Kevin Sheddrick recently purchased a majority interest in Chubb Engineering LLC and will assume the role of president.  

Gary A. Chubb founded Chubb Engineering in 1998 to provide structural and civil engineering services to the bulk storage industry. Chubb has over 40 years of experience in the field of bulk material handling and storage. Sheddrick joined the firm in February 2015, bringing an additional 25 years of market specialized design experience.

“This is the culmination of a plan that’s been in the works for over a year. The sale will allow me to transition towards eventual retirement. I will continue to work for the firm, but in a gradually diminishing capacity over the next few years,” Chubb said in a statement.

“The transition will be seamless as we share the same technical expertise, work ethic, prompt service and integrity based on core Christian values,” Sheddrick said in the statement.  “Gary retains minority ownership in the firm and will serve as executive director. He will continue to be a valuable resource for both Chubb Engineering and our clients as demand for Chubb Engineering’s services continues to be strong and as more and more customers seek our assistance. In addition to the ownership transition, Gary and I see a need to increase our technical staffing.”

“Starting Chubb Engineering was one of the best and most rewarding decisions I ever made. Our business is extremely diversified and has given me insight and exposure to virtually every industry, numerous manufacturing processes and a multitude of clients from around the world. Our diversification enabled us to remain strong during economic downtimes. I look forward to continued work in the engineering field while enjoying more freedom to relax and travel,” Chubb said.

Chubb Engineering is a professional engineering firm providing product design, manufacturing support and services to numerous OEM manufacturers, contractors and end users. Services include civil and structural engineering designs, forensic investigations, peer review and onsite inspections in the storage tank, bulk material handling, power distribution, recreational products and related industries. Individually, Chubb and Sheddrick have over 30 states of PE licensure, which combined provides in-house coverage for more than 40 states. Chubb Engineering can also provide structural, mechanical, electrical, and civil professional engineering peer reviews and services for virtually all states, U.S. territories and Canadian provinces.

Yockey joins KLKC Radio

KLKC Radio and Parsons Media Group recently announced Shawna Yockey, an industry authority with experience in business as a technology marketing specialist, will join the KLKC sales team.

A Babe Ruth baseball assistant coach and active member of the Future Business Coalition, Yockey previously served as the president of the Young Professionals of Labette County and as a founding member of Christian Business Alliance. Yockey will join Colt Smith as an account executive, effective immediately, and will provide exceptional customer service and support to new and existing clients in and out of the current coverage area.

“We couldn’t be more thrilled to add a dynamic personality with intellect and new perspective, and we believe she’ll add significant value that extends the culture of our business, growth and strategy. Since we were fortunate to gain control of the station, our focus has been to give the listeners quality programming, and support what is impacting our community,” Parsons Media Group partner Wayne Gilmore said in a statement.

Yockey added, “Parsons Media Group is looking to implement positive changes and look toward to the future. Community is important to me, and connecting people with different mediums, such as radio or web, is both traditional and innovative. I look forward to new opportunities and lots of new friends through business relations.”

Library inservice

Scotty Zollars, Lee Ann Eggers and Phylis Coomes of Labette Community College attended the Southeast Kansas Library System academic library inservice day on Playing, Competing, and Collaborating: How Games Create Experiential Learning on May 26 at Flint Oak Lodge near Fall River.

Lauren Hays, instructional and research librarian at MidAmerica Nazarene University, presented the day-long session. Activities focused on board games that immerse students in simulated worlds, facilitating learning through direct, shared experience. Discussion centered on elements of gaming that may be used to augment curricula and help libraries teach information literacy skills.

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