TAMC Salinas Intermodal Transportation Center Wins Coveted ACEC CA Award

Congrats to the Transportation Agency for Monterey County (TAMC) Salinas Rail Extension project team for winning a coveted 2022 ACEC California Engineering Excellence Honor award and a national ACEC Engineering Excellence recognition award! The Salinas Intermodal Transportation Center (ITC) is the first project completed in the Monterey County Rail Extension Project’s Kick Start Project, Phase I, which will ultimately create a rail extension from Salinas to Gilroy. The Salinas ITC is in downtown Salinas on Market Street, a walkable distance to the Monterey Salinas Transit (MST) bus center and the main employment areas of downtown Salinas. The project included improvements at the Salinas ITC, a new direct signalized access point to downtown via the extension of Lincoln Avenue across Market Street, a five-bay bus transfer area, bike lanes and bike lockers, safe pedestrian crossings and sidewalks, and commuter parking. This station integrates alternative transportation options with a new passenger rail service to the San Francisco Bay Area with at least two commute-oriented round trips every weekday at the start of service and an opportunity to expand, Amtrak buses, MST local buses, and Greyhound intercity buses. MNS provided construction management, resident engineer and construction inspection. #MNSTransportation

MNS ANNOUNCES PARTNERSHIP WITH LONG POINT CAPITAL

MNS Engineers, Inc. is pleased to announce that Long Point Capital, a New York-based private equity group, acquired an interest in the privately held firm. Headquartered in Santa Barbara, CA, MNS is a multi-service infrastructure consulting firm offering construction management, civil engineering, and surveying services throughout California. The transaction closed in August and represents a substantial investment by both firms to accelerate MNS’ growth within California and other geographies nationally.

MNS’ organic and M&A based growth strategy has proven successful, more than doubling corporate revenue since 2016. “We had already successfully acquired S&C Engineers in 2018. We knew that to remain competitive in the market space, we needed to continue to grow and diversify our service offerings. Our partnership with LPC provides us with a platform for meaningful growth and expansion while maintaining our firm culture and legacy.” – Jim Salvito, President & CEO

The firm’s legacy dates back well over 100 years and has long been the cornerstone of the Central Coast community. With nearly 200 professionals located in nine (9) offices throughout California, the firm has provided services to the transportation, water resources, government services, and federal markets for nearly 60 years. “Our strategic partnership with LPC will allow MNS to continue to build upon our history and collective expertise, deepening our resources and specialties through acquisition.” – Miranda Patton, Vice President Business Development 

“MNS was an ideal match given our prior experience in growing similarly sized A/E firms. We look forward to working with MNS’ management team, combining our capital and operational expertise, to accelerate growth and drive financial performance.” – Ira Starr, Managing Partner, LPC

Long Point Capital (LPC), founded in 1998, is a Michigan and New York based investment firm which invests in outstanding founder, family, and management-owned companies, with highly capable management teams and strong growth prospects.  LPC focuses on professional service companies with EBITDA between $5 million and $50 million with defensible market, customer and product positions, solid long-term industry fundamentals, and a history of stable earnings.

VTA’s Montague Expressway Pedestrian Overcrossing Milestone

An exciting milestone for #MNSTrans on the VTA’s Montague Expressway Pedestrian Overcrossing as the 229’ steel pedestrian bridge was lifted over the Montague Expressway. Over 25 semi-trucks equipment for the lift, 25 craftspeople working all night, and 2 massive cranes lifting the bridge in 2 segments were the culmination of extensive planning and coordination. The colorful fins on the steel bridge provide a unique gateway to City of Milpitas. The next stage is finishing the entrance to the bridge. Project partners: VTA, County of Santa Clara, City of Milpitas, and BART. Project Team: Hill International, Biggs Cardosa, DMZ Builders and Artik.

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County of San Joaquin, McHenry Avenue Corridor Improvements Project Wins CTF Award!

Congratulations to the County of San Joaquin’s Improve McHenry project as the California Transportation Foundation’s (CTF) Local Street Project of the Year Award Winner! This project significantly alleviated motorists’ frustrations by literally and figuratively clearing the air along one of the busiest and most essential routes between San Joaquin County and Stanislaus County. The McHenry Avenue Corridor Improvements included replacing two bridges, widening the roadway to include a two-way left turn lane, and signalizing the McHenry Avenue/River Road intersection. Using a robust public outreach strategy focused on digital technology and the ingenuity of its project team, the project was completed 6 months ahead of schedule and over $1 million under budget.

“The project was successful because the owner, the contractor and the construction management team knew from the beginning that working together on solutions for a successful outcome is not a cliché but a reality when executing complex transportation projects.” Mauricio Rivera, MNS Resident Engineer

#MNSTrans  #CTFAwards #TransportationExcellence2019

eBART to Antioch Extension Project Wins 2019 ACEC Engineering Excellence Honor Award

MNS along with team members PGH Wong Engineering, Inc., AECOM, Ghirardelli Associates, and Stacy and Witbeck, Inc./Amaroso/MRS Joint Venture are the 2019 recipients of the prestigious ACEC California Engineering Excellence Honor Award for the eBART to Antioch: East Contra Costa Extension Project in the Transportation category. The 2019 Engineering Excellence Awards competition recognizes engineering and land surveying firms for projects that demonstrate an exceptional degree of innovation, complexity, achievement, and value. [ read more… ]

Two MNS Projects Win 2018 National APWA Project Of The Year Awards!

The Elkhorn Road Emergency Storm Damage Repair Project in Monterey County wins a National American Public Works Association (APWA) Project of the Year Award for Disaster/Emergency Construction/Repair projects less than $5 Million. Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge, California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) District 5, wins a National American Public Works Association (APWA) Project of the Year Award for Disaster/Emergency Construction/Repair projects over $5 Million but less than $25 Million.

Elkhorn Road Emergency Storm Damage Repair: Winter storms battered the Central Coast of California in January and February of 2017. In February, cyclone force winds ripped through the Monterey-Salinas area, shredding trees, blocking lanes of Highway 101, and wreaking havoc throughout the County. This new winter storm added a new vocabulary word to area residents: bombogenesis. This rare occurrence of a bombogenesis is a mid-latitude cyclone that drops in surface barometric pressure by 24 or more millibars in a 24-hour period, which means intense downpours along with extremely strong winds battering the area. [ read more… ]

S&C Engineers Joined MNS Engineers in 2018

MNS Engineers, Inc. (MNS) is pleased to announce the acquisition of S&C Engineers, Inc. (S&C). S&C, headquartered in Oakland, California, has provided professional program management and construction management services throughout the Bay Area for over 18 years. S&C specializes in managing transportation construction projects including rail, transit, intermodal, ITS/Smart Corridors, highway, bridge, and seismic retrofit. Since the company’s inception in 2000, S&C has completed over 100 construction projects totaling over $1.5B in infrastructure improvements in the state of California.

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MNS wins the City of Seaside West Broadway Urban Village Infrastructure Improvements project!

Congratulations to Greg Chelini,  Aaron Hilton, Dean Russu on winning the City of Seaside Urban Village Infrastructure Improvements project.

This project will transform the City’s core business center into a revitalized, pedestrian friendly area. The project reduces traffic lanes between Del Monte and Fremont Boulevard from four to two lanes, making way for wider and more accessible sidewalks. These new sidewalks will calm traffic and provide key beatification features to the corridor with their wide walkways, new pedestrian lighting, and lighted palm trees. Also included in the project scope is the construction of four large storm drainage water retention structures under the roadway to store and infiltrate run off from the street. [ read more… ]

MNS Welcomes New Principal Construction Manager for Expanding Los Angeles Region

Los Angeles — MNS Engineers, Inc. is pleased to announce the addition of Richard Mocke as its new Principal Construction Manager for the Southern California region. Mr. Mocke will be based out of the Los Angeles office, working as a member of the construction management department. [ read more… ]