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12.14.2011
Source: - Longview News-Journal 12.14.2011
Kenny Mitchell DeKalb News Editor

After a nearly month long campaign filled with media releases, Facebook promotion and daily voting by area supporters, the DeKalb Volunteer Fire Department garnered enough votes to be one of the five recipients of a $1,000 donation from one of the state’s leading engineering firms. KSA Engineers, with an office in Longview, conducted the holiday donation campaign and urged people to vote for their local volunteer fire department daily on their website and then after the 25 days of voting awarded the $1,000 donations to five different departments across the state.

12.12.2011

Longview, TX — After 25 intense days of voting, results are in for KSA Engineers Inc.' s holiday donation campaign, and five volunteer fire departments will get a little monetary help this season.

Muldoon Volunteer Fire Department, South Brazos County Fire Department, Hamilton Volunteer Fire Department, Holly Lake Volunteer Fire Department and De Kalb Volunteer Fire Department will each receive a $1,000 donation from the civil engineering firm.

12.4.2011
Source: - Source: Longview News-Journal, 12.04.2011
JIMMY ISAAC

Volunteers for Longview Arboretum have ripped up its 99-year lease with the city, but if a 110,000-bulb donation Friday is any indication, both entities plan to continue pushing the arboretum from the ground up. The city in May 2006 agreed to a 99-year, $1-a-year lease with nonprofit group East Texas Gardens, Arboretum and Conservation for 28.62 acres immediately east of Maude Cobb Convention and Activity Center. That lease expires Tuesday, after the group’s board of directors voted Aug. 10 to return the property to city ownership, city spokesman Shawn Hara said.

11.11.2011

Longview canines gave the city’s new dog park two paws up as they enjoyed some off-leash time at the grand opening of Stragent Dog Park on November 12. The park, located at the Paul G. Boorman Trail, includes separate, off-leash, fenced areas for small and large dogs to exercise and socialize. The fenced area for large dogs is approximately 7 acres, and the small dog area is approximately 2 acres.

09.9.2011

The engineers at KSA Engineers, Inc. are fortunate to work in an environment that many children only dream about as they are growing up and discovering the world of aviation. Our employees work daily on airports throughout our region, interacting with pilots, airport managers, and State and Federal aviation officials. Throughout our 33 years in the business, we have seen the value of the nation’s airport system.

08.18.2011
Source: - Terrell Tribune 08.18.2011
Michael Gresham

Terrell City Council this week approved the use of nearly $80,000 in grant funds that will eventually lead to construction of sidewalks to several local schools.

Council met Tuesday to approve employment of KSA Engineers for design of a Safe Routes To School project that will add 9,380 linear feet of sidewalks and associated improvements along main roadways accessing four Terrell ISD campuses.

08.9.2011

KSA Engineers, Inc. has introduced a new portfolio of services, Environmental Services, which offers an extensive set of environmental-related services and solutions.

Traditional environmental projects that KSA has completed include environmental site assessments, site clean-ups, air permitting, and waste management/disposal. This new list of services will allow the firm to work with clients through environmental permitting and compliance for additional types of capital improvement projects.

07.15.2011
Source: - Malakoff News Online 07.15.2011
Michael V. Hannigan

The Malakoff City Council has another financial decision to make following its 
regular meeting Monday night.

Council members heard this week that one of the city's water tanks needs the roof 
replaced. The top of the water ground storage tank at the "ice house" is corroded and
pockmarked with holes.

Representatives from KSA Engineers, along with Public Works Director Tim Whitley, 
told the council that the type of corrosion seen in the tank isn't all that rare.

06.30.2011
Source: - San Antonio Express-News 06.30.2011
DAVID DEKUNDER

The city of Marion has started the leg work on a project that will make it safer for children to get to school. The city hired KSA Engineers to start the design work for its Safe Routes to School Project, funded by a $499,800 federal grant, administered by the Texas Department of Transportation. The project will allow Marion to build sidewalks and bike paths on two major streets and one major thoroughfare, making it safer for children to get to school. Marion is one of 200 cities statewide participating in the project. read more

06.16.2011
Source: - Stephenville Empire-Tribune, 02.16.2011

KSA Engineers' aviation expertise in developing airports continues to soar as the firm performs planning, engineering, and construction phase services for the projects at Stephenville Clark Regional Airport.

The City of Stephenville hired KSA to implement airport improvement projects which are jointly funded by grants through the Texas Department of Transportation and the Federal Aviation Administration. The purpose of the projects is to improve hangar facilities, airport development areas, and runway and taxiway pavement.

06.10.2011

In the age of spell check, autocorrect and text-speak, some would say that spelling is becoming a dying art. But for those who have not let their spelling skills slip into non-existence, a challenge awaited them at the 20th Annual Bee for Literacy, a corporate spelling bee that benefits the East Texas Literacy Council.

On June 8, sixteen local businesses from the Longview area battled to outwit and outspell their opponents. KSA Engineers, Inc. was one of those businesses, and representing the engineering firm were Les Shaw, P.E., Aleeda Barton, and Mary Lou Stuckey.

06.9.2011
Source: - Longview News-Journal, Longview, TX, 06.09.2011

The 20th annual Bee for Literacy had one of its quickest rounds of elimination and its first marriage proposal Wednesday afternoon. The Rotary Club of Longview won the event, which benefits the East Texas Literacy Council, in only six rounds. It was the second win in a row, and the third overall, for the club.

Meanwhile, Longview Health Inspector Leisha Kidd — there to cheer on the city’s team while dressed as a character from the Pac-Man video game — shouted “Marry me, Jimmy” when Longview News-Journal reporter Jimmy Isaac took the stage to spell.

06.3.2011

KSA Engineers, Inc., a leading civil engineering and environmental consulting firm, is pleased to announce the addition of three new Professional Engineers to their ever-growing team — Brent Bassett, P.E., Jonathan Farmer, P.E., and Todd Guidry, P.E.

06.3.2011

There's big news in KSA Engineers' Survey Division! One employee has just passed his Texas RPLS exam while another has passed his New Mexico PLS exam.

Damian Jagers passed the Texas RPLS exam and thus completes the final step in the process to become a Registered Professional Land Surveyor. Jagers has worked for KSA since 2004, which was after a move to Texas from his native San Diego, California. He holds a B. A. in Computer Applications and Networking, with a minor in Management. He holds an additional degree in Behavioral Science and Psychology.

06.2.2011
Source: - City of San Angelo, 06.02.2011
Luis Elguezabal, San Angelo Regional Airport Director

Over the past few years, the San Angelo Regional Airport has undergone significant improvements and more are on the way, including efforts to attract additional airline services and major renovations of the terminal. We are currently working to address a number of air service issues, such as the lack of jet service, need for airline choice and passenger frustration over canceled or delayed flights. These issues are prompting some people to drive to their destination or to other cities’ airports, and that is a serious concern for us and the community as a whole.

06.2.2011
Source: - World Interior Design Network, 06.02.2011

The San Angelo Regional Airport in San Angelo, Texas is set to start a $4.9 million project for renovation of its terminal.

The project designed by Corgan Associates/KSA Engineering includes refurbishments like upgrades to the terminal building entrance, replacement of the existing 1955 facade with a contemporary one which will be in keeping with the terminal on the runway portion. Other features will involve replacing the wall with glass to allow people to view the concourse which was previously blocked.

06.1.2011
Source: - Airport Improvement Magazine, May-June 2011
Rebecca Kanable

From barbecue to football, residents in Texas like to say everything there is the "biggest and the bestest." Sugar Land Regional Airport near Houston, however, backs up the sentiment with stats and evidence.

Its $24.5 million general aviation complex spans 54 acres, with 99 T-hangars nested in six buildings. The hangar banks include an air-conditioned pilot lounge and restrooms; and hangar doors can be opened with standby generator power in an emergency.

05.18.2011

Civil engineering firm to design runway improvements KSA Engineers, Inc. has been selected to provide planning and architectural/engineering services for the Corpus Christi International Airport (CCIA).

Since 2006, the Federal Aviation Administration has been providing funding with a sharp focus on eliminating runway intersection locations that are potentially confusing to pilots. The V-shaped layout of two runways at CCIA is one such location.

05.4.2011

KSA Engineers, Inc., an award-winning consulting engineering firm headquartered in Longview, Texas, has been recognized as one of Engineering News Record's (ENR) top 500 design firms. The Top 500 Design Firms list, published annually in April, ranks the 500 largest U. S.-based design firms, both publicly and privately held, based on design-specific revenue from the previous year. This marks the first year KSA has been on the ENR Top 500 list.

05.4.2011

KSA Engineers, Inc., an award-winning consulting engineering firm headquartered in Longview, Texas, has been recognized as one of Engineering News Record's (ENR) top 500 design firms. The Top 500 Design Firms list, published annually in April, ranks the 500 largest U. S.-based design firms, both publicly and privately held, based on design-specific revenue from the previous year. This marks the first year KSA has been on the ENR Top 500 list.

04.13.2011

The longest-tenured employee in the KSA family has passed away. Lenton Newman, who worked as a Project Representative at the Tyler Division, died Friday evening at his home in Tyler. He was 67 years old. Lenton was hired in 1966 as a temporary employee to work on a field crew staking the Black Fork Creek Outfall Sewer Line in Tyler.

"Proving himself to be a valuable employee, his temporary employment evolved into 46 years of loyal service to the company and our clients," said Principal Tracy Hicks, P.E.

04.11.2011
Source: - AviationNews.net, 04.11.2011

The South Central Chapter-AAAE held its annual conference and exposition March 27-30 in Corpus Christi, Texas, and elected new officers.

Jeffrey Mulder, A.A. E., Tulsa, was elected president. Other new officers are Kelly Campbell, Lubbock, Texas, first vice president; and Edelana Van Marter, Houston, secretary/treasurer. Past President is Luis Elguezabal, A.A. E., San Angelo, Texas.

04.7.2011

The South Central Chapter of the American Association of Airport Executives recently honored KSA Engineers, Inc. with an association Corporate Member Award in recognition of KSA's outstanding service and support to the South Central Chapter and to the Loretta Scott Accreditation Academy.

KSA Principals Craig Phipps, P.E., and Steve Creamer, P.E., were on hand during the South Central Chapter Annual Conference in Corpus Christi to accept the award and say a few words of appreciation.

04.5.2011

KSA Engineers, Inc. was one of 60 businesses and industries that took part in this year's Greater Longview Organization of Business and Education (GLOBE) Career Expo held in Longview on March 29th and 30th. More than 1,200 seniors from 11 Longview-area school districts attended this two-day career expo at the Longview Fairgrounds Exhibit Hall. The students, all Texas Scholars completing at least the recommended curriculum by the state, had the opportunity to visit with professionals about career opportunities in East Texas.

03.23.2011

KSA Engineers, Inc. has been recognized on the ZweigWhite Hot Firm List as one of the fastest-growing consulting firms in North America for the second year in a row. The annual list features the design and environmental firms that have outperformed the economy and competitors to become industry leaders. The ranking is based on a weighted average of each firm’s dollar growth and percentage growth from 2006 to 2009. This year’s list included a total of 175 firms; 150 ranking and 25 honorable mentions. KSA was ranked number 48, up from ranking number 88 in 2009.

03.13.2011

KSA Engineers, Inc. is pleased to announce a new addition to our Sugar Land office. Philip Huseman, P.E., recently made the move from our Tyler office to join the team in Sugar Land as Project Manager.

As a member of the Sugar Land office, Philip will lead a variety of the firm's efforts, including municipal, water, and wastewater improvement projects.

03.6.2011
Source: - Longview News-Journal, Longview, TX, 03.06.2011

Newly hired KSA Engineers safety manager Gary Mars said he has big plans for the safety and loss control division of the firm. “We have 154 employees spread across eight different locations in the State of Texas, and many of them are travelling the state and working on job sites, ” he said. “I’m here to identify potential hazards and develop procedures and training programs that will protect our workforce. ”

In addition to creating a culture of safety excellence for KSA staffers, Mars said safety is important to the firm’s clients, too.

03.4.2011

Newly hired Safety Manager Gary Mars has big plans for the safety and loss control division of KSA Engineers, Inc. "We have 154 employees spread across eight different locations in the State of Texas, and many of them are travelling the state and working on job sites," he said. "I'm here to identify potential hazards and develop procedures and training programs that will protect our workforce. In addition to creating a culture of safety excellence for our own, we understand that providing highly trained, safety conscious personnel to our clients is expected.

03.2.2011

KSA Engineers' McKinney office has taken their motto “Building Stronger Communities” to heart and action. On February 19, KSA staffers were called on by the Volunteer McKinney organization to help a woman — who is diagnosed with stage 4 throat cancer — clean up her property.

02.22.2011

KSA's division offices across Texas brought the Go Red for Women movement to life in fun and creative ways. From January 31 to February 4, employees raised awareness of women and heart disease during this first week of national heart health month.

Not only did they raise awareness, they raised funds. Between events such as a breakfast bake sale, an afternoon ice cream social and a much-anticipated chili cook-off, KSA raised almost $500 to donate to the American Heart Association!

02.3.2011

Ask anyone at KSA Engineers, Inc. what his or her favorite color is and you'll probably get the same response: "Red."

At least, that's everyone's favorite color this first week of February as the engineering company kicks off a week-long fundraiser benefitting the American Heart Association's Go Red for Women campaign.

01.24.2011

Distribution of construction documents just got easier: Bidding documents are now posted online through KSA Engineers, Inc., allowing documentation to be shared instantly at a click — and at a fraction of the cost.

01.20.2011
Source: - KSAN news, 01.20.2011

If you plan on taking a flight out of Mathis Field in the upcoming year, you may notice some construction being done on the 
terminal...

KSAN news' Skylar Hinds has the Mathis Field renovations story...

01.18.2011
Source: - The Marlin Democrat, 01.18.2011

There were several important issues discussed by the Marlin City Council members during last Tuesday night’s meeting, but one item was a dam story. No, really, it was a presentation by KSA Engineers about the sad shape of the dams on both the old and new city lakes.

Stephen Dorman and Brent Bassett, both of KSA Engineers (consultants and engineers retained by the city) said their finding show that 45 projects that need to be addressed, some in the very near future to comply with Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) standards.

01.17.2011
Source: - World Interior Design Network, 01.17.2011

San Angelo Regional Airport, also known as Mathis Field in Texas, is currently undergoing a $4 million renovation project, which involves the creation of a sleek, modern terminal with an open floor plan. The renovation scheme is aimed at making the facility look like a modern metropolitan airport with work on the Mathis Field terminal starting in 2011. Mathis Field’s arrivals and departures structure will receive a face-lift, which will be completed by early 2013. Featuring an open floor plan, the new facility will replace the current cramped space.

01.15.2011
Source: - San Angelo Standard Times, 01.15.2011

SAN ANGELO, Texas — San Angelo's aerial gateway will look more like a modern metropolitan airport after $4 million in work on the Mathis Field terminal starting this year. The outdated arrivals and departures structure at Mathis Field is scheduled for a face-lift that will be completed by spring 2013. Conceptual drawings show a sleek, modern terminal with an open floor plan replacing the cramped space travelers currently see. "It will be a simple but elegant terminal," said Airport Director Luis Elguezabal. "We're going to bring it out of the 1950s.

01.11.2011

KSA Engineers, Inc., a leading civil engineering and environmental consulting firm, is pleased to announce its two newest Professional Engineers, Tara Fenn, P.E. and Jennifer Black, P.E.

Tara began working in the Lufkin office of KSA in September 2010. She graduated from the University of Houston with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering. She has more than 11 years of experience in civil design.

01.2.2011
Source: - Amarillo Globe-News © 2011, 01.03.2011

Contractors will change the pathway drivers take to Rick Husband Amarillo International Airport and the pathways bags and passengers take to planes as 2011 begins. The work constitutes the latest phases of a $52.2 million renovation that will bring a new concourse into operation in late May.

Federal funds will pay the bulk of the cost, 80 percent or more. The city's portion will come from reserves and from revenues collected through a fee charged to passengers.