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  • Bob Snell

    Former Wilkins & Wheaton owner and P&N employee Bob Snell passed away last Saturday, June 13. We express our sympathy to his family and to his former colleagues in our Kalamazoo office. Visitation will be from 11:00 AM-1:00 PM on Wednesday, June 17, 2015 at Langeland Family Funeral Home, Memorial Chapel (622 S. Burdick Street) […]

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  • PARCC Side blower design wins Consumers Energy award

    The North Kent Sewer Authority’s PARCC Side Clean Water Plant recently received Consumers Energy’s Large Commercial Project of the Year Award. Prein&Newhof designed a blower replacement for its aeration system, which ended up lowering PARCC Side’s annual energy bill by $100,000. It met Consumers’ criteria for a project that provided energy savings, was innovative and […]

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  • We’ve redesigned. Check it out!

    Our website is new and improved as of Monday – design that responds to your device, an integrated blog, and simpler navigation. We are very excited to unveil this work! A big thanks to Thinkbox Creative for ushering us into the “responsive” world!

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  • Pipe-cam shows flow obstructions by direction drilling

    By Mark Prein, PE Directional drilling is a wonderful new pipe installation technology, but smaller pipes can cut through existing, larger pipes like a hot knife through butter during drilling. Not only does this cause a flow obstruction, but when a gas or power line cuts into a pipe, its poses safety issues for cleaning […]

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  • Morley bridge project improves creek habitat, stops erosion

    By Jim Hegarty, PE It’s been five years since P&N designed a new culvert on Two Mile Road where it crosses over Big Creek in the Village of Morley. I stopped by recently to see how some of its design features are working. Morley was delighted with the project because they received a grant from […]

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  • Clinton Ionia Shiawassee Trail Officially Open!

    By Scott Post, PE On one of the first truly beautiful spring days, the Friends of the CIS Trail held the official ribbon cutting ceremony opening the trail in St. Johns, April 18. Over 200 people attended the event, many of them arriving by bicycle from Muir, Pewamo, Fowler and Ovid on the organized “Bike […]

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  • Study shows Manton Dam removal increased trout population

    A recent study authored by the MDNR Fisheries Division and the Conservation Resources Alliance shows removing the Manton Dam in 2011 improved trout habitat and numbers in Manton Creek. Prein&Newhof worked with both entities to study, design and permit the Manton Dam removal. For more information about the Manton Dam removal or to talk about […]

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  • Grand Rapids – Grand River Flood Walls?

    Nice article this week from MLive on how Grand Rapids plans to restore the Grand River while protecting itself from massive flooding using flood walls. The 2013 flood was only a 16-year flood, and it caused the highest downtown water levels in over a century. This will be an interesting challenge!

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  • P&N client saves $100,000/year in energy costs

    PARCC Side CWP blower design named Consumers Energy’s Large Commercial Project of the Year The North Kent Sewer Authority’s PARCC Side Clean Water Plant recently received Consumers Energy’s Large Commercial Project of the Year Award for energy savings. Prein&Newhof designed a blower replacement for its aeration system, using a Sulzer ABS Turbocompressor. PARCC Side expects […]

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  • Muir Bridge groundbreaking set for January 28 at 10 AM

    Officials from the Village of Muir are holding a groundbreaking ceremony for their new $3.5 million bridge on January 28 at 10 AM at their existing bridge over the Maple River.  See the Youtube Video for a summary of this great story below. The Heart of the Matter The Village of Muir needed a new […]

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