We’d like to welcome Clara Smirnov who recently joined us as an Engineering Intern. Clara is a 3rd year engineering student at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee. Welcome, Clara!
As we continue to do our part to curb the spread of the corona virus and under direction from our Governor, our Madison and Milwaukee, WI, office locations will be closed until further notice. We will continue to be working remotely so communication via email will be the most efficient. Thank you and we hope you and yours stay healthy until we are fully up and running.
Our recent rope access bridge inspection in Spokane, Washington, was featured in The Spokesman-Review.
At our recent annual meeting, our employees had the privilege of volunteering at the non-profit Middleton Outreach Ministry – MOMs, whose mission is ‘Preventing Homelessness. Ending Hunger.’ We brought over 170 pounds of food, a cash donation and provided MOM with 34 hours of volunteer work! It is such a great organization and we were grateful to be able to give back to our community.
Want to help out your local food pantry, but don’t know where to start? Here’s a link to a great article What does a Food Pantry need the most?
Please stop by our booth #1347 at the SAME Conference November 20-22nd in Dallas, TX.
We are proud to be a sponsor of the Madison Capitols Military Appreciation night this coming Friday, November 8th at 7:00 p.m. at the Bob Suter’s Capitol Ice Arena in Middleton. Please come and join us in honoring our local heroes as the Madison Capitols take on the Chicago Steel.
Fickett Structural Solutions, Inc. welcomes Alyssa Escobedo as Bridge Inspection Team Leader / Project Engineer in our Olympia Office. Alyssa will be joining us in late July from BNSF. She comes to us with over 7 years of bridge inspection, design and related experience. Some of her roles while at BNSF were Structures Supervisor, Manager Structures Design, and Assistant Director Bridge Engineer Inspection & Maintenance. Alyssa has a BS in Civil Engineering from the McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science at Northwestern University.
The addition of Alyssa as Bridge Inspection Team Leader / Project Engineer will increase our capacity in the Pacific Northwest allowing Andy Packard opportunities to connect with existing clients and develop relationships with potential clients. Alyssa’s bridge experience enhances our capabilities as a valued resource for our public clients. We’re looking for Alyssa to help us continue to expand our involvement in the transportation industry on a local and national level. We’re truly excited to have Alyssa joining the company.
Please update your records to reflect our new Twin Cities Area Office and phone number:
11425 Hanson Blvd NW
Coon Rapids, MN 55433
Fickett Structural Solutions, Inc. welcomes Todd Niemann as a Principal Engineer and Manager of our Twin Cities Area Office. Todd will be joining us in late June following his retirement from Minnesota DOT (MNDOT). He comes to us with over 30 years of experience, 27 of which have been with MNDOT. Some of Todd’s roles while with MNDOT were Metals Quality Engineer, Structural Metals and Bridge Inspection Engineer, and Welding Engineer. He has a BS in Welding Engineering and has been a PE since 1994. Todd has been active with a number of associations and committees throughout his career, including AASHTO, AWS, FHWA, NSBA as well as working with NCS, MWBPP, and the SSPC. He has also been involved in several research projects with NCHRP and Purdue University and their S-Brite Program.
The addition of Todd fills a role on our Management Team and provides someone who can manage multiple projects, provide leadership and mentoring to our staff, and grow our operations in Minnesota and beyond. Todd’s experience and expertise enhances our capabilities as a company both with our public and private clients. We’re looking to Todd to help us continue to expand our involvement on a local and national level. We couldn’t be more excited to have Todd join the company.
We’ve had an exciting 18 months since Andy Packard joined us and opened our Olympia, WA Office. Six months in, Michael Dominguez joined us after graduating from Saint Martin’s University. With Andy and Michael’s hard work and some support from our Wisconsin staff, we’ve established many great clients in the Pacific Northwest. With this initial success comes excitement and anticipation for our continuing growth in the PNW. As part of that growth, we will be relocating to a larger space, effective June 1st. Our new phone number and address (Andy and Michael’s cell phone numbers remain the same):
Office phone: 360.214.5759
2840 Crites St SW, Suite 104
Tumwater WA 98512
We’re excited for what the future holds for Andy, Michael and our Olympia office!