Chattanooga Engineers Club

Newsletter for October 16, 2017


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Monday, October 16, 12:00 noon. There will not be a regular CEC meeting, but we suggest attending the MFGDay/Start-Up Week at the Incubator (Branch Technology, E&G, Collider) at 100 Cherokee Blvd., Chattanooga, TN 37405.


and RSVP through MFGDay event registration here.



Monday, October 9, NW GA Bikeway & Pedestrian Routes, Terry Reynolds, AICP Ragan • Smith Associates, Inc.


Everyone is familiar with the Riverwalk, which extends from Chickamauga Dam south along the south edge of the Tennessee River well southwest of Downtown.  A final link will connect it with the St. Elmo Greenway which extends almost to the TN-GA state line.  Similarly, efforts are underway to complete all portions of the South Chickamauga Creek Greenway from the Riverwalk southeast to Camp Jordan Park.  These shared-use trails will facilitate bicycle and pedestrian travel in a wide arc, both of whose ends lie near the TN-GA state line.   The program next week will present a feasibility study which was prepared to explore inter-connecting both ends of that arc across the southern part of the greater Chattanooga area as well as other proposed shared-use trails in Dade County, Walker County and Catoosa County and inter-connections between five study area municipalities.


As Terry reviewed the topography of the north-Georgia region near Chattanooga he pointed out that north-south ridges dominate the terrain with creeks running between each ridge. The ridges form natural barriers to accessible paths so some old railway beds might be used since they were originally chosen for their moderate gradients. The landmark Chickamauga Battlefield in the middle of the study area forms a political barrier since paths are to lead to it but not through it. And various charts of historical/cultural destination points and of population travel densities when overlaid on the geography began to point toward corridors. Some corridors can be connected into loops providing round-trip bike or hike paths. 



Many other aspects were also considered: 


For more info see the complete report at:


Link to audio file of Terry Reynolds presentation:


Note: PDH certificates were available for attendance at this meeting. If someone would like an electronic copy of PDH certificates for this or previous meetings, please contact Fred Sumrall at



Monday, October 23: Tour of Woodbridge Foam

Location: 51 Lost Mound Drive, Chattanooga, TN 37406

Register: here and note the safety requirements.

Participation is limited to 25.


Monday, October 30: No meeting (new schedule)



Chattanooga Regional Manufacturing Day Events (remaining events listed)


Local companies will be celebrating Manufacturing Month 2017 by offering factory tours to the public and local officials, as well as scheduling invitation-only tours for schools.  

The purpose of MFGDay events is to promote manufacturing careers to youth and adults.


Roadtec -

October 12, ChattState Accredited Welding program        9:00 am - 12:00 pm



October 26, Orchard Knob Elementary School                    8:00 am


CRMA/ChSCC/Chattanooga Area Chamber's North Hamilton Council and International Business Council

Introducing Nokian Tyres to Chattanooga Region

Budweiser of Chattanooga, 200 Shearer St, Soddy-Daisy, TN 37379

$10 fee to be paid at the door

October 12                                                                             11:30am   


MFG Day/Start-Up Week - Highlighting three alumni of the Incubator

Variable Technology

2474 Clay St Chattanooga, TN 37406

No RSVP required

October 17                                                                              1:00 pm - 2:00 pm


RMJ Tactical, LLC

3100 N. Hawthorn St., Chattanooga, TN 37406

October 17                                                                          2:30 pm - 3:00 pm



RSVP through MFGDay event registration here

October 17                                                                           4:00 pm - 5:00 pm