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Minks Joins Terracon's St. Louis Office as Geotechnical Department Manager

ST. LOUIS, Mo. — Allen Minks, P.E., has joined Terracon as geotechnical department manager in Terracon’s St. Louis office. Minks’ responsibilities include promoting services to new and existing clients, providing management to all projects and their deliverables, leadership and supervision of the department and local drilling operations, review of laboratory testing and drilling, preparation of geotechnical engineering reports and proposals, along with business development activities.

Minks brings 30 years of experience to his new position from a wide variety of geotechnical studies ranging from home foundation distress investigations to foundation analysis, design, and construction monitoring of multi-million dollar projects. Minks has authored geotechnical reports about various geologic and subsurface conditions and worked on projects throughout the U.S. as well as internationally. Minks is a past president of the St. Louis section of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and recipient of the Professional Recognition Award from the St. Louis section in 2012. Minks is also the recipient of this year’s ASCE Edmund Friedman Professional Recognition Award, which is presented to a member of the society who is judged to have contributed substantially to the status of the engineering profession by establishing a reputation for professional services.

Minks is a registered professional engineer in Missouri, Illinois, Iowa, and Oklahoma. He earned a Master of Science in geotechnical engineering and a Bachelor of Science in civil engineering from the Missouri University of Science and Technology, formerly University of Missouri-Rolla.

Terracon is an employee-owned engineering consulting firm with more than 3,000 employees providing environmental, facilities, geotechnical, and materials services from more than 140 offices in 40 states nationwide. Terracon currently ranks 38th on Engineering News-Record’s List of Top 500 Design Firms. For additional information about Terracon, please visit