Stahl Sheaffer Sponsors NFF/CHOF Scholarship Awards for PA High School Students
The National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame (NFF/CHOF), Central Pennsylvania Chapter, presented 15 high school students with scholarships at its annual scholar-athlete awards dinner. The awards recognize scholar-athletes nominated by their coaches who have demonstrated success on the field and in the classroom as well as a commitment to community service. Read more here.
Stahl Sheaffer sponsored a $1,000 scholarship, which was awarded to Philip Davis of Milton Area High School. Philip was selected to receive the award based on three criteria: (1) academics (40%), (2) football ability/performance/attitude (40%), and (3) leadership and citizenship (20%).
Over 400 attendees gathered at the Penn Stater on March 17 to recognize the achievements of 52 high school and nine college football players from their performances during the past season. Since initiating the awards banquet in 1998, the Central Pennsylvania Chapter has awarded a total of $248,000 in scholarships while honoring 755 scholar-athletes from high schools located in its 25-county coverage area.
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Congratulations to Penn State's Office of Physical Plant!
March, 2019 - The American Council of Engineering Companies of Pennsylvania (ACEC/PA) has named The Pennsylvania State University's Office of Physical Plant as the 2019 Client of Distinction at its annual Diamond Awards for Engineering Excellence. This award recognizes those public- and private-sector individuals or groups who make outstanding contributions to advancing and growing the consulting engineering profession. Read more here.
On behalf of the ACEC firms who work for Penn State, Stahl Sheaffer nominated Penn State on the basis of the ACEC/PA criteria: (1) fair business practices, (2) a visionary approach to partnering, (3) influence on issues of importance to consulting engineers, and (4) utilization of ACEC/PA firms. Penn State focuses on advancing engineering, both for industries in which engineering is crucial and for engineering students who will join the workforce.
The award was presented at the Diamond Awards event held at the Lancaster Marriott on February 28, 2019.
Stahl Sheaffer Engineering, LLC, announces the addition of Mary Haynes, P.E. to our State College, PA office. As a Project Manager in the Building Structures group, Ms. Haynes will provide engineering design services for new construction, renovation, and fall protection. She will enhance Stahl Sheaffer’s building design capabilities by leveraging her experience with multi-family housing and the PHFA process, structural steel connection engineering, and stair framing design.
Ms. Haynes graduated from The Pennsylvania State University with a Bachelor of Architectural Engineering with Honors, a Master of Architectural Engineering, and a Master of Business Administration. She brings 11 years of engineering experience, and will continue to grow Stahl Sheaffer’s capabilities in residential, senior living, educational, commercial, and industrial structures. She has extensive experience with multi-story wood construction and as a specialty engineer for delegated designs.
Ms. Haynes is an active contributor to the AEC industry. She recently co-authored two papers, “Best Practices for Masonry Resilience Based on Performance During the 2018 Wilkes-Barre Tornado” and “What We Wish your Students Knew About Masonry: the Industry’s Perspective,” to be presented at the 13th North American Masonry Conference in June.
The addition of Mary Haynes to the Building Structures group highlights recent significant expansion in terms of personnel and geographic coverage. In addition to Ms. Haynes, Mansoor Khan brought his 27 years of experience in structural design to Stahl Sheaffer this month to support the staff in developing structural designs, performing assessments, and performing project quality assurance reviews. The addition of Greg Wilhelm, P.E., in Pittsburgh last year established a local presence for structural engineering projects in western Pennsylvania, Ohio, and West Virginia.
New Professional Engineer (P.E.) License
Paul Frey, P.E., - Bridge Designer
New Professional Engineer (P.E.) Licenses in Multiple States
Jeff Sheaffer, P.E., CBSI, NCTI - Principal
State College-based engineering firm Stahl Sheaffer Engineering, LLC (Stahl Sheaffer) earned a new ranking this year on the Engineering News-Record’s (ENR) National Top 500 Design Firms list. Published annually, this list ranks the 500 largest US engineering and architecture firms based on design-specific revenue. Stahl Sheaffer, the only firm headquartered in State College, PA, is also ranked 43 in the ENR Mid-Atlantic Top Design Firms list.
Stahl Sheaffer has grown steadily from a two-person company working out of a central Pennsylvania home office in 2006 to a firm that employs 165 people across 10 locations in 3 states. Stahl Sheaffer’s entry into the top 500 as #416 reflects the firm’s strong performance this past year. According to co-founder and principal, Jeff Sheaffer, “Stahl Sheaffer’s ongoing success is due to employees’ commitments to timeliness and quality, and to loyal clients who value the relationships that evolve as a result.” Co-founder and principal, Rod Stahl, who started the first office in his Centre County home, wrote down two primary goals which he still carries on the back of his first business card: “Hire good people. Work for good clients.” The firm’s growth rate, along with the ENR ranking, provide solid evidence of the success of this mission.
A diverse client base has been critical to weathering economic and industry downturns. Higher education, public transportation, municipal, private development, and energy markets have figured prominently in Stahl Sheaffer’s growth.
Stahl Sheaffer leaders express their “sincere thanks and appreciation to our clients for the trust they have placed in our firm and our staff that enabled us to reach this milestone.”