Hayward Baker Launches New Wick Drain Division

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Commenting on the division's formation, George Grisham, president, said, "The opening of the Wick Drain Division complements Hayward Baker's other ground modification techniques. We will now be able to self-perform wick drain installations in conjunction with our stone column and soil mixing operations as well as for stand-alone wick drain projects."

John D. Peterson, senior project manager and newly appointed head of the Wick Drain Division of Hayward Baker Inc.

We are pleased to have John heading up our newly created Wick Drain Division. The division, which is a natural extension of our core business, will pursue project work throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico.

Hayward Baker Inc., the international ground engineering specialist with extensive operations and activities in North America, announces the formation of its Wick Drain Division.

Commenting on the division's formation, George Grisham, president, said, "The opening of the Wick Drain Division complements Hayward Baker's other ground modification techniques. We will now be able to self-perform wick drain installations in conjunction with our stone column and soil mixing operations as well as for stand-alone wick drain projects."

John D. Peterson has been appointed senior project manager and head of the Wick Drain Division. Peterson is responsible for development, estimating and project management of the division's activities and projects throughout North America.

Peterson has more than 20 years of experience in the operation and management of wick drain projects inside and outside the United States. Before joining Hayward Baker, he was senior wick drain project manager at Nilex Construction, where he oversaw some of the largest and most important wick drain projects ever undertaken in North America, including the Interstate Highway 15 Corridor Reconstruction project in Salt Lake City and the Port of Los Angeles Channel Deepening project. A native of Canada, Peterson studied Civil Engineering at the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology.

Commenting on the appointment of Peterson, Steve Scherer, senior vice president, said, "We are pleased to have John heading up our newly created Wick Drain Division. The division, which is a natural extension of our core business, will pursue project work throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico."

The Wick Drain Division of Hayward Baker Inc. is headquartered in Broomfield, Colo. Phone: 303-469-1136. E-mail: jdpeterson @ haywardbaker.com.

About Hayward Baker Inc.
Hayward Baker Inc. is North America's largest geotechnical contractor. Ranked by ENR magazine as the #1 Foundation Contractor, Hayward Baker is the industry leader in applying ground modification technologies to site improvement and remedial work, with a 60-year record of experience. A wide range of technologies are employed in providing foundation support and rehabilitation services, as well as settlement control, structural support, site improvement, soil and slope stabilization, underpinning, excavation shoring, earth retention, seismic stabilization, and groundwater control. Every service provided by Hayward Baker is designed to be the most effective, cost-efficient solution, based on a proven track record of performance in the field. Services are provided through a network of more than 20 company-owned offices and equipment yards across the continent. Web site address: http://www.haywardbaker.com.

Hayward Baker Inc. is part of the Keller Group of companies, a multinational organization providing geotechnical construction services throughout the world. Web site address: http://www.keller.co.uk.

Contact:
Steve Scherer
Hayward Baker Inc.
(630) 339-4315

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