McClure Engineering Joins ASPE’s Honor Roll of Employers
ASPE Executive Director/CEO Jim Kendzel, MPH, CAE, (left) presents the Honor Roll of Employers plaque to Keith Cooper, PE, president of McClure Engineering.
Chicago, Illinois (September 19, 2012) — McClure Engineering, a full-service engineering firm in St. Louis, recently became the latest employer to be recognized on the American Society of Plumbing Engineers (ASPE) Honor Roll of Employers. Keith Cooper, PE, president of McClure Engineering, attended the September 2012 meeting of ASPE’s St. Louis Chapter to accept the award.
The ASPE Honor Roll of Employers is a unique program recognizing organizations that provide substantive support for their employees’ participation and involvement in ASPE programs. The only way a company can be recognized on the Honor Roll is for one of the company’s employees to nominate it. “It is very satisfying to be recognized because one of our employees thought enough of our commitment to nominate McClure Engineering for such an honor,” Cooper says.
McClure Engineering was nominated for the company’s commitment to helping its employees become ASPE members and attend networking events, including paying dues, allowing time off to attend educational events, supporting local chapter events through sponsorships, and reimbursing travel expenses to ASPE events. “McClure Engineering understands the value of its employees being involved in an organization like ASPE,” says Paul Hellickson, a mechanical designer at McClure Engineering and the St. Louis Chapter's vice president, technical. “They realize there is training involved that benefits the employees, which in turn benefits the company. They also understand that our involvement affects the plumbing industry as a whole because decisions that get made at the local level ultimately get passed on to code authorities.”
“We feel it’s important not just to support our employees’ involvement in ASPE and other industry associations, but to encourage it,” Cooper says. “It’s beneficial for the individual, the company, and the industry. Everyone should find a way to put a little bit back into the industry that supports their livelihood.”
For almost 60 years, McClure Engineering has provided engineering services including MEP, fire protection, lighting, telecommunications, audio/visual, theatrical, security, acoustics, and commissioning. Their more than 500 clients include building owners, architects, and facility managers of commercial and campus systems across the United States. Recent projects include the Anheuser Busch Brewing Process Control Center, University of Missouri-Columbia Brewer Fieldhouse and Natatorium, University of Missouri-St. Louis Touhill Performing Arts Center, and the City of Aspen, Aspen Recreation Center Commissioning.
“They are a very employee-friendly firm and often do company wide-events outside the office,” Hellickson says.
You can learn more about the company at mcclureeng.com.