The City of Wilmington’s Emergency Watershed Protection Project Complete

June 14, 2021

McGill was a part of the team that recently completed an emergency watershed protection (EWP) project for the City of Wilmington. Hurricane Florence – the powerful hurricane from September 2018 that greatly affected North Carolina and other surrounding states – is still causing difficulties in some North Carolina communities, the City of Wilmington being one of them. READ MORE »

National Trails Day 2021

June 4, 2021

National Trails Day 2021
Saturday, June 5th marks the American Hiking Society’s National Trails Day 2021. This day is recognized annually on the first Saturday in June. It is a day of public events aimed at trail advocacy and service. Celebrated by hikers, bikers, rowers, horseback riders, and many more, this is an important day to recognize the value added to our lives and communities by these trails. READ MORE »

Rhodes Pond Dam and Spillway Groundbreaking Ceremony

May 25, 2021

The North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission held a groundbreaking ceremony on May 21, 2021, for the Rhodes Pond Dam project in Cumberland County. Rhodes Pond, a recreational impoundment along the Black River since the 1700s, became an issue for the community in recent years since the dam was breached by several storms, including Hurricane Matthew in 2016. With the help of funding sources like FEMA Disaster Recovery, the improvements and additions to the Rhodes Pond… READ MORE »

Asheville Chamber Challenge: A Celebration of Gathering

May 21, 2021

Asheville Chamber Challenge 5K
Twelve McGill employees from our Asheville office participated, in person or virtually, in the annual Asheville Chamber Challenge 5K race on Friday, May 14th. Hosted by the Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce, the race promotes community wellness through friendly competition between Asheville area businesses. This year provided not only a great race but also a celebration of getting to spend time in a group setting outdoors again, after over a year of COVID-19 restrictions. The… READ MORE »

McGill Continues On-Call Engineering Services with the Town of Leland

May 19, 2021

Building relationships with communities is one of the cornerstones of what we strive for at McGill. The Town of Leland has been a McGill client for years, and we were recently chosen again to be the Town’s trusted partner as one of its on-call engineering firms. Our local office personnel in Shallotte, the McGill firm-wide team, and nearby subconsultants are all excited to grow our existing partnership with the Town. READ MORE »

McGill to Design Valdese Sewer System Upgrades

May 13, 2021

McGill recently began a new sewer system project with the Town of Valdese. The Cline Avenue Basin and Pump Station Upgrades project will involve design and construction of replacing aged pipelines and manholes, as well as pump station and force main in the Cline Avenue drainage basin of the Town’s wastewater collection system. The project will replace approximately 2,200 linear feet (LF) of 8-inch gravity sewer lines and associated gravity sewer manholes beginning at the… READ MORE »

Will Holbrook Shadowing McGill Employees

May 7, 2021

Will Hollbrook and Noah Green
Hickory High School junior student, Will Holbrook, is spending six weeks with different McGill employees as part of the Leadership 2000...and Beyond program at the high school. Through this shadowing opportunity, he is learning about five key engineering disciplines, including civil, water / wastewater, environmental, electrical, and land planning and recreation. READ MORE »

GE Aviation Gas Piping System Design

May 4, 2021

McGill’s MEP team recently completed a project with MWM Construction and Rigging for the GE Aviation plant in Asheville that involved designing a piping system for the various industrial gases used by the plant. “After completing a process water project for the GE Aviation plant in Asheville, North Carolina, GE requested our team design a piping system. These piping systems convey liquid carbon dioxide, as well as helium and argon gas. This required building out… READ MORE »

Communities Use Coronavirus Relief Fund to Assist Local Businesses Affected by COVID-19 Restrictions

May 4, 2021

Rowan County
Utilizing grant monies from the Coronavirus Relief Fund, one of McGill’s long-established clients, Rowan County, sought to provide economic support to small businesses and restaurants affected by the COVID-19 public health emergency, specifically those brick-and-mortar businesses that were not deemed “essential” during the Governor’s Stay at Home order. In the first round of this program, Rowan County provided grants in the amount of $3,500 to $5,000, depending on number of employees, to small businesses to… READ MORE »

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