Colby Co. is providing LED lighting consultant services to assist the City as it transitions 6,600 existing high pressure sodium street lights to LEDs. We assisted the City during the contractor selection process and we are continuing to support the City by answering technical questions, reviewing designs and calculations, attending project meetings and conducting site visits. The replacement project is estimated to reduce the City’s electricity consumption for street lighting by 2.7 million kWh per year. For more information, please visit the City’s LED Streetlight Conversion & Smart City project site.
Colby Co. held its fourth annual Holiday Party for kids and grandkids of Colby Co. The event was held at the Children’s Museum and Theatre of Maine in downtown Portland.
For the fifth year in a row, Colby Co. sponsored a Trek Across Maine team. The Trek is a 180-mile, three day bike ride across Maine that raises money to benefit the Maine chapter of the American Lung Association. The Trek started at Sunday River in Bethel, Maine on Friday, June 16th and finished in Belfast, Maine on Sunday, June 18th. The Trekkers spent the first night at UMaine in Farmington and the second night at Colby College in Waterville. Approximately 2,000 cyclists participate in the Trek each year.
Colby Co. recently added Don Dyer, RA, and Allen Saucier, PE to our team. Don is a Registered Architect with 35 years of architectural design and project management experience with a variety of building types including hospitals, nursing homes, schools, cafeterias, office buildings, housing, municipal, and federal government projects. Don received his Bachelor of Science in Architecture at the University of Arizona, in Tucson, Arizona and he is registered with the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB).
Allen is a Registered Professional Mechanical and Controls Engineer with 25 years of engineering experience and his mechanical skills include control system design and programming, PLC programming, communication networks design, web-based application development with database design; design of combined-cycle power plant balance of plant systems; design of paper machine through-air dryers and hot air systems; and military service. His controls experience includes using various networks and protocols (RS232/422/485, Modbus Serial and TCP, Ethernet/IP, DNP3 Serial and TCP) along with the proprietary software, hardware and communication protocols from PLCDirect, Allen-Bradley/Rockwell Software (RSLogix5, RSLogix500, and RSLogix5000) GE (Proficy iFIX, Cimplicity, Machine Edition) and Siemens (Step7). He received a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Maine in Orono, Maine. In addition to his Mechanical Engineering PE license, Allen also successfully passed the Control System Engineer exam.