November 3, 2017
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Avon-North Ridgeville Ribbon Cutting

Ohio communities celebrated the grand opening of a $1.2 million roundabout designed by American Structurepoint with great fanfare – including a ceremonial first ride in a blue convertible with mayors G. David Gillock of North Ridgeville and Bryan Jensen of Avon.  Both cities contributed funding to design and build the roundabout at SR 83 and Mills Road that will improve traffic flow and increase safety. The project included reconstruction of a congested four-way, stop-controlled intersection into a modern, single-lane roundabout, along with a new curb and gutter construction, signage, street lighting, landscaping, and storm drainage construction.

November 3, 2017
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American Structurepoint Looms Large in $8 Million Westfield Project

Big news – American Structurepoint is providing multiple engineering and design services for a new $8 million Bastian Solutions manufacturing plant to begin construction in Westfield later this month. We are providing architectural, landscape, civil, and structural engineering for the plant expected to employ 87 workers by the end of 2020. Bastian, acquired earlier this year by Toyota, will manufacture a variety of automation products for the material-handling industry. Completion of the plant is slated for early 2018, with production to begin by June.

But wait, there’s more – American Structurepoint is also providing civil engineering services for the entire Northport Development – a 300-acre mixed-use real estate development near the southeast corner of US 31 and Ind. 38 where Bastian Solutions will be located. This is truly an exciting all-around development for Westfield and for American Structurepoint!

November 3, 2017
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Benefits Buzz – Open Enrollment is Here!

Open Enrollment deadline looms

Don’t miss out – you have until November 10 to change benefit plans, enroll in coverage for the first time, and add or remove family members without a qualifying life event. Remember, open enrollment is your opportunity to review your benefit elections for the upcoming year. The 2018 Benefit Guide and a recorded version of the enrollment meeting is located on the intranet under the “Benefits” tab.

Wellness Screening reminder

If you missed the on-site screenings and need wellness incentive credits for 2018, never fear. November 20 is the deadline for completing and returning a wellness voucher or physicians packet AND earn wellness credits. All you have to do is to return the completed form to Community Employer Health. If you have questions, please contact Liza Trant.

November 3, 2017
by Marketing Communications
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Thirst Project Visit – See Our Newest Well Too!

Seth Maxwell, a 29-year-old Hoosier native now CEO of the world’s largest youth water organization, visited American Structurepoint’s Indianapolis office October 12 to share updates about the Thirst Project. This nonprofit works to build freshwater wells in developing countries. Polluted water sources contribute heavily to spreading disease and infections, so these wells are crucial in fighting serious illnesses and early deaths. Seth also shared a new video of another well that we funded. This well is in the village of Ondiyaneni in Swaziland.

Here are five quick facts about Seth’s visit you need to know.

  1. In its nine years of existence, Thirst Project has raised $8.8 million to complete 2,217 projects in 13 countries, building wells that serve 330,863 people.
  2. Seth says about 74 percent of Swaziland residents have access to safe, clean drinking water – the organization wants to ensure that safe, clean water is available to the entire country (population 1.3 million) by 2022.
  3. Because clean water is so important, once a Thirst Project well opens, villages see an 88-percent drop in the disease rate and a 90-percent drop in the child mortality rate.
  4. American Structurepoint has donated $73,000 to Thirst Project, which translates into six wells that now deliver clean water to communities.
  5. Seth truly appreciates our strong support of Thirst Project. “American Structurepoint has been a good friend to us for six years,” Seth said. “Thank you for who you are and all you do.”

November 3, 2017
by Marketing Communications
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Eagledale Senior Apartments Wins Monumental Award

American Structurepoint won an Indy Chamber Monumental Merit Award in the Innovative Reuse category for the Flackville School 100/Eagledale Senior Apartments Renovation project. Our Architecture + Interiors Group led the design for the adaptive reuse, renovation, and expansion of the historical Flackville school building in Indianapolis into 65 affordable senior apartments.  The inside of the historical structure was totally overhauled with the exterior improved, yet remaining. In addition to the apartment units, the development also features a bike hub, exercise room, and craft room for seniors to enjoy. We also provided interior design, structural, and civil engineering services for the project. A big thank you goes to TWG Development, Management, and Construction for giving us the opportunity to work on this project that adds to the community while providing affordable housing for seniors.

November 3, 2017
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Let’s Jingle & Mingle at American Structurepoint’s Annual Holiday Party!

When: Saturday, December 9, 2017

Time: 6 PM to midnight

We will once again have a cocktail hour and buffet dinner followed by a raffle and dancing.

Where: NEW LOCATION Marriott Downtown Indianapolis

Band: NEW BAND Toy Factory

Get ready to dance the night away!

Look for an email to arrive later this month asking for RSVPs for the party.

Rooms for our hotel block are still available. Just use this link to secure a room. If you are unable to make a reservation due to our block being full, please contact the Michel-les to be put on our internal waiting list. And remember, if you have a hotel reservation and your plans change, please cancel as soon as possible to allow your room to back into our block for someone on our internal waiting list. When you cancel your reservation, please contact Michelle Self or Michele Collins so that they can alert the next person on our internal waiting list.

If you have any questions, please contact Michelle Self (x2260) or Michele Collins (x2215).

We look forward to celebrating with you!

November 3, 2017
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Comments Off on Another Chance to Support Jim Frey’s Ride to Fight Cancer

Another Chance to Support Jim Frey’s Ride to Fight Cancer

Looking for a great cause to support? Look no more! Donations continue to be accepted in support of Jim’s Frey’s bicycle ride to beat cancer, which ended on Halloween in New Orleans. Jim, a senior executive of Redwood Acquisition, and four of his friends set out to raise $200,000 for the Women’s Global Cancer Alliance (WGCA), a nonprofit organization that helps provide life-saving cancer screenings for women in underdeveloped countries. Make a donation now at Jim’s website.

November 3, 2017
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From Engineers to Authors – Three Staffers Write ITE Journal Article

Three of our Transportation Group experts joined forces with Indiana State Representative Ed Soliday (R-Valparaiso) to author an article for the November/December issue of ITE Journal magazine about the historic infrastructure funding legislation passed in April 2017.  Steve Davidson, Chris Murphy, and Hardik Shah wrote the article with Soliday, the author of the transportation bill that provided a fully funded, 20-year plan to operate, maintain, and improve every state road and bridge. The article, entitled “Driving Home a Long-Term Transportation Funding Solution in Indiana,” is available at this link. It details how the bipartisan effort by legislators and an advocacy surge by civic organizations and business leaders achieved passage of legislation funding the largest investment in transportation infrastructure in Indiana history. ITE Journal is published monthly by the Institute of Transportation Engineers and is available to ITE members and the general public.

November 3, 2017
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I-66 Project Wins Major Award

The Transform 66 P3 Project in Northern Virginia for which we are providing engineering design services won the top award in the Best Transportation Project category of the 2017 P3 Awards. The $2.3 billion Transform I-66 project extends 22 miles along the I-66 corridor outside of the Washington, D.C., beltway between US 29 near Gainesville in Prince William County and I-495 in Fairfax County. American Structurepoint is a subcontractor to Ferrovial Agroman US for Segment 3 of the project that covers 7 miles of roadway construction; 23 new, replacement, or rehabilitated bridges; and three interchange modifications. Over 20 of our staffers are currently working on designing this segment. The project is the subject of several public hearings this month in the Virginia area. Construction is scheduled to begin yet this fall, with completion to occur in 2022.

November 3, 2017
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Public Turns Out for Henry County Comprehensive Plan Reveal

The Planning Group facilitated a successful public event where they revealed the adoption draft of the Henry County Comprehensive Plan. Brooke Thomas, Brandon Bart, and Hailey Woods were onsite at the Henry County REMC Co-Op Community Day event on October 13. More than 1,000 people attended the event that included a free lunch, bucket truck rides, a charity raffle and silent auction, a petting zoo, and more. Many attendees stopped by the community room to learn more about the plan, to ask questions, and to review the plan itself. The formal adoption process is anticipated to begin with an introduction of the plan to the Henry County Plan Commission at their regularly scheduled meeting later this month.

November 3, 2017
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American Structurepoint Honors Sagamore of the Wabash Winner

American Structurepoint sends our congratulations to longtime Lawrence, Indiana resident Marion Hall who recently received a Sagamore of the Wabash award.  This is the highest award that an Indiana governor gives to a private citizen. American Structurepoint serves as the engineering consultant for the city’s utility infrastructure needs. We were happy to frame and mat the award as a way to honor Marion’s entrepreneurial spirit and community leadership throughout his career. Randy Warman delivered the special package to Marion at a recent breakfast meeting between Lawrence and American Structurepoint.

November 3, 2017
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American Structurepoint Makes Headlines

American Structurepoint projects and people landed in the news media and on the internet 20 times in October. Check out this recap:

  • The Zionsville Times Sentinel reported that the City of Lebanon is moving forward with a feasbility study with American Structurepoint to determine the best configuration for a new interchange (proposed Exit 42) at I-65.
  • American Structurepoint’s work to design the new CEDIA headquarters is featured in The Indianapolis Star’s article about six projects that will change the landscape in Fishers, Indiana.
  • The Lorain Morning Journal published an article and photos of the opening of the $1.2 million Avon-Ridgeville roundabout at SR 83 and Mills Road. (Please see the article elsewhere in the newsletter.)
  • Clayton County Register in Iowa, The Columbus Dispatch, The Davenport Quad-City Times, and The Dubuque Telegraph Herald all published articles about Jim Frey’s bicycle ride benefitting the Women’s Global Cancer Alliance of which American Structurepoint is a major sponsor. (Please see the article elsewhere in the newsletter.)
  • The Crawfordsville Journal Review reported that Montgomery County Commissioners entered into an agreement with American Structurepoint to conduct the county’s bridge inspection and inventory program for cycle years 2018 through 2021.
  • The Zionsville Times Sentinel also reported that the Lebanon Redevleopment Commission appropriated $33,100 for American Structurepoint to complete survey work related to implementing the Downtown Action Plan.
  • Many media outlets reported on the news that Bastian Solutions, a susidiary of Toyota Industries Croporate global systems integrator will build a 90,000-sft manufacturing facility in Westfield. We are providing civil engineering services for this new facility. Media covering the exciting news included Area Development.com, Inside Indiana Business, Current in Westfield, radio station WIBC, The Indianapolis Business Journal, The Indianapolis Star, WISH TV Channel 8,  WRTV Channel 6, and WXIN Fox 59. (Please see the article elsewhere in the newsletter.)
  • Inside Indiana Business included Brittany Heidenreich’s name in an article about the Best and Brightest finalists. (Please see the article elsewhere in the newsletter.)
  • The Michigan City News-Dispatch published an article about a public hearing regarding the reconstruction and widening of Ohio Street from Kieffer Road to US 20  that we are designing in that city. Greg Lorig was listed as the public contact for questions or additional comments about the project.

November 3, 2017
by Marketing Communications
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Million Meals Event Packs a Punch to Knock Out Hunger

American Structurepoint employees and their family members packed thousands of nutritious meals bound for Indiana food pantries –and, this year, victims of Hurricane Maria – at the seventh annual Million Meals Marathon at Lucas Oil Stadium. The all-day event on October 10 seeks to pack 1 million meals in just a single day to help feed the hungry. Our team of 47 volunteers showed up to make a difference alongside Indianapolis police officers, Butler sports team members, and Indianapolis Colts cheerleaders and players, just to name a few. Over 900 students from 10 schools also participated in the positively charged volunteering experience. All worked in assembly-line fashion to package vitamins and minerals, dried vegetables, powdered soy protein, and rice into one meal pack that will feed 6 people each.

This year brought several new volunteers to the scene – including Liza Trant, Sagar Shah, Hillary Shaffer, and Calvin Herr. For some, it was their first opportunity to participate after joining American Structurepoint. Others, like Liza, “wanted to give back.” For many, this also served as an opportunity to meet new faces from around the company in an encouraging, fun setting outside the office. Calvin summed up his first-time experience like this.

“Sharing a meal with friends and family is one of the great joys of my life.  Many great memories come from gathering around a table and eating,” Calvin said. “Gathering with friends and co-workers to package meals for the Million Meal Movement is an extension of that because it means that struggling fellow Hoosiers and their families will be able to have a good meal and, even if for a moment, experience the joy a meal can bring.”

The need is great. In Indiana alone, 1 million people – including 1 in 5 children – don’t know where they’ll get their next meal. The organization has packed almost 28 million meals in its 11-year history. A big thanks to all those who participated. Our efforts will make an instant impact in Indianapolis, Indiana, and in Puerto Rico.

November 3, 2017
by Marketing Communications
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Community Service Holiday Extra – Important Dates

The GiveBack program has been year-round for several years now, but our roots as a Christmas-time event are evident this time of year. November and December are full of opportunities to have fun while supporting local organizations. Save some space in your calendar for one or more of these happenings!

DREAM Christmas

The scholars in the DREAM Alive program are getting ready for their annual philanthropy project, where they adopt families through a local charity, purchase and wrap gifts, and throw a big party for the lucky recipients at the Colts Complex. You’ve got three opportunities to help!

  • Shopping Party – November 14 Take a couple of hours out of your afternoon to join junior high and high school students at Meijer to shop for one or two kids on their lists. Help them keep track of their budget, and have fun figuring out the perfect gifts based on the information provided about each recipient. Sign up for this event here!
  • Wrapping Party – November 28 Spend a couple of hours on Giving Day in the Grandview suite, getting to know the scholars and helping them wrap the presents they purchased during the shopping party. Bill half your time to Community Service.

Party at the Colts Complex – December 4 The final event is a BIG production. Dinner, a candy buffet, games on the practice field, opportunities for making craft projects…the scholars know how to throw a party, and they need your help to pull it off! Sign up for this event here. Bill half your time for DREAM Alive events (up to two hours total) to Community Service.

Happy Hour with Santa – December 1

Get jolly with “Bad” Santa and his elves at this fun after-work social. Enjoy a hot-chocolate bar and other treats, pose for goofy photos with Santa, and enter a drawing to win Colts tickets or a hotel package donated by our vendors! All proceeds benefit the GiveBack program and are subject to the company match.

Pictures with Santa – December 2

Having gotten all the “naughty” out of his system the night before, Santa will be back on his best behavior to take photos with you and your kids and/or pets! You can schedule an appointment and avoid the long lines for the mall Santa. You might still want to come a little early, though, because our “waiting room” will be stocked with holiday cartoons and snacks! Your voluntary donations will benefit the GiveBack program and are subject to the company match.

Bake Sale – December 4(ish)

Watch for announcements for a bake sale coming to the Indy office during the week of December 4. If you make awesome buckeyes, sugar cookies, gingerbread, or other holiday treats, now’s your chance to show off. And if you’re awesome at eating holiday treats, this will be a fantastic day to be you! All proceeds benefit the GiveBack program and are subject to the company match.

Raffle Mania – December 8

Aside from payroll deductions, this is our biggest GiveBack fundraiser of the year! The GiveBack team is busy soliciting donations from staff and vendors alike, so that YOU can win big! Drop your $5 or $10 tickets in the buckets for only the prizes you want to win – everything from bikes to golf packages to outings with the officers – even an “instant bar” full of adult beverages! This year we’re brainstorming on ways that our satellite offices can participate remotely, on the theory that everyone should have an equal opportunity to win!

October 4, 2017
by Marketing Communications
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American Structurepoint Announces Executive Promotions, Reorganization

With great pleasure we announce the following executive promotions and reorganization to more effectively manage our company as we prepare for the future. Greg Henneke is now senior executive vice president and Cash Canfield, Steve Davidson, and Jack Lashenik have been promoted to executive vice president. In these new roles, Cash, Steve, and Jack will function as a management team with certain primary management responsibilities as shown below, and at the same time in specific situations, have the freedom to manage individual things in each other’s area of responsibility. We congratulate all of these leaders and look forward to more success ahead. Below is a rundown of each executive’s area of responsibility. Continue Reading →