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P&N’s pipe-cam helps clients stretch their pipe inspection budgets

Many communities routinely televise the inside of buried pipes before they design a road or street project. If you have a limited budget, you might consider pre-screening pipelines using P&N’s pipe-cam. For a small investment, you can see inside as many as 30 manholes a day for a fraction of the cost of televising, saving […]

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P&N Airport Professional Stephanie Green Becomes Certified Member of AAAE

Prein&Newhof is proud to announce that an airport team member, Stephanie Green, C.M., recently passed the American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE) Certified Member (C.M.) exam. Stephanie has 14 years of experience in airport management and planning, including master plans, environmental assessments, terminal demand/capacity analysis, ALP updates, strategic business plans, and geographic information system (GIS) […]

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New Video of Rail Trail between Saranac and Ionia, Michigan

We recently re-visited the Fred Meijer Grand River Valley Rail Trail from Saranac to Ionia that opened last year. What a delightful summer experience!  Be sure to check it out!  [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5F-sERYg9IE&w=560&h=315] (Change the video setting to 720p or 1080p [HD] for a clearer video.)

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Restore your community’s forestry with Community Forestry Grants Program

Have you noticed a loss of trees in your community, due to the harsh winter or disease? The Michigan Department of Natural Resources has $100,000 available for street/park tree management and planning, urban forestry, Arbor Day celebrations, or urban forestry education/training events through its 2014 Community Forestry Grants Program. Applications are due September 12. Grants […]

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Lyons completes downtown project

Using a $670,000 MEDC Downtown Infrastructure Grant, the Village of Lyons (Ionia County) re-paved, beautified, improved drainage, and added parking to serve its downtown area. The Village had parallel storm sewer systems running on both sides of Bridge Street, one of which was a 6-inch clay sewer that dated from the Work Progress Administration circa […]

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Prein&Newhof selected for PSMJ 2014 Circle of Excellence

PSMJ Resources, Inc. is a leading management consulting firm for the architecture/engineering industry. Each year it conducts a financial performance benchmark survey of firms in the A/E industry. The top 20% of survey participants in 13 key performance metrics are recognized by PSMJ with the Circle of Excellence designation. These metrics reflect performance in a […]

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Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Money!

The EPA has released a Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) Request for Applications (RFA) for over $20 million of funding in support of the GLRI Action Plan. Full applications are due August 25. The RFA includes the following categories: Invasive Species Control Watershed Management Implementation Sediment Reduction from Priority Watersheds Expected benefits of this program: […]

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YouTube video features P&N-designed Greenville Tunnel

To promote their proposed pedestrian tunnel under M-45 that would complete the Fred Meijer Standale Trail, a group in the City of Walker recently released this video featuring footage of Greenville’s award-winning pedestrian tunnel under M-57, which we helped design in 2010. It’s pretty cool…check it out!  For more information on Greenville’s tunnel, click here.

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Safe Routes to Schools, Michigan Fitness Foundation, Montague, and Helmets!

One of the things our engineer Connie Houk does is to help schools prepare SR2S Grants via the Michigan Fitness Foundation. This year she was able to help distribute 12 Micro Grants of $700 to various schools. The grant money is used to purchase motivational items to help encourage students to walk and bike to […]

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Grant Opportunity: New Public Spaces Community Places Grant

In the Public Spaces Community Places Grant program, communities, nonprofits, and business entities can submit projects to which residents may contribute individually and promote within their communities. Projects that meet fundraising goals get a matching grant (up to $100,000) from the Michigan Economic Development Coalition. What kinds of projects are they talking about? Public Plaza & […]

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Kalamazoo County welcomes new building

Congratulations to Kalamazoo County on their new Healy Street Center facility!  June 27 marked the official grand opening at a special ribbon cutting ceremony. The new 30,480-square-foot building is adjacent to the County jail and houses the Community Corrections Program, parole and probation offices, and space for public video visitation. Prein&Newhof provided civil engineering and surveying […]

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P&N helps Rothbury receive $75,000 MDOT grant

State officials announced on Tuesday, June 17 that the Village of Rothbury — home to the annual Electric Forest Festival and the Double J.J. Resort — will receive a $74,998 Category A grant from MDOT’s Transportation Economic Development Fund to reconstruct McKinley Road to all-season standards. P&N prepared a grant application on behalf of the […]

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Don’t let the vocal minority kill your project: How to Deal with Trail Opposition

While it is typical to have someone who objects to a proposed trail, in most cases we see an about-face once the trail opens for public use. One property owner actually called me a couple months after the trail opened and apologized for being difficult during construction. She discovered how much she loved the trail! […]

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P&N’s York Creek Drainage Design in Action!

A few years ago, Prein&Newhof helped Plainfield Township, Alpine Township and the Kent County Drain Commissioner address a serious flooding problem at York Creek along Four Mile Road. In general, pervious areas were declining in the watershed. York Creek’s flow is very flashy (responds very quickly to rainfall) because it drains a large, densely developed […]

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MDEQ launches wetland banking grants and loans

The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality announced it will take grant and loan applications for its Wetland Mitigation Banking Fund Program (WMBF) starting on July 1, 2014. The WMBF provides grants and low interest loans to eligible municipalities interested in developing a wetland mitigation bank. The primary purpose of the program is to promote the […]

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Brownfield Money: $945,000 cleans up site for New Health-Focused Campus

MDEQ awarded Kalamazoo Valley Community College $945,000 to clean up sites along Portage Creek, making way for its new Health Focused Campus. P&N helped KVCC with all the paperwork to make this grant a reality. Contaminated sites are usually a major roadblock in redeveloping urban areas, and KVCC worked with the City of Kalamazoo Brownfield […]

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