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Post Office Box 8027
Columbia, SC 29202
United States


Office: (803) 791-8800

James I. Middleton, Jr., M.E., P.E.

Consulting Engineer

Engineering Fields
  • Automotive
  • Mechanical
  • Materials/Metallurgical

Mr. Middleton holds a master's degree in mechanical engineering from The University of South Carolina in 2001 and a bachelor's degree in aerospace engineering from Auburn University in 1991. Prior to college, he resided in the majority of the states which make up the Old South, but has always called south Georgia home. After graduation from Auburn, he was employed by a large bearing manufacturer where he worked as both a manufacturing engineer and as a project engineer. While there he also served as the project engineer for the construction and startup of a new manufacturing facility.

Mr. Middleton joined ED&T in 1995.  His areas of expertise at the firm involve engineering analyses including metallurgical analysis, loading analysis involving manual calculations as well as Finite Element Analysis (FEA) techniques, as well as failure and fracture analysis of varying types of mechanical components and systems. In addition, Mr. Middleton also is the senior vehicle engineer within the firm. In this role he analyzes issues involving passenger and commercial vehicles, heavy trucking, as well as off-road and construction equipment. This work includes accident reconstruction in addition to mechanical evaluations. When not on the job, Mr. Middleton enjoys spending time with his family and their multiple toy poodles. He also enjoys volunteering with his church and Carolina Poodle Rescue, home improvement projects, travel, reading, and following college football.

State Licenses

Mr. Middleton is a registered professional engineer in Alabama, California, Florida, Georgia, Missouri, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and West Virginia.

Areas of Expertise

  • Agriculture
  • Buildings-Systems
  • Chemicals and Pharmaceuticals
  • Fires
  • Manufacturing
  • Materials, Testing
  • Mining
  • Other Specializations
  • Petroleum/ Petro-Chemical
  • Transport and Shipping
  • Vehicles
  • Wood Products and Papermaking
  • Work Place