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Business Briefs for 06/14/2014

Two join Karvakko Engineering

BEMIDJI — Karvakko Engineering recently added Matt Arnold and Angela Liedke to its staff.

Arnold is a land surveyor-in-training and has accepted the position of technician. He is a graduate of Lake Superior College’s Civil Engineering Technology Program, and will graduate from St. Cloud State University’s Land Surveying/Mapping Sciences Program this fall.

Liedke has assumed the position of Office Manager. Liedke is a BSU graduate and holds a degree in marketing communications with a business administration minor.

She has more than 10 years of experience in customer service, office administration and marketing.

Brandt earns licensure as engineer

BEMIDJI — Widseth Smith Nolting’s Nathan Brandt successfully passed the exams and met the education and experience requirements necessary to become a licensed professional engineer by the Minnesota Board of Architecture, Engineering, Land Surveying, Landscape Architecture, Geoscience, and Interior Design.

Brandt, an electrical engineer, joined Widseth Smith Nolting in 2013 after working at Silent Power in Baxter, where he designed a new 5kW and 10kW inverter for their energy storage appliance.

At Widseth Smith Nolting, Brandt is responsible for preparing quantity and cost estimates, interpreting plans/specifications, reviewing shop drawings and manuals, conducting on-site observation, and resolving routine construction administration issues.

He also verifies change-order information, prepares reports, and validates pay applications.

Brandt received a Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering from South Dakota State University in 2002.

Gustafson receives faculty award

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Terry L Gustafson, professor at Ohio State University, recently received the President and the Provost’s Award for distinguished faculty service.

Gustafson has advised 12 organizations, including the Sphinx Senior Class Honorary, has been a Faculty Friend in residence halls for six years, where he has advised between 500 and 1,000 students through direct interactions.

Gustafson is a professor and vice-chair for undergraduate studies of chemistry and biochemistry.

He is a 1971 graduate of Bemidji High School.

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