Vince DiPofi, PE, Chief Strategy Officer at SSOE Group, was featured in ENR’s May 2017 cover story, “The Top 500 Design Firms: Market Poised for Takeoff”. From healthcare reform and regulation changes to the race to rebuild U.S. infrastructure, the article highlights some of the questions and concerns surrounding the industry following the recent election. Although preliminary indicators point to a strong, healthy market and we’ve already seen an increase in private sector jobs, a theme of caution continues to persist.
Vince, who has experienced nine presidential elections during the course of his career, comments on the buzz surrounding the election and its effect on the industry. He also discusses how potential changes to the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) have already impacted the automotive market, as seen in postponed spending.
Additionally, the article reveals the publication’s annual Top 500 Design Firms, ranking SSOE fifth among manufacturing design firms in the U.S. A Top 10 Manufacturing Design Firm for the past 6 years, our new ranking reflects an increase of four spots over ENR’s 2016 numbers. ENR serves as one of the leading engineering and construction news publications and has included SSOE in its Top 500 lists since 1965.