Bobby Tuck had the privilege to read to a group of second graders at Powell Valley Primary School in Big Stone Gap, VA. This is National Reading Week and each year the school invites business leaders, professors, and town and state officials to read books to the students. This year he read the Dr. Seuss book “There’s a Wocket in my Pocket!” and “I Wanna Iguana” by Karen Kaufman Orloff and David Catrow. The class of about fifteen second graders were a lot of fun to read to and he got a lot of enjoyment out of participating with the students and explaining to them why they needed to read. As one student told him after Bobby asked why they should learn to read, he said, “So I can become smarter.” Bobby commented, “I hope that the students enjoyed the class half as much as I did. I commend the school for the annual participation in this great program.”
We would like to congratulate Justin and Tishia Bentley on the birth of their first born daughter, Lily Kate. Lily Kate was born on February 26, 2015, at the Pikeville Medical Center in Pikeville, Kentucky. She weighed seven pounds, fifteen ounces and was twenty and one-half inches long.
Justin has been an employee of Tuck Mapping for the past six years. He is one of our LiDAR technicians who acquire LiDAR data then prepares the post processing of the data. Justin is a graduate of Mountain Empire Community College and lives in Wise, Virginia. He and Tishia are active members of the Zion Family Ministry Church in Wise, Virginia.
Tuck Mapping Solutions has completed 30 years of service as of December 31, 2014. The firm was started by Bobby and Phyllis Tuck on January 1, 1985, to provide engineering services to the coal industry. Our service began expanding into other areas of engineering. In 1986 we expanded into aerial mapping. We want to thank our loyal clients for the support and encouragement they have given us over the years. Our client’s confidence in our ability to service them has provided momentum to launch into new areas of service. We have strived to remain on the leading edge of technology providing our staff the tools to deliver the ultimate in service.
Our staff has developed a reputation of high accuracy in mapping. We want the industry to think of Tuck Mapping when they need the accuracy that others cannot provide. We have a group of very hard working employees who take extreme pride in the product they produce. Thirty percent of our employees have tenure of over 20 years at Tuck Mapping.
We would like to congratulate Clara Wiggins on her retirement from Tuck Mapping Solutions. Clara has worked for Tuck Mapping for nearly sixteen years and has served our firm in an exemplary manner. Clara has recently become a new grandmother and wanted to retire to help care for the new baby. Clara will be missed by all of our employees and clients. She was a constant supporter of our staff. We would say that her prayers to God were a local call when the rest of us had to make long distance calls. She had a constant concern for the well-being of each and every employee.
It is interesting to note that Clara’s first job was my father’s secretary while she was in high school. When she came to work for me, she told me that her first job was with my father and her last would be with me. She has been a family friend and a very loyal employee for many years.
Flight Plans. All existing mapping and coordinate lists will be used in the preparation of the flight plans for data acquisition. Planning will be completed with the POSTrack GPS guidance system with flight lines superimposed over Google Maps of the area. Continue reading