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JHA Companies Welcomes Rachel Barney

September 30, 2019 | JHA Companies is pleased to welcome Rachel Barney to our team as the Director of Marketing & Business Development. Rachel has 5 years of experience in Marketing, along with a lifelong family background & passion for Construction. She graduated from Word of Life Bible Institute and went on to work in Construction and Engineering with additional projects in Sales and Marketing…

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JHA Companies Welcomes Chad Reid

September 30, 2019 | JHA Companies is pleased to welcome Chad Reid to our team as a Senior Design Technician supporting our Water / Wastewater services, and assisting our Construction Management & Administration services. Chad is certified by the National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technologies (NICET) Level II & III, NECEPT Concrete & Bituminous Pavement Field Technician, ACI Concrete Field Testing Technician…

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JHA Companies Welcomes Frank Brodi

September 30, 2019. JHA Companies is pleased to welcome Frank Brodi to our team as a Land Survey Technician. Frank recently graduated from Penn State Wilkes Barre with a bachelor’s degree in Surveying. Prior to joining JHA, he worked as an intern at PennDOT and gained experience surveying roadways and highways, as well as performing topographic surveying…

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Pennsylvania Bluestone Mining

August 16, 2019. By Isaac Vehmeier, Project Leader In the following article, we will be exploring some of the regulations and pitfalls associated with Bluestone mining, or officially, noncoal surface mining. The information comes from years of bluestone permitting experience, as well as straight from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP). It is important for a mining…

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The Importance of Wetland Areas

July 5, 2019. By Eric Baird, Senior Wetland Biologist Sometimes wetland areas are obvious. In more than 20 years as an environmental consultant, working with wetlands and the Clean Water Act, I’ve seen why wetlands are important and also how they can impact development. Let’s define “wetlands.” In its most regulatory form, “Wetlands are areas that are inundated or saturated by surface or ground…

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Joel’s Top 10 Tips for Horizontal Directional Drilling

June 3, 2019. By Joel D. Moore, PE, Senior Project Manager & Office Leader Over the past 25 years I have been involved with designing and inspecting Horizontal Directional Drills (HDD) for pipeline construction. I have attended numerous seminars, purchased many texts, and read countless white papers related to the subject. Of much more educational value (and fun) is the many hours I have spent on drilling sites…

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Building for Business Growth

May 10, 2019. By Sierra Simko, Architectural Project Leader So many business owners diligently plan every detail of their business from accounting, to hiring, to branding. They know their business better than anyone. When planning to expand the constructed environment that supports their company, they may know how many employees will use the space, the projected revenue associated with expansion…

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Renewable Solar Power & Clean Natural Gas for a Cleaner Environment, Better Economy

April 19, 2019. By Michael P. McDonnell, Senior Project Manager & Office Leader Nearly every aspect of our lives is reliant upon energy production and distribution to affordably sustain our businesses, homes, communities, and lifestyles. Many of us desire a cleaner environment and better economy for ourselves and future generations, but it won’t happen by accident. At this time, all renewable energy…

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The Importance of Proactive Rate Analysis for Water and Wastewater Utilities

March 16, 2019. By Travis Long, CEP With the first quarter of a new calendar year well underway, it is time to ask some important questions, such as, did the annual budget adequately address rates as part of the budget planning process? Are funds available to implement capital improvements, unexpected system issues, or adequately build reserve for the system? Did such efforts focus solely on the adjustment of…

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PROJECT NEWS: New York State Article VII Permit Secured

February 4, 2019, Jim Burdett, Sr. Project Manager with JHA Companies’ gas engineering technical group, has once again demonstrated his ability to successfully navigate the New York State Article VII permitting and approval process for transmission gas pipelines and compressor stations. The Article VII permit was issued on January 17, 2019 to Minard Run Oil Company for the Sherman Compressor Station…