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S. W. Cole Explorations Acquires Equipment of Local Drilling Company

S. W. Cole Explorations, LLC (S.W.COLEx) has acquired the equipment and materials of Great Works Test Boring, Inc. In the deal, the drilling company obtained three drill rigs and associated equipment, bringing the number of rigs owned by S.W.COLEx to five. The acquisition is key to the continued success of S.W.COLEx, explained general manager Kevin Hanscom. “New England currently has a very…Read More

S.W.COLE Acquires CMT Division of Vermont Firm

S. W. Cole Engineering, Inc., headquartered in Bangor, Maine, has acquired the construction materials testing division of EIV Technical Services, a Williston, Vermont-based firm that provides services in the fields of civil engineering, construction inspection, hydrology, survey, environmental permitting, and historic assessment. S. W. Cole Engineering Inc., a 36-year-old geotechnical engineering…Read More

S. W. Cole Explorations is Growing!

Due to the success of our Manchester, New Hampshire-based operations and the demand for drilling services in the region, S. W. Cole Explorations, LLC (S.W.COLEx) now has two drill rigs to perform explorations. The new equipment, and a dedicated drill crew, is based in Augusta, Maine. "Having another rig and crew based in Augusta doubles our capacity to perform explorations on S.W.COLE's…Read More

Welcome, Eric Baron, PE!

S. W. Cole Engineering, Inc. (S.W.COLE) welcomes Eric J. Baron, PE to the firm’s Somersworth, New Hampshire office. With the addition of Eric, who joined S.W.COLE in late March, the office now has four geotechnical engineers on staff. Eric, who was born in Laconia but raised in North Berwick, Maine, received his bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the University of Maine in…Read More

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

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