For the second year in a row, Wright Engineers was named Utah’s Best of State in the Structural Engineering category. The Award recognizes outstanding individuals, organizations and businesses in Utah that demonstrate excellence, differentiate themselves from their competitors, and contribute to a better quality of life. “It’s an honor to receive this recognition”, said David Winn, Vice President and Director of Wright’s Utah operations, “and it’s extra special to be recognized for a second time.” David gives credit for the win to the business development work of his wife, Amber Winn, and to the hard-working team members in our Sandy, Utah office. The 2020 Best of State awards will be presented at a gala in Salt Lake City.
With the widespread closure of dine-in restaurants due to COVID19, ghost kitchens are seeing a huge surge of interest due to increased demand for takeout and delivery. Ghost kitchens (also called a cloud kitchens or virtual restaurants) come in all shapes and sizes, but most are co-working facilities that house multiple take-out or delivery restaurant operators. Ghost kitchens eliminate significant real estate risk and expense, allowing a restaurateur to scale up or down at a moment’s notice—even event by event. Ghost kitchens are designed with the delivery concept at heart—with easy auto access in and out of the facility. They can also take advantage of multiple stories better than a traditional restaurant—where having a kitchen and dining on different floors creates a bottleneck. Wright Engineers has provided structural engineering services for a number of ghost kitchens and similar restaurant facilities throughout the West.
Wright Engineers is grateful to have received funding for a CARES Act Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan. This funding provides an extra layer of protection for our most important assets—our team members!