HUNTSVILLE, Alabama, April 3, 2018 – SSOE Group, a global project delivery firm for architecture, engineering, and construction management, continues to grow in the Southeast U.S. To support this growth and strategic commitment to the Southeast U.S., SSOE has appointed Bob McCain, PE, Vice President, as Division Manager to oversee Alabama Industrial Operations.
SSOE currently has approximately 120 engineering, architectural, and construction management professionals spanning six Southeast U.S. offices—Atlanta, Huntsville, Nashville, Raleigh-Durham, and two in Birmingham—with nearly 40% of those Southeast resources concentrated in the state of Alabama. In fact, SSOE was recently named the second largest engineering firm in Birmingham by the Birmingham Business Journal.
“We have a wealth of resources to bring to our Southeast U.S. clients. Our global footprint means we can draw on the experience and knowledge of our experts all over the world, while our six regional offices enable us to provide immediate, accessible service to support ongoing operations,” stated Craig Bowie, PE, Senior Vice President and Strategic Business Unit (SBU) Manager for SSOE’s Automotive and Manufacturing Facilities group. “Bob has been with SSOE for more than 20 years and is experienced in managing multi-discipline teams that support our industrial clients. He has been a vital part of SSOE’s extensive experience with automotive manufacturers, OEMs, general contractors, and suppliers and is well-positioned to help our clients as they look to locate and expand operations in the Southeast. I have full confidence that Bob will help our Alabama industrial operations continue to thrive.”
As a Top 5 Automotive Design Firm for the past decade (Engineering News-Record), SSOE has a long history of working with industrial clients in Alabama including Honda, Toyota, Polaris, BASF, Topre America, GE, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE). The firm is currently providing full A/E design services for an automotive facility expansion in Alabama and is responsible for the design of Volkswagen’s ACEC award-winning automotive assembly plant in Tennessee.
Bob McCain, PE, joined SSOE in 1997 as a Senior Mechanical Engineer and 2 years later was promoted to Mechanical Department Manager. He was named an Associate in June 2001, a Senior Associate in June 2005, and a Principal in 2009. Bob is a graduate of the Christian Brothers University in Memphis, Tennessee and holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering.