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R.E. Warner Hosts Senior Experience Students

At R.E. Warner & Associates, Inc., we value the personal development of the individual. One example of this value in practice is that we frequently open our doors to high school students so that they may gain exposure to the engineering profession. This spring, R.E. Warner provided seniors the opportunity to acquire a more active and reflective understanding of their potential career by hosting three high school senior students for their Senior Experience Project.

The Senior Experience project is a three-week experience designed to help seniors explore a potential career of interest. Visiting R.E. Warner were Samantha Johnson and Ryan Tatton (Walsh Jesuit) and Logan Haney (Benedictine).

“Having Sam, Ryan and Logan with us was a great experience. Hopefully, they learned that a career in engineering/architecture is right for them. We really enjoyed getting to know them. The ‘Senior Experience’ is a very worthwhile opportunity for high school students to explore career possibilities.” remarked Brett Neff, R.E. Warner Senior Vice President.


Of her Senior Experience working at R.E. Warner, Samantha said, “Thank you for allowing me to do my senior experience at R.E. Warner. I was able to build a deeper understanding for what a degree in civil engineering might entail. The […]

  • X-Bracing and Lateral Force Resisting Systems Web Post Image

    Why is the Roof on My Equipment? A Primer on X-Bracing and Lateral Force Resisting Systems

Why is the Roof on My Equipment? A Primer on X-Bracing and Lateral Force Resisting Systems

In manufacturing and heavy industrial organizations, the focus of all production facilities is the process and equipment within the structure. When upgrading or expanding systems, engineers attempt to best utilize as much existing space as possible, often resulting in the need to remove or modify the existing building structure. The most common casualty of process modifications is an x-brace, which appears to be “useless”; however, removal of x-braces and other lateral force resisting systems (LFRS) can create a life safety hazard and risks destroying equipment in your facility. These catastrophic problems may not be apparent until it is too late.
An x-brace is part of a structure’s LFRS and is typically used to resist wind, seismic loads and other less common types of lateral loading. The brace is how the forces applied in a horizontal direction at floors or the roof are transferred to the ground. (Seismic works slightly differently, but for the purposes of this discussion, we will ignore this.) Due to life safety considerations, the current building code in Ohio requires buildings be designed to a mean recurrence interval of 700 years (5% probability of exceedance in 50 years) for wind and two-thirds of the 2,475 year (2% […]

  • Honoring 33 Years of Service - Dave Sminchak, Past Chairman and President

    R.E. Warner Past Chairman and President, Dave Sminchak, Honored for 33 Outstanding Years of Service

R.E. Warner Past Chairman and President, Dave Sminchak, Honored for 33 Outstanding Years of Service

On Wednesday, August 5th a retirement celebration was held for David Sminchak, past chairman and president, honoring his successful leadership contributions to the firm for more than three decades.

The crowd attending the reception honoring Dave’s longtime service included clients, friends, family and co-workers.

Vice President, Brett Neff thanked Dave for his leadership, mentorship, friendship and the opportunity to follow in his footsteps as the Manager of Business Development. The Honorable Mayor Dennis Clough, City of Westlake, presented a proclamation honoring Dave, and thanking him for his 33 years of dedicated service to R.E. Warner and the Westlake community.

Dave joined R. E. Warner in 1982 in the newly created position of Business Development Manager. At that time, R.E. Warner had a staff of 27 and by 1992, R.E. Warner had grown to well over 100 employees. In 1984 Dave was elected an Associate and Vice President and member of the Board of Trustees in 1986. He was elected President of the firm in 1994 and Chairman in 1995.

Prior to joining R.E. Warner, Dave served as Marketing Manager for the Pipe Division of Price Brothers Company. From 1972 to 1976, he served as a design engineer and project manager for Paul A. […]

August 6th, 2015|Corporate News|
  • First Annual Open House and Toys For Tots Benefit

    Thank you for Making our Open House and Toys for Tots Benefit a Success!

Thank you for Making our Open House and Toys for Tots Benefit a Success!

We would like to thank everyone who attended our first annual Open House and Toys for Tots Benefit! This year’s event was held in the warm office atmosphere of R.E. Warner with a program featuring a unique vendor show, chinese raffle prizes, grand prize Cavs and Browns tickets, video presentation and appetizers and beverages.

We are excited to report that you helped raise over $1,500 on top of toy donations in just a couple hours on the first cold, snowy night of the year–which is outstanding! All of the proceeds raised at the event will support The Marine Toys for Tots mission to distribute toys to less fortunate children this holiday season.

For over a half a century, the U.S. Marine Corps has been taking care of America’s needy children during the holidays with their Toys for Tots campaign.  The ultimate success of this campaign comes from the support and generosity of the people in our communities.  If you made a monetary donation, donated a toy, attended the event, bought raffle tickets or supported our vendors we thank you for helping us bring joy to a child this holiday season.

November 20th, 2014|Community Involvement|

R.E. Warner Named To 2014 “Best Firms To Work For” List

R.E. Warner was recently named as one of the “Best Firms To Work For” by professional services industry leader, ZweigWhite. ZweigWhite measures business success in the architecture, engineering, and environmental consulting industries throughout the U.S. and Canada. Our firm placed 26th in the Multidiscipline category and 88th overall in the Top 100 of all firms. ZweigWhite’s “Best Firms to Work For” recognizes the top firms that are creating work places that inspire, motivate, and reward their employees both professionally and personally.

This year’s selection process included the evaluation and compilation of corporate-level and employee-level surveys. Areas of focus were culture, recruiting and retention, performance management and recognition, compensation, benefits, and professional development.

“We are honored to have been named to this prestigious list. We owe a great deal of thanks to our entire team for not only the work they do, but also the support they give each other”, said R.E. Warner’s President, Theodore A. Beltavski.

July 7th, 2014|Awards|