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Horrocks Engineers Sponsors “Blood Battle 2014”

Posted in Events on March 6, 2014 by johnnihorrocks

Horrocks Engineers is excited to sponsor our fourth annual blood drive! “Blood Battle 2014” will take place on April 8, 2014.  It is a friendly competition between several Northern Utah County cities to see which city can donate the most units of blood for the American Red Cross. Our goal is to collect 200 units of blood!

Our theme for this year’s Blood Battle is Community Hero.  Recently, the brother of one of our employees, Sgt. Cory Wride, was killed in the line of duty.  We are deeply saddened by the loss of one of our community heroes, and are dedicating this year’s blood drive to Sgt. Wride and his family.  Opportunities to donate to the Wride family will be available at each blood donation site.

Please visit our website: http://projects.horrocks.com/blooddrive for more information including locations and times, and to register for the blood drive.

Blood Battle Web Poster 2014

 

Horrocks Sponsors Third Annual Blood Drive & Volunteers at Eagle Mountain Demolition Derby

Posted in Events on June 5, 2013 by johnnihorrocks

On April 9, Horrocks Engineers sponsored its third annual blood drive. Thanks to the generous donations of Northern Utah County, we were able to reach a total of 103 units of blood! The final totals were:

Pleasant Grove: 38
Cedar Hills: 6
Lehi: 7
American Fork: 7
Alpine: 2
Saratoga Springs: 1
Bluffdale: 1
Eagle Mountain: 41

We appreciate all of the support we received from the Northern Utah County community, and we’re looking forward to making next year’s blood drive an even greater success!

To show our appreciation to Eagle Mountain for their participation in the blood drive and for providing the most blood donations, Horrocks employees from our Pleasant Grove office volunteered as ushers during Eagle Mountain’s Pony Express Days Demolition Derby on May 31.

EM Pony Express Days - Demolition Derby Volunteer small

Several Horrocks employees and their families donned orange vests and Horrocks apparel to help direct spectators during the sold out derby. It was an evening of fun and excitement as they were able to watch the events, witness “Junky” win, participate in the cheering, provide service to the City, and rub shoulders with City officials and members of the community. Jerry Slaugh, of Horrocks Engineers, was able to visit with Mayor Jackson, who said she greatly appreciated Horrocks’ efforts in sponsoring the blood drive and volunteering in the community.

Horrocks Engineers is sponsoring its third annual blood drive, “Blood Battle 2013,”

Posted in Events on March 8, 2013 by johnnihorrocks

Horrocks Engineers is sponsoring its third annual blood drive, “Blood Battle 2013,” on Tuesday, April 9, 2013 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The annual blood drive, or “blood battle,” is a friendly competition to see which city can give the most blood donations to the American Red Cross. Each year the team or northern Utah County city with the greatest number of donors is named Blood Battle Champion and receives an award. Last year, Eagle Mountain replaced Pleasant Grove as Blood Battle Champion.

The annual blood drive not only helps create a community bond, but aids in the constant need for donated blood. For the last two years, with the help of citizens and city employees from northern Utah County, the blood drive has successfully contributed over 100 blood donations to the American Red Cross. With your help, we hope to surpass this number during this year’s blood drive.

The theme of this year’s “blood battle” will be Zombie Apocalypse. The blood drive will take place at two locations: 2162 W. Grove Parkway, Pleasant Grove and Eagle Mountain City Hall, 1650 E. Stagecoach Run, Eagle Mountain. Blood drive participants can register online at http://projects.horrocks.com/blooddrive. All participants will receive a free “Blood Battle 2013” t-shirt and refreshments.

For more information regarding the blood drive, contact Sandi Lampshire, Marketing Manager, at 801.763.5100 or sandal@horrocks.com

Horrocks Engineers Sponsors Second Annual Blood Drive

Posted in Events on March 15, 2012 by johnnihorrocks

Horrocks Engineers Sponsors Second Annual Blood Drive In an effort to help the community and aid in the constant need for donated blood, Horrocks Engineers is sponsoring the second annual “Blood Battle 2012” blood drive April 10, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 2162 W. Grove Parkway, Pleasant Grove. We are also hosting a second donation station at the Eagle Mountain City Hall, 1650 E. Stagecoach Run, Eagle Mountain.

Horrocks has made this a friendly competition to see which northern Utah County city can get the most blood donors for the American Red Cross. Horrocks and other local business employees can choose which city to put their donation towards.

At last year’s Blood Battle, we were able to reach our goal of more than 100 donors, 38 of which were first-time donors. We would like to exceed the 100 donors during this drive. The team with the most donors will receive prizes and be named “Blood Battle 2012” Champion. Blood drive participants will receive a free “Blood Battle 2012” t-shirt and refreshments. Area residents are encouraged to participate and support the city of their choosing.

For more information regarding the blood drive, please contact Sandi Lampshire, Marketing Manager, at 801.763.5100 or sandil@horrocks.com

Horrocks Employees Help Those in Need for Thanksgiving and Christmas

Posted in Events on December 29, 2011 by johnnihorrocks

Horrocks believes in bettering our community and helping those in need. For the Holiday Season, many of our offices helped to make someone’s season a little brighter and more hopeful. Here are just some of the ways our employees made a difference:

Pleasant Grove and Heber, Utah Offices

Horrocks’ Pleasant Grove and Heber offices raised almost $3,000 in December for the Community Action Services and Food Bank. The funds went towards their program that helps homeless families find safe housing.

These offices also donated 500 pounds of food at Thanksgiving time to the Community Action Services and Food Bank, which gives food to people in need.

Roosevelt, Utah

Staff members in the Roosevelt office gathered and donated 107 pounds of food for the Duchesne County Food Pantry just in time for Christmas.

Nampa, Idaho

The Nampa staff teamed with the LDS Middleton 7th Ward Young Men and Women to participate in a scavenger hunt for items to donate to the Mercy House, a women and children’s shelter in Nampa, Idaho. The youth visited various homes willing to donate items such as gloves, scarves, coats, toiletries, common household items, and food. Staff donations were combined with the youth group’s collected items and delivered to the shelter a few days before Christmas.

2011 Utah Tour De Cure

Posted in Events on June 24, 2011 by johnnihorrocks

Horrocks Engineers sponsored a team of riders who participated in the 2011 Tour de Cure Utah in Brigham City on June 11.

The Tour de Cure is an annual biking event that raises funds to help the American Diabetes Association (ADA) in their mission  “to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes.”  It is open to people of all ages.

The Tour is a ride, not a race, and allows for riders to choose to bike for 25, 60, 80, or 100 miles, with rest stop stations along the way. Each rider solicits donations from those willing to act as a rider sponsor, and donates those to the ADA.

This year, the Utah Tour had approximately 1500 riders who raised $404,676 in total donations.

Team Horrocks had 27 riders who were able to raise almost $7000. That amount put Horrocks in second place in the highest corporate team donations, and sixth place in overall team donations.

Team Horrocks even had a few “Red Riders,” or riders with diabetes, participate in this Tour.

Horrocks is proud to be of service to our community and our employees, and help the American Diabetes Association in their quest to stop diabetes.

We’d like to thank our team captain and organizer Sabra Benford for all the work she put forth in making this a great event for Horrocks.

 

Horrocks Ogden Office In the Community

Posted in Events on June 8, 2011 by johnnihorrocks

The Horrocks Ogden office volunteered for Ogden City’s annual Make A Difference Day on May 12.

The office supplied about six flats of flowers to be planted at the Golden Hours Center. The group, which included George Benford, Sabra Benford, Mary Porter, Tyann Hunsaker, and Jason Allen, planted the flowers and helped to clean up the gardens. Also in the group were two Ogden City Council Members and staff from the Golden Hours Center. Together, they trimmed overgrown trees and bushes, raked the gardens, and planted flowers. For the event, the city recruits volunteers from their staff, as well as the Boy Scouts of America, local businesses, and residents to take a day to clean up parts of the city that need some refreshing. The volunteering includes donations of time and resources, such as flowers, paint, and other materials to make fixes around the City.

“It’s a great way to involve the local community in sprucing up parts of town that need some work,” said Sabra.

George actually started this event about three years ago when he worked for Odgen City. Since then, the event has multiplied and other cities have started similar projects. The Ogden staff was very proud to do their part in this event.

Blood Battle 2011 Achieves Goal of 100 Donors

Posted in Events on April 19, 2011 by johnnihorrocks

 

Horrocks Engineers Blood Battle 2011 Blood Drive ended on a high note. Because of the enthusiasm of donors across northern Utah County, we were able to surpass our goal of 100 donations by two.

Sandi Lampshire giving blood at the Horrocks Engineers Blood Drive

No other small business blood drive in Utah has been able to produce more than 100 donations at one time, according to Anita Kay, American Red Cross Donor Recruitment Representative. Thirty-eight of the volunteers were first-time donors, which is also a commendable number.

It was a great opportunity for Horrocks to team with the northern Utah County cities for this community event, Larry Reasch, Vice President of Horrocks, said. We are pleased with the success in getting 100 plus donations at this drive.

The drive, which was held April 12, has allowed the American Red Cross to supply blood to hospitals and clinics across the nation. Enough blood was collected at this event to help up to 300 people who are in need of transfusions for various medical and health reasons.

Though this is a great accomplishment, the need for blood is constant as someone needs a blood transfusion every two seconds and five million patients in the U.S. need blood every year, according to the American Red Cross.

Blood Battle 2011 was a friendly competition that pitted local businesses against northern Utah County cities to see who could bring in the most donations. Horrocks Engineers and Mozy were named champions of the Blood Battle with 54 total donors. The combined cities brought in 48 donors: 16 from Pleasant Grove City, 14 with Eagle Mountain, 11 from Lindon, and six from Cedar Hills.

Pleasant Grove City was named city champion and will be awarded with a catered lunch courtesy of Horrocks Engineers.

We hope to make Blood Battle 2012 even more successful by getting more local cities and businesses to participate and help us exceed our donation number of 102.

Thanks to everyone who helped make this event such a success. We are proud of our community and hope to see you next year at Blood Battle 2012!

The American Red Cross is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping people receive the blood they need across the nation. The Red Cross plays a critical role in our nations health care system. It is the largest single supplier of blood and blood products in the United States, collecting and processing more than 40 percent of the blood supply and distributing it to some 3,000 hospitals and transfusion centers nationwide,according to their Web site,  www.redcrossblood.org

Horrocks Engineers Blood Drive

Horrocks Engineers Sponsors “Blood Battle 2011” Blood Drive

Posted in Events on March 24, 2011 by johnnihorrocks

Blood Drive Sign up Form

In an effort to help the community and aid in the constant need for donated blood, Horrocks Engineers is sponsoring the first annual “Blood Battle 2011” blood drive on April 12, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 2162 W. Grove Parkway, Pleasant Grove.

Horrocks is teaming with local Grove Parkway Plaza businesses in a friendly competition against northern Utah County cities to see which team can get the most blood donors for the American Red Cross. The goal is to have at least 100 donation volunteers during this drive. 

The team with the most donors will receive a trophy and be named “Blood Battle 2011” Champion.

As a bonus, the city or business that brings in the most donors will receive a free lunch, courtesy of Horrocks Engineers.

Blood drive participants will receive a free “Blood Battle 2011” t-shirt and refreshments.

Area residents are encouraged to participate and support the city or business of their choosing.

Horrocks understands the important role businesses can play in assisting the community and believes sponsoring a blood drive would be a great way to fill that role.

“We wanted to host an annual event that brought the community together to fill a need that is constant. We also wanted to throw in a little competition to make it fun and memorable,” Sandi Lampshire, Horrocks’ Marketing Manager, said.

Hospitals and clinics around the U.S. are always in need of donated blood. According to the American Red Cross, every two seconds someone in the U.S. needs blood and more than 38,000 blood donations are needed every day.

Through the help of blood drive sponsors and volunteers, the Red Cross is able to collect blood donations needed to help fill that need.

The American Red Cross is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping people receive the blood they need across the nation. The Red Cross “plays a critical role in our nation’s health care system. It is the largest single supplier of blood and blood products in the United States, collecting and processing more than 40 percent of the blood supply and distributing it to some 3,000 hospitals and transfusion centers nationwide,” according to their Web site, www.redcrossblood.org.

Horrocks Engineers, Inc., based in Pleasant Grove, has a long history and reputation as one of the region’s leading full-service civil engineering firms. Founded by Gilbert Horrocks in 1968, the company is committed to planning and designing transportation systems, water and wastewater systems and plants, utilities, and communities that will stand up to the demands of the rapidly growing West.

Blood Drive Sign up Form

Horrocks Engineers Transportation Optimization

Posted in Events on November 16, 2010 by johnnihorrocks

This week from November 16th to 18th, UDOT is holding its annual Engineering Conference at the South Towne Expo Center. Horrocks Engineers is exhibiting at the show, and will be showing a booth with the theme of “TRON: Transportation Optimization.” This theme was developed to reflect UDOT’s Final Four Strategic Goals, which are:

  1. Take Care of What We Have
  2. Make the System Work Better
  3. Improve Safety
  4. Increase Capacity

 

 The futuristic-looking booth features glowing fiber optics and a computer-generated cityscape of Salt Lake City, making allusions to Utah’s future, the use of technology, and Horrocks’ emphasis on innovation. Larry Reasch, a Principal at Horrocks stated, “We chose this theme because Horrocks understands that in the next few years. We will most likely see far fewer infrastructure projects and more projects utilizing innovative design, ITS, signal optimization, and creative techniques for improving the existing system.”

Horrocks has prepared for this shift by continuing to develop staff and experience in a diverse range of disciplines. Currently, Horrocks has staff representing 13 different disciplines, including traffic signal optimization, ITS/ATMS, fiber optics, and subsurface utility engineering (SUE).

To learn more about Horrocks’ services and staff, come visit our booth (Booth # 819 and 918) this week at the UDOT Conference.

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