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Patient-Centered Design Considerations for Healthcare

 September 2018 From surgeons to security guards, anyone involved in a healthcare setting is focused on one thing – the patient. It’s no surprise that medical facilities, and by extension those that design them, are expected to do the same. In this Strategic Direction Report, we’ll part the ocean of […]

NEW Issue of Plains Talk

Seems like this time of year is buzzing with exciting competition. A new (sort of) Super Bowl champion has been crowned, March Madness is upon us and MLB players have reported to their summer digs down south. Closer to home, most of us are seeing the light at the end of […]

West Plains Announces Leadership Changes

The New Year is all about change, and we are pleased to announce two exciting leadership changes in our firm. Effective January 1, Marty Christensen, P.E. has assumed the role of Building Services  Division Manager for the company; while Mike Fisher, P.E. has been promoted to Office Manager in Sioux […]

Dollars for Doers Earns $1,200 in First Year

In 2018, members of our staff contributed more than $1,200 to local charities through volunteer hours and financial contributions. For their time, effort and dedication to improving our communities, West Plains Engineering is proud to match that contribution. Through our firm’s new “Dollars for Doer’s” program, each hour of volunteer […]

Mark Grebner Announces Retirement

Mark Grebner, P.E., has announced his retirement from West Plains Engineering effective Jan. 1, 2019. Mark celebrated 25 years with our firm this past Spring, and has served in countless important ways as a Mechanical Engineer, Office Manager, Board Member and most recently, Building Services Division Manager. We want to […]

Rapid City Invests in Diabetes, Inc.

On Nov. 9, Electrical Engineer Matt VonHaden (right) delivered our final “Ways to Give” Community Investment donation for 2018 – a $1000 check to Diabetes, Inc., in Rapid City, S.D. Matt presented the check to President Jason Byars, and the money was used to sponsor a table at the organization’s […]

Sioux Falls Supports Safe Families for Children

On Nov. 1, members of our Sioux Falls office stopped by Safe Families for Children to deliver a well-deserved $1,000 donation on behalf of our firm’s “Ways to Give” corporate philanthropy program. Jeff Metzger, a drafter in our Sioux Falls office, nominated Safe Families to receive the contribution for his […]

Cedar Rapids Gives Back to Mission of Hope

On Nov. 1, several members of the West Plains Engineering team in Cedar Rapids spent the afternoon serving lunch at Mission of Hope – a local non-profit committed to offering physical, emotional and spiritual support to those in need. West Plains was also proud to make a $1,000 donation to […]

WPE Donates to Casper Humane Society

On Oct. 24, West Plains Engineering made a $1,000 donation to the Casper Humane Society as part of our firm’s “Ways to Give” corporate philanthropy program. Julie Morton, a drafter in our Casper office, nominated the Humane Society to receive the contribution for her office and presented the check to […]

WPE President Named to NSBA Leadership Council

Doug Feterl, P.E., President of West Plains Engineering, was recently named to the National Small Business Association (NSBA) Leadership Council. NSBA is the nation’s oldest small-business advocacy organization, and operates on a staunchly nonpartisan basis. Feterl, a recognized leader in the small-business community, joins the NSBA Leadership Council alongside other […]