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Environmental Services Training Firm Embraces Terracon Name

Argus Pacific adoptsnew identity as part of expansion

MOUNTLAKE TERRACE, Wash. – Argus Pacific, a leading certified provider of environmental health and safety (EH&S) training and industrial hygiene consulting services since 1997, announced it transitioned its name to align with the Terracon brand. The successful EH&S training services offered by Argus Pacific allow Terracon to expand to better serve a national client base and further focus on offering customized EH&S training.

“With the expanded resources that being part of Terracon offers, our workplace health and safety training professionals can provide more flexibility to serve the increasing number of clients requesting customized, online and in-person training services,” said Eric Kunz, P.E., office manager.

Since joining Terracon in 2015, the EH&S training team has continued to provide OSHA, EPA, and State-level regulated training in coordination with Terracon’s environmental service line and complements the company’s materials testing, facilities, and geotechnical capabilities. The 60-person office will continue at its present location at 21905 64th Ave. W., Suite 100, Mountlake Terrace, WA 98043, and will continue to offer a robust schedule of in-person and online open-enrollment training classes. The EH&S training team serves more than 4,000 students annually, including several hundred different types of public and private sector clients.

Recently, Sue Maas, CHMM, was named Terracon’s National Leader for Environmental Health and Safety Training. Her team in Mountlake Terrace and the Seattle area delivers critical training and provides EH&S training leadership for a wide variety of clients and Terracon offices across nine divisions.

About Terracon’s EH&S Team Formerly Known as Argus Pacific

Argus Pacific will now be a part of Terracon’s Seattle office and offers open enrollment and custom classes in asbestos, lead, mold, hazardous waste, emergency response, and numerous other occupational health and safety topics. For more information, visit our training class schedule.

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Terracon is an employee-owned multidiscipline consulting firm comprised of more than 5,500 curious minds focused on solving engineering and technical challenges from more than 175 locations nationwide. Explore with us by visiting terracon.com.

 


Terracon Names Stephanie Price Chief People Officer

Olathe, Kan. — Terracon, an employee-owned firm with a long history of providing excellence in engineering consulting services, has named Stephanie Price as chief people officer. Price now serves as head of Terracon’s human resources team, as well as a member of Terracon’s executive leadership team.

“Terracon is an amazing organization. I am proud to have the opportunity to work with more than 5,000 employee-owners to help achieve our vision to be best at people,” Price said.

After joining Terracon in 2015, Price served as principal and director, and senior principal and director of human resources before assuming the role of chief people officer. She succeeds John Prutsman, who is now an executive coach with the firm. Price earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in communication studies from the University of Kansas, and resides in Overland Park, Kan.

Terracon is an employee-owned multidiscipline consulting firm comprised of more than 5,500 curious minds focused on solving engineering and technical challenges from more than 175 locations nationwide. Explore with us by visiting terracon.com.


Terracon Foundation Awards $10,000 Grant to Heart to Heart International for Hurricane Ian Relief

OLATHE, Kan. — The Terracon Foundation has made a $10,000 grant to Heart to Heart International (HHI) to provide emergency health care in the aftermath of Hurricane Ian, a large and destructive Category 4 Atlantic hurricane that caused widespread damage across the southeastern U.S. in late September. Ian was the deadliest hurricane to hit Florida since 1935.

“Terracon is pleased to support Heart to Heart International in its efforts to bring medical care to those still recovering from Hurricane Ian’s effects,” said Gayle Packer, Terracon chair, president, and CEO. “We are again honored to partner with this incredible organization to provide urgently needed care.”

“Support from the Terracon Foundation and other partners ensures we are able to rapidly deploy experienced, dedicated medical teams in the aftermath of a disaster,” said Kim Carroll, Heart to Heart International CEO. “People affected by disasters have a wide range of medical needs, from critical injuries to loss of essential medications, so we are grateful to the generous supporters and partners who enable us to provide vital care so quickly.”

Headquartered in Lenexa, Kansas, Heart to Heart International is a global humanitarian organization focused on improving access to health. Since its inception in 1992, HHI has delivered medical aid and supplies worth $2.5 billion to more than 131 countries, including within the United States. HHI responds to natural disasters both domestically and internationally by supplying medical relief and mobilizing volunteers. The organization is a four-star Charity Navigator charity and is on the "Philanthropy 400" To learn more, visit hearttoheart.org.

The Terracon Foundation was established with a goal to reach out and become a real part of the lives of Terracon employees and the communities where they live and work. Established as the community investment arm of Terracon, the foundation has granted more than $3.7 million to community organizations, universities, dependents of employees, and disaster relief efforts.

Terracon is an employee-owned engineering consulting firm with more than 5,500 employees providing environmental, facilities, geotechnical and materials services from more than 175 locations with services in all 50 states. Terracon consistently ranks as a top 25 design firm by Engineering News-Record.


Terracon Names Tim Cleary National Manager of In Situ Services

Geotechnical, Press ReleasesSeptember 28, 2022

Tim ClearyRALEIGH, N.C.Terracon, a leading provider of environmental, facilities, geotechnical, and materials services, has named Tim Cleary national manager of in situ services. Cleary will lead the company’s in situ and direct push-site investigation services and lead a practice resource group to develop standards for advanced site characterization services.

“Terracon is making significant operational and financial commitments to be a national leader in in situ testing,” Cleary said. “Developing our people and giving them the best resources is critical to our success. I am excited to work with our exploration and engineering staff to lead innovation and serve our clients.”

Cleary has more than 30 years of experience leading exploration operations serving consulting engineers and geologists. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in geology from State University of New York (SUNY) Oswego and studied geotechnical engineering at North Carolina State University. He is based in Terracon’s Raleigh office.

Terracon is an employee-owned, multidiscipline consulting firm comprised of more than 5,500 curious minds focused on solving engineering and technical challenges from more than 175 locations nationwide. Explore with us by visiting terracon.com.


Terracon Foundation Scholarship Awarded to University of Colorado Boulder Graduate Student in Geotechnical Engineering

Deep Foundations Institute (DFI) Educational Trust Awards Joelle Westcott

 OLATHE, Kan. – The Terracon Foundation announced $3,250 has been awarded to Joelle Westcott, a student pursuing a master of science degree in geotechnical engineering and geomechanics at the University of Colorado Boulder, to support her studies. The scholarship is the second award following the establishment of the DFI Educational Trust/Terracon Consultants Scholarship Fund in 2020. An endowment of $50,000 from the Terracon Foundation funds this annual educational scholarship.

Westcott was recommended for the scholarship by current faculty, as well as the head staff of the Centrifuge Research Complex at U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Engineering Research and Development Center (ERDC), where she interned as a civil engineer researcher this summer. An accomplished student, Wescott spent the summer of 2019 in the African country of Eswatini, working with a rural community as construction manager for a 69-meter pedestrian footbridge as part of an Engineers in Action project. She is currently working on her master’s degree thesis related to the dynamics of retaining walls, combining experimental centrifuge data collected at the University of Colorado Boulder’s centrifuge with results from a numerical model she is developing.

Originally from Broomfield, Colorado, Westcott chose engineering because she wanted to continuously solve challenging problems that make a tangible, positive impact on the world. A graduate of Thornton High School in Thornton, Colorado, she earned an international baccalaureate diploma and received academic and athletic honors throughout high school. During her bachelor’s degree, her honor streak continued with honors at the college and department level as well as regional American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) awards. After she completes her master’s degree, Westcott would like to work on innovative projects, while also staying involved in projects related to engineering for developing communities.

The DFI Educational Trust manages 20 scholarship programs funded by endowments, donations, and fundraising events. Since 2006, the Trust has awarded $1.6 million in scholarships and grants to 450 students studying at colleges and universities across the United States and the Province of Ontario, Canada. Donations to the DFI Educational Trust scholarship funds can be made online at www.dfitrust.org.

The Terracon Foundation encourages employees to submit grant requests each year for organizations focused on education as well as the built and natural environment. To date, the Terracon Foundation has granted more than $3.7 million to community organizations, universities, dependents of employees, and disaster relief efforts.

Terracon is an employee-owned multidiscipline consulting firm comprised of more than 5,500 curious minds focused on solving engineering and technical challenges from more than 175 locations nationwide. Explore with us by visiting terracon.com.


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