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Michael Baker International Partners with Dale Earnhardt Jr. at Pocono Raceway in Support of the National Guard Youth Foundation, Unveils New Company Logo
|By Business Wire
|July 31, 2014 09:49 PM EDT
Michael Baker International, the number-one ranked engineering firm in
Pennsylvania and a strong supporter of the National Guard Youth
Foundation, will partner with Hendrick Motorsports and NASCAR star Dale
Earnhardt Jr. to bring awareness to the high school dropout crisis and
help high school dropouts get back on track to become productive members
of their communities.
The company will debut its new logo on the hood of Earnhardt’s No. 88
Chevrolet SS during the August 1-3 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series weekend at
Pocono Raceway, symbolizing the consolidation of several legacy firms,
which have joined forces to combine innovation and technology to help
clients meet critical infrastructure requirements. This event marks the
beginning of the celebration of the company’s 75th
anniversary in 2015 and its commitment to Pennsylvania, the clients and
communities Michael Baker International serves throughout the U.S. and
Tom Campbell, Chairman of Michael Baker International, said, “At Michael
Baker International we make a difference; not only to our clients but
also our employees. We are at the forefront of innovation and our goal
is to insert technology into all facets of the company’s services. We
provide our customers with alternatives that efficiently and effectively
solve their most complex problems. Our employees are proud of our
innovative culture and knowledge that we are making a difference to our
clients. We also want to make a difference in the communities we serve
and the lives of young people who are the future of this country. By
partnering with the National Guard Youth Foundation, Dale Earnhardt Jr.
and Hendrick Motorsports, we can do that.”
Lou Cabrera, National Guard Youth Foundation President, said, “Michael
Baker International is concerned, as we all should be, about the effect
of the dropout crisis on the workforce of tomorrow, particularly with
growing needs regarding our nation’s critical infrastructure. Along with
the National Guard Youth Foundation, Michael Baker International is
assisting these young people in building technical skills for careers in
areas such as engineering, architecture, environmental services,
sustainable design, construction, intelligence, full life cycle support
and information technology.”
Kurt Bergman, Michael Baker International CEO, said, “A large pool of
well educated, technically sophisticated young people is critical to
Michael Baker International’s vision for the future of innovation in
transportation systems, water resources, the environment, and the wide
array of technical and professional services we provide worldwide.”
About the National Guard Youth Foundation
Nearly one million students drop out of school every year and disappear
from classrooms. This crisis not only affects the lives of the
individuals who drop out, but it also has severe consequences for our
society, economy and national security. The National Guard Youth
Foundation is a nonprofit organization that is dedicated to addressing
the nation’s dropout crisis by giving youth a second chance through the
National Guard Youth ChalleNGe Program, a proven program that helps
9,000 youth each year improve their life skills, educational attainment
and employability. The Foundation relies on strategic partnerships with
companies and organizations like Michael Baker International to be able
to provide direct support to ChalleNGe graduates in the form of
scholarships, training and workforce transition assistance. These
partnerships also help the Foundation get closer to its goal of
expanding ChalleNGe so it is available to more youth who need it.
Together, the National Guard Youth Foundation, the ChalleNGe program and
its partners are changing the lives of thousands of young men and women
every year by providing them with a pathway to a second chance and
helping them continue on their path of success well beyond graduation
About Michael Baker International
Michael Baker International, headquartered in Pittsburgh, is an
engineering and consulting firm which provides infrastructure,
development and technology solutions to clients in more than 20
countries. The Company employs over 6,000 people across more than 90
offices and is proud of its Pennsylvania heritage. Michael Baker
International is led by CEO, Kurt Bergman. With revenues of $1.3B, the
Company is a leading global provider of engineering and consulting
services performing planning, architectural, environmental,
construction, program management, and full life cycle support services
as well as information technology, intelligence and communications
services and solutions. Baker provides its comprehensive range of
services and solutions in support of U.S. federal, state, and municipal
governments, foreign allied governments, and a wide range of commercial
clients. The Company makes a difference as a leader in innovation and
integrates technology into all facets of its services. Michael Baker
International realizes the importance of further enhancing the
communities which it serves by supporting organizations that educate and
empower the young men and women who are the future of this country.
Engineering News Record (ENR) has ranked Michael Baker International the
#1 engineering firm in Pennsylvania #26 Nationally, and #64 Globally. www.mbakerintl.com
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