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A Thanksgiving Update

From the desk of J. Mac Willett, President & Principal Engineer

Thank you.


Dear friends and associates,


With Thanksgiving approaching, it seems like a good time to reflect on the year and all I’m thankful for.


It’s been a big year. In terms of projects, we have stretched our horizons in every direction, and I’m grateful for every job we’ve had the pleasure of working on. Here are a few highlights:


  • As site cast (tilt-up) panel engineers for a 270,000-square-foot warehouse, we produced an innovative wall design using site-cast composite insulated panels.
  • We began structural design for a $150 million high school campus comprising five main buildings plus athletic facilities.
  • We took on a unique challenge in doing shoring for the placement of a large crane on an elevated roadway.
  • We’ve provided structural design for a massive renovation of a large Atlanta church, with new decorative trusses in the sanctuary and an all-new gathering area.


In other good news, we’ve added two new engineers to our team this spring – Joe Hill, P.E. and Gary Ice, P.E. We’ve also welcomed a new controller, Jennifer Wold, to our administrative team.


The team and I are wishing a very happy retirement for Brad Brannon, our controller and financial consultant. Brad has served me in various capacities since the earliest days of the company and is also a dear friend of mine. It’s been an honor to have Brad by my side for all these years.


Brad and Vicky Brannon traveling the American West.


Brad’s new pursuits include traveling the American West with his wife Vicky and spending time with his children and grandchildren. I couldn’t be happier for him, and I’m immensely grateful for all he’s done for me.


To everyone I’ve had the pleasure of doing business with this year, thank you for the opportunity to collaborate with you.


To my team, thank you for making Willett Engineering a company that can be relied on. I’m so proud of all we’ve achieved together.


I wish each of you a very Happy Thanksgiving. As always, if there’s anything my team can do for you, we’re glad to be of service.


Thanks all,


J. Mac Willett, P.E.

President & Principal Engineer


Happy Thanksgiving from our team to yours!

Willett Engineering is a Gray company.

Willett Engineering is a structural analysis and design company offering best-in-class development for industrial projects, educational facilities, offices, retail buildings, steel erection, and more. In 2018, Willett joined the Gray family of brands to complement its structural engineering services. As a Gray company, Willett continues to combine excellence in engineering with collaborative solutions, using the latest in technology and design.