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Terracon Foundation Awards Scholarship to Florida Student

Press Releases posted 07.18.2013.

PENSACOLA, Fla. –  The Terracon Foundation awarded Nathanael Berrian a scholarship to assist him with his first year at Pensacola State College.

The Terracon Foundation provides the children and dependents of Terracon employees the opportunity to continue their education through scholarship assistance. The foundation presents scholarship awards up to $2,000 per student with total scholarship awards up to $25,000.

Berrian is the son of Terracon employee, Susan Berrian, who is a corporate services representative in the Pensacola, Fla., office. Berrian said that the scholarship will help her son explore the field of architecture, an area that he has been interested in over the years.

“During his four years of drafting and technology classes in high school, he has developed an interest in creative home designs and a desire to explore architecture as his field of study,” Berrian said. “He recently won second place in the Home Builders Association of West Florida home design competition for Escambia County high school students.”

The younger Berrian thanked the foundation and also expressed interest in learning more about the field of architecture.

“I am really grateful for this scholarship opportunity,” Berrian said. “As I start my college career, I look forward to expanding my knowledge of architectural studies.”

The Terracon Foundation was established in 2008 with a goal of investing more in the community.  The program expanded considerably during 2012 to provide a broader range of grant opportunities throughout the country. In addition to employee dependent scholarships, The Terracon Foundation also provides national partner grants, university grants, and community grants.

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 38th on Engineering News-Record’s List of Top 500 Design Firms. For additional information about Terracon, please visit: www.terracon.com

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Terracon Foundation Awards Scholarship to Iowa Student

Press Releases posted 07.18.2013.

PARKERSBURG, Iowa – The Terracon Foundation awarded Landon Cleary a scholarship to begin his studies of civil engineering at Iowa State University this fall.

The Terracon Foundation provides the children and dependents of Terracon employees the opportunity to continue their education through scholarship assistance. The foundation presents scholarship awards up to $2,000 per student with total scholarship awards up to $25,000.

Cleary is the son of Terracon employee, Dave Cleary, who is a department manager in the Cedar Falls, Iowa, office.  Cleary said that his son is an ideal candidate for the scholarship for various reasons.

“Landon is a great candidate for the Terracon Foundation scholarship,” Cleary said. “He applies himself well in school, sports, church and any activity he is involved with. He is very reliable and has a great work ethic and always willing to assist others.”

The younger Cleary thanked the foundation for the scholarship.

“I would like to thank The Terracon Foundation for the scholarship,” Cleary said. “I will be a freshman this fall at Iowa State University and studying Civil Engineering.”

The Terracon Foundation was established in 2008 with a goal of investing more in the community.  The program expanded considerably during 2012 to provide a broader range of grant opportunities throughout the country. In addition to employee dependent scholarships, The Terracon Foundation also provides national partner grants, university grants, and community grants.

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 38th on Engineering News-Record’s List of Top 500 Design Firms. For additional information about Terracon, please visit: www.terracon.com

 

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Terracon and New England EnviroStrategies will soon join forces to expand Environmental Services

Featured, Press Releases posted 07.18.2013.

OLATHE, Kan. — Terracon Consultants, Inc. is pleased to announce the acquisition of New England EnviroStrategies, Inc., based in Concord, N.H. The effective acquisition date is July 28, 2013.

Founded in 2007, New England EnviroStrategies provides environmental consulting and water resources services. Client sectors include legal, institutional, industrial, commercial, municipal, and nonprofits.

“New England EnviroStrategies has an excellent regional reputation, and we are excited to have them become a part of Terracon,” said David Gaboury, P.E., president and CEO of Terracon. “The depth of their experience in New England and our national resources will bring great value to clients.”

Terracon will retain all of New England EnviroStrategies’ employees, all of whom will be based in Terracon’s Manchester, N.H., office to expand environmental services throughout the northeast.

“It was extremely important to New England EnviroStrategies to find the right business partner whose core values included collaborative service to its clients with strong commitment to its staff,” said Muriel Robinette, president of New England EnviroStrategies. “Terracon Consultants met these while offering our staff a successful national business platform upon which to grow our services. We are very pleased to become part of Terracon and be able to offer expanded services to our clients.”

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 38th on Engineering News-Record’s List of Top 500 Design Firms. For additional information about Terracon, please visit: www.terracon.com

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Terracon Receives MSPE Presidential Award

OLATHE, Kan. – Terracon received the Presidential Award presented by the Missouri Society of Professional Engineers (MSPE) at the MSPE Annual Conference held at Chateau on the Lake in Branson, Mo, on June 17, 2013.

The MSPE Presidential Award recognizes the professionalism and expertise of Terracon’s Facilities group for their pro bono Property Condition Assessment of the MSPE Education Foundation building in Jefferson City, Mo. Terracon’s report provided a critical tool for long-range planning of the Foundation’s building, which is their largest asset.

“Terracon was very pleased to be able to provide these services to the MSPE Education Foundation,” said Joseph W. Marsh, P.E., director of employee development and wellbeing for Terracon. “The assessment is being used to help guide their facility planning process and to allow the Foundation to direct more support to the promotion of professional engineering.”

MSPE is an individual member association that protects the public health, safety, and welfare by promoting and defending the engineering profession. MSPE’s offices are located in Jefferson, Mo.

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 38th on Engineering News-Record’s List of Top 500 Design Firms. For additional information about Terracon, please visit: www.terracon.com

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Terracon Recognized for Wellbeing Program

OLATHE, Kan. – Terracon was announced winner of the 2013 Edington Next Practice Pillar 1, Senior Leadership Award by Edington Associates LLC and CBIZ Employee Services, a division of CBIZ Inc.

The Next Practice Awards recognize organizations that are actively engaged in the pursuit of a healthy, high-performing workplace. The awards specifically recognize companies that exhibit distinctive approaches to improving the wellbeing of workplaces and employees and excel in innovation and initiatives.

The Next Practice Award nominees are considered in each of the five core pillars: Senior Leadership, Operational Leadership, Self-Leadership, Recognition and Rewards and Quality Assurance.

A pre-qualification survey was required for award consideration to ensure nominees met minimum criteria across the five pillars of an effective strategy. Judging considerations included enterprise effort and participation, organizational resources dedicated to the initiative, engagement rate and outcomes including employee satisfaction, health and wellness improvements, and productivity.

Terracon is an employee-owned engineering consulting firm with more than 3,000 employees providing geotechnical, environmental, construction materials, and facilities services from more than 140 offices in 40 states nationwide. Terracon currently ranks 38th on Engineering News-Record’s List of Top 500 Design Firms. For additional information about Terracon, please visit: www.terracon.com

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