Solution Blue to Work with KLJ on Como Regional Park Project

May 27th, 2015

In April, KLJ had the privilege to team up with Solution Blue, a regional expert in stormwater management and site design, to work on the Como Regional Park Transportation Improvements project in St. Paul, Minnesota. Como Regional Park, which is home to the Como Park Zoo and Conservatory, is a 384-acre public park that allows free admission and receives approximately 4.5 million visitors each year. As a premiere Minnesota destination many of the aging roads have experienced large amounts of stress due to heavy traffic. Additionally, parking is in high demand during peak summer months when the park is known to host as many as 18,000 visitors a day. Solution Blue will serve as the project lead and KLJ will serve as the subconsultant. Together, the firms will alleviate the park’s problems by providing design and engineering services as well as construction administration services for roadways and parking lots throughout Como Regional Park. Once the project is completed, Como Regional Park visitors will enjoy less congested parking with more than 60 additional spaces throughout two parking lots and on-street parking. Visitors will also gain improved access to the park through a bus and handicap accessible drop off. Learn More


Bittner Recognized as MWITE Rising Star

May 21st, 2015

Mike Bittner was recognized as Midwestern Institute of Transportation Engineers’ (MWITE) Rising Star in May. The Institute of Transportation Engineers’ (ITE) Rising Star program acknowledges members who have made an impact on the transportation engineering profession, demonstrated the ability to lead the next generation and implemented innovative techniques to solve transportation problems. Bittner is a NCITE (North-Central Institute of Transportation Engineers) member and will go on to compete against members from across the globe to win the overall ITE Rising Star award. Bittner works in the Surface Transportation Group in West Fargo, ND. He earned a master’s degree in civil engineering from North Dakota State University and a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from University of North Dakota. Learn More


Nelson Earns PE

May 4th, 2015

Jarrod Nelson earned his Professional Engineering License (PE) in North Dakota. Nelson works in the Aviation Group out of the St. Paul office. He earned a master’s degree in business administration and a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from University of Minnesota. He has 19 years of experience in aviation engineering and project management. Learn More


KLJ Wins Safety Awards

April 17th, 2015

KLJ was awarded the Occupational Safety Merit Award and the Commendation for Safety Award from the North Dakota Safety Council (NDSC). The Occupational Safety Merit Award is presented to companies displaying an incidence rate equal to or less than the national average in their North American industrial Classification System (NAICS) code, for 2014. The Commendation for Safety Award is presented to companies as recognition for reaching a special safety level in 2014. The NDSC awards are designed to promote incident prevention by honoring companies with outstanding safety programs, employees with superior safety records and North Dakota citizens who have gone above and beyond to improve the safety and health environments in their communities. Each year, companies and individuals are nominated and award winners are recognized at the prestigious Annual Awards Luncheon. Learn More


Steiner Named Young Engineer of the Year

April 17th, 2015

The North Dakota Society of Professional Engineers (NDSPE) named Shane Steiner the 2014 Young Engineer of the Year during their Annual Conference held April 13-15, 2015. The Young Engineer of Year Award acknowledges an outstanding engineer for achievements in education, professional societies, technical, civic and humanitarian activities, engineering and professional development. Steiner works in KLJ’s Aviation Group in the Bismarck office. He has served KLJ for more than seven years, providing airport planning and design solutions for clients throughout North Dakota and South Dakota. Steiner earned a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from University of North Dakota. Learn More


KLJ Wins NDSPE Awards

March 2nd, 2015

The North Dakota Society of Professional Engineers (NDSPE) has recognized two KLJ aviation projects in their annual chapter awards program. The Mandan Municipal Airport Runway 13-31 Reconstruction project was awarded Project of the Year by NDSPE Chapter Three and the Minot International Airport Terminal and Apron was awarded Outstanding Design by NDSPE Chapter Four (F-M Engineers Club). The NDSPE Chapter Three Project of the Year award recognizes a firm’s project that has applied innovative engineering or application of existing technologies, provided a benefit to society and an exceptional design as well as satisfied the client with respect to project size, scope and schedule. The NDSPE Chapter Four Outstanding Design award recognizes a firm’s project that has employed innovative or state of the art engineering practices to develop a unique project with an extraordinary design.   Learn More


KLJ Opens Second Office in Florida

February 23rd, 2015

KLJ is proud to announce that the company is expanding to Fort Myers, Florida. This is the firm’s second office in the state. The Fort Myers office will specialize in hydrogeology services and provide comprehensive water supply, water management and well water-system operations to the community and surrounding area. The office is located just off of College Parkway and US 41 at 12510 World Plaza Lane, Suite 1. The Fort Myers office brings the firm to 24 office locations in six states. The move exemplifies the company’s growth and goal toward becoming a national firm. “KLJ has evolved into an industry leader by excelling locally. Our office locations and local knowledge offer our clients a strategic advantage through understanding and knowing the communities in which we live and work and, we plan to provide the same quality service in Florida,” said Niles Hushka, KLJ’s CEO. As a leader in the industry the company will continue to provide unparalleled services to a variety of market sectors that sets the standard for quality and client satisfaction for local, regional and national infrastructure projects. Learn More


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