With growing demand from its transportation, water resources, mining and commercial development clients, East Pennsboro Township-based Gannett Fleming Inc. will expand its geotechnical operations and relocate one of its hubs in Florida, the company announced last week.
The midstate’s largest engineering firm, based on revenue, has 152 employees in Florida — 50 of whom are involved in geotechnical operations.
Gannett Fleming is moving its Tampa Bay-area operations to a 10,000-square-foot facility in Pinellas Park. The new space will feature fully equipped laboratories that will be certified by multiple agencies.
The laboratories provide technology and systems that will enable the firm’s geotechnical professionals to facilitate geotechnical construction projects, such as soil mix designs and conventional uses, including the determination of the physical and mechanical properties of soils, asphalt, concrete, masonry and aggregates.
The new geotechnical facility also features internal storage for the firm’s drilling equipment, which will help maintain project schedules and reduce downtime, the company said.
Gannett Fleming is spending $1 million to upgrade its fleet of drilling equipment with the purchase of drill rigs, as well as upgrades and enhancements to its current fleet of rigs, boats and barges.
The company’s new office address takes effect Aug. 31.