KLJ Selected as Oil and Gas Awards Finalist

January 16th, 2015

KLJ has been selected as an Engineering Company of the Year finalist for the annual Oil and Gas Awards. The awards recognize companies that have excelled in environmental stewardship, health and safety, efficiency, innovation and corporate responsibility. If selected to win, the award will further prove KLJ’s dedication to improving the health, safety and welfare of our communities. The third annual Oil and Gas Awards for the Rocky Mountain region will be presented in March following an Industry Summit. The summit will provide an opportunity for leading companies to network and share experiences on industry topics. Learn More


KLJ Wins Concrete Awards

January 6th, 2015

The North Dakota Ready Mix & Concrete Products Association (NDRM&CPA) has recognized two KLJ projects in their 2014 Gold Star Awards Program. The CHI St. Joseph’s Hospital and Health Center project has been selected as the Gold Star project in the Commercial Building Category, and the Empire Road and Willer Circle Paving has been selected as the Silver Star project in the Paved Concrete Category. NDRM&CPA recognizes projects in North Dakota for excellence in concrete and masonry design and construction. KLJ’s winning projects will receive an award and be featured in a special edition of the “Hard Facts Gold Star Awards” publication that is distributed throughout North Dakota, South Dakota and Minnesota. Learn More


KLJ Recognized as a Top Place to Work

December 31st, 2014

The North Dakota Young Professionals Network (NDYP) has recognized KLJ as one of the top places to work for young professionals in North Dakota. KLJ was runner-up in the 2014 NDYP Best Place to Work Awards. The annual awards acknowledge businesses that provide an exceptional place to work through support of young professionals’ personal and professional development, competitive benefits, advancement opportunities and community involvement. With young professionals representing more than 60 percent of the company, the recognition is a testament to KLJ’s commitment to young professionals in both their personal and professional lives. This is the second consecutive year KLJ has been recognized as a NDYP Top Place to Work. Learn More


KLJ Wins Merit Award

December 18th, 2014

KLJ recently received a Merit Award for outstanding asphalt pavement performance. The Minnesota Department of Transportation presented the award in recognition of KLJ’s construction contributions at the Eveleth-Virginia Municipal Airport (EVM) in Eveleth, Minnesota. KLJ’s work with EVM included reconstructing the main runway, converting an existing runway to turf, constructing new taxiways and installing a new airfield lighting system. Learn More


Miller Named 40-Under-40

December 17th, 2014

Michelle Miller has been named 40-Under-40 by the Prairie Business magazine. Miller is recognized for her commitment to leadership and enhancing the community in which she lives and works. The award is presented to young professionals who serve as leaders within the community and inspire others to work towards their professional and personal goals. Miller began her career with KLJ in 2010 and currently serves as a recruiting manager where she leads recruiting strategies for KLJ Solutions and its subsidiaries. She earned both her master’s and bachelor’s degrees in business administration with a minor in management information systems and a concentration in finance from University of Mary. Learn More


KLJ Wins Engineering Excellence Award in Montana

November 12th, 2014

KLJ has been awarded a 2014 Engineering Excellence Award from the American Council of Engineering Companies of Montana (ACEC/MT) for their work on the Reserve Loop to US 93 segment of the Kalispell Bypass Project. The Kalispell Bypass will be a crucial link between Kalispell in western Montana and the rest of the state, the segment allows traffic to loop around the west side of Kalispell so travelers can reach their destinations without going through downtown traffic. It also connects travelers to north Kalispell’s growing commercial district while eliminating as much as 15 minutes of travel time. The segment created a wider, more functional intersection between US 93 and S-548 and alleviated the congestion in the busy area. The result is a safer route around Kalispell that connects to a growing commercial district. The Kalispell Bypass project is a 20 year effort by Montana Department of Transportation (MDT) to create a major north-south running US highway in western Montana. KLJ provided the design for roads, drainage, traffic signals, retaining walls and right-of-way services for the Reserve Loop to US 93 segment, which was completed in November 2013. KLJ assisted with environmental re-evaluations for the overall project and prepared plans, specs […] Learn More


KLJ Announces Northeast Bismarck Sub Area Study

November 6th, 2014

Cities across North Dakota are experiencing growth and Bismarck/Mandan is no exception. One of the metro area’s highest growth locations is northeast of Century Avenue and Centennial road, growing in urban and rural development as well as commercial land uses. This has resulted in increased traffic on rural two-lane roadways and urban streets, with limited transportation options. With growth projected to increase in the area through 2040, alternative transportation options are needed. KLJ is working with Burleigh County, City of Bismarck and the Bismarck-Mandan Metropolitan Planning Organization (BMMPO) to develop and evaluate a future plan that provides alternatives for improved mobilityof motorized and non-motorized transportation in the study area. The intent of the Northeast Bismarck Sub Area Study is to develop design alternatives, cost estimates, funding alternatives and implementation strategies for future transportation needs in the area. The study area is comprised of more than 12 square miles in Bismarck and Burleigh County northeast of the city. The study area is bounded to the north by 84th Avenue, to the west by Centennial Road, to the south by Interstate 94 and to the east by 80th Street. Once the study is completed, the decision to develop a construction project will […] Learn More


KLJ Completes North Dakota Oil and Gas Industry Impacts Study

September 18th, 2014

The North Dakota Oil and Gas Industry Impacts Study was commissioned to forecast the level of oil and gas production in the state of North Dakota and trends that may increase, decrease or stabilize production. The study area focuses on the 19 oil and gas producing counties with a time frame of 2014-2019.The collaborative team of KLJ, based in Bismarck, ND, North Dakota State University’s Agribusiness and Applied Economics Department (NDSU) in Fargo, ND, and the Energy and Environmental Research Center at the University of North Dakota (EERC) in Grand Forks, ND conducted the research and provided their expertise in preparation of this study. The study suggests the next five years are forecasted for sustainable oil and gas production in the state of North Dakota. While there are undoubtedly conditions and events that could impact these expected outcomes, the oil and gas industry will continue to invest in the Bakken/Three Forks Formation if the economics of drilling prove profitable. Click on the link below to view the study. Oil and Gas Study 2014-2019 Learn More