Overland Park, Kansas Office Moves

August 27th, 2010

As of August 27, 2010, the Overland Park branch office began operating from the 16,000 square-foot building at 5055 Antioch Road, just north of the I-35 and Antioch ramp.

The new location offers much more office and warehouse space, allowing us to buy in bulk and store more materials and equipment. The extra space also enabled us to integrate our drilling operations with the rest of the office. The office features improved meeting space for client and internal team meetings.

“The move is really a great situation for Geotechnology, and more importantly, our clients,” said Justin Kindt, P.E., manager of the Overland Park office. “More office space allows us to increase efficiency and orderliness, and the centralized location with access to both I-35 and I-635 will enable us to more quickly reach project sites.”

Geotechnology opened the Overland Park branch in 2002. The office has steadily grown and is currently staffed by 28 engineers, geologists, materials testing specialists, drillers and project administrative personnel.

Geotechnology Up to Speed with Missouri’s OSHA 10-Hour Training Requirement

August 2nd, 2010

On August 29, 2009 the State of Missouri mandated that all on-site employees of contractors and subcontractors working on State and locally funded public works construction projects must complete the 10-Hour, OSHA construction safety course. Geotechnology promptly began conducted training sessions in August 2009 to ensure the staff who perform field services comply with this requirement and to emphasize existing knowledge about identifying, reducing, eliminating and reporting hazards associated with site work. Corporate Health and Safety Officer Joe Darmody, an Authorized OSHA Outreach Trainer in the Construction Industry, has trained over 60 Geotechnology employees in the 10-Hour Construction Industry Outreach Course including the majority of our field staff as well as project engineers and project managers. Training continues for all incoming staff.

Steve Biritz Wins Geotechnology Fishing Tournament

August 2nd, 2010

Wonder what the folks at Geotechnology do in their down time? Once a year, they duke it out with fishing gear. On Saturday, June 25th the 3rd Annual Fishing Tournament was held on Rogers Lake outside Fayette, Missouri.  Justin Kindt, Steve Biritz and Tom Ryan represented the Kansas City office while Duane Kreuger, Alan Karns, Kevin Roberts and Luke Heuerman fished for the St. Louis office. Despite temperatures hovering at triple digits, almost 100 bass were caught by these skilled anglers.  Steve “Topwater” Biritz caught a bass weighing 5.5 lbs on a Zara Spook first thing in the morning to give the KC office an almost insurmountable lead. Duane “Never Give Up” Kreuger caught a 5.25 lb bucketmouth on an Eakins Jig on what was literally the last cast of the day. For their solid showing and heavyweight fish, the KC office was given the “I-70” plaque which designates the KC office as the winner of the 2010 tournament.