KLJ Receives Three Montana ACEC Awards

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KLJ Receives Three Montana ACEC Awards

We are proud to announce that our team has been awarded three American Council of Engineering Companies of Montana (ACEC/MT) awards for work performed for the Havre Readiness Center, Lockwood Targeted Economic Development District (TEDD), and Town and Country Fertilizer Depot. Each project is rated on uniqueness and/or innovative application of new or existing techniques; future value to the engineering profession and perception by the public; social, economic, and sustainable development considerations; complexity; and successful fulfillment of client/owner’s needs, including schedule and budget.

The Havre Readiness Center received the award for Category J: Small Projects. The Montana Department of Military Affairs sought to implement improvements to their readiness center. KLJ provided services to enhance the parking lot, provide additional security, alleviate drainage problems, and restore function to the radio tower. These improvements increase the readiness capabilities of the Montana Army National Guard soldiers who work and train at the facility.

Lockwood TEDD received the award for Category A: Studies, Research, and Consulting. KLJ created a master plan for the infrastructure backbone within the Lockwood TEDD, which included roads, water, sewer, rail, and flood protection alternatives for the 500-acre industrial park alongside the planned Billings Bypass. As a result, the TEDD is better postured to retain and attract new business in the Lockwood area.

Town and Country Supply Fertilizer Depot received the award for Category L: Industrial and Manufacturing Processes and Facilities. KLJ’s team worked to create a 25-acre fertilization distribution site in Lockwood for the Town and Country Supply Association. The project included design and engineer services for a distribution facility, bulk storage area, and warehouse large enough to store 22,000 tons of fertilizer. This addition benefits more than 700 customers across the region.