Business Insider: Coffman listed in top 500 engineering firms

Coffman listed in top 500 engineering firms

Coffman Engineers was again recognized as one of the country's top engineering firms by Engineering News-Record. The magazine's Top 500 Design Firms for 2014 ranked Coffman Engineers at 252. The Top 500 Design Firms list, published annually in April, ranks the 500 largest U.S.-based design firms, both publicly and privately held, based on design-specific revenue.

In 2013, the magazine listed Coffman Engineers at 266. The steady increase in ranking is due to the company's continued growth as a mid-sized multidiscipline engineering firm, which marked 2013 as one of the best years in the company's 35-year history in terms of revenue and staff size.

Brochure earns UIC national award

Ukpeagvik Inupiat Corp.'s science brochure has won a 2014 Hermes Gold Award, "honoring the messengers and creator of traditional and emerging media."

The Hermes awards are offered in an international competition for the concept, writing and design of traditional materials, programs and emerging technologies. The Association of Marketing & Communication Professionals' competition has grown to one of the largest in the world.

UIC provides science and logistics support in the Arctic. The color brochure describes how the Native corporation based in Barrow works to ensure project objectives are professionally and safely met.

Stantec acquires USKH design firm

Stantec has bought USKH of Anchorage to expand its design services in Alaskan and Pacific Northwest markets.

USKH is a 130-person multidiscipline design firm founded in 1972, with offices in Alaska, Washington and Montana. The transaction is expected to close in June.

"USKH provides us the opportunity to strengthen our ever-growing presence in North America while serving new markets in a growing region," said Bob Gomes, Stantec president and CEO. "USKH's strong presence in Alaska will complement our dominant presence in the Canadian North, and enable us to offer our U.S. and Canadian clients a comprehensive suite of services over the entire emerging resource-rich northern areas."

Stantec currently employs nearly 6,000 employees in 140 offices in the United States. The acquisition of USKH, combined with Stantec's intended acquisition of the SHW Group of Dallas, represents the addition of more than 400 people to the firm's U.S. operations.

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