This year, Hanson celebrates its 60th anniversary. Our firm, from its small beginnings to today’s nationwide presence and work in multiple facets of the engineering industry, is successful because of our employees’ dedication to their work, their communities and to our clients.
Our company was founded by Walter E. Hanson in 1954 with a small office in Springfield, Ill., and three employees. In the decades since, Hanson has grown to approximately 400 employees nationwide. We’ve seen growth in our revenue and took on the challenges that arrived with economic downturns.
During the past 60 years, our firm has been a part of many significant projects, including the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum and Lincoln Home restoration in Springfield; the Rincon Dam and the Sabaneta Dam in the Dominican Republic; the Clark Bridge on the Mississippi River near Alton, Ill.; two taxiway bridges at the MidAmerica St. Louis Airport at Scott Air Force Base near Belleville, Ill.; the Paducah and Louisville Railroad relocation for the Kentucky Dam lock addition on the Tennessee River in Kentucky; the Alaska Rail Corp. northern extension, which includes design of the Tanana River bridge in Salcha, Alaska; the Illinois High-Speed Rail Chicago to St. Louis program; nationwide work for AT&T Inc., BNSF Railway Co., Kansas City Southern Railway Co., Union Pacific Railroad and for low-level radioactive waste projects; and telecommunications work around the globe, including the Voice of America transmission facility on Sao Tome Island.
We’re proud of what we’ve accomplished and look forward to helping our clients achieve success for many years to come. I hope you will join us in celebrating this milestone.
President and CEO