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Terracon Earns 32nd Ranking in the ENR List of the Top 500 Design Firms

Engineering News-Record (ENR) announced the 2016 Top 500 Design Firms list naming Terracon number 32. This is up from number 35 in 2015 and 2014. ENR provides the engineering and construction news, analysis, commentary and data that construction industry professionals need to do their jobs more effectively. ENR reports on the top design firms, both architects and engineers, and the top construction companies as well as projects in the United States and around the world.

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Jim Wright Joins Terracon as the National Director of Safety and Health

OLATHE, Kan. — Terracon is pleased to introduce Jim Wright as its national director of safety and health. In this position, he will lead the corporate safety group in proactively partnering and collaborating with operations, working closely with all levels of leadership to support and anticipate safety needs, and help operations build and sustain an Incident and Injury-Free (IIF) workplace.

“We all go home safe to our families – that is everyone’s goal at Terracon. When I came here, I could immediately see the commitment to safety that the management team has,” Wright said. “I could also see that employees are embracing the safety culture. I have a passion for safety so it was important to me to find a company that shares that same commitment.”

Wright has more than 25 years of experience in safety management, programs, and compliance. Before joining Terracon, he served as compliance manager for safety, health, environmental, and quality for National Exploration, Wells and Pumps in Woodland, Calif. Wright has designed and implemented world-class safety systems for drilling operations in the U.S., Africa, Australia, Mexico, Canada, and South America.

He earned a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Central Methodist College and a master’s degree in industrial hygiene from the University of Central Missouri. Wright is chairman of the National Groundwater Association’s Professional Development Safety Subcommittee and received the organization’s 2012 Safety Advocate Award.

Terracon is an employee-owned engineering consulting firm with more than 3,500 employees providing environmental, facilities, geotechnical, and materials services from more than 130 offices in 42 states nationwide. Terracon currently ranks 35th on Engineering News-Record’s list of Top 500 Design Firms. For additional information about Terracon, visit



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TVA to spend up to $5bn in Clear Air Act violations

April 14,2011

The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) must invest between $3 to $5 billion in emission control technologies for 11 of the company’s coal-fired power plants in three states as part of a settlement agreement with the U.S. Environmental Prote…….