FARGO, N.D. – The engineering firm “Ulteig” will receive the “Silver Award” from the American Concrete Pavement Association (ACPA) for its work on the Runway 15-33 reconstruction project at Harry Stern Field in Wahpeton, N.D. ACPA selects award winners from throughout the United States and Canada each year for quality concrete pavement projects. The award will be presented December 2, 2011, at the annual ACPA Excellence In Concrete Pavement Awards Banquet in Indian Wells, Calif.
The Wahpeton project consisted of 42,500 square yards of 8-inch concrete pavement, 46,000 square yards of aggregate base and recycled asphalt millings, new runway edge lighting, and 12,500 linear feet of storm sewer and navigational aids. Ulteig addressed engineering, operational and financial challenges to make the project a success.
Ulteig’s Associate Vice President of Aviation, Jeff Klein, said the project will have a significant economic impact in the region. Corey Leinen was Ulteig’s Onsite Field Inspector during the reconstruction.
Thirty-one projects were recognized by ACPA in 2011, and Ulteig Vice President Jon Scraper said that he is proud that Ulteig’s Wahpeton project was among them.
Melvin Ulteig founded Ulteig in 1944 with the vision of bringing electricity to people in the rural Midwest. Today, Ulteig is a nationally accredited company, ranked number 207 of the top 500 engineering design firms in the nation by Engineering News Record, and is considered among the top firms in electrical transmission and distribution services. The company is organized into Building Services, Civil, Energy, and Land Services sectors, and has offices in Bismarck, Fargo, and Williston, N.D.; Detroit Lakes and Minneapolis, Minn.; Sioux Falls, S.D.; Denver, Colo.; and Cedar Rapids, Iowa.