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Terracon Foundation Awards Grant to the Engineering Foundation of St. Louis

posted 08.05.2014

ST. LOUIS, Mo. — The Terracon Foundation recently awarded a community grant in the amount of $5,000 to the Engineering Foundation of St. Louis. The grant will be used to assist in the renovations of the organization’s facility.

The Terracon Foundation community grant supports local, nonprofit programs with active engagement of Terracon employees in communities where they live and work.

The Engineering Foundation of St. Louis was established by the Engineers’ Club of St. Louis in 1978 to further the purposes of the engineering profession through technical excellence, moral responsibility, and community service. The Foundation supports educational programs and services for engineers, engineering supervisors and managers, business, government, and the general public.

Jesse Kocher, P.E., from Terracon’s St. Louis office, is involved with the organization and championed the grant. Bob Welsch, P.E., president of Engineering Foundation of St. Louis, proudly accepted the award.

“The Engineering Foundation of St. Louis has a long history of serving the community we live in. Our goal is to create a space available for not only the engineering community to use, but also a space for educating and inspiring the engineers of the future. The employees of the St. Louis office of Terracon demonstrated their commitment to that goal by engaging their corporate foundation for support,” said Welsch.

The Terracon Foundation was established in 2008 and expanded considerably in 2012 to provide a broader range of grant opportunities. The Terracon Foundation also provides national partner grants, university grants, and employee-dependent scholarships.

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 35th on Engineering News-Record’s List of Top 500 Design Firms. For additional information about Terracon, please visit