SME opens new BTR Park building
Aug. 25, 2006
KALAMAZOO--The newest corporate partner at WMU's BTR Park is open for business, following a July 19 move into the company's new building at 3301 Tech Circle.
SME--Soil and Materials Engineers Inc.--a Plymouth, Mich. -based firm with a long track record of providing geotechnical, environmental and materials engineering for building projects in Kalamazoo and across southwest Michigan, has opened the doors of its 10,500-square-foot building. Timothy J. Mitchell is SME vice president and principal and leads the Kalamazoo operation. He says the new facility, designed by Delta Design of Kalamazoo, includes offices for 11 professional staff members, 10 technical and support staff, and six engineering coop students. Other features include a soils laboratory, an asphalt testing area, a concrete cure room, a clean room for special testing procedures and associated storage space. The building was designed to accommodate up to 15,000 square feet of future expansion area.
SME, which has had offices in southwest Michigan for more
than 20 years, has collaborated with other civil engineering
firms at the BTR Park and has an extensive roster of clients
in the Kalamazoo area. The firm's engineers most recently have
been involved in work on the Kalamazoo Transportation Center,
the Andersons Ethanol Plant in Albion, athletic facility improvements
at WMU and the Greenleaf Trust development at Rose and South
streets. The company also does extensive work with the Michigan
Department of Transportation and local government.
For more information about the firm and its plans for the new facility and area projects, contact SME's Timothy Mitchell at (269) 323-3555. For information about the BTR Park, contact Bob Miller, WMU associate vice president for community outreach at (269) 387-2073.
Media contact: Cheryl Roland, (269) 387-8400, firstname.lastname@example.org