TrafFix Devices Prevails in Court

Fisher Phillips said client TrafFix Devices, Inc. won a race discrimination and wrongful termination case in Orange County Superior Court.

Fisher Phillips is a labor and workplace law firm based in Atlanta and with offices in about 30 cities, including Irvine.

San Clemente-based TrafFix makes products to control traffic and reduce the frequency and severity of automobile collisions.

Its ex-employee Barbara Ijeh Egbuta, a Nigerian immigrant — after making an internal complaint and a company investigation — sued for $12 million alleging discrimination based on race and national origin, unlawful retaliation, and wrongful termination.

Fisher Phillips argued that wrongful termination only applies if a complaint is filed in good faith, and that based on Egbuta’s complaint, the company’s investigation and employee interviews, she couldn’t reasonably believe her actions were protected.

The trial began in May and lasted 18 days.

Deirdre Newman, Orange County Business Journal

Students from Pacific Coast Christian Homeschool

Today we had the great honor of hosting a group of students from Pacific Coast Christian Homeschool. It all started last year when we got a call from a parent asking if we could host a birthday party for their son, Brody. You see, Brody wants to grow up to become an Engineer and one day work for TrafFix Devices; they said “He is obsessed with your orange drums, cones, and especially the Scorpion.” We were overjoyed that he was so intrigued by our company and what we do that would couldn’t help but host his birthday party. Brody was joined by 9 of his friends where they got to tour of our San Clemente facility and see what really goes into creating highway safety products.

After his party, Brody told all of his friends at school and church what he did for his birthday. He kept talking about it…. for months. Fast-forward to last week when we got another call from the parents who asked if we could host a school field trip for Brody and his classmates. We had such fun hosting his birthday party that we more than happy to show his classmates around.

But this time, we turned it up to 11!

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Mythbusters feature the Water-Wall

The MythBusters, an Emmy-nominated series on Discovery, are known for uncovering the truth behind popular myths and legends. They do this by mixing the scientific method with child-like curiosity and good ol’ fashioned ingenuity to create one of the best science shows on television. MythBusters is hosted by Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage, who have more than 30 combined years of special effects experience, along with co-hosts Tory Belleci, Kari Byron, and Grant Imahara.

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Jack Kulp Chosen For Cal Poly Engineering Hall of Fame


From a list of over 25,000 Cal Poly Pomona Engineering Alumni, Jack Kulp, the Founder and CEO of TrafFix Devices, was chosen as one of 22 Engineers to be part of the inaugural class of the Engineering Hall of Fame. This new Hall of Fame will serve to recognize distinguished engineers and their achievements as well as inspire future generations of students. The official induction ceremonies and unveiling of the Cal Poly Engineering Hall of Fame will take place on on campus in Pomona.

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Less than half of US roads are rated “good”

The Gary Stoller article in the July 29 USA Today speaks to a great portion of US roads and bridges which are in desperate need of repair. Stoller says that less than half of all US roads are rated “good.”

Indeed, just 38% of the pavement on roads stretching miles across the USA is in “good” condition, according to the analysis, while about one in 10 of the nation’s bridges are “structurally deficient.”
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