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State Veteran’s Home Earns LEED Silver Status

We’re proud to share that the Michael J. Fitzmaurice State Veteran’s Home has officially received LEED Silver status from the United States Green Building Council. The 145,000 square foot facility opened to residents in the fall of 2016 in Hot Springs, S.D. and includes 100 rooms arranged around eight “neighborhoods” […]

Huntley Promoted to Casper Office Manager

West Plains Engineering is pleased to announce John Huntley, P.E., a Mechanical Engineer and Project Manager from Rapid City, S.D., has been promoted to Office Manager in our Casper, W.Y. office. Huntley joined West Plains Engineering in 2009 after a nearly 15-year career as an engineer in food processing companies […]

NEW Strategic Direction Report

We’re excited to share a new edition of our WPE-authored Strategic Direction Reports! Complete the form to download the full FREE white paper on MEP engineering for the Industrial and Manufacturing Industry. Industrial & Manufacturing Facilities (June 2018) At first glance, industrial and manufacturing facilities may simply seem like bigger […]

Sanford Announces Great Shots Project

Sanford Health announced Wednesday, June 7 that it is bringing a new 54,000 square foot golf and entertainment center to Sioux Falls. West Plains Engineering is providing mechanical and electrical engineering design for the new “Great Shots” facility, which is slated to open in 2019. Get more details and check […]

Plains Talk March/April 2018

We don’t know if it’s the time of year, our recent backlog of recreation projects, or that we’re just now realizing we completely failed at our New Year’s Resolutions– but this issue of Plains Talk we’re focused on wellness. Check it out!   To view previous issues of our newsletter […]

Cedar Rapids Office Transitions Leaders

West Plains Engineering is pleased to announce a transition in leadership in our Cedar Rapids office. Beginning this Spring, Jeff Reinhart, P.E. will focus on leading our electrical engineering staff, while we welcome Mike Drahos, P.E. as the new office manager. Jeff has been the office manager in Cedar Rapids […]

Gregory Airport Fuel Tanks

West Plains Engineering provided mechanical and electrical design services to replace several fuel tanks at the Gregory Airport in Gregory, SD. This project involved removing two existing Jet-A and AvGas underground fuel tanks with their associated fuel dispensers. We designed a new fueling system which included two 4,000 gallon aboveground […]

Slayton Municipal Airport Electrical Upgrades

The municipal airport in Slayton, Minnesota is not unlike many rural airfields in the Upper Midwest. The airport includes a 3,200 x 60 foot runway, which serves mostly agricultural sprayers and private pilots. The bituminous runway includes lighting, but no instrument approach – which means it is strictly VFR (Visual […]

Introduce A Girl to Engineering Day

In honor of “Introduce A Girl to Engineering Day” (Thursday, Feb. 22), we picked the brain of our own awesome girl engineer – Sara Norstrom! Check out her Q&A below. When did you decide to become an engineer?  I decided to become an engineer during my sophomore year of at […]