Entries by Ashley Smith

The Thrasher Group Recognized as Five-Diamond Employer

The West Virginia Chamber of Commerce announced the 2018 recipients of the Five-Diamond Employer Award during its Human Resources Conference on Thursday, April 26th. The Thrasher Group, which has three offices and over 300 employees in the state, was one of sixteen companies recognized. The Five-Diamond designation recognizes outstanding companies for their employee policies, continuing…

Three Hidden Takeaways from the ACEC 2018 Annual Convention

I recently returned from the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) 2018 Annual Convention in Washington, D.C. – one of the best annual conventions that I have attended in recent years. I would expect that it is difficult to provide in-depth content to all conference attendees; however, I think they succeeded this year. There were…

Materials Testing Mobile Lab Expands Thrasher’s Capabilities

With the addition of a fully-functioning materials testing mobile laboratory, The Thrasher Group, Inc. (Thrasher) will now be able to perform on-site testing of soils, aggregate, and concrete. These on-site capabilities result in immediate response time, cost savings on projects, and improved quality control. After 11 months of planning and designing, the mobile lab was…

Architecture Division Wins the AIA Honor Award

The new Harvey Family Mountain Bike Shop located on Action Point at the Summit Bechtel Reserve in Glen Jean, West Virginia has received an Honor Award from the West Virginia AIA on Saturday, April 6. Several from the firm’s division were at the Annual AIA dinner to accept the award. The Summit Bechtel Reserve in…

Environmental Division welcomes Lori Steele

The Thrasher Group, Inc. (Thrasher) is pleased to welcome Lori Steele, senior air quality specialist to the Bridgeport Office location. Lori brings 30 years of air quality analysis and permitting experience to the Thrasher team. This specialty expands Thrasher’s environmental service offerings to new and existing clients, providing long term solutions for regulatory compliance and…

Meet a Thrasher Engineer: Ashley Reed

What made you want to become an engineer? I am a NERD! Better yet, an ENGINERD! I really enjoyed math and science growing up and my high school highly promoted women in engineering. How long have you been working with Thrasher? Three years What has been your favorite project you have worked on at Thrasher?…

Congratulations to our newest Professional Engineers

We are kicking off Engineering Week by congratulating our newest Professional Engineers: Jesse Alden and Michael Stone. Earning your PE is a career milestone for those in the profession! Jesse Alden, PE joined Thrasher in 2012 and serves as Project Manager in Thrasher’s Charleston office. Jesse specializes in utility engineering, focusing on water and wastewater…

Thrasher to host Emerging Opportunities Conference in Ohio River Valley

The Thrasher Group is partnering with Shale Directories, LLC to launch the inaugural Emerging Opportunities Ohio River Conference bringing together industry experts in upstream, midstream and downstream to provide a comprehensive, forward look at the development coming to the Ohio River Valley. The Emerging Opportunities Ohio River Valley Conference will be February 22, 2018 at…

Doug Richmond named to the Virginia Geographic Information Network Advisory

Fredericksburg, VA – Senior Survey Manager Doug Richmond, PS, CMF was reappointed to the Virginia Geographic Information Network Advisory Board. The announcement came from the Virginia Governor’s Office in late December. Doug is an expert in survey with wide-ranging experience performing work across the United States and internationally, including construction surveys, engineering surveys, boundary surveys,…