Ligonier Bank Stabilization – Project Update

The Elkhart River Erosion Control Project was recently completed in Ligonier.  The reconstruction of a collapsed retaining wall approximately 275 feet long was part of a Disaster Recovery project. The project included construction of a retaining wall/bank stabilization system along the Elkhart River, reconstruction of the ally, and installation of a guardrail system along the river bank.   

Kendallville Wastewater Treatment Plant Groundbreaking

Kendallville Mayor W. SuzAnne Handshoe and Wastewater Superintendent Mark Schultz recently hosted a ceremony for the City of Kendallville’s Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) Improvements Project.  Honored guests in attendance were Senator Susan Glick, Indiana District 13, Representative David Ober, Indiana District 82, Jim Dazey, City Council President/BOW President, Eric Walsh, Umbaugh & Associates, and Mick Jackson, James S. Jackson CO, LLC.  Mayor Handshoe declared this the most important project in 35 years for Kendallville.  The City has probably one of the last trickling filters in the state.  All 3 trickling filters will be demolished as well as the Bio Tower.  Triad engineers noted that the improved plant will allow for the treatment of future flows and loadings that new businesses and industry may bring to the City.    

What They’re Saying

“…I have the best engineering firm that you could possibly hire because of their expertise, responsiveness, and because of the fact that I don’t feel that they overcharge the City for their services.…I have a whole team I can depend on…We get the whole ball of wax – I like that.”  —Mayor Patty Fisel, City of Ligonier 

Lou Savka – Owner Biography

TITLE:  Vice-President, Secretary/TreasurerLou has been employed with Triad Associates, Inc. since 1982.  He is on the Board of Directors and is vice-president and secretary/treasurer of the Corporation.  His current responsibilities include corporate administration, marketing, public relations, client and project development, as well as project management. Lou serves as client and project liaison from initial marketing through development and implementation of projects.  His work includes pre-project planning, scoping and contract negotiation.Click here for Lou’s complete resume  or a conversation with Lou.

Jim Frazell, P.E. – Owner Biography

TITLE:  President, Project EngineerJim is a principal owner and has been on the Board of Directors of Triad Associates, Inc., since its inception. He is responsible for the design of water and wastewater treatment facilities and other civil, environmental, and industrial engineering projects. Jim is also responsible for cost control, cost estimating, and value engineering studies. He holds responsibilities in the areas of corporate marketing, public relations, and client management.Jim has designed a number of significant projects for the firm including the wastewater treatment plants for the Towns of Odon, Sweetser, and Middlebury and for the Cities of Elwood, Wabash, New Castle, and Linton. Other past projects include the value engineering study for the City of Indianapolis’ Department of Public Works, a thirty million dollar Sludge Management Facility. Recent water treatment and distribution projects include those for the Towns of Kempton, Middlebury, Upland, Fortville, Whitestown, and Ingalls.  Jim also designed the … Continued

Ligonier’s Strawberry Valley Cultural Trail awarded funding by Regional Cities

On February 14, 2017, Mayor Patty Fisel  and City officials of Ligonier requested funding from the Northeast Indiana (NEI) Regional Partnership for Ligonier’s Strawberry Valley Cultural Trail project.  Along with Triad Project Engineer, Jonathan Moen, P.E., the team shared the vision and intention of the City’s Strawberry Valley Cultural Trail in vivid color.  The trail project will encompass a 5-mile loop  that will meander through the City allowing users to take in the best of Ligonier:   4 City Parks, the Downtown District, the Elkhart Riverwalk, artwork, murals and bronze statues, and architecture of historical interest.Congratulations are in order now that it is official that the City of Ligonier will be receiving $248,920 in Regional Cities Initiative funding for the installation of the Strawberry Valley Cultural Trail.  In Noble County’s Advance Leader article by Kelly Lynch on August 8,  Mayor Patty is quoted as saying, “I think that it is great for the City of Ligonier.  This is … Continued

OCRA Grants Awarded

Triad is pleased to announce that three of our clients were awarded OCRA grants: Congratulations to the City of Ligonier, the Town of Atlanta, and the Town of Kirklin! It is a pleasure to be working with you and we look forward to continuing our relationships and service to your communities.