Wednesday, May 30, 2012

SSE Marketing Director Attends St. Louis SAME Conference

ST. LOUIS, MO- Schultz & Summers Engineering (SSE) Marketing Director Rodney Jetton just returned from the Society of American Engineers (SAME) annual Joint Engineer Training conference and expo held in St. Louis Missouri.  Jetton said, "It was a very informative and helpful event.  I met some great people, made some good business connections and learned a lot about the direction our military will be taking over the next few years."

For 2012, SAME HQ planned a strong technical program that laid the foundation for the conference and supported a robust, informational expo area, as well as exciting technical tours and ample networking and social events.  There were six technical tracks addressing timely issues affecting the A/E/C, facility management and environmental fields.

Track 1: Joint Engineer Contingency Operations (JECO)
Track 2: Sustainable Installations
Track 3: Sustainable Design and Construction
Track 4: Small Business Strategies for Success *NEW*
Track 5: Environmental Management *NEW*
Track 6: Acquisition

In addition to numerous technical sessions there were four topic-specific workshops where more in-depth information was covered on Engineering Ethics, Military Education and Training,
Theater Construction Management Systems (TCMS) and Leadership & Mentoring for Military Engineers.   Schultz and Summers Engineering owner Stan Schultz added, "Our small Hubzone company is new in the Federal marketplace and having Rod, who is a Marine, enables us to get more involved in a quality organization like SAME, which has been a real blessing.  We look forward to getting more involved and doing our part to help move America forward."

Some of the speakers included Navy Seal Eric Greitens, Ph.D, current SAME President Rear Adm. Christopher Mossey, and incoming SAME President Tony Leketa.  Some of the social events included the golf tournament, a 5K fun run, a Society Ball and a City Museum Ice Breaker.  

"I enjoyed the meetings, events and networking opportunities.  My wife loved the Ball and we made some great friendships that I look forward to strengthening.  I'm already looking forward to next year's event in San Diego," concluded Jetton.      

Rod and Jami Jetton

Jami, Rod and others at table 16


Thursday, May 24, 2012

Schultz and Summers Ladies Team Won the 'Spirit' Award at the Chamber Golf Outing

The weather was perfect and a large crowd gathered for the annual Poplar Bluff Chamber Golf Outing.  Our ladies didn't win the tournament, but they had a good time and helped everyone enjoy the day.  

Karen Glasteter, Sammi Croy, Debby Norris and Mary Moreland show off their 'Spirit'

Friday, May 18, 2012

Welcome Brayden C. Conover To The World

Schultz and Summers Engineering is proud to announce that IT Manager Jeremy Conover and his wife Nicole are the proud parents of a new baby boy!!  He arrived at 2:57pm on May 15th, weighed 7lbs 4 oz and is 20 inches long.  His sister Katelyn is excited and training will soon begin for the SSE assistant pilot. 

All four Conovers

Stay tuned on the baby front.  Brad & Jamie Allbritton just found out they will be adding another boy to the world around September 26th.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Rod Jetton of Schultz and Summers Engineering to Co-Chair Transportation Committee

 Transportation panel appointment is a 
return to public work for Jetton
A 21-member committee will hold meetings across the state this spring and summer looking into the future of transportation in Missouri. It also marks a return to public service for a former House Speaker a year after pleading guilty to assault.

Former House Speaker Rod Jetton (photo courtesy: Missouri House Communications)

The Blue Ribbon Citizens Committee on Missouri Transportation Needs has been appointed by House Speaker Steven Tilley (R-Perryville), who wants it to look at the state’s transportation needs and look for solutions.

It is co-chaired by a fellow Republican and former House Speaker, Rod Jetton, who says his history of attacking infrastructure issues in Missouri is likely why he got the nod. “I did a walk to Jeff City back then after I was elected, my first year as a new state rep. I fought any new taxes for MODOT … there were some initiatives that year to put some more money there … and then when I was in office we dealed with some bills to reform the Highway Commission, approved some different funding mechanisms … bonding … for MODOT, and then in 2007 as Speaker I did a big statewide tour on transportation.”

Self-described as once being one of the Transportation Department’s strongest critics, Jetton says the agency has come a long way in improving its reputation since 2000, but he says the state has not made a new investment in transportation since Amendment 3.

“We spend more and more money on all kids of crazy programs and things and I don’t know if it really helps our state all that much, and yet there’s no doubt in my mind when we build a bridge or a highway, or even when you talk about a port or other modes of transportation, it’s something you can feel, see, touch and we know that it’s there and what it’s doing for our state.”

Jetton admits some hestitation at accepting the appointment and stepping back into the public spotlight. Last year, he pleaded guilty to a reduced misdemeanor assault charge and was sentenced to probation and paying restitution. The case stemmed from a sexual encounter with a woman in 2009.

In the end, he says he decided to accept the position, calling it an opportunity to do work to benefit the state. “I’ve got children and hopefully will have grandchildren and I want them to travel our roads safely and have jobs.”

The Committee’s meeting schedule is:

Monday, May 14, 1:00 p.m.
MODOT – St. Louis District Transportation Mangement Center
14301 South Outer 40 Road
Chesterfield, MO 63017

Monday, May 21, 1:00 p.m.
MODOT – Northwest District
3602 North Belt Highway
St. Joseph, MO 64506

Monday, June 1, 1:00 p.m.
Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce
202 South John Q Hammons Pkwy
Springfield, MO 65806

Friday, June 29, 10:00 a.m.
Show-Me Center
1333 North Sprigg Street
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701

Monday, July 9, 10:00 a.m.
Activity and Recreation Center (ARC)
1701 West Ash Street
Columbia, MO 65203

Monday, July 23, 10:00 a.m.
MODOT – Northeast District
1711 South Route 61
Hannibal, MO 63401

Monday, August 6, 10:00 a.m.
Gamber Center, Shenendoah Rum
4 SE Independence Avenue
Lee’s Summit, MO 64603

Thursday, May 3, 2012



Dexter City Administrator Mark Stidham has been appointed to The Blue Ribbon Citizens Committee on Missouri’s Transportation Needs by Speaker Steven Tilley.  He will join co-chairmen Rod Jetton and Bill McKennna along with 18 other committee members.


Dexter City Administrator Mark Stidham

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Making Things Happen in Sunrise Beach

The 2012 ACEC Awards

SSE Announces February Employee Of The Month

Wes Barnett at work placing caps on cylinders
NEW ORLEANS, LA- Schultz and Summers Engineering is pleased to announce the February employee of the month was Wes Barnett from the New Orleans office.  Owner Stan Schultz said, “It is always hard to pick an employee of the month because we have so many talented and hardworking individuals at SSE, but Wes helped our operations in New Orleans run much more efficiently.”

February Employee of the month Wes Barnett will celebrate his 2nd anniversary with SSE this August.  As an E.I.T. Wes is a key part of SSE’s New Orleans operation.  He not only conducts tests, but he also makes sure all test results are accurate and completed on time.  Wes said "The best part about working for SSE is the people I work with everyday. I enjoy the humor we have in our offices and also the hard work that people are willing to put forth, making the company successful."

Wes and his wife Sarai currently have no children, but are hoping to start adopting from another country soon.  Before joining SSE he graduated with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Mississippi State University.  As a new E.I.T. Wes had the opportunity to work in the University's Cooperative Program with Entergy Operations at Grand Gulf Nuclear Station in Port Gibson, MS. He focused on the predictive maintenance department, and assisted engineers in performing vibration analysis on pumps and motors throughout the plant as well as infrared thermography.  NOLA Operations manager Thomas Hudson added, “Having Wes on our team is one reason we have been so successful in NOLA.  His dedication to our clients and their needs is unmatched and I can always count on him to take care of any problems that arise.”

In honor of Wes being awarded February employee of the month, SSE will donate $100 on his behalf to the Lifeline Children's Services.  The LCS assists birthmothers and prospective adoptive families by offering complete adoption services to birthparents, including counseling, housing, medical care, legal services, and the assurance that the baby will be placed with a Christian family.  More info can be found at     

“Wes has shown the willingness to go wherever we need him and do whatever it takes to keep our customers happy.  His work ethic and attitude is the main reason our company was recognized as one of the fastest growing business in America last year,” concluded owner Bob Summers.