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December 12, 2012
LACO Associates Eureka office has added a new Civil Engineer to their team. Paul Gregson, PE, is an accomplished project engineer from the Redding area.

"Paul brings an impressive history of accomplishments in water and wastewater engineering. We look forward to putting his knowledge to work for our municipal and Tribal Government clients who have needs in these areas," says John Bergenske, LACO’s General Manager.

Paul has over 12 years of experience in civil engineering. He specializes in water and wastewater distribution and collection systems, municipal wells, pumps, wastewater ponds, as well as drainage studies combining the use of geographical information systems (GIS). Paul focuses on delivering creative, practical engineering solutions for his clients’ complex problems. He formerly consulted for the Bella Vista Water District near Redding, CA, and worked for PACE Civil Engineering in Redding, as well as the City of San Francisco’s Public Works Department. Paul holds Bachelors and Masters Degrees from Cal Berkeley in Civil and Environmental Engineering.

January 21, 2010
AMEC Earth & Environmental's Anaheim office has merged with its recently acquired firm, Geomatrix, in its Newport Beach office. With this merger, AMEC and AMEC Geomatrix now have a staff of nearly 100 professionals and support personnel in the Orange County area offering a full range of high-quality geotechnical and environmental services. AMEC's Newport Beach office is located at 510 Superior Avenue, Suite 200, Newport Beach, CA, 92663.

January 21, 2010
Taylor Group, Inc. has moved! Its new address is 301 Mission, Suite 201, Oceanside, CA, 92054. Taylor Group can be reached at the same phone (760) 721-9990 and fax (760) 721-9991 numbers.

December 14, 2009
For the second year in a row, Blackburn Consulting was honored as one of CE News' "Best Firms to Work For." This award was presented to Blackburn Consulting's Human Resource Manager, Kelly Dahill, at the CE News Chicago Summit on September 22. Awardees are determined by the review of an extensive confidential survey of employees and management. Blackburn Consulting was ranked 34th overall and 17th among small firms, quite an accomplishment considering all of the fine firms in the nation. With offices in Auburn, Modesto and West Sacramento, Blackburn Consulting specializes in geotechnical design/construction evaluation and recommendations for public-sector projects, such as roadways, bridges, underground pipes, tunnels, dams, levees, and water resources and wastewater facilities.

December 14, 2009
Group Delta Consultants, Inc. (GDC) is proud to announce the acquisition of the Ontario, California office of AMEC, which will now serve as GDC’s Inland Empire office located at 4201 Santa Ana Street, Suite F, Ontario, CA, 91761. This new GDC office features a fully certified lab (DSA, AASHTO and Caltrans) and can perform a complete range of asphalt, soils and concrete testing. Jim Cunneen, RCE, JD, will serve as the new Inland Empire office area manager, with Marta Landaverde continuing to serve as Laboratory Manager and John Thune serving as the Field Operations Manager.

December 14, 2009
Group Delta Consultants, Inc. (GDC) welcomes John Traina to the GDC team. John will be the Manager of Inspection and Testing in the firm’s Torrance office. He brings more than 20 years of experience managing inspection and testing operations throughout Southern California.

October 6, 2009
Former CalGeo Board Member Mike Miller of Stoney-Miller Consultants recently delivered key testimony in support of the City of San Diego's defense of a liability lawsuit stemming from a 2007 landslide in La Jolla. Miller's expert testimony helped relieve the city of responsibility for the damage to 65 homes, saving taxpayers millions of dollars. Read more here.

October 6, 2009
Affiliate member Geopier Foundation Company-West is proud to announce it is changing names to GeoTech Foundation Company-West in recognition of the firm's expanding product line. All other aspects of the company will remain unchanged.

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