Photo credit: ACEC/NC

So happy to announce that Cavanaugh & Associates, P.A. was the recipient of the 2013 Grand Conceptor  Engineering Excellence Award from the American Council of Engineering Companies of North Carolina at the Engineering Excellence Awards Gala in Cary, NC last night.  The award was presented to Gus Simmons, Director of Engineering, Steve Cavanaugh, President and CEO, Marvin Cavanaugh, V.P. and Tatjana Vujic (Duke University) for its N.C. pig farm Renewable Energy Project in Yadkinville, N.C.

This is such an honor as ACEC/NC annually recognizes the year’s most outstanding engineering accomplishments by awarding projects that demonstrate the highest degree of achievement, value and integrity.  There were some amazing projects entered.  The  award was presented to Cavanaugh for their work on the Loyd Ray Farms Project, which is the first pig farm in North Carolina to generate Renewable Energy Credits (REC’s) from pig waste.  Thanks to our partners: Duke Energy, Duke University, and Google, for all you did to make this project a success! Funding for the project was provided by the NC Division of Soil and Water Conservation and the USDA Natural Resource Conservation Service.  We also thank  Loyd Bryant, the farmer and owner of Loyd Ray Farms for being so open to innovation.  Way to go, guys! We are so proud of you!

For more information about the Loyd Ray Farms Swine Waste-to-Energy project, and to view previous media coverage, please go to: