3rd Quarter Newsletter 2019

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3rd Quarter Newsletter 2019


CDG recently partnered with local minority business enterprise (MBE), Meneses Engineering , to form joint venture, Fina Engineering Consultants, LLP.
Fina specializes in electrical engineering services and was recently awarded its first project which is about to kick off.


You might be aware that arc flash calculation standards have changed with the latest revisions to IEEE 1584 (IEEE1584 2018). Arc flash calculations now need to take into account bus configuration, enclosure size, etc.  But did you know that the software you use has likely incorporated these changes as well?  In many cases these software upgrades are not backwards compatible to previous IEEE calculation methods. What that means for you, is upgrading your software may force you to update your entire arc flash model and study. In order to keep your model and your software up to date, you will likely need to reassess your electrical system and equipment to take into account the new calculation components (bus configuration, enclosure size, etc.) If you have had an arc flash study performed prior to 2019, inquire with CDG as to your options for updating your system model, the best course of action to take, and keeping your employees safe.


CDG Vice President and Structural Department Manager, Jim Newcomer, is the founder of the CDG Running Club. Over the years, Jim has inspired many of us at CDG to live active, healthy lifestyles. On September 12th, several CDG employees, including Jim, competed in the 2019 Biz Dash 5K sponsored by the St. Louis Sports Commission.
While the team was not able to place due to a lack of female participants, we’d like to congratulate everyone for their participation! And we’d like to give a special shout out to Electrical Engineering Department Manager, Kevin Cox, PE, for taking 2nd place in the male executive category with a finish time of 20:24.


CDG welcomes Dil Kedebe as its Transmission and Distribution Services Department Manager. Dil has over 10 years of experience designing, testing, and installing SCADA and telecommunications systems for utilities including high voltage protection, substation networking, and smart grid applications. Dil’s group will perform protective relay acceptance and maintenance testing in power plants & substations, including: electromechanical, solid state and microprocessor relaying for distribution and transmission sites.


We are currently seeking qualified candidates for full-time positions in both our St. Louis and Sheridan offices. Positions to be filled include:

Becoming part of the CDG team has its perks. Not only does our company offer a competitive salary and 401K savings, but employees are also offered maternity/paternity leave among other things.

For more information on our current career opportunities, visit our website  here .


CDG lost a member of the family recently. Nathan Kasper passed away on September 15, 2019 after battling a terminal illness for four years. He was loved by all of us who knew him and was always happy and positive despite the pain he was suffering. Nathan was always eager to help, and he will be missed by everyone at CDG. If you would like to donate to the Prostate Cancer Foundation in honor of Nathan’s memory, visit the link below.

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