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Edith G. Peters, PE, PTOE joins DAVENPORT to Direct its Charlotte Office!


DAVENPORT Grows its Staff yet again and Opens a New Office in South Carolina!


DAVENPORT Grows its Staff and Opens a New Office in Northern Virginia!


DAVENPORT's Charlotte office is now at a new location!   New Address: 5200 77 Center Drive, Suite 250 Charlotte, NC 28217


Our Greensboro office has moved! The new address is now 1250 N. Revolution Mill Drive, Suite 220 Greensboro, NC 27405


DAVENPORT's Florida office makes a new home in downtown Pensacola. The new address is now 41 N. Jefferson Street, Suite 103 Pensacola, FL 32502


DAVENPORT teams up with Habitat for Humanity in Charlotte for a day of good community building.


This years' group of summer interns get immersed in the world of transportation engineering at DAVENPORT.


Ministry Update: DAVENPORT's partnership with Bethanie Missions in Haiti sees sustainable growth!


North Raleigh Ministries welcomes DAVENPORT volunteers for a day of fun worthwhile work.


One of DAVENPORT's very own spreads the passion of Engineering to hundreds of Middle and High School students.


The Winston-Salem Journal highlights DAVENPORT's continued growth throughout the Southeast.


DAVENPORT partners with SciWorks to present Engineering Day!


DAVENPORT continues to grow! Meet some of our new employees:


We've Moved! Our Raleigh office location has moved to 4600 Marriott Dr. Suite 350 Raleigh, NC 27612.


The DAVENPORT Team spends the morning volunteering at The Pathways Center in Greensboro.


DAVENPORT sponsors SciWorks From Here To There Exhibit.


DAVENPORT participates in Jonathan's Legacy STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) program event.


Our team is growing! DAVENPORT adds three new members to the staff. Click here for more info.


DAVENPORT's Wilmington office on Old Dairy Road has moved to 3722 Shipyard Blvd, Suite E, Wilmington, NC 28403

DAVENPORT employees volunteer at the Eureka House in Winston-Salem. In support of DAVENPORT's Outreach Mission, DAVENPORT employees spent the morning of October 27, 2014 volunteering at the Eureka House in Winston-Salem...

DAVENPORT TEAM VOLUNTEERS AT THE PATHWAYS CENTER

DAVENPORT employees strive to give back through a service opportunity at The Pathways Center in Greensboro. The morning was spent cooking a delicious breakfast, preparing bagged lunches for the residents, hanging up Christmas lights, and setting up a much needed children’s play area.


The Pathways Center, a shelter program of the Greensboro Urban Ministry, is designed to provide free and temporary housing for those in need. To provide the most availibility of services, residents are required to meet certain requirements for housing and additional benchmarks for continued stay.


The need is great. If you would like to learn more about the center or for an opportunity to volunteer, visit the Greenboro's Urban Ministry Website.


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DAVENPORT sponsors SciWorks From Here To There Exhibit

DAVENPORT is a proud sponsor of upcoming interactive exhibit From Here to There, which will be on display from September 29th to January 3rd at SciWorks in Winston-Salem. From Here to There features interactive exhibits from 3 main categories: transportation by land, sea and air. Visitors can ride a hovercraft, float boats through a canal lock system, launch hot air balloons, and many more fun, hands-on experiments that will teach you about gravity, friction, and the laws of motion!


For directions and information, please visit www.sciworks.org



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DAVENPORT employees volunteer at the Eureka House in Winston-Salem

In support of DAVENPORT's Outreach Mission, DAVENPORT employees spent the morning of October 27, 2014 volunteering at the Eureka House in Winston-Salem. In addition to pitching in monetary donations to replace aging living room furniture and purchasing new bed linens and small apliances, we rolled up our sleeves and went to work on some needed maintenance in the house including staining the back porch, repairing exterior fencing and gate, and setting up a new computer with software to assist residents with creating resumes. DAVENPORT employees enjoyed giving back to our community, while learning about this important ministry and the services they provide. More photos can be viewed on the Outreach page of our website at www.davenportworld.com/Outreach.html


About Eureka House

Eureka House, located in Winston-Salem, provides a structured, supportive housing environment to assist ex-offenders in becoming successful law abiding citizens. Eureka House was founded in 2002 and is the sole ministry of Eureka Ministry Inc. It is a 501(c)(3) tax status organization and has successfully served ex-offenders since its inception. For more information about this important ministry, please visit www.eurekahouse.org







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DAVENPORT adds 3 new team members

DAVENPORT is pleased to announce that we have added 3 new members to our growing team.


Ryan Thompson, EI has joined DAVENPORT’s Winston-Salem office as a Project Engineer. He brings 3 years of experience in the Civil Engineering field, with a focus in Hydraulics and Drainage Design . Ryan has worked on NCDOT and SCDOT hydraulic and erosion control design projects. He has field experience cutting hydraulic cross sections for multiple culverts and bridges. He has erosion control design experience on much larger project sites utilizing AutoCAD Civil 3D.


Lori Boyer, PE has recently joined DAVENPORT’s Asheville office. She has over 17 years of professional experience as a Traffic Engineer. Lori is proficient in traffic counts, signal planning, intersection analysis, capacity analysis, trip generation and technical reports. Lori is also experienced with parking and traffic management, wayfinding studies, and coordination with field operations.


Chris Bowers, EI has come aboard DAVENPORT’s Greensboro office as our new Construction Inspector. Chris has 20 years of industry experience. He has performed building and site-inspections, prepared rough grade and fine grade model of project sites, bid solicitation, project management, concrete and soil testing, and Phase I and II Environmental Site Assessment. We are proud to bring Chris on to our growing team.

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DAVENPORT relocates its Raleigh office down the street

DAVENPORT is pleased to announce our Raleigh office has moved, but not too far. Our Raleigh office location has moved to 4600 Marriott Dr. Suite 350 Raleigh, NC 27612.





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DAVENPORT's Wilmington Office Has Relocated To 3722 Shipyard Blvd., Suite E, Wilmington, NC 28403

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DAVENPORT participates in Jonathan's Legacy STEAM program event

DAVENPORT’s project engineer Tia Smith recently attended an event held by Jonathan’s Legacy: Connections of Hope as part of their STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) program.


The event was held at Reynolds Recreation Center in Winston-Salem, NC. Tia delivered an interactive speech on becoming an engineer to children in kindergarten through fifth grade in the STEAM program. She encouraged students to engage in a hands-on activity that allowed them to learn the engineering design process, step-by-step, by designing and constructing a tower made of various materials.


Jonathan’s Legacy is a non-profit organization that collects and distributes new and gently used educational books to promote independent learning.



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DAVENPORT and SciWorks Team Up for Engineering Day


It's always exciting to see the fun side of Engineering, but it is especially rewarding to share the passion of our profession with others. DAVENPORT was thrilled to partner with SciWorks to present "Engineering Day" to several middle school groups from nearby schools. We enjoyed our time teaching the science behind imploding aluminum cans, floating paper clips in aluminum foil, building the highest newspaper tower, keeping eggs from breaking under extreme forces, and many more hands-on activities. Thanks SciWorks for this fun opportunity!


 

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DAVENPORT adds 4 new team members

DAVENPORT is pleased to announce that we have added 4 new members to our growing team.


Anusha Pokhrel comes to DAVENPORT with over 7 years of experience in coordinating transportation engineering projects for roads, bridges, and culverts. She specializes in creating design drawing sheets, developing transportation management plans (TMPs), and overseeing contractor work. Anusha has extensive experience in maintaining thorough project records that ensure compliance with governing regulations and design specifications. Her background includes leading international projects for rural road development.


Greg Atkins has over 32 years of experience in civil engineering design and CADD management, with a strong emphasis on roadway and utility design. In previous employment, Greg was responsible for the preparation of roadway design plans, including construction, right-of-way, erosion control, and drainage, and for providing quality assurance for all plan sheets. Greg possesses more than 30 years of experience working in Microstation and Geopak on roadway designs using NCDOT standards and workspaces. He also has experience with water and sewer system designs and site designs for the Fort Bragg military base and its surrounding areas.


Monisha Badarinath is a recent graduate of the North Carolina State University’s Master of Civil Engineering program and brings her, already sizeable, list of experiences in traffic and transportation engineering projects to the table. From managing the data collection efforts for the traffic team to developing traffic impact analyses, Monisha adds fresh perspectives and skills to the DAVENPORT team.


Savannah Amor is a recent addition to DAVENPORT’s team in the Richmond office. Ms. Amor graduated from Virginia Tech with a B.S. in Civil Engineering and a Minor in Green Engineering in 2011. Her transportation experience includes traffic engineering services, signal warrant studies and signal design, transportation planning access management studies, and traffic impact studies (including VDOT Chapter 527). Savannah has also performed roadway design work and all necessary Maintenance of Traffic, plans, and Advanced Work Zone Traffic Control Certifications. Prior to joining the DAVENPORT team, Savannah served as a Traffic Project Engineer with Bowman Consulting for 3 years and before that she worked as a Site/Civil Engineer with Woolpert Inc. in Chesapeake, VA.

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The Winston-Salem Journal debuts DAVENPORT in an article about local small business growth.

We are pleased to announce our firm's debut in the Winston-Salem Journal for our continued growth in the Southeast as a locally-based Engineering and Consulting firm. A good read. Check it out: Winston-Salem Journal | DAVENPORT engineering and consulting keeps growing throughout the Southeast


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DAVENPORT employee, Tia Smith, spreads the passion of Engineering to hundreds of Middle and High School students.

DAVENPORT was very excited to have had the opportunity to share our work and passion with hundreds of growing minds in the month of April. Tia Smith, one of DAVENPORT’s very own, attended Career Days at both Konnoak and Morgan Elementary Schools.



“I had the honor to speak to about 360 students and answer all of their questions about what it means to be an engineer, what it takes to get there and my daily functions on my current project”, Tia recounts. Ms. Smith brought with her several sets of plans and drawings for the students to look at along with a slideshow which depicted actual on-site structures at the facility where she is currently working. “I also brought a few items to pass around for the students to tinker with”, Tia reports, “items such as my level, hard hat, tape measure, safety vest, and my construction daily log book.” Some of the children would try on the equipment and others would just stand in awe when they heard about the explosives being used on-site to break up huge rocks that even the machines couldn’t move!



The following week, Atkins High School hosted a STEM open house in which Tia also attended. She was able to interact with a few students interested in engineering and internships with DAVENPORT. Tia informed the students about her daily functions, schools in which they can obtain an engineering degree, the Fundamentals of Engineering exams, and the outlook of the engineering industry. And although there were several parents and teachers that were very appreciative of our attendance and our work outside of that particular event, the greatest moment comes when we see the excitement from the students. “The brightness of their faces were heart-warming” Tia recounts. “It was rewarding to inform them on how fun being an engineer really is!”


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DAVENPORT welcomes 2 new employees!

John E. Richards III, PE

John Richards is a Project Engineer in DAVENPORT's Triangle Regional Office. John has 10 years of transportation experience from planning to construction. Since leaving NCDOT in 2014, Mr. Richards has worked as a consultant in North Carolina providing transportation engineering services for the NCDOT. John brings a variety of experience to the DAVENPORT team including over 8 years of experience working for NCDOT as a Summer Intern, Transportation Engineering Associate, and Project Planning Engineer and 2 years of design experience as a consultant. John is skilled in functional and preliminary design including alternative development, interchange design, corridor modeling, capacity analysis of interchanges and freeways, technical writing for project planning reports, impact analysis, facilitating team meetings, and managing large transportation projects. John is proficient in Microstation, Geopak, Corridor Modeling, ArcGIS, and MS Project®. John has attended training for Value Engineering, Corridor Modeling, Bentley's Geopak, IRWA's The Uniform Act Executive Summary, Merger Facilitation, and National Highway Institute's NEPA and the Transportation Decisionmaking Process among several others.


Terry Harris, PE

Terry Harris is a Project Engineer in DAVENPORT’s Triangle Regional Office. Terry has over 19 years of experience in transportation engineering. These years include roadway, structures, PDEA, and visualization. His most recent design experience includes various roadway projects for the last 10 years. These include freeway and interchange projects, urban & widening projects, and bridge replacement projects. All have included Corridor Modeling at some point in the process once it became an actively used tool for designs. He has been a team member that managed larger projects involving Merger team concurrence point meetings. He has worked across the State of NC from the western mountains to the east coast on various roadway projects. Terry is proficient in Microstation, Geopak, Corridor Modeling, Trns-Port PES, ArcGIS, Microsoft products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Lync), NCDOT and ASSHTO Standards and Policies.

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DAVENPORT partners with North Raleigh Ministries for a great hands-on volunteer opportunity!

 

DAVENPORT took a day to help North Raleigh Ministries in their daily operations. The ministry focuses on providing "compassionate assitance to neighbors in crisis in a Christian environment". There are many families in need that North Raleigh Ministries cater to, and often times one man's trash is another's treasure. That is why they run and operate a Thrift Shoppe where anyone can purchase gently used goods and where all proceeds go directly to their two other ministries. DAVENPORT employees were put to work primarily serving in the Thrift Shoppe, organizing, sorting, and shelving goods to be sold for the day.

 

The other two ministries that make up the North Raleigh Ministries are the Crisis Center and the Client's Choice Market. The Crisis Center is a place where those in the local community can go to recieve financial assistance for their utility bills or rent, and it is a way for those struggling temporarily to get back on their feet. The Client's Choice Market is a pantry filled with foods for neighbors to come for a selection of a variety of goods that will ensure their families are properly nourished.


North Raleigh Ministries is always looking for volunteers and welcomes anyone wanting to make a diference in the world and in their community in any way possible. If you cannot donate your time, the ministry also accepts donations of various kinds. Visit North Raleigh Minitries' website for a list of goods they will accept: http://www.northraleighministries.com/



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DAVENPORT helps to build safe housing in Haiti for the Bethanie Missions ministry!

 

DAVENPORT is helping fund the construction of homes for pastors in Haiti. Our commitment to build one per year helps the ministry (Bethanie Missions) become self-sufficient by providing safe housing owned by the ministry that the pastors and their families can live in. This allows funds that were spent on rental homes to be redirected to other support efforts. Additionally, many of these homes are constructed such that a portion can be rented out to others in the community – thus creating an income stream for the ministry to support its primary efforts – churches, schools, and clinics. Take a look at the house that was taking shape last week in just 6 days!

 


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DAVENPORT's Greensboro office moves locations

 

DAVENPORT's Greensboro office moves to the growing development of Revolution Mills. The new address is 1250 N. Revolution Mill Drive, Suite 220 Greensboro, NC 27405.

 

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DAVENPORT's Florida office is now located in downtown Pensacola

 

Our Florida office has now moved to its new home in downtown Pensacola. The new address is 41 N. Jefferson Street, Suite 103 Pensacola, FL 32502.

 


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Charlotte location gets a new space

 

The Charlotte office is now at a new location!   Come and visit us at our new address: 5200 77 Center Drive, Suite 325 Charlotte, NC 28217


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Despite inclement weather, DAVENPORT's day on the jobsite was well worth it!

 

Recently DAVENPORT worked with Charlotte Habitat for Humanity to help build a house for a family in need in the Charlotte area. Team DAVENPORT, along with other local volunteers, was happy to be a part of this great experience in helping our city help its local families. Habitat for Humanity seeks to bring people & communities together and DAVENPORT is proud to be a part of that goal.

 


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This years' group of summer interns get immersed into the world of transportation engineering

 

Every year, DAVENPORT takes on a group of summer interns who show interest in the engineering field. We had the privilege of meeting and working with several talented high school students who were up to the challenge and wanted to learn what it takes to be an engineer. This year the group of interns assisted in researching methods and working on data collection and traffic counting projects. The entire group was tasked with working in groups to count and analyze data and to develop a presentation on their findings where they also provided recommendations for future projects based on those findings.

 

At the end of the summer asked the interns to write just a few words on their experience and what they got out of the program. Below are a few responses that we wanted to share with you:

“This summer at Davenport Engineering, I learned all about traffic data collecting which is a part of traffic engineering which deals with recording and counting traffic volumes and directions. Engineers and field researchers use traffic data collecting to see which routes are used the most and to help improve the roads...” - M. Lyles


“Working at DAVENPORT this summer was a lot of fun. It was interesting to learn why we count cars. One of the engineers said it can be used for developers looking to build in the near future and they have to get a traffic analysis before they can build; so we see how many cars are already traveling the road and see how it can be improved to allow traffic flow and they estimate how many more cars will be coming based on the size on the structure, then they will decide whether to add more turn lanes or just widen the road to accommodate the people coming to their new establishment.” - K. Pitts

For many of the interns this experience was affirming toward the career path of their choice as we saw in following responses:

“Davenport isn't just an engineering company, it's a company where there are people willing to help you succeed. The hard working individuals is what makes DAVENPORT a team. I was able to be a part of Davenport's team this summer. I took in a lot while I was working, both business-wise and personally. Working with this company has made me feel confident in my future career choice.” - L. Carter


“My time here has been a fantastic learning experience. I was encouraged to observe the day to day tasks completed by various engineers and other staff. Several opportunities arose to shadow some of the employees, which was a great time to really understand what it takes to be a civil/traffic engineer. This internship provided exactly what I wanted. I was able to learn so many new things about the working world while still being exposed to my desired career choice.” - J. Holder


“They gave me a taste of the business/engineering world, giving me a chance to learn a little about the important things they do, and how they do them. Very few young adults get the opportunity to work in business places like this, so I’m thankful I got this chance. Even if I don’t decide to go into a working field like this when I’m older, I got to learn about a company that’s working hard to help out their, our, communities; and when it comes down to the end, sometimes that’s all that matters.” – C. Rice

They even had a chance to speak with the company’s founder and president, John Davenport, as he shared with them a little history of the company and a little about what contributes to its success:

“Mr. Davenport explained how the company developed. He told us how he started his business and how you have to keep going. There are going to be obstacles but you have to keep going. He said being a good business person is key. He also told us to stick to your word and if you say you’re going to do something then do it. You have to stay committed.” -D. Dawkins

We enjoyed having this years' youthful spirits and inquisitive minds around and look forward to meeting a whole new group of interns next year!

 

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DAVENPORT grows its staff and opens a new office in Northern Virginia

 

With the increasing growth and demand of our firm within the commonwealth of Virginia, DAVENPORT commits to opening a new office in Sterling, VA. This new location will now serve a whole new set of clients within the rapidly growing Northern region and even open up the firm’s potential for work within the District. DAVENPORT’s presence will now be more evenly distributed throughout Virginia and will further uphold our commitment to provide local professional expertise on local projects.

 

The new office will be directed and managed by David Newberger, PE, PTOE. Mr. Newberger brings extensive transportation engineering experience throughout Virginia including traffic signal design, signing and pavement marking, maintenance of traffic, lighting design and ITS. Mr. Newberger’s past experience includes serving as traffic engineering design lead for the Virginia MegaProjects I-495 and I-95 Express Lanes, and Project/Task Manager for on-call contracts with Arlington and Fairfax Counties.

 

We are excited to welcome David to the DAVENPORT team and look forward to the many opportunities that this partnership and our expanded footprint will render.

 


 

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DAVENPORT grows its staff yet again and opens a new office in South Carolina!

 

DAVENPORT is thrilled to announce its addition of transportation engineering experts Christy Staudt, PE and Jeff Ingham, PE, PTOE. Christy will be based out of the firm’s Asheville office and will bring to the firm over 19 years of experience in the field of transportation engineering specializing in bicycle and pedestrian studies. We are excited that her specialized experience in Bicycle and Pedestrian modes adds greater depth for our firm as we continue to provide these services for our clients.

 

Jeff Ingham, PE, PTOE comes to DAVENPORT with over 22 years of experience in transportation planning and design for clients in both the public and private sectors. Jeff will be heading DAVENPORT’s first office in the State of South Carolina. Located in the Charleston Region, the new office will extend the firm’s footprint and serve our clients in the Southeast at an even greater capacity.

 

We are very excited to have the two of them on board and look forward to the potential that this opens up for our firm. For more info on Christy and Jeff you can read more about them here.


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Edith Peters, PE, PTOE joins the DAVENPORT Team to head the Charlotte Office

 

DAVENPORT is pleased to announce that Edith G. Peters, PE, PTOE has joined DAVENPORT as Director of the Charlotte Regional Office. Ms. Peters has over nine years of experience in the industry, providing traffic engineering, transportation planning, and transportation design on numerous projects throughout North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, and Georgia.

 

For more on Edith you can visit the Our Team page. We look forward to her presence in the firm and to the many opportunities that await.

 

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DAVENPORT grows its staff yet again and opens a new office in South Carolina!

 

DAVENPORT is thrilled to announce its addition of transportation engineering experts Christy Staudt, PE and Jeff Ingham, PE, PTOE. Christy will be based out of the firm’s Asheville office and will bring to the firm over 19 years of experience in the field of transportation engineering specializing in bicycle and pedestrian studies. We are excited that her specialized experience in Bicycle and Pedestrian modes adds greater depth for our firm as we continue to provide these services for our clients.

 

Jeff Ingham, PE, PTOE comes to DAVENPORT with over 22 years of experience in transportation planning and design for clients in both the public and private sectors. Jeff will be heading DAVENPORT’s first office in the State of South Carolina. Located in the Charleston Region, the new office will extend the firm’s footprint and serve our clients in the Southeast at an even greater capacity.

 

We are very excited to have the two of them on board and look forward to the potential that this opens up for our firm. For more info on Christy and Jeff you can read more about them here.


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DAVENPORT grows its staff and opens a new office in Northern Virginia

 

With the increasing growth and demand of our firm within the commonwealth of Virginia, DAVENPORT commits to opening a new office in Sterling, VA. This new location will now serve a whole new set of clients within the rapidly growing Northern region and even open up the firm’s potential for work within the District. DAVENPORT’s presence will now be more evenly distributed throughout Virginia and will further uphold our commitment to provide local professional expertise on local projects.

 

The new office will be directed and managed by David Newberger, PE, PTOE. Mr. Newberger brings extensive transportation engineering experience throughout Virginia including traffic signal design, signing and pavement marking, maintenance of traffic, lighting design and ITS. Mr. Newberger’s past experience includes serving as traffic engineering design lead for the Virginia MegaProjects I-495 and I-95 Express Lanes, and Project/Task Manager for on-call contracts with Arlington and Fairfax Counties.

 

We are excited to welcome David to the DAVENPORT team and look forward to the many opportunities that this partnership and our expanded footprint will render.

 


 

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