SSOE’s Alexandra Segers to Present on the Impacts of Potential / Existing Tariffs and Trade Agreements at The Canadian FDI Forum3

OTTAWA, Ontario, October 4, 2018 – SSOE Group (www.ssoe.com), a global architecture, engineering, and construction management firm, announced today that Alexandra Segers, Dipl.-Ing, Program Manager and International Senior Account Executive at SSOE and General Manager of the firm’s Southeast U.S. operations, was invited to present at the Canadian FDI Forum3. The year’s event will take place October 22-24, 2018 at the Brookstreet Hotel in Ottawa, Ontario. Read more

SSOE’s Alexandra Segers Presents on Current Trends in International Site Selection and the Impacts of Potential / Existing Tariffs and Trade Agreements at the 2018 EDAA Summer Conference

POINT CLEAR, Alabama, August 9, 2018 – SSOE Group (www.ssoe.com), a global architecture, engineering, and construction management firm, announced today that Alexandra Segers, Dipl.-Ing, PE, Program Manager and International Senior Account Executive at SSOE, and General Manager of the firm’s Southeast U.S. operations, was invited to present at the Economic Development Association of Alabama (EDAA) Summer Conference. The event took place August 5-8, 2018 at the Grand Hotel in Point Clear, Alabama. Read more

Area Development Article: “The Team…and the Timing When Making a U.S. Location Decision”

Alexandra Segers, Dip.-Ing, Program Manager and International Senior Account Executive at SSOE, and General Manager of the firm’s Southeast U.S. operations, was recently featured in Area Development where she shares her advice for picking the best time to select a site location for a new project. The site selection phase will lay the groundwork for the design and construction phases that follow. Therefore, it is important that the team enlists the help of an expert consultant to ensure the site location is managed correctly. Read more

Business Alabama Magazine Article: “5 Major Suppliers Announce Alabama Plants in 2017”

Alexandra Segers, Dip.-Ing, Program Manager and International Senior Account Executive at SSOE Group and General Manager of the firm’s Southeast U.S. operations, was recently featured in Business Alabama Magazine. The article highlights her recent work with BOCAR, a German-owned Tier 1 automotive supplier that enlisted her site selection expertise for the company’s new $115 million, 72-acre site in Huntsville, Alabama. Read more

SSOE Group Completes Site Selection and Due Diligence for Czech-Based Silon’s First U.S. Location

ATLANTA, Georgia, April 19, 2018 – Alexandra Segers, International Senior Account Executive and Program Manager at SSOE Group, recently attended the grand opening of Silon’s new manufacturing facility located in Peachtree City, Georgia—the leading polymer compound and polyester fiber manufacturer’s first facility in the U.S.

SSOE was responsible for the site selection and site due diligence for Silon’s first U.S. location, supporting project efforts from its nearby Atlanta, Georgia office. Alexandra specializes in assisting clients with site selection outside their country of origin and was the perfect fit to help Silon find the right site for their needs. Read more

Sentury Tire Selects SSOE Group for Complete Design of 1.4 Million Square Foot Tire Manufacturing Facility in LaGrange, Georgia

LAGRANGE, Georgia, July 11, 2017 – Sentury Tire, a global advanced-technology tire manufacturer of automotive and aircraft tires, selected SSOE Group, a global project delivery firm for architecture, engineering, and construction management, to design its 1.4 million square foot tire manufacturing facility in LaGrange, Georgia. Read more

SSOE Celebrates 3,000,000 Work Hours with No Recordable Injuries

TOLEDO, Ohio, May 9, 2017 – SSOE Group (www.ssoe.com), a global project delivery firm for architecture, engineering, and construction management, is excited to announce the achievement of a significant safety milestone, three million hours worked with no recordable incidents as of March 30, 2017. A recordable injury is an injury that results in any of the following: death, days away from work, restricted work or transferred to another job, medical treatment beyond first aid, or a loss of consciousness. Read more

Area Development Magazine Article: “International Location Report: Site Selection in the Auto Industry — A Move to Mexico?”

Alexandra Segers, Dipl.-Ing, PE, MS, General Manager of SSOE’s Southeast U.S. operations, was recently published in Area Development Magazine discussing the worldwide trend of OEMs—and subsequently suppliers—moving operations to Mexico. With this number growing every day, Alexandra reminds readers the Southeast U.S. is still a viable, competitive option for automotive parts production. Read more

ENR Article: “Design Professionals Must Embrace VDC to Improve Their Profession and Projects”

John Gill, PE, PMP, LEED AP, SSOE’s Director of VDC, was recently published in Engineering News-Record (ENR) discussing the topic of Virtual Design and Construction (VDC). Gill has over 20 years of industry experience and was responsible for the implementation of SSOE’s VDC program. He writes on the many strengths the VDC framework has to offer our industry, and offers some tips for implementing a solid foundation on your next project. Read more

Giving clients more for their money through innovative software

In our latest newsletter, we are highlighting the outstanding performance of Jonathan Bolbach and Mark LaBell, winners of SSOE’s Founder’s Award. Their accomplishment — developing the AutoNavis software application — met two of the award’s key criteria: delivering exceptional value to clients by saving them time, trouble, and money and implementing an innovation that leads to improved processes and quality. Read more

Site Selection Magazine Article: “Drive South … of the Border”

Alexandra Segers, Dipl.-Ing, PE, Program Manager and International Account Executive at SSOE Group, was recently featured in this Site Selection Magazine article discussing Mexico as a growing, viable option for major league players in automotive (think Toyota, Ford, and BMW) who are crossing the border to set up shop. BMW sites the country’s high number of international trade agreements as a significant determinant in taking operations to Mexico. Segers, who is no stranger to international site selection and advised BMW on the project, explains that much evaluation goes into the decision-making process, with reliability and water being popular concerns for companies considering an investment in Mexico to better serve their customers.
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Alexandra Segers of SSOE to Present on Site Selection at the 2015 Summer Conference of the Economic Development Association of Alabama (EDAA)

POINT CLEAR, Alabama, July 10, 2015 – SSOE Group (www.ssoe.com), a global engineering, procurement, and construction management (EPCM) firm, announced today that Alexandra Segers, Dipl.-Ing, PE, Program Manager and International Senior Account Executive at SSOE, has been invited to present at the Economic Development Association of Alabama (EDAA) Summer Conference. The event will take place July 19-22, 2015 at the Grand Hotel in Point Clear, Alabama. To supplement her presentation “Changes in the Site Selection Process,” Segers will also facilitate a panel discussion on “the New Automotive Corridor”; Dennis Cuneo, Outside Board Member for SSOE will participate as a panelist. Read more

SSOE Group Expands Southeast U.S. Operations with New Atlanta, Georgia, Office

ATLANTA, Georgia, May 05, 2015 – SSOE Group (www.ssoe.com), a global project delivery firm ranked 4th among Automotive Plant Design Firms (Engineering News-Record, 2014), is proud to announce the opening of a new office in Atlanta, Georgia. The office will serve as the hub for the firm’s Southeast U.S. operations, currently anchored by four existing SSOE regional offices in Birmingham, Alabama; Huntsville, Alabama; Nashville, Tennessee; and Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina.

“SSOE’s expansion into the Southeast U.S.,” comments CEO Bob Howell, “dovetails with the area’s projected growth and will enhance the firm’s expansive portfolio in the region.”

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SSOE conducts search for new Polaris plant location

Huntsville, Alabama has a lot to celebrate. It was recently selected as the site for the new Polaris plant, which will generate up to 2,000 jobs and create a ripple effect that will boost the area’s economy. Huntsville’s Mayor, Tommy Battle, jokingly suggested it was a plate of exceptional barbecue ribs that clinched the high-stakes deal. SSOE’s Alexandra Segers stands by the full story. Polaris selected her from a field of qualified candidates to conduct the site selection process — beginning to end. Alexandra considers this one of the fastest site selection processes of this magnitude she’s ever conducted. To put that in context, she has more than 15 years of experience helping major corporations find the best sites worldwide. Read more

Power Engineering Magazine Article: “Projects Illustrate Strategies for Comprehensive Design Tools”

Tom Fitzpatrick, Power Department Manager at SSOE Group, co-authored this content-rich article, published in Power Engineering Magazine, that explores the cost benefits of conducting a feasibility study during the planning phase of a project. The article highlights project examples where SSOE’s engineers were able to add even more value to a feasibility study with their ability to quickly and easily assess, and point decision-makers in the right direction.

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Area Development Magazine Article: “The United States: A Growing Competitor for New Manufacturing Plants”

Foreign companies are trending in the direction of the U.S. as they review global site selection options, with suppliers following.

Alexandra Segers, International Senior Account Executive / Program Manager at SSOE Group, shares her insight in this article published in Area Development Magazine. Within, Segers discusses some of the important items — including incentives and cost offsets, utility factors, and workforce availability — that are making the U.S. an advantageous area to consider development, with the Southeast U.S. leading the pack.
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Alexandra Segers of SSOE to Co-Present on Site Selection at the 2014 EDAA Summer Conference in Alabama

POINT CLEAR, Alabama, July 15, 2014 – SSOE Group (www.ssoe.com), a global engineering, procurement, and construction management (EPCM) firm, announced today that Alexandra Segers, Dipl.-Ing, PE, EPCM Program Manager and International Senior Account Executive at SSOE, along with Galen Thackston, Executive Vice President of Goodwyn Mills Cawood, has been invited to present at the Economic Development Association of Alabama (EDAA) Summer Conference. The event will take place July 27-30, 2014 at the Grand Hotel in Point Clear, Alabama.

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SSOE Group Announces Bob Howell as the Next President and CEO

Toledo, Ohio – June 3, 2014-— SSOE’s Board of Directors announced today that it has selected Bob Howell to be the next President and CEO of SSOE Group—a global engineering, procurement, and construction management (EPCM) firm . Effective December 3, 2014, Bob Howell will assume the reins from current CEO, Tony Damon, who announced his plans to retire late last year.

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Area Development Magazine Article: “Sustainable Sites – The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly”

Facility designs to manage stormwater are integral to a site’s sustainability, but they will only accomplish the goals for which they were designed if properly operated and maintained. Scott Speer, Senior Civil Engineer and Project Manager at SSOE, is featured in a recent Area Development Magazine article. Within, he explores the good, the bad, and the ugly when it comes to integrating stormwater management systems in the design of a sustainable site.

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SSOE Group Platinum Sponsor of AmCham Shanghai’s 2013 Manufacturing Summit in China

Shanghai, China, September 27, 2013 – SSOE Group (www.ssoe.com), a global engineering, procurement, and construction management (EPCM) firm, announces that it will continue its’ support again this year as a Platinum Sponsor for AmCham Shanghai’s Manufacturing Summit, presented by the AmCham Shanghai Manufacturers’ Business Council and Suzhou Committee. The event is being held October 17th, 2013 at the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Shanghai.

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Volkswagen and SSOE Group Proud Recipients of ACEC Engineering Excellence Grand Award for World’s First LEED® Platinum Automotive Manufacturing Plant

Toledo, Ohio, May 31, 2013 – SSOE Group (www.ssoe.com), a global engineering, procurement, and construction management (EPCM) firm along with their client Volkswagen Group of America is proud to announce that it has received one of eight Grand Awards for Engineering Excellence at the 47th Annual Engineering Excellence Awards—a national juried competition sponsored by the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC). The award, presented in honor of the new Volkswagen Assembly Plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee, was presented to SSOE and Volkswagen representatives at an award gala in Washington D.C. on April 23, 2013.

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Area Development Magazine Article: How VW Achieved LEED Platinum-Rated Construction

In the Spring 2013 issue of Area Development Magazine, SSOE’s Laura Orlich is featured and takes an in-depth look at how the Volkswagen’s  Chattanooga Plant achieved LEED® Platinum certification from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) in April, 2012. Orlich served as the On-Site LEED Coordinator for the Volkswagen project Read more

SSOE Group and Evergreen EDC Announce Merger

TOLEDO, Ohio, January 14, 2013 – SSOE Group, a global engineering, procurement, and construction management (EPCM) firm, and Evergreen EDC, a multidiscipline engineering, design, and construction management firm, today announced a merger of the firms. The merger will expand both firms’ geographic reach as well as provide their clients access to enhanced services and resources. The merged entity will operate under the SSOE Group name after a brief transition period.

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Site Selection Magazine: “Growth Curves”

Volkswagen’s new Chattanooga, Tennessee automotive manufacturing campus is featured in Site Selection Magazine’s May 2012 issue. SSOE Group’s Brian Spencer, PE and Louise Schlatter, NCARB, LEED AP BD+C discuss the integration of LEED principles into the design of the 2.7 million SF facility. Read more

SSOE Group Expands Southeast U.S. Presence with Second Acquisition in 2012

TOLEDO, Ohio, April 2, 2012 – SSOE Group, an international EPCM firm, announces the acquisition of CRS Engineering & Design Consultants, a 50-person mechanical, electrical, and plumbing engineering firm with offices in Birmingham and Huntsville, Alabama. The acquisition will expand SSOE’s Southeastern U.S. presence, broaden CRS’s reach to international markets, and provide both firms’ clients access to enhanced services and resources.

CRS has been in business for over 36 years and is a multi-discipline engineering and design-consulting firm specializing in healthcare, government, higher education, and other institutional facilities. CRS offers services in electrical engineering, plumbing engineering, fire protection engineering, mechanical and HVAC engineering, lighting design, telecommunication design, and security system design.

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U.S.- based EPCM Firm SSOE Group Acquires India Firm During its Most Successful Year Ever

Toledo, Ohio, January 23, 2012 – As economists debate the state of the economy and where it’s headed— SSOE Group, a U.S. – based engineering, procurement, and construction management (EPCM) firm is thriving. In recent years, in the heart of what some are calling a mild depression, SSOE maintained profitability and earned its highest revenue numbers ever. In fact, in its 2011 fiscal year, it posted its largest revenue in the company’s 64-year history. This is proof that SSOE is demonstrating some of the growth strategies and simple shifts in mindset that other businesses will likely embrace in order to succeed in today’s economy. For SSOE, a priority in recent years is a shift in international growth, as indicated by the recent acquisition of NKS Design Technologies Pvt. Ltd. (also known as d-Tech) in Mumbai, India.

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Area Development Magazine Article: “The Secrets to Successful Business Facility Location Decisions”

SSOE Group’s Alexandra Segers and Jeff Caldwell discuss why a thorough, expert site investigation is well worth the investment when selecting a new site for a company’s facility. Read more

There’s a lot at stake when selecting a site for a new facility

Choosing the wrong consultant and especially the wrong property could be detrimental to your project budget and schedule. SSOE provides an overview touching on the important aspects of site selection and the details that will help you make an informed choice on a firm to partner with. In our site selection presentation, we explain our step-by-step process of securing solid ground for your facility, and how our way of working helps save you time, trouble, and money on your project. Read more

SSOE Group Welcomes Alexandra Segers, International Senior Account Executive / Program Manager

TOLEDO, Ohio, April 25, 2011 – SSOE Group (www.ssoe.com), an international engineering, procurement, and construction management (EPCM) firm, is proud to welcome Alexandra Segers as its new International Senior Account Executive / Program Manager.

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Food Engineering Magazine Article: “The Changing Face of Site Selection”

This article highlights how food and beverage manufacturers must plan for change when selecting processing facility sites in today’s volatile economy. SSOE’s Vince DiPofi, PE is interviewed. Read more