CHICAGO — The Association for Corporate Growth (ACG), a global network dedicated to driving growth in middle-market companies, has honored Terracon with its first-ever Innovation award for Stage1, a collaborative, fully online offering that streamlines site selection for clients.
Last fall, Middle Market Growth staff asked middle-market companies to apply for the awards by describing their achievements during the past year related to growth, innovation, job creation, and retention and workplace culture. The Innovation award, sponsored by Cambridge Global Payments, recognizes innovation in the middle market. Judges selected one winner and three finalists, all of whom introduced a new offering, or grew an existing one, that represents a notable innovation within the company’s industry.
“The awards applications showed the resilience of middle-market businesses as they overcame adversity, and the role they play in creating and preserving jobs. The hard work and creativity that it took to steer these companies through a global pandemic is remarkable, and a cause for celebration,” said Kathryn Mulligan, editor in chief, Middle Market Growth.
Introduced in 2018 and significantly enhanced in 2020, Stage1 allows customers to form an initial assessment of a site’s geotechnical and environmental site conditions and risks in just a few days, according to Terracon’s Geotechnical National Service Line Director, Victor Donald, P.E., who developed the idea to better use Terracon’s vast data resources. Stage1 streamlines the site selection process with information provided in three key areas: geotechnical, subsurface environmental, and natural resources, which includes cultural resources and historic places, wetlands and waters, and protected species.
“Now our customers can conduct remote, site-specific research without the cost, time and risk associated with intrusive exploration and investigations required by traditional processes,” Donald said. “With the initial assessment provided by Stage1, informed decisions and smart work plans can proceed.”
The Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) is the premier association for the mergers and acquisitions dealmaking community. Founded in 1954, ACG has 59 chapters worldwide. ACG’s global network comprises more than 100,000 middle-market professionals who invest, own, and advise growing companies. ACG’s mission is to drive middle-market growth. ACG reaches its audience through the award-winning publication Middle Market Growth, the official publication of the Association for Corporate Growth. For more information, click here.
Terracon is an employee-owned engineering consulting firm with more than 5,000 employees providing environmental, facilities, geotechnical, and materials services from more than 150 offices with services available in all 50 states. Terracon ranks 24th on Engineering News-Record’s 2021 list of Top 500 Design Firms. For additional information about Terracon, visit terracon.com. For more information about Stage1, visit: terracon.com/stage1