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County receives Digital Government Achievement Award. Long-term Sewall client Rockland County, NY, recognized for GIS Emergency Application.

County Executive C. Scott Vanderhoef announced that the Rockland County Planning Department’s Geographic Information System (GIS) team has received a National 2013 Digital Government Achievement Award in the Government-to-Government Category from the Center for Digital Government. More

Maine Gateway captures photo of Brett Hart, PE, at work in Sewall booth at AWEA Windpower

Bangor Region Development Alliance (BRDA) called on companies in the wind industry, both manufacturers and service providers, during the American Wind Energy Assoc. international conference...more

Aroostook Resources, Inc., awards first phase of Bald Mountain assessment to Sewall. Maine company to lead evaluation of Aroostook County mineral deposit

Aroostook Resources, Inc., part of the JD Irving Group of Companies, has chosen Maine engineering and natural resources consulting firm James W. Sewall Company of Old Town to develop a new mineral resource estimate for Aroostook County’s Bald Mountain mineral prospect.  Discovered in the mid-1970s by former Sewall geologist John Cummings on behalf of the Northeast Joint Venture, the deposit is being evaluated as a potential source of copper, zinc, gold, and silver.  This is...

How the omnibus energy bill will benefit Maine. VP Andrew Sturgeon, PLS, publishes opinion piece on Maine omnibus bill in Bangor Daily News

There’s no arguing Mainers are paying too much for energy — significantly more than elsewhere in the country. For some time, Gov. Paul LePage has been saying that he wants to lower electricity rates, promote the expansion of natural gas infrastructure, lower energy costs for businesses and consumers, and redirect resources toward lowering heating costs using new and expanded Efficiency Maine Trust programs. More

Sewall hires LaMarr Clannon as Stormwater Engineer

Sewall is pleased to announce the hire of LaMarr  Clannon as Stormwater Engineer. Ms. Clannon will complement and expand Sewall’s engineering capabilities in low impact development (LID) stormwater management, promoting innovative methods that infiltrate stormwater into groundwater to reduce impervious surface runoff.  Ms. Clannon brings 18 years’ experience in environmental engineering, including technical and management positions at the EnviroCorps, an AmeriCorps...

Sewall hires Lee Freeman as Vice President, Global Business Development

Sewall is pleased to announce the hire of Lee Freeman as Vice President, Global Business Development.  With 35 years’ experience in forestry and natural renewable resources, Mr. Freeman will lead Sewall’s business development and consultative sales in biomass, carbon and other renewable energy markets, complementing Sewall’s existing staff expertise in engineering, geospatial, and forestry and natural resources consulting. Mr. Freeman comes to Sewall from Thomson...

Using ecospatial GIS to site offshore wind. Geospatial technology helps power Maine's ocean wind industry. An article on Sewall's Ocean Wind Energy GIS in North American Clean Energy

The US Department of Energy (DOE) has recently allocated over $200 million in grants to develop and deploy offshore wind energy projects in the Great Lakes and Gulf of Mexico, and off the Atlantic and Pacific coasts.  This funding is dedicated in part to advancing offshore wind technologies through select demonstration projects, seven of which have been awarded first phase funding for engineering, design, and permitting; with potential follow-on funding for siting, construction, and...

Sewall opens office in Portland, Maine. Regional base to offer expanded engineering, natural resource, and GIS consulting services

Sewall has opened a new office in Portland, Maine, to provide engineering, natural resource and GIS consulting services to clients in southern Maine and central New England. Sewall’s Portland office establishes a regional base in southern Maine for delivering innovative stormwater management and energy solutions; traditional civil, water/wastewater, transportation and structural engineering; forestry and natural resource consulting; and a wide range of geospatial services, from GIS...

ConnectME Authority sends out second cycle of broadband surveys to Maine residential and business consumers. Sewall to update assessment of Maine broadband needs in 2013

Since January 2010, the ConnectME Authority has been awarded nearly $5 million in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funding from the Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), to pursue  broadband mapping, planning, technical assistance and capacity building projects, creating the first comprehensive geographic inventory of high-speed internet services statewide for use in identifying unserved and underserved areas and in planning...

Sewall Forestry expands economics and appraisal staff

Sewall is pleased to announce the expansion of its forest economics and valuation capacity through staff expansions in the US South and Northeast. Gary Mullaney, Forest Economist and Director, Systems.  After graduate studies in forest economics at Duke University, Gary worked in the forest products industry (MeadWestvaco) for 27 years, where his responsibilities included GIS and information systems, long-term wood supply planning, financial modeling, and environmental and regulatory...

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