HNTB Corporation Opens New Office in Florida’s Panhandle

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Infrastructure firm commits additional resources to address region’s infrastructure needs

The Chipley office will enable us to work more efficiently with FDOT and help address Florida’s growing transportation infrastructure needs in the Panhandle.

HNTB Corporation, one of the nation’s leading engineering, architecture and design firms, opened its Chipley, Fla., office in September. The new office, located at 777 Main St., currently is occupied by six full-time employees with additions anticipated in 2013.

The office provides clients, primarily Florida’s Department of Transportation District 3, with comprehensive services as part of its general engineering consultant role. HNTB has 13 regular and on-site project office locations throughout the state, employing 343 full-time professionals.

“Establishing a local presence is critical to providing outstanding service to FDOT’s District 3,” said James Drapp, PE, vice president and officer-in-charge. “The Chipley office will enable us to work more efficiently with FDOT and help address Florida’s growing transportation infrastructure needs in the Panhandle.”

Currently, HNTB is working on a variety of projects, including resurfacing design on Interstate 10, bridge replacement design on State Route 97, and the SR 79 capacity project, which was recently awarded as a design-build project in Washington County. Associate Vice President Eric Saggars, PE, will be responsible for daily management of the new office.

The firm opened its first Florida office in 1954 in Miami.

HNTB Corporation is an employee-owned infrastructure firm serving public and private owners and contractors. With nearly a century of service, HNTB understands the life cycle of infrastructure and solves clients’ most complex technical, financial and operational challenges. Professionals nationwide deliver a full range of infrastructure-related services, including award-winning planning, design, program delivery and construction management. For more information, visit http://www.hntb.com.

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