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Celebrating the Careers of Joe McClure and Darryl Swift

Joe McClure and Darryl Swift (front row, second and third from left) in a company photo from 1998.


March and April have certainly brought uncertain and unique situations our way. We are all learning a new virtual world at HUNT and navigating unknown challenges as they come. Let take a moment away from Covid-19 and celebrate the retirement of two of HUNT’s longest employees!

Joseph McClure retired March 27th, 2020 from the Horseheads Transportation Engineering Group. Joe started at HUNT on February 23, 1981, formally employed with NYSDOT in the Region 6 area. He is a graduate of SUNY at Alfred with a Civil Engineering, Architectural Technology Degree. He started as a hand drafter in the Transportation Department, through the last 39 years he has evolved into the digital ages, enhancing his work. He has mastered the two prominent CAD programs: AutoCAD-Civil 3D and MicroStation Inroads.

In 2000, he began the CADD production-coordination of HUNT’s bridge and highway projects. From the Rexford Bridge in the early 80’s to Walp Road last month, Joe was focused on bridge and highway work his entire career bringing a depth of knowledge in DOT standards

While at HUNT, Joe was most notable for his attention to detail in is work, and his love of sports including administration of football and basketball pools many of us enjoyed participating in.

Joe resides in Painted Post and is looking forward to retirement following his children and enjoying the simpler things in life.


Darryl Swift retired on April 14, 2020 from the Horseheads Structural Engineering Group. Darryl also started at HUNT in 1981 on June 11th in the Transportation Department as a hand drafter. He is a graduate of Corning Community College in Mechanical Technology and Computer Classes. Darryl initially supported drafting for many disciplines but became more focused on transportation and structural as the company grew, eventually becoming dedicated to structural detailing. Darryl implemented the transportation and structural engineering division’s transition from manual drafting to the computer-aided drafting, first with AutoCAD and eventually REVIT. Darryl’s early mastery of CAD programs and his dedication to advanced study in AUTOCAD enabled him to develop the HUNT CAD structural detailing standards and CAD structural details library.

While at HUNT, Darryl was known for being an early riser, commonly one of the first in the office, and in the early days, he was also a regular at the social hour after work. He was a resource for many HUNT activities including remembering the History of HUNT.

Darryl resides in Painted Post and is looking forward to retirement and more time to keep up with his active role as a landlord.

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