In The News
Read what consumer and trade publications have said about Burns & McDonnell and its projects.
Media inquiries should be directed to Kristi Widmar, Manager of Corporate Communications, 816-448-7379.
February 24, 2015
While the project won't be starting anytime soon, a complete overhaul is set to be done to the Broadway Bridge. Because the bridge is part of U.S. Highway 83, the North Dakota Department of Transportation has awarded the project to Burns & McDonnell, an engineering firm with a branch in Bismarck.
February 23, 2015
Burns & McDonnell again ranks second on the list of the area's largest engineering firms, as researched by the St. Louis Business Journal, with 86 licensed engineers in the St. Louis area, up 5 percent from the 82 reported in 2014.
February 20, 2015
The Denver Business Journal has selected Burns & McDonnell as one of metro Denver's top five medium-sized Healthiest Employers for 2015. When you arrive at Burns & McDonnell you might think you accidentally ended up in a health spa.
February 9, 2015
People know recycling is important, but how much of an impact do Texans make when it comes to recycling efforts? Maia Corbitt with the State of Texas Alliance for Recycling (STAR) and Scott Pasternak from Burns & McDonnell talk about a study and report that looks at the state's efforts.
February 4, 2015
Old carpet tiles that are going away as part of a Minneapolis Convention Center renovation are avoiding the landfill with help from a service available through the Bloomington office of engineering firm Burns & McDonnell.
January 26, 2015
As ENR Southeast's latest Top 20 Under 40 class demonstrates, the construction industry has no shortage of young professionals capable of leading a company — and the industry itself — to higher levels. The 2015 list includes Dotun Famakinwa, substation department manager in the Burns & McDonnell Atlanta office.
January 18, 2015
Peggy Wallace Kennedy and Donzaleigh Abernathy visited Kansas City last week to address employees of the Burns & McDonnell engineering firm. They shared a stage to discuss the legacy of the Selma protests and the civil rights movement.
January 9, 2015
Less than a week into the new year, Kansas City-based Burns & McDonnell is making big, forward-looking moves. The company announced its first management structure shake-up in a decade. Ray Kowalik, formerly general manager of the energy division, will provide strategic guidance for all of the firm's divisions.
January 7, 2015
The winning Battle of the Brains teams came from Leawood Elementary School and Olathe North High School. And thanks to money and engineering experience provided by Burns & McDonnell, the students could see their ideas turned into high-tech exhibits that Kansas City area residents will visit for years to come.
January 7, 2015Kansas City Business Journal: Exclusive: Graves, Kowalik discuss Burns & McDonnell restructuring, goals for 2015
With 5,000 employees on the payroll, Greg Graves realized that he needed help running Burns & McDonnell. So he turned to his friend Ray Kowalik. In an exclusive interview, Graves shared the reasoning behind the creation of Kowalik's new role in the leadership structure, and Kowalik discussed the issues he will tackle this year.
January 5, 2015
Burns & McDonnell, after growing to 5,000 employees and boosting revenues by 25 percent in 2014, is opening the New Year with an expanded executive roster. The 116-year-old firm has promoted Ray Kowalik, the head of its energy division, to a new post over all of the company's 11 business divisions.