CCE Principal Educates Local Students on Bridge Design Concepts

Pictured fourth from the right is Matthew Estes, Principal at CCE, with Jumpertown High School Students

On January 25, 2018, CCE Principal Matthew Estes visited his alma mater, Jumpertown High School, Prentiss County, MS, to speak to the Junior Class about the concepts of bridge design.  The visit was in an effort to aid the students in preparation of their upcoming balsa wood bridge design competition that was held the week of April 20, 2018.  The teenagers constructed their bridges using balsa wood and K’Nex building pieces.  CCE was honored to have a role in this hands-on civil engineering endeavor at Jumpertown High School.  Below are images of the competitors finished product.


CCE Attends Tennessee County Services Association’s Annual Fall Conference

Carroll County Mayor Kenny McBride, winner of CCE’s Yeti Roadie door prize, pictured here with CCE representatives. (L to R – J. Matthew Estes, PE, Principal, April Tutor, PE, Mayor McBride, & Barrett Stevens)

 Memphis, TN.  CCE was pleased to attended the Tennessee County Services Association (TCSA)’s Annual Fall Conference & Trade Show for 2017, held at the Peabody in Memphis, Shelby County, TN.  This show is  major event each year for the TCSA. It is at the fall conference that members adopt the official legislative platform for the coming legislative year and elect new officers and board members of TCSA and each affiliate association. The fall conference is packed with membership meetings, general sessions, breakout educational sessions and workshops.  Each year the Bob Wormsley “Outstanding County Official of the Year Award” is presented. The association also recognizes best practices being implemented by counties with a “County Success” award each year at this meeting.

CCE represented by (left to right) Carroll Ivy & Barrett Stevens – Business Development, April Tutor, PE and J. Matthew Estes, PE, Principal (not pictured)


CCE’s exhibit table at the TCSA Conference in Memphis Thursday, November 2, 2017




CCE Participates in CREATE Foundation’s “Imagine the Possibilities” 2017 Career Expo

CCE’s exhibit in the Engineering Pathway at “Imagine the Possibilities”

 BancorpSouth Arena, Tupelo, MS.   CCE was honored to participate in the CREATE Foundation’s Annual Career Expo for 2017 on October 3rd – 5th.  The Career Expo, invites eighth-graders from the  17 counties in Northeast Mississippi covered by the CREATE Foundation to participate in the event.  This years event had approximately 7,000 student attendees.  Cook Coggin was the local participant representing the Engineering Pathway for the event.


CCE Hosts Lunch & Learn

CCE Principal Matthew Estes and Engineer Staff  Kyle Bethay with CUC Manager John Rhodes

August 23, 2017, Corinth, MS.  CCE hosted a lunch and learn for EJ (formerly East Jordan) at its Regional Corinth office.  EJ is a world leader in the manufacture and distribution of access solutions for water, sewer, drainage, telecommunications and utility networks worldwide.  Participants of the Lunch & Learn included representatives from the Corinth Public Utilities Commission, the City of Booneville, the City of Iuka, the Town of Rienzi, the Town of Burnsville, and Cook Coggin Engineers, Inc.  This informative luncheon provided valuable information regarding innovative infrastructure improvement solutions to interested municipalities in North Mississippi.

Corinth Office CCE Conference Room with Lunch & Learn Attendees
Lobby of Corinth Office, EJ Lunch & Learn
Lobby of Corinth Office, EJ Lunch & Learn

CCE Geologist Speaks to Boy Scouts in Corinth, MS

CORINTH, MS.  Jimmy Spencer, CCE’s Professional Geologist , recently spoke to the local Cub Scout Pack 123, Den 4,  about geology and the role geologists play in our environment.  This meeting was the first step in the process for these Cub Scouts to receive their Earth Rocks Badge.  This is an elective badge the Cub Scouts are taking to advance from Webelos 2 to Boy Scouts. It was also a chance for the Scouts to get an overview of geology in preparation for a couple of field trips, one to W.M. Browning Cretaceous Fossil Park in Frankstown, MS, to dig for shark’s teeth and other fossils, and one to Cathedral Caverns in Alabama to explore the caves.

Cup Scouts meeting in CCE’s Regional Office, Corinth, MS

The Cub Scouts involved in the seminar were Hayden Latch, Tilden Studdard, Jackson Norman, and John Thomas Draper.  Cub Scout Den Leaders Mark and Kristie Studdard were present along with parent Chris Latch.

Jimmy Spencer, RPG
Cook Coggin Engineers, Inc.