of The ESOP Association,
the national trade association for companies with employee stock ownership plans (ESOPs),
took part in the "Sharing the Wealth" campaign by donating a copy of the book
The Ownership Solution to their local libraries. Written by Jeff Gates, the book provides
insight into how to bridge the disparaging wealth gap in America, by creating more
"The ESOP Association was created on the belief that by
allowing employees to share in the wealth that they help create, we would build a stronger
America. Today, in honor of National Employee Ownership Month, ESOP companies across the
country are sharing their knowledge to further the dream of a stronger America through
employee ownership," said J. Michael Keeling, President of The ESOP Association.
"For the past 11 years, our employee owners have had the
opportunity to share in the wealth that they helped create through employee
ownership," said Sarah Newbill. "Today, with this donation of The Ownership
Solution, we are hoping other employees in Blacksburg will also be given this wonderful
opportunity to share in the American dream of owning their companies."
Blacksburg-based Anderson & Associates, a civil
engineering firm, formed its ESOP in 1987.
There are over 10,000 ESOP companies in the Untied States
today with 10 million employee owners. These employees own more than $215 billion in
corporate assets. ESOP companies are spread across the entire spectrum of American
business. They include small, closely held corporations and large multi-national
Over 1,300 ESOP companies, representing 850,000 employee
owners, are members of The ESOP Association. The ESOP Association was founded in 1978 on
the beliefs that employee ownership will improve American competitiveness, increase
productivity through greater employee participation and strengthen our free enterprise
Associates Announces 5th Annual Strike It Rich For Greene!
Strike It Rich For Greene, the annual bowl-a-thon benefit for
General Greene School of Science and Technology, will take place Thursday, October 22nd
from 3-5 p.m. at Brunswick Triad Lanes in Greensboro. Anderson & Associates, a
Greensboro civil engineering, surveying and planning company, sponsors the event as part
of Employee Ownership Month celebration. A&A employee owners will pair with General
Greene 5th graders and local celebrities to bowl strikes and spares for cash donations.
Celebrities participating in the event are WFMY TV-2s
meteorologist Ed Matthews and newscaster Doug Allred along with Mayor Carolyn Allen. The
public is invited to sponsor a bowler or a team for 10 cents and up per point scored.
Funds raised will benefit General Greenes Science & Technology Department.
If you would like to become a sponsor or more information,
please contact Jarinda McNair at 299-7184.
Anderson & Associates, welcomes Daniel Powell to the
Geographic Information Systems team. Powell, a resident of Powhatan, is a 1986 Geography
graduate of Virginia Tech and will be located in the Richmond office. Formerly with
MapCom, he has experience in Microstation and MapInfo software.
Anderson & Associates, Inc. is cited in a new book Lean
and Meaningful: a New Culture in Corporate America, written by Roger Herman and Joyce
Gioia, a team of Strategic Business Futurists who concentrate on workforce and workplace
trends. The article discusses how the Greensboro, North Carolina office of Anderson &
Associates made important contributions to the General Greene Magnet School. Herman and
Gioia stress the importance of adopting a class or a school to further students' learning
and experience about the workplace. A&A adopted an elementary magnet school for
science and technology to make science fun for students. See pages 251-252 of the book,
"Adopting a School or a Class". More information about the book can be found at http://www.herman.net.
In celebration of employee-ownership month, the
employee-owners of Anderson & Associates, Inc., civil engineers, surveyors, planners,
landscape architects, held a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Tuesday, October 27, 1998, to
officially dedicate their new 7,000 square foot addition in Blacksburg. The new wing will
nearly double the existing square footage of the firm. "We wanted to make this
ceremony special, and to promote that continued ownership feeling, we provided each
employee-owner with their own pair of gold scissors to cut the ribbon," says Sarah
Newbill, Public Relations Coordinator.
A major reason A&A has continued to grow over the last 30
years is their continual attention to providing opportunities for individuals to grow
within the company. "I see a continual improvement in our ability to work together,
both within teams, and between teams, even those in other offices. I think this growing
ability will really serve us well in the future by allowing us to move the work to the
people rather than moving the people to the work," says Ken Anderson, A&A
President and CEO.
The new wing will be used to primarily house transportation
engineering teams. Architectural Alternatives was the architect on the new wing, and
Brooks Custom Builders was the contractor.
Each October, the company celebrates National
Employee-Ownership Month. A&A has been an employee-owned company since 1987. Currently
34% employee owned, the firm hopes to be 100% by the year 2003. A&A celebrates their
30th year in business, and has branch offices in Middletown and Richmond, Virginia,
Greensboro, North Carolina, and the Tri-Cities area of Tennessee. For more
information on employee-ownership, visit Anderson
and Associates: Employee Stock Ownership Plans (ESOPs)
The Board of Directors at Anderson & Associates Inc., has
promoted Barbara Huffman to Marketing Coordinator at the Middletown office of Anderson
& Associates, Inc. Huffman was previously an Administrative Assistant in the
Middletown office. Huffman, a native of Tazewell, Virginia, began with A&A in
October 1997 and resides in Stephens City, Virginia. She is a member of the Virginia
Economic Developers Association, the Education Task Force and the Hunt Club through the
Winchester-Frederick County Chamber of Commerce, and serves on various committees under
the Lutheran Church Womens Group at Trinity Lutheran Church.
Anderson & Associates, Inc., a professional design firm,
welcomes Drew Martin as a new surveyor, to their Middletown office. Martin is a 1992 A.S.
Civil Surveying Engineering Technology graduate and a 1993 B.S. in Engineering Technology
and Surveying of West Virginia Institute of Technology.
Anderson & Associates, Inc., a professional design firm,
welcomes Randy Kepler, PE, to their Middletown Office. Kepler, a civil engineering
graduate of North Carolina State and former North Carolina Division of Water Quality
employee, takes the position of Project Manager with the firm.
Anderson & Associates, Inc. welcomes the addition of
David Breeding, LS to the Tri-Cities staff as Survey Manager. Breeding has been licensed
since 1996 and brings over 11 years of survey experience into his new position at A&A.
His experience has included survey work in Tennessee, Virginia, North Carolina, West
Virginia, and Kentucky. Breeding is active in several professional organizations
including: Tennessee Association of Professional Surveyors, American Congress on Surveying
and Mapping, and the National Society of Professional Surveyors. He will be responsible
for all aspects of surveying and mapping for the Tri-Cities, Tennessee office.
Anderson & Associates Inc. congratulates employees who
recently passed the F.E., Fundamentals of Engineering, exam and received E.I.T., Engineer
in Training, licensing. Adam Czesnowski, Matt Estes, Russell Jackson, and Ben Wright
have passed one hurdle on the way to becoming a Professional Engineer (P.E). The basic
requirements for becoming an E.I.T. are obtaining a B.S. from an accredited engineering
school and passing the exam. After at least four years of documented experience working
for a licensed engineer, they may apply to become a P.E. and take the P.E. exam. P.E.s are
permitted to offer engineering services directly to the public, take legal responsibility
for their engineering designs, and are bound by a code of ethics to protect the public
health and safety.
Associates Announces Promotions, New Employees
The Board of Directors at Anderson & Associates Inc. has
promoted Jarinda McNair to Marketing Manager at the Greensboro office of Anderson &
Associates, Inc. McNair was previously a Marketing Assistant in the Greensboro office. She
is also a 1996 graduate of North Carolina A&T State University. Tina Vaughn,
former Marketing Manager has been promoted to Manager of the A&A s Creative
Services Team, which provides computer simulations, animation, website design, and
marketing and public relations consulting. A&A has hired David Morrison as CAD
Drafter, and Brit Cohan as Survey Technician.
Anderson & Associates, Inc. welcomes three employees to
the firm. Melissa Beatty, new A&A administrative assistant, attended Sherando High
School, she received an advanced diploma. She resides in Stephens City, VA. and is
originally from Cumberland, MD. Charles T. Sparks, is the new CADD Technician. He
comes to A&A with an extensive surveying background from Dowel J. Howard and
Shenandoah University. Sparks currently resides in Winchester, VA, and is originally from
Stephens City, VA. Julie Reeser, is the new project engineer. She comes to A&A
with a degree in Civil-Environmental Engineering from Virginia Tech. She resides in
Martinsburg, WV. and is originally from Hedgesville, WV. Ryan Moyers, is the new
project engineer. He comes to A&A with a degree in Civil Engineering with
Environmental Option from Virginia Tech. He resides in Winchester, VA and is originally
from Harrisonburg, VA. Donald Wainwright, new surveyor, attended Sherando High
School and received a general diploma. He resides in Stephens City, VA. and is originally
from Washington, D.C.
Anderson & Associates, Inc. announces the following
additions to the staff of their Richmond office. Chris Sibold has joined the company
as a Project Engineer. He is a recent graduate of the University of Virginia. Mr. Sibold
worked with Anderson and Associates last summer as an engineering intern. Julie
Townsend, EIT has joined the company as a Project Engineer. She is a recent graduate of
Employee-owned Firm Wins
National Communications Excellence Award
The Annual Awards for Communications Excellence (AACE)
sponsored by The National ESOP (Employee Stock Ownership Plan) Association awarded
Anderson & Associates, Inc., first place in the special events and promotions
category. The award was presented at the 21st Annual ESOP Association Conference
awards banquet held in Washington D.C. on May 21, 1998. This award recognized the
creativity involved in organizing special one time events. A&As entry focused on
the celebration of National ESOP month in October 1997. This month also marked A&As
10th year as an employee-owned company. The awards submission contained materials that
increased employee owners knowledge of the companys ESOP, and included company
newsletters, contest opportunities, community volunteer opportunities, and photos of ESOP
month events. "The employee-owners had a lot of fun with ESOP month events, and
I am glad A&A was recognized by the ESOP Association for all of the work that went
into celebrating the month," says Sarah Newbill, A&A Public Relations
Anderson & Associates, Inc., a Greensboro professional
design services firm, is pleased to announce that Michael Irwin has been awarded a $1,500
scholarship from the North Carolina Section of American Society of Civil Engineers. The
scholarship is awarded on the basis of performance, leadership ability, career goals,
potential for development as a civil engineer and an interview. Mr. Irwin is an
engineering intern and a senior at North Carolina A&T State majoring in civil
Mirinda Hayes and Dan McGaha join Anderson & Associates,
a Greensboro professional design services firm. Mirinda is a full time office assistant
for the firm. She is a 1998 graduate of Grimsley High School. Dan is a full time
project engineer. He is a 1998 graduate of Tennessee Technology University in Cookeville,
Selected for the 1998 Virginia Entrepreneur of the YearŽ Program
Finalists of the 1998 Virginia Entrepreneur Of The YearŽ
(EOY) program were announced today by Robert E. Henley, Jr., managing partner of the Ernst
& Young LLP, Richmond office. The Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards program is the
countrys preeminent program honoring leaders of emerging companies. Entrepreneur of
the Year finalists will be honored and award recipients will be announced at an awards
banquet on June 11, 1998 at the Richmond Marriott Hotel. Outstanding Virginia award
recipients will be eligible for the National Entrepreneur Of The Year award. All national
award recipients and finalists will be announced November 14th in Palm Springs, CA at the
Entrepreneur Of The Year Institute International Conference and awards gala.
The finalists are:
S. Kendall Anderson, president, Anderson and Associates, Inc.,
Robert W. Bailie, chairman, Insulation Consulting & Supply
Michael G. Bland, president, B&B Printing Company, Inc.,
Rick Clay, president, Abacus Communications LP, Virginia Beach
Gary P. Clisham, Chairman and chief executive officer, Medical
Marketing Resources, Inc., Glen Allen
Frederick J. Cobb, vice president, Cobb Office Products, Inc.,
William S. Cooper, Jr., president and chief executive officer.
Choice Communications, Inc., Richmond
Christine B. Cottrell, chief executive officer, Retail Data
Services, Inc., Richmond
Owais A. Dagra, president, Southern Retailers, Inc., Richmond
Robert P. DeLille, president, Creative Office Environment LLC,
John H. Fain, president and chief executive officer, Metro
Information Services, Inc., Virginia Beach
John A. Felico, president and chief operating officer,
FoodNet, Inc., Richmond
Harry A. Feuerstein, president and chief executive officer,
SkateNation, Inc., Glen Allen
Kingsberry W. Gay, Jr., president; Thomas S. Gay, executive
vice president; and William C. Gay, secretary-treasurer, BMG Metals, Inc.,
William A. Goldstein, president and chief executive officer,
Nationwide Medical Services, Inc., Norfolk
Marcus E. Howerton, president, Vircom Computers, Inc., Hampton
Yancey S. Jones, president and chief executive officer, The
Supply Room Companies, Inc., Richmond
J. Christopher Lansing, president, Ted Lansing Corporation,
Gary A. Musselman, chief executive officer, Education Credit
Services LLC, Fredericksburg
Jo Ann Walthall, president, Ashleigh Manor, Alberta
C. Kenneth Wright, chairman, Rent-A-Car Company, Inc.,
Dwight O. Wyse, president, Computer Management &
Development Services, Inc., Harrisonburg
An independent panel of judges will evaluate the twenty-three
nominations, some of which include a team of entrepreneurs, and then select the Virginia
Entrepreneur Of The Year award recipients. Final determination of awards categories is
based on the content of completed nominations.
The awards program, founded by the professional services firm
of Ernst & Young LLP, is sponsored nationally by the Entrepreneur Of The YearŽ
Institute, The Kauffman Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership, USA Today, and the NASDAQ
Stock Market. The local sponsors are Media General Inc. and Williams, Mullen, Christian
& Dobbins with support from the Greater Richmond Chamber of Commerce.
For more information contact: Patricia L. Sager, EOY Program
Manager, at (804) 344-6021.
Associates Vice President Named One of "40 Leaders Under 40"
Anderson & Associates, Inc. is pleased to announce that
Keith B. Price, Jr., PE, Vice President has been awarded the "40 Leaders Under
Forty" award sponsored by Triad Business News, Greensboro Jaycees, 107.5 KZL and
Classic Rock 92. Keith, along with 39 other recipients received the award at the Special
Events Center in Greensboro, NC April 7 for their leadership ability and community
"Keith has an intuitive sense for the business of
consulting engineering. This sense gets better each year", says Ken Anderson, PE, LS,
President of Anderson & Associates. One of Prices involvements include his role
as adjunct instructor at North Carolina A&T State University where he teaches civil
engineering students. "Keith is energetic and enthusiastic about the engineering
profession, and is doing the best job he can for his clients, and this same sense of
service carries over to his involvement in community activities", says R.A.
"Chip" Worley, PE, A&As Chief Operating Officer.
Mr. Price has been with Anderson & Associates, Inc. since
Certified Arc View
Instructor in Southwest Virginia
Brandon Moore, Anderson & Associates
Geographic Information Systems Manager, is the first southwest Virginian to become an
authorized ArcView instructor. ArcView GIS is a desktop geographic information system
(GIS) by ESRI, a worldwide provider of GIS software. Arc View allows one to organize data,
ask questions of the data using digital maps, and create new geographic data from the
data. ArcView empowers users, either stand-alone or networked, to ask and answer questions
of their databases and maps. ArcView is available for MS Windows (3.x, 95, and NT),
Macintosh, and UNIX.
With ArcView GIS, users can create maps, coordinate emergency
response scenarios, plan land use strategies, create tax maps, school bus routing,
evaluate suitable sites for new facilities or development opportunities, and much more.
ArcView GIS is used throughout the world in many different
professions. Some professionals using ArcView GIS are financial consultants, market
analysts, city planners, real estate firms, engineers, demographers, cartographers, city
engineers, school officials, transportation planners, emergency response coordinators, and
A&A CEO named to
Virginia Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors
Ken Anderson, President and CEO of Anderson & Associates,
Inc. has recently been named to the 1998 Virginia Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors.
Anderson is one of 10 new Board members who will join the 50-member Board, and represent
one of many facets of business and industry throughout the state. The Virginia Chamber is
considered one of the most powerful and influential business organizations in the
An informative breakfast seminar will be held on Thursday,
March 19, 1998, at 7:30 a.m. at the Staunton Holiday Inn for those interested in learning
more about employee stock ownership plans (ESOPs.) Host Zeke Ratcliffe, Mid-Atlantic
Chapter Western Region ESOP Vice President, will present this topic in a fun, interactive
ESOP Jeopardy game format. Those interested in attending can contact him via email at email@example.com, or by phone at (800)
763-5596. Cost is $10. For more information on employee-ownership, visit The ESOP
Association website at http://www.the-esop-emplowner.org.
Anderson & Associates, Inc., Greensboro office, has been
awarded 2nd place for As-built Commercial and Topographic in the North Carolina Society of
Surveyors Annual Plat Contest. The contest honors excellence in mapping within the
surveying profession. These plats were judged and shown at the Annual Convention in
Raleigh, NC at the Sheraton-Imperial.
The Greensboro National Engineers Week Committee has
announced it will host the 1998 Engineering Festival at General Greene School of Science
and Technology, February 24-25, 1998. Professional engineers from Anderson &
Associates, a civil engineering, surveying and planning firm, Adamson Engineering
Consultants, and Trigon Engineering Consultants will participate in hands-on activities
with General Greene Elementary School students. Faculty and students from North Carolina
A&T State University's College of Engineering will also participate in the fifth
This year's activities include demonstrations of mechanical,
geotechnical, structural and civil engineering. "Being involved with the students is
a rewarding experience and gives us another opportunity to help intensify student interest
in mathematics and science education," says Tina Vaughn, Anderson & Associates
Business Relations Manager. "We hope that General Greene students will find this
beneficial and consider pursuing engineering as a career." For more
information on the 1998 Engineering Festival, call Jarinda McNair at 910-299-7184 or email
Local Engineering Firm
Celebrates National Engineers Week February 22-28, 1998
February 22-28 marks the 47th National Engineers Week.
Anderson & Associates, Inc. in conjunction with the National Society of Professional
Engineers, is celebrating the week with various projects and volunteer efforts. A&A is
furnishing posters to all schools in the New River Valley, and sponsoring library displays
at all local New River Valley libraries.
National Engineers Week is always celebrated at the time of
George Washingtons birthday, as he was a military engineer and land surveyor. The
mission of the week is to increase public awareness and appreciation of the engineering
profession. To learn more about the week, be sure to visit www.eweek.org.
Anderson & Associates, Inc. in Greensboro, NC has been
awarded a contract from the City of Greensboro to assist in future improvements to a
sanitary sewer outfall line. These surveying services will begin at the Osborne Treatment
Plant, follow the path of South Buffalo Creek upstream, and end near Burnt Poplar Road in
western Guilford County.
Anderson & Associates, Inc.s Creative
Services Division has been selected to provide web site design and consulting for the
Lincoln County Economic Development Association, Blue Ridge Beverage Company and Trigon
Announce Plans for National Engineers Week February 23-27
Three Greensboro engineering firms have teamed up with North
Carolina A&T State Universitys College of Engineering to host activities during
National Engineers Week, February 23-27, 1998. Anderson & Associates, Adamson
Engineering Consultants, and Trigon Engineering Consultants will host the fifth annual
Engineering Festival at General Greene School of Science and Technology, a Guilford County
magnet elementary school. The Engineering Festival will take place February 24-25, 1998
from 9:00-11:00 a.m.
General Greene students will team up with volunteer
professional engineers, A&T faculty and engineering students, and will participate in
hands-on engineering experiments and activities, including rocket building and launching,
earthquake simulations, mechanical engineering of gearboxes, and slinky demonstrations.
Over 450 students and 30 volunteers are expected to participate in the festival.
National Engineers Week is celebrated annually throughout the
U.S. to raise awareness and appreciation of engineers and their work. The 1998 national
program is led by Honorary Chair Wayne W. Allen, Chairman and CEO, Phillips Petroleum
Company and Chair Robert B. Molseed, President, Construction Specifications Institute.
For more information on activities taking place during
National Engineers Week, contact Jarinda McNair at 336-299-7184 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
GTCC's Civil Engineering/Surveying Technologies Department
announces the successful conclusion of their fund raising campaign for a Civil
Engineering/Surveying Technologies Library. Under the direction of Keith B. Price, Jr.,
P.E., Past Chairman of the Civil Engineering/Surveying Technologies Advisory Committee,
and Vice President of Anderson & Associates, the fund raising goal was set at $5,000.
"Over $5,200 has been raised to date, thanks to the efforts of Leotis Parrish and the
Advisory Committee," says Price.
Parrish is the Chair of GTCC's Civil Engineering/Surveying
Technologies Department. The funds will be used to purchase textbooks for students in the
Department, which boasts a 100% placement rate for successful graduates.
The Board of Directors at Anderson & Associates, Inc. has
"Chip" Worley as Chief Operating Officer of Anderson & Associates, Inc.
as of January 1, 1998. This is in addition to his present title of Executive Vice
President. This election is another step in broadening the management of the company and
formalizes the role that he has had for several years. As Chief Operating
Officer he will have primary responsibility and authority for project related operations
of the company. He will report to Ken Anderson who will continue as Chief Executive
Officer. Chip began with A&A in December of 1972 and has played an integral role in
developing the companys reputation as being responsive to clients and providing
thorough and comprehensive engineering services.
Employee-owners at Anderson & Associates, Inc. recently
ended a three month project called the "10 Hour Challenge," geared toward
community service. The Blacksburg office, as well as other branch offices, participated in
the "challenge," totaling over 1,000 hours of time and money for projects that
benefited the community. The "10 Hour Challenge" was part of A&As
Employee-Ownership Month in October 1997, as A&A celebrated their 10th year as an
employee-owned company. "We planned several in-house projects for employees, but didnt
have anything where we were giving back to our community," says Sarah Newbill, public
relations coordinator. "I thought it would be good to challenge each employee to at
least do 10 hours of volunteer work, and have grand prize drawing qualifying anyone who
reached their 10 hour goal."
The drawing was held on January 6, 1998. Tina Vaughn, A&A
Greensboro office Business Relations Manager, won two airline tickets to anywhere in the
continental United States. Vaughn volunteered over 50 hours of her time to the
Anderson & Associates, Inc. welcomes three employees to
the firm. Barbara Huffman, new A&A administrative assistant, attended SWVA Community
College, and received her associates degrees in accounting. She resides in Stephens City,
VA and is originally from Tazewell, VA. Natasha Schmidt, EIT, is the firms
newest project engineer. She is a 1994 graduate of Old Dominion University, with a B.S. in
Civil Engineering. Schmidt resides in her hometown of Front Royal, VA. Leon Treutle,
L.S., is the new survey manager. He comes to A&A with an extensive surveying
background in Northern Virginia and West Virginia. Treutle currently resides in Stephens
City, and is originally from Keyser, WV.
Anderson & Associates, Inc. ensures nondiscrimination in all programs and activities in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. If you need more information or special assistance for persons with disabilities or limited English proficiency, contact our Human Resource division at (800) 763-5596 (TTY/TDD users, call 711).