Monthly Archives: August 2014

McCormick Taylor announced as recipient of Philadelphia Business Journal’s Best Places to Work award

2014 BPTW Logo v2As seen in Philadelphia Business Journal, McCormick Taylor has been honored as a 2014 Best Places to Work award recipient. The company will be publicly recognized on Thursday, October 9 at an awards program, during which the rank of the Philadelphia region’s top companies will be revealed for the first time. Philadelphia Business Journal’s research partner, Quantum Workplace, tabulated the results of thousands of online employee engagement surveys to establish the rank order that will be unveiled during the awards. Common themes among top companies focused on work-life balance, respect and caring for employees, recognition of accomplishments, feeling empowered, teamwork and commitment to community.

View all of the 2014 winners, here:

2014 Report Card for Pennsylvania’s Infrastructure

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Every few years, Pennsylvania Sections of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) provide a Report Card for Pennsylvania’s Infrastructure to educate residents and decision makers on the condition of the Commonwealth’s infrastructure. It assigns 16 grades in areas such as bridges, transit, schools, roads and more. For the recently published 2014 Report Card, Catherine Chia-Calabria and Jason Forbes assisted in the preparation of the report on bridges; in fact, five infographics prepared by Jason were featured on ASCE’s blog in July.

The Commonwealth has some of the oldest infrastructure systems in the country and received an overall grade of C-, while its bridges scored lower, receiving a D+ rating. Twenty-three percent of Pennsylvania’s more than 22,660 bridges are structurally deficient – the highest percentage in the nation.

Visit to see the full 2014 Report Card for Pennsylvania’s Infrastructure and to view Jason’s designs on ASCE’s blog.

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