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Burns & McDonnell Expands Vancouver, Washington, Operations

Burns & McDonnell, an engineering, architecture and construction firm, is expanding operations in the Pacific Northwest for the second time in two years in Vancouver, Washington.

The company will expand its current office space, adding an additional 3,200 square feet and increasing its total footprint to 8,700 square feet to accommodate plans to double its local workforce in the next few years, company officials said.

"Burns & McDonnell is excited to be growing in the Pacific Northwest, playing a role in the economic growth of the community and creating good jobs," said Mark Lichtwardt, Senior Vice President for Burns & McDonnell who manages the firm's offices in Denver, Colorado, and Vancouver, Washington.

"From implementing electrical system upgrades to building data centers and updating water and wastewater treatment facilities, we are laser focused on helping our clients in the utility, technology, aviation, manufacturing sectors and more succeed,” he said. "As we develop innovative solutions, we'll continue to look for top-notch engineers, construction specialists and other professionals to help us deliver cost-effective technologies to meet the ever-changing needs of our clients."

Burns & McDonnell established its presence in the Pacific Northwest near Portland in 2011, with an average annual growth rate of more than 50 percent. The growth in the region reflects the firm's national growth, now averaging more than 1,000 professionals annually, company officials said.

The firm plans to continue hiring engineers, construction specialists, scientists and other professionals to support clients like Bonneville Power Administration, PacifiCorp, Portland General Electric, Puget Sound Energy and Port of Portland. The firm has successfully managed more than 500 projects in the region.

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