Huntingburg Stellar project earns Midwestern Engineers an engineering excellence award

L to R: Rex Bredemeier and Gary Meyerholtz from the City of Huntingburg, join Midwestern Engineers Inc.’s Richard Burch and Jon Craig, along with Chris Van Wormer of Fer-Pal Construction USA in receiving a Merit Award for Engineering Excellence for the Huntingburg 4th Street Water Main Rehab project at the American Council of Engineering Companies of Indiana awards banquet.

Midwestern Engineers, Inc. has received a Merit Award for Engineering Excellence from the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) of Indiana.

The award was made in recognition of the 4th Street Water Main Cured-In-Place Pipe Rehabilitation Project in the City of Huntingburg Indiana. The project revitalized a more than 120-year-old cast iron water main in downtown Huntingburg, providing the infrastructure core for future downtown development projects associated with the Indiana Stellar Communities Program. Engineers Richard Burch and John Wetzel led the project for the firm.

The project utilized technology that allowed for limited disruptions to the city’s merchants along 4th Street as the water main was replaced.

“This was a unique project that provided Huntingburg with a practical solution and expedited construction timeline. Midwestern was proud to have been a part of this project and is proud to be a part of Huntingburg’s continued progress,” said John Wetzel, Project Engineer and President of Midwestern Engineers, Inc.

The project concluded in June of 2016. Fer-Pal Construction USA, LLC was the general contractor.

The work also received recognition in a recent article in an industry website:

This award is made each year by ACEC Indiana to recognize an outstanding engineering achievement that demonstrates a high degree of merit and ingenuity.  ACEC Indiana is a professional trade association representing the business interests of the consulting engineering profession and offers professional knowledge and services to enhance the quality of life for every citizen in Indiana. Professional Consulting Engineers design roads and bridges, clean water and waste water systems, structures, mechanical and electrical systems, redevelopment of brownfields, and more.

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  1. Thank You to Todd Williams for bringing this great project to the City of Huntingburg, even tho people in the Water Department thought it wasn’t a viable option.

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