Lindsay Flangas Selected as Next COO
On June 17, the GeoEngineers Inc. Board unanimously affirmed Lindsay Flangas as the firm’s next chief operations officer (COO). Current COO Dan Campbell took on a new role as president, which allowed him to focus on acquisitions, contracts, and risk management.
Award-Winning Scott Paper Mill Cleanup Begins
GeoEngineers worked closely with the Port of Anacortes in Washington State to create a comprehensive cleanup program for multiple brownfield sites, including the contaminated Scott Paper Mill, one of the largest shoreline and sediment cleanup projects ever completed in Washington under the Model Toxics Control Act (MTCA). In the following years, the project received five separate awards for technical excellence and client service.
Sanpoil Emergency Spill Response Earns ACEC Oregon Award
The American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) Oregon gave the Sanpoil Emergency Response Project a Best Project Award in the Environmental & Water Resource category. Gasoline from a tank trailer accident along a remote stretch of State Highway 21 in northeastern Washington threatened to enter the Sanpoil River on the opposite side of the highway. GeoEngineers and project partners rapidly responded to the spill and prevented environmental impacts to the river’s ecosystem, removing the majority of gasoline from the subsurface in less than three months.
Award-Winning Beaver Creek Habitat Restoration Launches Fish Passage Work
GeoEngineers’ stream habitat restoration and fish passage work improved the ability of salmon species to access Beaver Creek near Port Orchard, Washington. The project earned six separate awards and kickstarted the firm’s river science and fish passage work across the state and region.
Olive 8 High Rise Marks Arrival in Downtown Seattle Development Market
GeoEngineers’ creative approach to shoring for the deep excavation for this 39-story residential high rise in downtown Seattle, Washington helped establish the firm as a serious player in geotechnical services for large development projects in the region. The owner estimated that the innovative shoring approach saved more than $1.5 million.
Gulf Coast Project Wins National Beach Restoration Award
GeoEngineers’ Caminada Headlands Beach and Dune Restoration project for the Coastal Protection Restoration Authority (CPRA) won the national award for 2019 Best Restored Beaches from the American Shore and Beach Preservation Association (ASBPA). The Caminada Headlands project, located southwest of Grand Isle, Louisiana, restored more than 13 miles of beach and dune along the coastline.
Bridge Project Wins AASHTO National Award
The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) gave a GeoEngineers project its 2018 President’s Transportation Award in the Environment category. GeoEngineers contributed geotechnical services to the winning Big Wood River Bridge project near Sun Valley, Idaho.
Palermo Superfund Investigation Wins ACEC WA Best In State Award
GeoEngineers’ Palermo Data Gaps and Feasibility Study received a Gold Best in State Award in the Client/Owner Satisfaction category from the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) Washington. The award recognized a groundbreaking subsurface investigation that helped GeoEngineers’ client better understand environmental contamination at the long-running Palermo Wellfield Superfund Cleanup in Tumwater, Washington.
SR 520 Floating Bridge Wins ACEC’s National Project of The Year
The SR 520 Floating Bridge in Seattle, Washington, won the American Council of Engineering Companies’ (ACEC) Grand Conceptor award, marking it as the year’s most impressive engineering project in the United States. GeoEngineers played a critical role on the construction team, providing geotechnical consulting, design and construction support.
Firm Earns Recognition as Best Place to Work in Baton Rouge
The Baton Rouge Business Report ranked GeoEngineers as the best large company to work for in Baton Rouge. The magazine highlighted GeoEngineers’ employee wellness program, performance recognition, emphasis on safety, a relaxed and creative office culture, broad stock ownership, profit-sharing, management style and the freedom given to every employee to grow and excel.