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Kleingers, a Top Midwestern Engineering Group, Enters Tampa/St. Pete Market

30 Years of Growth Leads to Further Expansion

The Kleingers Group announced that it has opened a Tampa/St. Pete, Florida office serving clients throughout West Central Florida. Recently joining forces with Leftcoast Surveyors, Inc., of St. Pete, the new Kleingers office will provide the full array of Kleingers’ integrated survey, engineering, and design services. Along with its TrueScan 3D laser scanning and reality capture division, this marks The Kleingers Group’s second Florida location.

Mike Guiler, owner of Leftcoast Surveyors, said of the opportunity, “I was looking for another company that shared our firm’s core values and work ethic, and once I started researching, The Kleingers Group became the ONLY choice. I launched this business over 20 years ago, and we’ve worked really hard and been quite successful, so I needed to be absolutely confident in who we joined.”

Leftcoast Surveyors, Inc. is a construction surveying company founded in 2000 out of St. Pete, Florida, with one location. Its teams of professional surveyors have the expertise and technology to handle their clients’ most challenging projects. Leftcoast teams are dedicated to accurate, timely, and cost-effective survey solutions. Providing boundary surveys, topographical mapping, construction staking and more, Leftcoast Surveyors pride themselves in client commitment and satisfaction, ensuring that each project’s unique needs and goals are met.

Unique, Integrated Projects Are Kleingers’ Specialty

Tim Casto, CEO of The Kleingers Group agrees, “This is an excellent opportunity for both The Kleingers Group and Leftcoast Surveyors. From the first time we spoke, it was apparent that Mike’s firm was a great fit for The Kleingers Group in both expertise and core values. With the Tampa/St. Pete market being so dynamic, we couldn’t be happier to welcome to Leftcoast Surveyors to the Kleingers family.”

About The Kleingers Group
The Kleingers Group is a premier civil engineering firm, providing a comprehensive and integrated range of land survey, civil engineering, transportation engineering, landscape architecture, 3D laser scan/reality capture, and sports facility design expertise. Our team of experts offer practical and time-tested solutions for various public and private clients, including institutional, corporate, government, healthcare, retail, and mixed-use markets. Diverse in expertise and geography, Kleingers’ teams apply their creativity and functionality to help build better communities. Founded in 1993, The Kleingers Group established core values resulting in a unique culture of integrity, respect, inclusion, diversity, growth, and fun. With nearly 200 employees in six Midwest and Southeastern U.S. office locations, Kleingers continues to grow through our renowned commitment to our clients’ and employees ongoing success. The Kleingers Group also proudly includes its divisions TrueScan3D.com and SportworksDesign.com.  To see more about Leftcoast Surveyors, see leftcoastsurveyors.com.

Kleingers Plans for Utility Connection Under Streetcar Power Lines

The Kleingers Group recently created plans for the first underground utility connection installed under the new Cincinnati Streetcar while the overhead lines are energized.

Specifically, the Water Service Branch Plan created by Kleingers identifies the routing of a new water service line and the location of the bore pits required to tunnel under the streetcar line.

Like most projects in an urban setting, the routing of the new waterline had to be configured in a tight space while avoiding a number of existing utilities, all at various depths. The location of the bore pits also had to be chosen carefully to work around a large number of existing utilities.

The new water line, installed by Greater Cincinnati Water Works, will service a building currently under renovation by 3CDC.

Plans submitted to Greater Cincinnati Water Works were approved the same day, allowing work to begin quickly.

The project is expected to be the first of many to come that will require extra care to work around the tracks for the Cincinnati Streetcar.

Kleingers Hosts FIRST LEGO League

Today, we hosted a  FIRST® LEGO® League team, and it was so much fun!  FIRST® LEGO® League introduces young people (grades 4-8), to the fun and excitement of science and technology. Teams of up to ten children, led by two screened Lead coaches, participate in a challenge tournament. Teams and events are all over the world.

By designing challenges around topics, participants are exposed to potential career paths within a chosen challenge topic, in addition to solidifying the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) principles that naturally come from participating in the program. Team members also learn valuable life and employment skills which will benefit them no matter which career path they choose.

Many thanks to Nathan Moore, Jason Ellis, and Brad D’Agnillo, for giving awesome presentations with visual demonstrations to the kids. You should have heard the incredibly good questions the kids asked: How does the point cloud show measurements? What do the different colors in the scan mean? What kind of education/degree did you get to do this?

After visiting several job sites, the kids will select a project. If the topic is something they learned here, we have committed to being available to answer questions as they begin the project. We can’t wait to hear if we piqued their interest in something related to engineering, 3D scanning, or sports fields.

What an awesome opportunity to expose young kids to things we do here and encourage them into the survey and engineering professions. The presentations were so good that I could see us taking this show “on the road”….to local middle and senior high schools!

TrueScan Laser Scanning Article Featured in LiDAR News Magazine

Our very own Jason Ellis has been published in the industry-leading publication, LiDAR News Magazine.  Jason’s article looks at the value proposition for 3D laser scanning across multiple applications.  Jason dives into the finer points of the key benefits of integrating laser scanning into a project’s design workflow.  The full article can be found here.

For more info on our cool 3D laser scanning stories and projects, please visit our TrueScan website.

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