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Watch Our Special 35th Anniversary Video!

35 years ago, a young geotechnical engineer named Stephen W. Cole made a decision to start his own firm. What started as a two-person operation slowly grew into the 80+ employee firm that S.W.COLE is today. Many things have changed since the spring of 1979, but some very important things have remained the same at S.W.COLE. From the very beginning, Steve established a culture that emphasized hard…Read More

S.W.COLE Awarded Top Honor at ACEC of Maine Engineering Excellence Awards

On Thursday, November 13, ACEC of Maine presented the annual Engineering Excellence Awards at the University of Maine in Orono. S. W. Cole Engineering, Inc. (S.W.COLE) was awarded the Grand Conceptor Award for our work on the North Haven Beach Bridge Replacement project. On this project, S.W.COLE and engineer Michael St. Pierre, PE, performed geotechnical engineering on a deteriorating and load…Read More

S.W.COLE Appoints Regional Managers

S. W. Cole Engineering, Inc. (S.W.COLE) is pleased to recognize two of its employees who have been promoted to regional managers of Construction Services. These leadership positions involve each manager taking a regional focus on construction materials testing operations, to assist with mentoring of technicians and construction service managers, technical training, customer service, and…Read More

S.W.COLE Celebrates 35th Anniversary

1979 was a year of firsts, of major accomplishments and accolades, and of big hits. Sony introduced the first Walkman that year and McDonald’s first Happy Meal was served. Mother Teresa was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, and Margaret Thatcher became the Prime Minister of Great Britain. In 1979, Pittsburgh teams won both the World Series and the Superbowl, Billy Joel’s “Just the…Read More

S.W.COLE Announces Management Changes, Including New CEO and President

S. W. Cole Engineering, Inc. (S.W.COLE) is proud to announce that Robert E. Chaput, Jr., PE, has been named the firm’s new President and Chief Executive Officer. A senior geotechnical engineer with the firm and manager of the Augusta, Maine office, Bob has worked for S.W.COLE for over 20 years and has been an integral part of the growth of the firm. Bob, a native of Winthrop, Maine, joined…Read More

S.W.COLE awards $8,000 in third annual STEM contest

Eight schools across Northern New England win $1,000 each by digging into science Surprises are common in late December, especially for school-age children. The holidays are filled with them: surprise gifts, surprise visits, and surprise snowstorms. And while surprises at school can be bad (remember those pop quizzes?), some students in Northern New England received a very good surprise. Some very…Read More

BREAKING NEWS: S. W. Cole Acquires Local CMT Firm

S. W. Cole acquires Summit CMT from CESFirms reach agreement on Construction Materials Testing Division S. W. Cole Engineering, Inc. of Bangor, Maine, has acquired Summit CMT, a construction materials testing subsidiary, from CES, Inc., a Brewer-based engineering, sciences and surveying firm. Summit CMT operated from offices in Augusta and Lewiston. CES will retain Summit Environmental…Read More

Congrats to Corey Clark, S. W. Cole's Newest PE!

S. W. Cole Engineering, Inc. congratulates Geotechnical Engineer Corey Clark, the firm’s newest licensed Professional Engineer. Clark, who is based in the firm’s Somersworth, NH office, took the test that was administered by the State of New Hampshire Board of Licensure for Professional Engineers in April. The Somersworth office now has four Professional Engineers on its staff…Read More

S. W. Cole Engineering Expands Into Vermont

Office will be firm’s eighth in Northern New England Extending its reach in Northern New England, S. W. Cole Engineering, Inc. is excited to announce today that it has expanded into Vermont. Alan Brown, a former Vice President with Advance Testing Company, Inc., has joined S. W. Cole as a Construction Services Manager, and he is currently managing S. W. Cole’s materials testing…Read More

Greater Protection for Turtles in Maine?

The Center for Biological Diversity (CBD) recently petitioned the United States Environmental Protection Agency to provide protection, through the Endangered Species Act, to 53 species of amphibians and reptiles in 45 of the 50 states in the U. S. According to a notice released this summer by the CBD, these species are under threat largely due to “habitat destruction, pollution, invasive…Read More

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