Employees from ELA Group, Inc. gave Santa a helping hand by donating gifts to two families who have been affected by Multiple Sclerosis.
Every December the employees “adopt” a family (or two) through the Multiple Sclerosis Society. The voluntary program allows employees and their families to share with families who are experiencing medical and financial difficulties.
This year’s gift drive was Covid compliant; lists and sign-ups were electronic and the annual Wrapping Party was switched to a “Wrap at Home” plan.
Amy, from the Pennsylvania Keystone Chapter of the MS Society, stood in for Santa. She and her husband picked up the gifts and completed a no-contact delivery. Although the process was different this year,
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ELA Group, Inc., Engineers and Landscape Architects, of Lititz, State College and Butler, PA, welcomes Andrew T. Prosser of Lancaster as a Regional Director in the Water Resources Engineering Department. Prosser, with his Senior Engineering experience, is well versed in the water and wastewater utility field and his responsibilities will include overseeing and coordinating regionally the Water Resources Engineering Department, while preparing water and wastewater engineering design, project management and business development.
Prosser graduated from the University of Delaware with a B.S. in Environmental Engineering and a Civil Engineering Minor and received a Master’s in Business Administration from Marist College (NY). He is a registered Professional Engineer (PE) in PA,
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The Thanksgiving pies came out early at the ELA Group, Inc. Employee Thanksgiving Dessert-only Luncheon. Employees shared all kinds of pies, even a pie-in-the-face, to benefit the Lititz Community Chest.
Before the dessert social, employees donated non-perishable food and voted, with their dollars, for one of the firm’s partners to get a Pie-in-the-Face. All in good fun, the event raised nearly $200 and over 285 pounds of food for the Lititz Community Chest.
Partner Hugh Cadzow, good sport and top fund-raiser, and was rewarded with a pie-in-the-face.
ELA Group is an Engineering and Landscape Architecture firm offering services to both the private and public sectors with offices in Lititz,
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Transportation Engineer, Michelle Madzelan, PE, and her children recently represented ELA Group, Inc. with treats, no tricks, at two community Halloween events.
Madzelan, daughter Emily and son Carter gave out candy and prizes from traffic cones at the Trunk or Treat and Blood Drive on October 19 in Lititz. The event was sponsored by Charles F. Snyder Funeral Homes and Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health.
On October 26, the Manchester Township Recreation Commission held their First Annual “Halloween in the Park”. Madzelan and family dressed up in hard hats and safety vests and decorated with traffic cones and caution tape, all tools of her trade.
Both events were free for participants and well attended by little princesses,
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ELA’s Project Manager Mike Huxta, RLA and Project Engineer Elizabeth Baldwin, PE worked closely with The Boy Scouts of America, Pennsylvania Dutch Council on their renovations to their fifty-year-old pool facility located at Camp Mack Scout Reservation in Lebanon County. The new facility will have a new changing building and Pool House for storage and pool mechanical equipment.
In addition to the new buildings the project will include renovations and site amenities listed below. Many of these features are needed to accommodate a growing population of Scouts and provide Scouts with various degrees of swimming capabilities a better opportunity to enjoy the pool and improve their swimming.
- A new “zero entry” pool that allows users to walk into the shallow end.
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Cheryl Love, RLA, does not seek out the limelight, but it found her as she and other “Women of Influence” were honored at the Central Penn Business Journal Awards Banquet. The awards are based on experience, integrity and leadership.
Love was chosen as a “Woman of Influence” based on her work as a Landscape Architect and Land Planner, and for her volunteer work with ACE Mentoring program.
Love, a Registered Landscape Architect (RLA), is the lone female partner at ELA Group, Inc., an Engineering and Landscape Architecture firm with three offices in Pennsylvania.
Nominated by her supervisor, Love was described as “A gifted Landscape Architect with passion and energy for making the community great,
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On a sunny, Sunday afternoon, the Veterans Honor Park of Lancaster County was dedicated and opened to the public. Six years of planning, fundraising and many hours of donated work came to fruition at the ceremony in Warwick Township, on June 9th, 2019.
Grant Hummer, President Emeritus, and Jason Best, RLA, represented ELA Group, Inc. at the ceremony. As the Warwick Township Engineer, Hummer has been involved with the park since its inception.
Several ELA Group employees donated time on various aspects of the park. George Smith III, P.E. prepared the stormwater analysis, Tyler Hill, P.E. prepared the erosion and sediment control plans, and Jason Best, RLA prepared the engineered site construction drawings based on hand-drawn sketches received from the designer,
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ELA Group Inc. is happy to announce the recent addition of a new team member!
Kyle Grinestaff, of Leola, PA, joined the team as a Landscape Architectural Designer. Grinestaff earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Landscape Architecture from Delaware Valley University. A Lancaster County native, Grinestaff also attended Millersville University and graduated from Conestoga Valley High School. He brings on-site design and construction experience to his new position.
At our January staff meeting, our president Charles Haley recognized Jessica Longenecker, Director of Invoicing, for her 20 years of service with the firm. We’re grateful she’s part of our team!
Wayne and Kristi Hummer and son Calan are working to turn their family’s loss into a comfort to others.
In the fall of 2017 the Hummers were expecting the arrival of a baby girl. Tragedy struck and their baby girl, Lynnley Rose, was stillborn just four days before her scheduled delivery date. The hospital was equipped with a “Cuddle Cot”, which allowed the Hummers to have time to spend with their little girl, in their hospital room, as they said goodbye.
A Cuddle Cot is a machine that allows families that have suffered the loss of a child, more time to form a bond with their child as they grieve and say goodbye.
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