TERRADON Corporation Teams With Kanawha Stone Company for Breast Cancer Awareness Fundraiser
October 17, 2016
TERRADON Corporation president, Bill Hunt, and Kanawha Stone Company president, Tom Kittredge, are still cleaning the whipped cream from their clothes after a fundraising event in support of Breast Cancer Awareness on Friday.
Kanawha Stone Company and TERRADON hosted a ‘Pie Your Bosses’ tailgate lunch to celebrate Bosses Day with a fundraising twist. The celebration of both presidents and company owners, Art and Virginia King, helped fundraise and bring awareness to CAMC Cancer Center Branches Boutique in Charleston, WV.
Kanawha Stone Company and TERRADON have joined in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month by organizing ‘Pink Friday’s’, where employees wear pink in support of the cause.
As part of this effort, Kelly Pauley, Kanawha Stone Administrative Assistant, and other staff members planned the pie throwing event to tie National Bosses Day into their fundraising efforts. Pauley said the efforts are part of a much larger cause that everyone should be aware of.
“These events are just a way to make it fun for employees,” Pauley said. “But it’s also a way to bring awareness to cancer, which affects almost everybody and that could happen to anybody.”
For five dollars employees were given the chance to ‘pie’ their bosses in the face. Kittredge and Hunt were served more than 30 pies. The two companies matched the sales from the pies to donate to the charity. The money donated to CAMC Cancer Center Branches Boutique will go toward spa treatments and wigs for patients battling cancer.
Kittredge said the event is one way to bring employees together for a common cause.
“By acknowledging bosses day we were able to bring Kanawha Stone and TERRADON employees together for a larger cause,” Kittredge said. “The pie throwing event was a fun way to raise money for a charity that is held dear to so many of our staff.”
Pink ribbons will be sold and other donations for CAMC Cancer Center Branches Boutique will be taken throughout the month of October at both companies.
TERRADON Corporation Announces Staff Promotions
TERRADON Corporation recently announced two staff promotions. Bill Hunt, LRS, PG has been named President of the company and Sam Wilkes, MS, PWS has moved into the role of Geo-Environmental Department Manager.
Hunt has been with TERRADON for six years overseeing the firm’s Geo-Environmental group, where he was responsible for the geotechnical, environmental and testing and inspection departments.
“We are excited to have Bill leading TERRADON,” said Owner Virginia King. “He has proven technical expertise and leadership traits that we feel will serve our customers and staff well.”
Wilkes has been with TERRADON for two years working as a Project Manager in the Geo-Environmental Department.
“Sam is a trusted asset at TERRADON. Our clients lean on him for industry knowledge and timely, quality service. We are eager to see him advance to this role,” said King.
Hunt and Wilkes positions were effective August 1, 2016.
TERRADON is a multi-disciplined engineering firm that provides services for transportation, development, education, environmental, energy and other markets. Additionally, the firm maintains in-house survey, testing and inspection staff.
The company is a second-generation, family-owned and operated firm, and is certified as a woman-owned business by the National Association of Women Business Owners and the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council. More information is available at www.terradon.com.
TERRADON Provides Expert Witness Testimony on behalf of the Independent Oil & Gas Association
TERRADON Senior Environmental Project Manager, Sam Wilkes, MS, PWS, provided expert witness testimony in regard to Senate Bills 373 and 423. The Senate bills call for the State to create time of travel zones in streams upstream of public drinking water intakes. The Zone of Critical Concern (ZCC) is a five hour time of travel, while the Zone of Peripheral Concern (ZPC) is an additional five hour time of travel upstream of a public drinking water intake.
IOGA filed an appeal with the Environmental Quality Board (EQB) to challenge the validity of the creation of the zones of critical and peripheral concern. In part, the basis of the appeal consist of:
•The State of WV’s time of travel model used to create the zones is not hydrologically calibrated or validated using WV stream data;
•The State’s time of travel model does not included any impoundments, lakes or dams that can significantly slow travel time of water;
•The mathematical equation (Jobson Equation) for which the State’s time of travel model is based is applicable for free flowing streams only, therefore it is not applicable in regulated streams, such as flood control dams;
•The Time of Travel modeling approach has not been available for public review or comment.
Wilkes contributes to the Independent Oil & Gas Association’s (IOGA) Environmental Health and Safety Committee by providing technical guidance about the ZCC and ZPC. He has analyzed the modeling report which documented the approach to create the zones for the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (WVDHHR) and West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (WVDEP). Wilkes’ gained expertise with stream modeling through his career experience contributing to the Total Maximum Daily Load models used by WVDEP, and worked with the ZCC concept created by WVDHHR in source water protection planning projects.
Wilkes provided expert testimony in the evidentiary hearing January 14th and 15th, 2016. A decision in the appeal is not anticipated until the end of March or April. There are additional appeals filed by individual oil and gas companies also awaiting the results of the IOGA appeal.
The maximum velocity travel time equation from Jobson (1996) was used in this study. It is shown as:
Vmp = 0.82 + (0.02 * Da’0.919 Qa’-0.469 S0.159 Q/Da)
Where Vmp is maximum velocity, S is stream slope,
Da’ = (Da1.25 * g0.5)/Qa
for which Da is drainage area, g is a constant for the acceleration of gravity and Qa is mean annual streamflow and
with Q event streamflow and Qa mean annual streamflow.