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Cedarburg Business Owner Accepts Prestigious State Award for Exceptional Work
April 20, 2017 Cedarburg– A challenge has never been something Minal Hahm feared. Instead, the co-founder of M Squared Engineering in Cedarburg has a fearless approach to hurdles, and sees challenges as opportunities for success….. Read more of the OzaukeeNOW article here.
M Squared President Received Outstanding Minority Business Award
WISCONSIN – M Squared Engineering (M²) has been named the winner of the Wisconsin Minority Business award at Marketplace 2016 – the Governor’s Conference on Minority Business Development. M² President Minal Hahm accepted the award, which was presented by the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation in December. The award recognizes businesses in the state that have displayed excellence in customer relations, employment, management, sales and product. M² is one of seven businesses in the state to receive top honors highlighting achievements made by businesses owned by minorities, women and service-disabled veterans.
M², which has offices in Wisconsin and Illinois, provides civil engineering services to public and private sectors including water resource management, land surveying, site design, transportation engineering, construction engineering, municipal engineering and rail design/construction. “We were pleasantly surprised to hear that we had been nominated by WisDOT,” Hahm said. “It’s an honor to be recognized by the Governor’s office as a viable and self-sustaining business. Our industry is in an economic slump with infrastructure funding – this makes it difficult to sustain our workload. We have made strategic modifications that have enabled us to keep our employees busy.” The firm is a small, woman-owned and minority certified engineering company with the Small Business Administration, the Wisconsin Department of Transportation, Illinois Department of Transportation, Illinois Tollway Authority, Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District, Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago, Dane County and the Wisconsin Department of Commerce. M² is the only civilian firm trained and qualified to perform rail inspections for the U.S. Army and is now pursuing further rail inspection opportunities nationwide.
Hahm, who is the co-founder of the full-service civil engineering firm in 2003, is the treasurer, past-chair and conference committee chair for the Wisconsin Association for Floodplain, Stormwater, and Costal Management. Hahm also serves as the treasurer for the Cedarburg Friends of Parks and Recreation. M² encourages their employees to continuously give back to the community. As a company, they have donated their services to their community in forms of employee volunteer time as well as design and field work.
Cedarburg office welcomes David Bachhuber, PE!
MAY 2016 – Cedarburg, WI – We are pleased to introduce David Bachhuber, PE as part of our engineering team. David (Dave) brings over 11 years of experience in civil engineering providing his expertise on transportation engineering projects on the east coast in Virginia. Dave graduated from Marquette University with a BSCE in 2005.
While in Virginia, he worked for AECOM as a Project Manager and Senior Transportation Engineer. He was responsible for significant number of infrastructure projects including urban and rural roadway and highway projects, utility projects, rail and port terminal projects, drainage and stormwater management projects and construction administration, inspection and management. In addition to state transportation agency experience, he brings experience with a significant number of municipalities, Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC), the US Army Corps of Engineers, FHWA, and private developers. His extensive array of experience will help serve our various clients throughout Wisconsin, Illinois, and Minnesota. We are excited to have him on our team and he is excited to be back home in Wisconsin, closer to his family.
Thanks to all who helped M Squared Engineering, LLC celebrate Engineering Week!
MARCH 2016 – We challenged you to help us with our campaign to help spread the word about engineering during Engineer’s Week. In February of 2016, we launched our first annual client appreciation week in conjunction with Engineers Week. We incorporated Engineer’s Week by challenging YOU to help us reach the most future engineers. We asked you to send us your experiences, stories, and ideas on how you were able to reach just one girl and introduce her to the wonders of engineering. Stay tuned to find out who our top entries were!
M Squared Staff Donate to Kapco Kids2Kids Toy Drive!
DECEMBER 2015 – Cedarburg, WI – This year, instead of doing an internal gift exchange, resources were pooled to purchase new toys to gift to a local toy drive through Kapco Metal & Stamping in Grafton. Donations from staff were collected by Cindy and Minal and delivered directly to the Kapco’s office. On the way, we decided to pose for a photo at Santa’s Workshop in downtown Cedarburg. As Cindy put it, “It was fine when we were stacking the toys in front of Santa’s Workshop for the photo. It just looked a little suspicious when we grabbed them all after and stashed them in Minal’s car – right on the main street in Cedarburg!”
We hope to grow this wonderful tradition next year and have our colleagues, clients, friend, and families donate with us. We want to see this pile get bigger and bigger every year!
Eric Sattler Joins Chicago Office
AUGUST 2015 Cedarburg, WI – Eric Sattler, PE has joined M Squared Engineering as a Construction Inspector. Eric received his Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Michigan State University and has experience in construction management. Eric also has surveying experience and will be working on our first Illinois Tollway project building experience for our firm to prime future Tollway projects.