W&M has combined forces with Braun Intertec and we are thrilled to start this new chapter together. Braun Intertec is a highly-respected firm that offers geotechnical engineering, environmental consulting, construction materials testing and a variety of other services from more than 30 offices around Texas and throughout the central United States. Check out the press release here. We are excited to offer expanded services and technical resources that will work in conjunction with our environmental consulting. As an employee-owned company, Braun Intertec prizes building long-term client relationships and closely aligns with our values as well as our motto of “We Get Projects Done”. While our ownership has changed, our relationship with you will not. However, if you do have any questions about W&M and Braun Intertec, please do not hesitate to reach out.
In November, the W&M Plano office participated in the City of Plano Waterways cleanup. The office chose Cooper Creek as their sponsored waterway to spiff up for the holidays. This is an effort to help keep Plano clean and beautiful by organizing individuals and groups of all ages to participate in this year-round opportunity. Being one of Plano’s Certified Green Businesses, W&M tackled this task with vigor, humor and fun! W&M’s managing partner, Gene Murray said, “We’ve done this a few times over the past few years. It’s always an eye opener when you see how much these beautiful creeks get neglected. I’m also very proud of our employees that gave up a Saturday morning to help clean up the community.”
W&M is pleased to announce the appointment of Nick Foreman, CSP as Division Manager for our North Texas Industrial Division which includes personnel in our Ft. Worth and Dallas offices. Nick’s 11 years at W&M have given him valuable experience needed to take on this new position. In his most recent role as project manager, Nick has focused on environmental compliance services for clients in the industrial, manufacturing, and mining industries. After years of assisting with W&M’s internal safety training program, he recently became qualified as a Certified Safety Professional (CSP). He is ready for this new opportunity and challenge; saying “I’m really excited and honored for this opportunity. It means a lot that I can take on this next step of my career with the same company who hired me out of college. I have a great team and I am looking forward to the things we can accomplish together.”
W&M Senior Consultant Jim Florey, PG, CPSS was the lead author of a peer-reviewed article that will be published in December’s edition of the Remediation Journal. W&M Principal Andy Adams, CHMM assisted as second author and Mr. Larry Michel as the study leader. The article is entitled: Reductive Dechlorination of a Chlorinated Solvent Plume in Houston, Texas. The article focuses on W&M’s remediation of a chlorinated solvent plume extending from a historical automotive repair facility. The Consultants used enhanced reductive dechlorination to aid in the substantial decrease of chlorinated solvent concentrations within the plume. Enhancement was supplied by using a green technology biostimulation amendment. Andy Adams, the second author and Gulf Coast Regional Manager, said of the article, “I think it displays the wealth of knowledge on remediation that is contained in house at W&M Environmental Group. The Client required cost-effective, out-of-the-box solutions, and the consultants delivered with a very
W&M Environmental Group is pleased to announce the opening of its newest office in Lubbock, Texas. The new office opened on September 26th and it becomes W&M’s seventh office in Texas, joining existing locations in Austin, Fort Worth, Houston, Plano (Dallas), Corpus Christi and San Antonio. The new office is located at 1614 Avenue M, Lubbock, TX 79407. The new location will extend W&M’s reach into west Texas to better accommodate on-going projects in the area and will provide the company’s core services of engineering, environmental health and safety, remediation services, and air permitting. “We have several long-term projects that we are working on in the area around Lubbock and Amarillo,” said Gene Murray, W&M’s Managing Partner. “This new office enables us to better serve clients in those cities and surrounding areas.” Contact our Lubbock Office
W&M would like to introduce our newest project manager and certified Ecologist, Anjali Karve. Anjali holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Science, Chemistry and Zoology from Bangalore University in India, and a Master of Science degree in Biological Sciences from the University of Alaska Anchorage. Her Master’s research focused on the ecology and life history evolution of a common fish species (threespine stickleback) in Alaska. After completing her Master’s, Anjali moved to Toronto, Canada where she worked in the environmental industry for several years before moving on to pursue a PhD in Forestry at the University of Toronto. She is currently in the process of completing her PhD research on the effects of forest management practices on the population and behavioral ecology of small mammals in boreal forests of Canada. Anjali is certified as a professional ecologist by the Ecological Society of America (ESA). Anjali has worked in
Meet W&M’s newest Certified Safety Professional (CSP) … Nick Foreman. Nick recently completed the CSP requirements, which include having at a minimum a Bachelor’s Degree (Nick holds an M.S. of Public Health), at least 4 years of safety experience (Nick has 11), and passing a challenging certification exam. Nick’s 11 years at W&M have given him valuable experience across a wide variety of safety programs, including Confined Space, Lockout/Tagout, Job Hazard Analysis, and employee awareness training to name a few. Congratulations Nick!
Texas A&M University’s College of Geosciences recently created a Young Alumni Award to recognize a former student who graduated within the past 10 years for outstanding professional achievement or endeavors, exemplifying the core values of the College towards the advancement of the greater good. W&M’s own Austin Heider is the recipient of the inaugural award. According to the committee, Austin stood out with his leadership in substantially enriching the academic experience of current and future students. He was also recognized for his efforts in advancing the value and achievements in the geoscience profession, and promoting the vitality of Texas A&M. To be eligible for the honor, nominations are accepted for former students who exemplify the characteristics of the award. According to Mr. Christian Brannstrom, Professor of Geography and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, who nominated Austin, it was a no brainer. “Austin has been an enthusiastic and passionate contributor to
The IOP project is located in the Dallas area adjacent to a property that experienced a release from two 2,000 gallon underground storage tanks (USTs) in the 1980’s. Environmental investigations conducted at the Site and adjacent property identified volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in groundwater and light non-aqueous phase liquids (LNAPL) on the Site. According to the most recent Groundwater Sampling Report, the Site is still slightly impacted with gasoline range chemicals of concern (COCs) including toluene, ethyl benzene and xylenes. LNAPL was also measured in several of the on-Site monitoring wells. Based on the review of the available files, there was no evidence that the Site caused or contributed to the contamination, and therefore was eligible for innocent owner/operator protection. The TCEQ approved the IOP in the second quarter of 2017. The VCP project was for an Auto Services facility in a Dallas suburb. The Site was previously closed to