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Terracon Foundation Awards $98,538 in Grants

Press Releases posted 08.01.2019.

OLATHE, Kan. ­­– The Terracon Foundation is pleased to announce the award of $98,538 in community and university grants. The Terracon Foundation was established as the community investment arm of Terracon with a goal to reach out and become a real part of the lives of company employees and the communities where they live and work.

“The recent grants awarded by the Terracon Foundation represent a variety of local needs from a diverse group of nonprofit organizations where our employees are actively involved. These range from helping to build affordable housing, to educating students about careers in STEM,” said Laura Campa, P.E., chair of the Terracon Foundation and manager of Terracon’s Baton Rouge, La., office.

University Grants

As part of an ongoing effort to support higher education, the Terracon Foundation presented university grants for graduate-level scholarships, fellowships, and programs in the areas of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

This year, the Terracon Foundation presented $49,000 to eight universities:

University Grant RecipientLocation
Colorado School of MinesGolden, Colo.
Missouri S&TRolla, Mo.
Purdue UniversityWest Lafayette, Ind.
Texas Tech UniversityLubbock, Texas
Texas Tech University – The Institute of Environmental and Human HealthLubbock, Texas
The University of Texas Rio Grande ValleyEdinburg, Texas
The University of Texas at San AntonioSan Antonio, Texas
University of OklahomaNorman, Okla.

 

Community Grants

The Terracon Foundation has awarded $49,538 in community grants to 18 local, nonprofit organizations with an emphasis on education and the built and natural environment in which Terracon employees are actively engaged.

 

Community Grant Recipient Location
Ames Middle School Booster Club, Inc.Ames, Iowa
Blue River Watershed Association

 

Kansas City, Mo.
Moody ClinicBrownsville, Texas
Charleston Junior Golf FoundationMount Pleasant, S.C.
City of AshvilleAshville, Ala.
CrossRoads MissionsLouisville, Ky.
Girl Scouts of Northeast Kansas and Northwest Missouri, Inc.Kansas City, Mo.
HawkWatch International, Inc.Salt Lake City, Utah
International Relations CouncilKansas City, Mo.
Junior Achievement of the HeartlandMoline, Ill.
Junior League of Kansas City, Mo., Inc.Kansas City, Mo.
Kids on Bikes, Inc.Colorado Springs, Co.
Living Lands & WatersEast Moline, Ill.
Southern Arizona Environmental Management SocietyTucson, Ariz.
Survive & ThriveKansas City, Mo.
Sustainable TulsaTulsa, Okla.
The Food Literacy Project at Oxmoor Farm, Inc.Louisville, Ky.
Tucson Clean & Beautiful, Inc.Tucson, Ariz.

 

For more information about the Terracon Foundation, visit terracon.com/foundation/.

Terracon is an employee-owned engineering consulting firm with more than 4,500 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 2019 list of Top 500 Design Firms. For additional information about Terracon, visit www.terracon.com.


Terracon Names Jason Sander as National Director for Materials Services

Press Releases posted 07.29.2019.

Jason SanderCINCINNATI  — Terracon, a nationally known and respected consulting engineering firm, names Jason Sander, P.E., as Senior Vice President and National Director for Materials Engineering Services.

Sander was previously Regional Manager for Terracon’s Cincinnati and Portsmouth, Ohio, and Lexington, Kentucky offices. He has been with the company since 1995 performing materials testing and inspection, special inspections, as well as geotechnical and materials engineering, supervision, and management.

”Throughout my career, I have always appreciated the opportunity to work with all the hard-working people in the construction industry, and am thankful to have worked on so many great teams building challenging, unique, and one-of-a-kind projects, or solving difficult problems,” Sander said. “I am looking forward to applying the skills and experience I have learned over the last 24 years to help serve Terracon’s clients and employee-owners in safety, quality, technology, and innovation, and growing and leading the Materials service line.”

A licensed professional engineer in Ohio and Kentucky, Sander earned his Bachelor of Science in civil/environmental engineering, and Master of Science in geotechnical engineering from the University of Cincinnati. His professional affiliations include serving on the board of directors for the Greater Miami Valley Chapter of the American Concrete Institute, involvement in the American Society of Civil Engineers, and the Employer Chair for the Construction Industry Partnership through the United Way Partners for a Competitive Workforce, and chair of the Allied Construction Industries (ACI) Workforce Development Committee.

Terracon is an employee-owned engineering consulting firm with more than 4,500 employees providing environmental, facilities, geotechnical, and materials services from more than 150 offices with services available in all 50 states. Terracon currently ranks 24th on Engineering News-Record’s list of Top 500 Design Firms. For additional information about Terracon, visit www.terracon.com.


Terracon Acquisitions Enhance Environmental, Geotechnical Resources in the Southeast

Press Releases posted 06.04.2019.

Purchases Build Upon Strong Presence in Georgia, Florida, North Carolina

OLATHE, Kan. – Terracon is pleased to announce its acquisition of Environmental Services, Inc. (ESI) and Geotechnical & Environmental Consultants, Inc. (GEC). Bringing these two organizations into Terracon enhances the company’s geographic presence and depth of services in Georgia and the Southeast.

ESI is a full-service environmental consulting firm providing environmental, and natural and cultural resource solutions. Founded in 1986, ESI serves public- and private-sector clients nationally from its headquarters in Jacksonville, Fla., and offices in Raleigh, N.C., and Savannah, Ga. ESI’s services include environmental permitting; environmental site assessment and permitting; air quality; soil evaluation; wetlands mitigation and analysis; archaeology and cultural resource studies; underwater archaeology; endangered and threatened species studies; forestry and land management; Geographic Information Systems (GIS); and sustainable services.

GEC is an environmental, geotechnical, and construction materials consulting firm headquartered in Macon, Ga., with offices in Columbus and LaGrange, Ga. The firm serves public- and private-sector clients throughout Georgia and the Southeast in the education, commercial, industrial, and government markets. GEC provides services including environmental site assessments; wetlands delineation, permitting, and mitigation; endangered species; asbestos, lead-based paint, and Brownfields; geotechnical engineering; construction quality control and special inspections; site exploration; and materials testing. In addition, GEC offers a full range of solid waste consulting services.

“Both companies have a strong presence in the Southeast and are deeply committed to the clients and communities they serve,” said Gayle Packer, Terracon CEO and president. “Their expertise and services complement our existing environmental, geotechnical, and materials capabilities and will allow us to support our clients throughout the Southeast even more nimbly.”

The organizations will continue to serve clients locally as Environmental Services, Inc., A Terracon Company and Geotechnical & Environmental Consultants, Inc., A Terracon Company.The new acquisitions are supported by Terracon’s existing offices in Atlanta and Savannah, Ga., Birmingham, Ala., Jacksonville, Fla., and Raleigh, N.C.

Terracon is an employee-owned consulting engineering firm with more than 4,500 employees providing environmental, facilities, geotechnical, and materials services from more than 150 offices with services available in all 50 states. Terracon currently ranks 24th on Engineering News-Record’s list of the Top 500 Design Firms. For additional information about Terracon, visit www.terracon.com.


Alain Gallet, P.E., FACEC, Recognized for Lifetime Professional Achievement Award

Press Releases, Uncategorized posted 05.15.2019.

Alain Gallet, P.E., FACEC, of Terracon’s Birmingham, Ala., office has been recognized by the American Council of Engineering Companies of Alabama with a Lifetime Professional Acheivement Award.

Details in news release.


Terracon Names Jacob Spinsby as National Manager of Geophysical Services

Press Releases posted 05.07.2019.

Jacob SpinsbyDENVER — Terracon, a nationally known and respected consulting engineering firm, has named Jacob Spinsby, P.G., MSc, as national manager of geophysical services.

Spinsby joins Terracon with more than 15 years of  geophysical and management expertise, including subsurface utility engineering, geophysical exploration, and infrastructure non-destructive evaluation.

Based in Terracon’s Denver-area office, Spinsby will lead the company’s national geophysics practice.

“I am thrilled to rejoin Terracon’s team of more than 25 world-class geophysicists,” Spinsby said. “I look forward to expanding our geophysical services further.”

A licensed professional geologist, Spinsby earned his bachelor’s degree in geology from Cornell College and a master’s degree in geological sciences from Arizona State University. He has managed projects nationally and internationally in the transportation, power, oil and gas, commercial, and federal sectors, and managed geotechnical departments at several companies, including Terracon.

Terracon is an employee-owned engineering consulting firm with more than 4,500 employees providing environmental, facilities, geotechnical, and materials services from more than 150 offices with services available in all 50 states. Terracon currently ranks 24th on Engineering News-Record’s list of Top 500 Design Firms.