Firm News

Bolton & Menk Opens Studio in Downtown Mankato

Bolton & Menk, Inc. has opened an off-site studio location in downtown Mankato. Demand for high end video has advanced the company to new lengths in order to meet clients’ needs and produce the standard of video the firm has been known for. Bolton & Menk Studios houses the Graphics Work Group, specializing in 3D animation, video editing, music and audio recording, graphic design, green screen production and aerial photography. 

Bolton & Menk Ranked 3rd Largest Metro Engineering Firm

Bolton & Menk, Inc. ranks third on Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal’s Largest Metro Engineering Firms top 25 list. There are 101 metro registered engineers and a total of 343 Bolton & Menk employees in the metro area. The firm has a total of 492 employees in 17 office locations in Minnesota, Iowa, and North Dakota. 

Ames Office Moves to New Location

Thanks to the confidence and trust of our valued clients, Bolton & Menk, Inc. continues to grow and expand. This growth, combined with on-going expansion of services to better meet our clients’ needs, has led to our moving into a new office located in Ames, Iowa. Since our first Ames office opening in 1986, we are proud to serve the greater Ames area and look forward to continued service as your local engineering resource. Come visit us at our new location: 1519 Baltimore Drive, Ames, IA 50010. 

Mankato's Water Treatment Backwash Reclamation Project Named APWA Project of the Year

The American Public Works Association (APWA) named the City of Mankato’s Water Treatment Backwash Reclamation Project “Project of the Year,” the highest honor in the environmental category for a project less than $5 million. The award was presented during the APWA 2017 Public Works Expo and Annual Conference in Orlando, Florida August 27-30.

Jonathan Nelsen designs outdoor classroom for Nativity Child and Family Center Playground

The Nativity Child and Family Center in St. Anthony was struggling to provide an enriching outdoor atmosphere for its children due to aging play equipment and a small segmented site. By reimagining the site and redeveloping the existing playground into a natural play area, the playground now provides children of all ages an enriching outdoor play and learning experience.

Wetland Restoration on Marginal Lands

As a result of falling commodity prices, farmers have been looking at different avenues to profit from marginal land. One of these is to restore wetlands and place them in the state and federal wetland banking system. These systems allow landowners to restore agricultural land to its presettlement condition and receive compensation through the sale of wetland credits. The credits are generated through the restoration of previously converted wetland and surrounding upland buffer. The credits are sold to public and private entities that impact wetlands and are required to mitigate those impacts through the Clean Water Act (CWA) and Wetland Conservation Act (WCA).

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