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January 2016

CEC moves!

CEC is excited to announce our new office location. We have outgrown our downtown Springfield location and relocated to:

135 West Lake Shore Drive Springfield, IL 62703
(217) 726-8570

It’s great being under one roof. We now have ample space and room to grow!


August 2015

CEC acquires Michael E. Rapier Surveying, Inc. (RSI)

CEC proudly announces the addition of our new Professional Land Surveying (PLS) Department.  CEC has acquired Michael E. Rapier Surveying, Inc. (RSI).  Both CEC and RSI were founded in 1998 by Michael D. Cummins, and Michael E. Rapier, respectively, and both ‘Mikes’ have enjoyed over 28 years of working together.  For over 16 years, RSI has completed many surveying projects for various IDOT districts, county and municipal highway departments, and various private clients.  Call on CEC for your next surveying need!


June 2015

Expanding Department… Right-of-Way Negotiation and Relocation

Robert Vonachen, P.L.S. has recently joined CEC and is ready to assist agencies with right-of-way negotiating and relocation needs.  Mr. Vonachen retired earlier this year from IDOT, District 6 as the Plat Supervisor.  He is on the IDOT approved list for Negotiator and Relocation Agent.  Mr. Vonachen also negotiated for IDOT for while working as plat supervisor.  His vast experience and thorough understanding of plats and plans make him an excellent choice for negotiator on your next project.

June 2015

CEC announces Kimberly S. Cummins, P.E. as the C.E.O.

Effective June 1, 2015, Kimberly S. Cummins, P.E. has become majority owner of Cummins Engineering Corporation and is announced as the C.E.O.  Michael D. Cummins, P.E., S.E., founder of CEC, will maintain his role as President of the firm.


August 21, 2013

Cummins Engineering announces Kim Cummins to join CEC as Vice President.

CEC proudly announces that Ms. Kimberly S. Cummins will join the firm in September, 2013 as Vice President. Kim joins CEC following a 15- year career with the Illinois Department of Transportation, bringing excellent experience and strong management skills to the firm. Ms. Cummins will manage the operations of the company, including business development as CEC expands and grows.

Ms. Cummins began her career at IDOT in June of 1998 in the Bureau of Highways at District 6 in Springfield, Illinois, working in both construction and design. In 2005, Kim joined the Bureau of local Roads as a Field Engineer for several counties and municipalities within the District, including the City of Springfield, Cass, Christian, Macoupin, Mason, Menard, and Sangamon Counties. Ms. Cummins worked with these local agencies over the last (8) years helping them accomplish their local roads, streets and bridge programs. More recently, Ms. Cummins has been involved in Statewide Programs including Public Private Partnerships (3P) and Design Build Legislation. Kim has a Bachelors of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign and was one of the first graduates to complete the Technology Management Program, which is now a Masters Degree.

CEC celebrates (15) fifteen years of business on August 27, 2013. Steadily expanding since it was established in 1998, CEC employs a strong and experienced professional staff providing civil engineering services for roads, bridges and other structures. Some notable CEC projects include Veterans Parkway in Springfield, the Sangamon Valley Bike Trail on the west side of Springfield, renovation of the Vachel Lindsay Bridge over lake Springfield, East Lake Drive at Spaulding Dam, temporary shoring of the Hy-Vee building and structural services on bridges for High Speed Rail. CEC is a growing company, striving to be one of the best places to work in Springfield. Visit our website at www.cumminsengineering.com for more information on our company, or contact our office at 217-726-8570.


 November 1, 2012

Lindsay Bridge reopens Tuesday

The rehabilitation work on the Vachel Lindsay bridge is now complete. The project involved structural repairs to the concrete deck, sidewalks, beams, balusters, stonework, and new expansion joints. New drains were installed along with new lighting and an epoxy polymer deck overlay. Follow the links below for more information and photos of the work:

http://www.sj-r.com/top-stories/x671078134/Follow-File-Lindsay-Bridge-reopens-Tuesday

click to read more from the SJ-R
http://www.cwlp.com/lake_springfield/lindsay_repair.htm

click to view construction repair photos from CWLP


July 5, 2011

Lindsay Bridge closing for Rehabilitation

The Vachel Lindsay Bridge will be closed for four months for rehabilitation of the historic bridge carrying Long Bay Drive over Lake Springfield.

http://www.sj-r.com/top-stories/x1260729620/Lindsay-Bridge-closing-July-5-for-restoration-work


July 26, 2011

Sangamon Valley Trail officially opens

The first phase of the Sangamon Valley Trail has officially opened along 5.5 miles of former railroad right-of-way on the west side of Springfield in Sangamon County. The State Journal Register story for this opening is linked below.

http://www.sj-r.com/top-stories/x1431554709/Sangamon-Valley-Trail-officially-opens

July 26, 2010 – click to read more

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VhlputuLlJM&feature=player_embedded

July 26, 2010 – click to watch video


Monday August 30, 2010

Cummins Engineering announces Albert A. Niemerg as a Professional Engineer.

Cummins Engineering Corporation (CEC), Civil & Structural Consulting Engineers in Springfield, announces that Albert A. Niemerg has passed the Illinois Professional Engineering Exam and received his Professional Engineering License. Albert has also recently been qualified as a Program Manager to perform bridge inspections as required by the National Bridge Inspection Standards (NBIS) of the Code of Federal Regulations. Albert has 4 years experience with CEC as a hydraulic and bridge engineer. He received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale in 2006.

Cummins Engineering announces Timothy S. Howard as Head of the Hydraulic Engineering and Environmental Services Department.

Cummins Engineering Corporation (CEC), Civil & Structural Consulting Engineers in Springfield, announces that Timothy S. Howard has been promoted to the Head of the Hydraulic Engineering and Environmental Services Department. Tim received his Professional Engineering License in June and has ten (10) years experience with CEC as a hydraulic and bridge engineer. He received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering from Cedarville University in Ohio in 2000.


Monday June 21, 2010

Cummins Engineering announces Timothy S. Howard as a Professional Engineer.

Cummins Engineering Corporation (CEC), Civil & Structural Consulting Engineers in Springfield, announces that Timothy S. Howard has passed the Illinois Professional Engineering Exam and received his Professional Engineering License. Tim has ten (10) years experience with CEC as a hydraulic and bridge engineer. He received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering from Cedarville University in Ohio in 2000.

Febuary 8, 2010

WTAX Morning Newswatch with Bob Murray

Tim Zahrn and Andy Goleman Update on 1st Phase of the Sangamon Valley Trail - click to listen



February 3, 2010

SANGAMON COUNTY ANNOUNCES PHASE I OF THE SANGAMON VALLEY TRAIL TO OPEN IN 2011



Press Conference     MAP  (click on map for pdf)PDF


The first phase of the Sangamon Valley Trail will be located along 5.5 miles of former railroad right-of-way on the west side of Springfield in Sangamon County.

Sangamon Valley Trail to open in 2011 - February 3, 2010 – click to read more





January 27, 2010

Press Release: Cummins Engineering Corporation has been selected to provide engineering services for IDOT under PTB 154 Item #043 -
Click here to read morePDF




May 23, 2009

SJR has posted several stories related to CEC engineering projects: the Sangamon Valley Trail, Resurfacing of Veterans Parkway in Springfield, and reconstruction of the intersection of Veterans Parkway, Old Jacksonville Road and Monroe Street in Springfield.

Local governments have projects in mind for 2010 deadline - May 23, 2009 – click to read more



Another round of stimulus projects could be on horizon - May 23, 2009 – click to read more


Lots of projects, not enough cash - May 12, 2009 – click to read more


Making Veterans Parkway traffic flow - May 3, 2009 – click to read more


Bike trails could get boost - March 5, 2009 – click to read more




Other news items related to the Sangamon Valley Trail:

Sangamon Valley Trail project Downtown ConnectionsPDF - 2002 RUDAT – click to read more



Governor Ryan Announces Land Acquisition For Proposed Sangamon Valley Bike Trail - April 2, 2001 – click to read more




   
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