Farnsworth Group Honored for Mahomet Wastewater Treatment Plant

The Village of Mahomet, IL, and Farnsworth Group, a national full-service engineering and architecture firm, were honored by the American Council of Engineering Companies – Illinois Chapter (ACEC-IL) with a Special Achievement Award in the Engineering Excellence category for its engineering design on the Mahomet Wastewater Treatment Plant expansion project.

Due to the Village’s rapid growth over the past decade, the Mahomet Treatment Plant received influent flows in excess of its design capacity.  In order to allow for continued population growth, the Village undertook expansion of its treatment plant.  The designed solution was the conversion of existing activated sludge tankage to a Biological Nutrient Removal (BNR) facility that utilizes Integrated Fixed Film Activated Sludge (IFAS) technology.  By utilizing advanced BNR processes coupled with IFAS technology, the plant is able to achieve all treatment goals without the construction of new aeration tanks.

“We are very happy that the Village was able to work cooperatively with Farnsworth Group to find a less costly solution to this issue,” Village Administrator Patrick Brown said.  “Our taxpayers are well-served to realize cost savings associated with re-using existing aeration tanks.”

Each year ACEC-IL holds its Engineering Excellence Awards Competition recognizing projects of engineering achievement by Illinois engineering firms.  Entries are judged on the basis of engineering excellence, the degree to which the client’s needs are met, and the benefits to the public welfare and private practice of engineering.

Farnsworth Group's Peoria Office Relocating to Historic Warehouse District

PEORIA, IL … January 13, 2016 … Farnsworth Group, a national full-service engineering and architecture firm, announced today that its Peoria, IL, consulting office is relocating to the City of Peoria’s Warehouse District.

Farnsworth Group’s Peoria office, currently located at 7707 N. Knoxville Avenue, will be moving to 100 Walnut in the former Murray Building located on the corner of Walnut and Water Street. Farnsworth Group will be joining a number of other companies that have been located in the Warehouse District for many years and who have helped pave the way for redevelopment. Farnsworth Group will be one of the first corporate entities to locate in Peoria’s emerging Warehouse District following the City’s renewed focus and economic support of the area that has included improvements such as the Washington Street redevelopment and TIGER II Complete Streets project, and the formation of the Peoria Downtown Development Corporation (DDC).

“We couldn’t be more excited to be moving into Peoria’s Warehouse District,” said Karen Jensen, Farnsworth Group President and Chief Executive Officer.  “We hope to be one of the first of many new businesses that want to call the Warehouse District their home.  We envision a bright future for this area of Peoria – one that will generate economic opportunities, and vibrant places for people to live, work and recreate. This is an exciting time for our Company as well as the City.”

Farnsworth Group’s Peoria office has a staff of nearly 80 employees that will be located on the second floor of the four-story Murray Building, which is also being renovated to accommodate mixed retail and residential units.  The Company plans to move into its new office space in mid-2016.

In addition to its current design projects underway in Peoria’s downtown and Warehouse District area, Farnsworth Group has provided professional design services for the Washington Street reconstruction, conducted numerous surveys and assessments of existing warehouse buildings, and been active participants in various warehouse district committees and organizations. The firm also supports the significant work of the DDC and its continuing efforts to lead the revitalization of Peoria’s downtown.

McLean County Selects Farnsworth Group for Top Business Award

The McLean County (Illinois) Chamber of Commerce selected Farnsworth Group to receive its Large Business Excellence Award. 

The Company was honored for its commitment to central Illinois, providing professional design services, and giving back to its communities. 

In honoring Farnsworth Group, the Chamber stated, "Whether it’s being an active volunteer in various local professional organizations, mentoring future engineers/architects throughout the area, implementing innovative and sustainable design or supporting numerous social agencies that help the less fortunate, Farnsworth Group, Inc. prides itself on giving back to its community, environment, and helping to create a better world."

Click here to view a video presentation highlighting Farnsworth Group's accomplishments.

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