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Wade Trim has been named to the 2017 Detroit Free Press Top Workplaces list – a list of the best places to work in Michigan. The Top Workplace list was based solely on the results of an anonymous employee feedback survey administered by workplace research firm Energage, LLC.

The survey measured multiple aspects of workplace culture including companies’ alignment, execution, and connection to employees. A total of 150 companies out of 250 were selected this year – the contest’s 10th anniversary – for the Top Workplaces award in Michigan. According to the Free Press list, Wade Trim ranks 13 out of 55 midsize companies honored.

The National Association for Business Resources has named Wade Trim one of Metropolitan Detroit’s Best and Brightest Companies To Work For in 2017. The Best & Brightest is an awards competition that showcases businesses that employ human resources best practices, promotion of sustainable workplaces and corporate wellness initiatives.

The Best & Brightest program provides yearlong education, benchmarking, assessment tools, public recognition and interaction amongst the best employers through the National Association of Business Resources. Companies who participated in the 2017 Best & Brightest survey were evaluated and benchmarked against other participants in their region and across the nation.

Winning companies will be recognized at an awards gala September 22 at the Detroit Marriott Renaissance Center.

Market research firm Zweig Group, a leader in benchmarking within the architecture, engineering and environmental consulting industries, has named Wade Trim among the Best Firms to Work for in 2017 in the Civil Engineering and Landscape Architecture and Planning categories.

The Best Firms to Work For award recognizes the top architecture, structural engineering, civil engineering, environmental, geotechnical engineering, landscape architecture/planning, and multidiscipline firms in the United States and Canada. According to Zweig Group, winning firms were recognized for their ability to create and retain outstanding workplaces through workplace design, teamwork, excellent benefits and amenities, and work culture. Firms were ranked by category and graded through a combination of employee surveys and corporate evaluations.

Wade Trim also made Zweig’s 2017 Hot Firm List, an annual ranking of the 100 fastest-growing firms in the architecture, engineering, planning and environmental consulting industries. The ranking for the Hot Firms list is based on an even combination of percentage growth rate and dollar revenue growth rate over the past three years. Winning companies will be honored Sept. 21-22 at the Fairmont Olympic Hotel in Seattle, WA, during the Hot Firm and A/E Industry Awards Conference.

Wade Trim hosted an event on May 9, 2016, that included Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan and industry professionals from over 30 companies, to help create awareness of Grow Detroit’s Young Talent program. The citywide summer jobs program employs young adults between the ages of 14 and 24 for six weeks in July and August. It aims to prepare young talent to compete in a 21st century economy, introduce employers to the next generation of Detroit’s workforce and build Detroit’s future leaders.

We have committed to hiring and sponsoring a total of 20 interns. Five interns will work in our Detroit office gaining a greater understanding of the consulting engineering profession and the opportunity to support local infrastructure and planning projects. The sponsored interns will be placed in companies throughout the city that are participating in the program.

Wade Trim Associates has had a Detroit office since 1986. Local work includes projects with the Public Lighting Authority, Olympia Development, DTE Energy and the City of Detroit.

Andrew McCune, PE, was named President and CEO of Wade Trim at our Annual Stockholder’s Meeting on April 16, 2016. His new role is a planned leadership transition from Frank Tymowski, PE, who served as President and CEO for the past three years. Frank remains active in our firm as Principal.

Andy has been with Wade Trim for 29 years and most recently served as Chief Operating Officer where he led overall operations as well as project teams in our Municipal Services, Transportation, Water Resources and Industrial, Commercial, Energy market segments. He has honed his operational and project management abilities through work on as-needed and large design projects for municipalities and utilities. He will draw on his experience to lead Wade Trim and nurture an organizational culture that recognizes the value of long term client assignments and provides Project Managers with the resources they need to become an extension of their clients.

Actively involved in the American Council of Engineering Companies of Michigan for 16 years, Andy has served as a member of the Board of Directors, President, President-Elect, Chair of the Legislative Affairs Committee and Political Action Committee Chair. He has also been active in the American Society of Civil Engineers and the American Public Works Association over the course of his career.