A huge welcome to our newest staff members hired in March: Craig Jones - Utility Systems Coordinator, Barrow Michael Carter - VP, Business Development, Phoenix John Kinnee - Survey Party Chief, Phoenix/San Diego Greg Griffin - Civil Engineer, Boise
Our Anchorage office has received the Honor Award for their Ramah Navajo Chapter Long Range Transportation Plan & Strategic Safety Plan. The award was presented at the 2017 Engineers Week Awards Banquet, which is an annual celebration of Alaska’s engineering projects and individual accomplishments. The plans our team put together for this project were models of place-sensitive, client-based transportation planning for rural tribal entities. The planning approach to development of the documents allowed Tribal priorities to drive progress from beginning to end. The resulting plans successfully reflect local priorities and represent a realistic path forward for Ramah Navajo Chapter transportation [...]
WHPacific welcomes Michael Carter to their leadership team. Michael brings more than 37 years of successful business management and project options to WHPacific. He is a senior executive with strong, diverse business skills providing profit and loss responsibility, growth in operations, management, technical, and business leadership while creating rapid growth in start-up operations and established corporate environments. Michael has an extensive background in Federal contracting and business development growth strategy that will help pursue existing and emerging markets for WHPacific. Welcome Michael!
Last week the State of Oregon Aviation Board took action to accept the first annual batch of Critical Oregon Airport Relief (COAR) Grants issued by the State of Oregon. These grants were funded by a 2 cent per gallon increase in jet fuel and aviation gas tax. A total of $1.7 million was granted in three categories. In the category used to match FAA dollars there were 24 recipients and of those, nine were for airports that WHPacific wrote grants for. In the second priority category for emergency preparedness, WHPacific won one of the four grants issued. Holly Williams, Chris Corich, [...]
WHPacific's Salem office recently took first place at the 23rd Oregon Asphalt & 47th Paving Award conference for their work on the Verda Lane Roundabout at Chemawa Road. The project received the first place paving award for pavement construction on an urban street project. Greg Haffner and Travis Sater were mentioned on the plaque as project managers. The project was designed and construction managed by WHPacific for the City of Keizer. Thank you to everyone who helped make this project successful!
Terry Song, PE, a project manager in WHPacific's Portland office, was recently elected Vice President of the American Public Works Association’s (APWA) Oregon Scholastic Foundation for 2017. The Scholastic Foundation was incorporated in 1994 by the members of the Oregon Chapter of APWA with the goal of establishing a stable revenue source for funding student scholarships. Eligible recipients of the Foundation’s scholarship grants are students of Oregon colleges or universities who have achieved junior standing, and whose chosen education field is related to Public Works. Individuals working in the Public Works field who are continuing their formal education are also eligible [...]