Cannon to Host Virtual Motherload Screening

May 22, 2020 – As avid cyclists, Cannon is excited to announce that we are helping to sponsor a free virtual screening of Motherload. In partnership with Santa Monica Spoke and co-Community Sponsors with Lyft, Cannon hopes to educate others about the local and global benefits of biking through the film Motherload.

The film is advertised as, “a crowdsourced documentary about a new mother’s quest to understand the increasing isolation and disconnection of the digital age, its planetary impact, and how cargo bikes could be an antidote.” 

This free screening will be held at the virtually on Sunday, May 31 at 7:30pm. Please RSVP beforehand here.

Cannon Continues to Grow

May 1,2020, Issaquah, Washington—Cannon is excited to announce that as of December 20, 2019, Taylor Engineering Consultants (TEC), based in Issaquah, Washington, has merged with the Cannon family of companies. This merger further enhances Cannon’s presence and service offerings to the Greater Puget Sound region.

Since 1993, TEC has offered private and public agencies, land developers, and architects thoughtful engineering design, permitting, and construction document preparation services. Their focus on “quality, reliability, and responsiveness” makes this new partnership with Cannon a natural union as Cannon has provided “Reliable Responsive Solutions” to clients since 1976. Care to find out more about Cannon and this merger with TEC? Reach out to Cannon’s Marketing Director, Liz Moody at [email protected].

George Jurica Awarded ASCE OC Lifetime Achievement Award

On February 27, Cannon’s very own George Jurica, PE was awarded with the American Society of Civil Engineers, Orange County Branch with the 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award. Due to a previously scheduled trip, George was unable to attend the awards ceremony so his daughter, Marina Jurica-Preston, and son, Gregory Jurica, accepted the award on his behalf. The linked video was shown during the ceremony and provides a little history about George’s storied career.

With more than 45 years of experience providing thoughtful engineering solutions to clients throughout Southern California, George has certainly earned this honored award. During his professional career, he began PENCO Engineering which recently merged with Cannon; worked on notable projects such as Downtown Disney Entertainment Center, Port of Long Beach Improvements, the Platinum Triangle Development in Anaheim, Link Union Station in Los Angeles, and the Regional Fire Operations and Training Center in Irvine.

He is a very active member and Board Member of various professional organizations including APWA-SoCal and ASCE-OC. Adding to his most recent Lifetime Achievement Award, George has received several others throughout his professional career including, 2013 Private Sector Leader of the Year for APWA – SoCal; 2003 Private Sector Engineer of the Year for ASCE-LA; 2003 Distinguished Engineer of the Year for the OC Engineering Council; and 2001 Civil Engineer of the Year ASCE-OC.  

Cannon’s Response to COVID-19

As concerns about the coronavirus (COVID-19) continue to escalate, we want our community members and clients to know we are committed to maintaining our high standard of work efforts. We understand this is a dynamic and difficult situation, and we are all in this together.

Our goal is to keep communication open, projects and business running smoothly, and to continue to meet deadlines.  

Because we have several offices on the West Coast, we are adept at working remotely. Years ago, we implemented firmwide video conferencing technology and have experience with several online platforms. We are maintaining project output and staying connected through these platforms.

We are taking action to minimize the risk of contributing to the spread of the coronavirus. We’re focused on safeguarding the health of our employees, their families, our valued clients, and local communities.  

Valentine’s fundraiser spreads global love

San Luis Obispo – February 18, 2020 – For the eighth year in a row, volunteers and local businesses such as Popolo Catering and Lucy’s Coffee participated with Cannon’s Well Worth It Campaign to serve up a hearty Valentine’s-themed pancake breakfast. This sweet start to the morning was hosted in an effort to raise funds and awareness to help end the global water crisis.

 “This was our best Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser so far,” announced Liz Moody, one of the founders and Chair of the Well Worth It Campaign. “2020 marks the tenth anniversary since we started the Campaign. Seeing how the community came together to help raise $1,800 towards clean water projects was truly inspiring!”

Popolo’s Catering and Lucy’s Coffee generously donated the food and coffee for the event, while employees and local community members volunteered to set up and serve at the fundraising event.

Beyond raising funds for clean water projects in developing countries, the event provides an opportunity for neighbors to meet in a fun and festive environment while learning more about water scarcity and how to help end the global water crisis.

If you would like to volunteer at the next fundraising event or learn more about how you can help end the global water crisis, reach out to Liz Moody at [email protected].

More about Cannon’s Well Worth It Campaign:
Since the inception of Well Worth It in 2010, Cannon has helped raised more than $140,000 to build more than 20 wells and fund a drilling rig. The firm has partnered with the organization “charity: water” to help serve more than 5,000 people with safe, clean drinking water.

Clean water gives children in developing nations the opportunity to attend school and get an education. With education, communities can raise strong leaders, making it possible to break the cycle of poverty and allow future generations to improve their quality of life.