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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 […]

Answers for Aviation

We’re excited to share a new edition of our WPE-authored Strategic Direction Reports! Follow the link below to download the full FREE white paper on MEP engineering for the aviation industry. Airport design traditionally falls into the civil engineering world. But there are significant advantages to incorporating the perspective of an […]

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 […]

Office Manager Opportunity

West Plains is actively seeking an experienced Professional Engineer-Office Manager for our Casper, WY office! Our Casper location is a well-established business with more than 20 years in the Wyoming market. The office is located in the heart of historic Downtown Casper, within easy walking distance to clients, restaurants and […]

Emerson Building Moves Forward

Check out this article from the Marion Independent School Foundation & Alumni Association on updates we’re working on for the district’s Emerson Building.


2017 Design Conference

The West Plains Engineering annual company Design Conference was held Sept. 27-29, 2017 inn Pierre, S.D. at The Clubhouse Inn & Suites. The two-day conference featured project presentations, break-out learning sessions and education on the importance of communication from Leah Braun of the Harney Business Group. Our 55 attendees also […]