ConeTec Expands to Seattle, Offering New Geotechnical Site Investigation Services

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ConeTec, one of the largest full-service geotechnical and geoenvironmental site investigation contractors in North America, has expanded to Seattle, Washington.

“Seattle is a unique opportunity for us. All of the necessary geological and economic factors are present, yet the area is currently underserved.”

ConeTec, one of the largest full-service geotechnical and geoenvironmental site investigation contractors in North America, has expanded once again, opening a new office in Seattle, Washington. This is a strategic move for the company, allowing them to serve both Washington and Oregon and respond to markets in the Pacific Northwest.

After a successful expansion to South America in 2013 and the acquisitions of Mud Bay Drilling and California Push Technologies in 2015, ConeTec saw adding to their existing North American network as their next goal to tackle—specifically, Washington. “Seattle is a unique opportunity for us,“ says Simon Jantz, ConeTec’s Regional Manager, “all of the necessary geological and economic factors are present, yet the area is currently underserved.”

The Seattle location will be offering all of ConeTec’s standard services, with a focus on geotechnical and environmental in-situ soil testing services. According to Jantz, “In an environment with seismic liquefaction potential, high-quality services like seismic CPT, in-situ testing, geophysics, and direct push soil sampling can significantly improve the foundation designs for commercial construction, infrastructure, and development in the ports.”

ConeTec’s Seattle location will have access to the company’s entire fleet of equipment, with multiple machines on location, initially including a 25-ton CPT truck rig with an auger drill, and a small track mounted 20-ton CPT rig. The company is planning to have a minimum of five representatives on site by the end of the year, with growth strategies in place to expand further by responding to market needs. Until that point, Jantz and his team will draw upon the significant resources of other ConeTec branches and will be able to supply Washington and Oregon with the full line equipment and specialized personnel ConeTec is known for.

“Our proximity to the port, as well as being close to other established ConeTec offices, means we can easily bring in the resources we need for large projects. However, we’ve evaluated the needs of the region and we are starting operations in Seattle with modern equipment suited to the region. More often than not, we’ll have the required gear and personnel in the shop, ready to go.”

ConeTec brings over thirty years of full service site investigation experience to the region. The ConeTec team safely collects the highest quality site characterization data possible. They lead with safety and quality, and this belief is reflected in ConeTec’s people, equipment, reporting, and culture. The whole ConeTec team is excited about this latest venture, and are looking forward to offering an under-serviced area a full range of geotechnical and geoenvironmental services.

ConeTec was founded in 1985. Today, ConeTec has grown from a sole proprietorship to a successful company of more than 240 people throughout the Americas. ConeTec provides high quality site investigation services to industry sectors including infrastructure, mining, energy, environmental, and construction.

ConeTec’s Seattle location can be found at 1508 O Street SW, Auburn, WA, 98001, Unit 103/104. If you would like to talk to ConeTec about this expansion, you can reach Simon Jantz at conetecwa(at)conetec.com.

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