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A Look Back at 2020

Jan 12, 2021

2020 was one for the books. As the COVID-19 pandemic turned the world sideways, presenting unprecedented hardship, business challenges and personal grief, we stood ready. We adapted, we communicated and we did our best to continue to positively impact our communities and our industry.

Here’s a look back at what U.S. Engineering experienced last year, in our own words. These articles describe moments of gratitude, difficulty, triumph, resilience. Moving into 2021, we renew our commitment to serving our communities, customers and partners. We will continue to strive to Leave a Legacy in the AEC industry and beyond.

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An open letter of thanks to craftswomen and craftsmen

When much of the country locked down in March because of COVID-19, our teams in the field were deemed essential and continued their work. CEO Tyler Nottberg publicly thanked an industry of workers for their fortitude and perseverance.

U.S. Engineering pushes fast-track schedule to help convert Colorado Convention Center to medical facility

The first of two emergency health care facilities we helped build in record time, this project was highlighted by the White House as an example of the country’s ability to respond with incredible speed.

U.S. Engineering Teams Fast-Track Fabrication for Alternative Care Facility in Memphis

Following the success of the facility in Colorado, we completed a similarly fast project in Memphis, manufacturing custom products that we delivered from 1,100 miles away in only 14 days.

Rebecca David is a Woman Who Means Business

Rebecca David, who became our Chief People Officer in 2020, was named a “Woman Who Means Business” by The Kansas City Business Journal. The honor highlights Rebecca’s contributions both in business and in the community.

U.S. Engineering Teams Contribute to Two AGC Building Excellence Award-Winning Projects

U.S. Engineering earned recognition from the AGC for the Wyoming Capitol Square project and the University of Kansas Health System Cambridge Tower project.

U.S. Engineering featured in Dodge Data & Analytics report on BIM

Dodge Data & Analytics released a study on BIM in 2020, and U.S. Engineering was key to the story. In addition to interviews with our team members, a case study of our FDA project demonstrated a unique approach to project execution.

5 Keys to Delivering Prefab Across an Ocean

U.S. Engineering’s manufacturing expertise allows the company to help other mechanical contractors all over the country. In this case, we shipped product to Hawaii to support the construction of a hospital.

Interview: Thomas Kepka, Director of Marketing & Living Organ Donor

This year, we found out that one of our U.S. Engineering teammates, Thomas Kepka, Director of Marketing, was giving one of his kidneys to a friend. That’s kind of a big deal.

Classroom Air Quality & Maintenance Work for Denver Schools

In light of COVID-19, air quality was a priority, and our teams in the Rocky Mountain region helped 190 schools over the summer prepare for whatever the school year was going to look like.

A Tribute to Bob Brunson, retiring after 41 years

U.S. Engineering Metalworks experienced a changing of the guard as President Bob Brunson began a much-deserved retirement after four decades with U.S. Engineering. CEO Tyler Nottberg thanks Bob for the legacy he built.

Scott Mitchell Named President of U.S. Engineering Metalworks

With Bob Brunson’s retirement, Scott Mitchell took the helm of U.S. Engineering Metalworks and joined the U.S. Engineering Company Holdings executive committee.

How Our Teams Spread Holiday Cheer in a Challenging Year

In a yearend company tradition, U.S. Engineering teams across the organization found ways to give back to their communities during the holiday season.

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