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Wishing you the best this holiday season

This and every year, Hanson’s employee-owners wish that you find love and charity during the holidays and throughout the year. And from our corner of the globe to yours, we invite you to share a spirit of peace, generosity and understanding with the world around you. We’re grateful for the opportunity to share stories about our company, employees and projects…

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Hands-on help for hurricane relief

Three major hurricanes made landfall in the U.S. and Puerto Rico during August and September, causing catastrophic damage and hundreds of deaths. The first was Harvey, which heavily damaged Texas at the end of August. As Harvey made landfall about 10 p.m. Aug. 25 near Rockport, Texas, with sustained wind speeds of 130 mph, Kara Thompson, a biologist at Hanson’s…

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Hanson’s chairman and CEO lends culinary skills for event benefitting students

For the third year in a row, Hanson’s Chairman and CEO Sergio “Satch” Pecori, P.E., lent his culinary skills for an event benefitting students. Satch and Mike Aiello, president of Troxell, a Springfield, Illinois-based personal and business insurance broker, prepared a five-course meal featuring their families’ Italian recipes for dozens of diners at the third Joys of the Table dinner…

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Elements of Bradley Perrott

Growing up in Florida, Bradley Perrott, P.E., LEED AP®, GGP, EMP, and his family were regular theme park visitors every year. And for a long time, Brad wanted to design roller coasters. Brad went on to major in mechanical engineering ─ receiving a bachelor’s degree from the University of Florida in 2002. And while he hasn’t yet designed a roller…

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Engineers’ interest in welding strikes an arc in creation of customized college course

A group of Hanson employees in Springfield, Illinois, has completed a welding course that was customized for Hanson’s engineers. Hanson approached Lincoln Land Community College (LLCC) in Springfield for welding training after several employees in the Springfield office expressed interest. Hanson and the college collaborated to create the curriculum: a 30-hour course held during 10 weeks that ranged “from theory…

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Hanson employees help with Eagle Scout project

An old church bell rings again in Rochester, Illinois, a small community east of Springfield, thanks to Boy Scout Alex Baylor and Hanson Springfield employees Matt Willey, P.E., S.E., and Tom Packman, EIT. Alex, a member of Boy Scout Troop 40 in Rochester, is working to reach the rank of Eagle Scout ─ the highest level a Boy Scout can…

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Petkevicius participates in groundbreaking ceremony for new bridge

Hanson’s Amber Petkevicius, P.E., a transportation engineer in Oak Brook, Illinois, joined Benesch representatives and Illinois and Iowa officials at a groundbreaking ceremony for a new bridge across the Mississippi River. A crowd that included Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds and Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner gathered in the afternoon June 26 for the event, which was held at Leach Park in…

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Love a fair

“People embrace county fairs as an opportunity to set the rest of life aside and delve into the sights, sounds and feelings that combine to create an experience that is unquestionably unique, while at the same time, timeless and familiar, no matter where you are.” – Samantha Johnson Writer It’s summertime, and for many of us, that means a trip…

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Advancing the business of engineering

After working in the engineering profession for more than four decades, I recently had the honor and privilege of standing before 1,600 of my colleagues in the engineering industry as the incoming chairman of the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC). It was an amazing and humbling experience for me and one of the highlights of my career. In that…

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Elements of Shawn Gibbs

At home in nature and the great outdoors, Shawn Gibbs chose a career in biology that brings her plenty of chances to work outside. As a biologist at Hanson’s Springfield, Illinois, headquarters since 2011, Shawn has worked on a variety of aviation, environmental and transportation projects, providing environmental assessments, permit applications, aquatic habitat and wildlife assessments, surveys for threatened and…

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