January 1, 2008Hayward Baker Inc., North America’s leading geotechnical contractor,recently announced the opening of a new sales, project management andengineering services office in the Kansas City metro area. Located inOlathe, Kan., the office supports customers and projects in the KansasCity area, plus Nebraska and Kansas.
According to Art Pengelly, senior vice president of Hayward Baker’sCentral Region, the opening of the Kansas City office represents acommitment to serving regionally-based general contractors,geotechnical consultants and commercial property developers. “It’s justeasier for everyone when companies can work in close geographicproximity to one another. By opening this office, we’re making ourleading geotechnical construction services and technology much moreaccessible at the local level,” he stated.
Recent projects are illustrative of the important work Hayward Bakeralready does in the region. These include soil densification andreinforcement using the company’s proprietary Vibro Piers technology atthe new I-435/U.S. 69 interchange in Overland Park — a projectperformed for the Kansas Department of Transportation. In addition,vibro-compaction and jet grouting work is underway for the JohnsonCounty Water District’s treatment facility located at the confluence ofthe Kansas and Missouri Rivers.
Hayward Baker’s new Kansas City office will be headed by AaronMcConnell, P.E. The Kansas City office of Hayward Baker is located at19940 W. 161st Street in Olathe, Kan.; its phone number is (913)390-0085. For a complete listing of Hayward Baker regional offices,please visit www.haywardbaker.com/locations.