LEI is excited to announce that project manager and environmental engineer Caitlin Callow is now a Professional Engineer for the State of Michigan!
Nate Koella recently earned his Professional Engineer license through the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES). Congratulations to Nate on this esteemed achievement!
For four days in March, four LEI employees attended the Civil 3D Fundamentals online training course in order to sharpen and upgrade their skills with the program.
Topics covered in the course included:
Techniques for organizing project data
Increased productivity through the use of template files
Create and work with points and point groups
Create, edit, view and analyze surfaces
Create and edit alignments
Create sites, profiles and cross-sections
Create assemblies and corridors
Create grading solutions
Perform quantity takeoffs and volume calculations
Each employee received a Certificate of Recognition acknowledging their successful completion of the course.
LEI was recently awarded grant funding through West Michigan Works as part of the Going PRO Talent Fund. The grant funding will be used throughout 2019 to provide on-going training for LEI employees. Specifically, courses that employees will be participating in include AutoCAD Civil 3D training, various wetland courses, drone operation, and mapping with drones utilizing GIS. More information on training outcomes to follow!
On November 3, 2016, LEI celebrated the opening of our office at 800 Monroe Avenue, NW (Suite 120) in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Previously on Three Mile Road in Walker, we moved to this location to be close to our downtown clients and to enjoy the urban lifestyle. For more on our open house and ribbon cutting, visit the Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce website at http://www.grandrapids.org/lakeshore-environmental-inc/.
LEI’s Grand Haven office is looking fresh with a new coat of exterior block sealant and paint. The process wasn’t pretty, however; power washing revealed the layers of old paint (teal green?!) from the buildings historic past. Once a local service substation for the telephone company, a furniture company, and various other businesses, it’s no surprise that the building has an environmental history too: a gasoline underground storage tank (UST) once released fuel into the soil and groundwater. The tanks were removed and environmental investigation work was conducted in the 1990’s prior to Lakeshore’s ownership in 2004. Our building is proof that old properties can have new lives! LEI’s team of professionals can help you with commercial real estate, USTs, and even help to source brownfield funding for your next project. We’re happy to hear from you and hear your story, just give us a call!
On Saturday, September 24, the Monroe North Business Association sponsored ArtBeat, a first annual community event in the heart of the Monroe North Business District, one of Grand Rapids’ recently revitalized neighborhoods that is experiencing a renaissance of commerce, culture and fun. This rejuvenated industrial neighborhood is home to our Grand Rapids office, and LEI joined in ArtBeat by handing out and stamping ArtBeat passports that encouraged visitors to take an interactive journey through the Monroe North Business District as they experienced ArtPrize. The neighborhood is hosting over 100 ArtPrize entries this year. ArtPrize is an annual art competition in Grand Rapids that has earned a reputation as the most-attended public art event in the world.
As of July 11, 2016, LEI is hiring for the following positions:
- Professional Engineer (PE) – Civil and/or Environmental
- CAD Drafter
- Administrative Assistant
- Senior Field Technician
This hiring is in response to LEI’s stable growth and expansion in a variety of professional sectors. Please visit www.lakeshoreenvironmental.com/careers for more information.
A Newaygo County gas station owner has retained LEI for remedial investigation and cleanup activities related to a leaking underground storage tank system. LEI will be tasked with initially evaluating the extent of soil and groundwater contamination followed by source removal activities.
LEI obtained the work based on our client interaction skills, regulatory knowledge, experience with similar type jobs, staff and resource capabilities, and quick turnaround of services. Activities at this facility are slated to commence in May 2013.