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Menard Heads to the Windy City

Gretchen Connelly Press Release


PITTSBURGH – May 16, 2017– Pittsburgh-based geotechnical firm Menard Group USA is opening an office in Chicago.

“This is the first step for us in our efforts to expand into the Midwest/Great Lakes region, where soft soils are predominant,” said Frederic Masse, President, Menard Group USA. “This move allows us to be closer to all of our current and new customers in the region to provide our expertise in ground improvement.”


The Chicago office will be led by Sales Engineer Jim Naples and Senior Design Engineer Alex Potter-Weight. The two have worked on multiple projects together across the country and in the Midwest. Naples and Potter-Weight most recently teamed up for Menard’s portion of Minnesota’s TH 169 Nine Mile Creek project, which included the installation of more than 6,000 controlled modulus column (CMC) rigid inclusions.

“We have a lot of great clients and contacts in the area that we’ve been working with for years,” said Naples. “We’re looking forward to becoming part of the community and further strengthening those relationships.”

The new office is located at 325 West Huron Street in Suite 509.


About Menard Group USA

Menard Group USA is a design-build specialty geotechnical contractor offering expertise in ground improvement for
sites with poor soil. By combining value engineering and innovative techniques, Menard Group USA delivers
practical, sustainable solutions that can be attractive alternatives to deep (pile) foundations. As part of an
international network of geotechnical resources and expertise, our team brings in-depth knowledge and creative
problem solving to every project.

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Contact: Gretchen Connelly, Marketing Director
Phone: 412-221-4500
Email: marketing@menardusa.com


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