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Wood Harbinger is pleased to announce the promotion of Sean Bollen, June Mechure and Nick Baker to Principal. These promotions recognize the significant contribution each of these individuals has made to the continued growth and success of the firm! Sean Bollen, PE, LEED AP Sean is managing principal of Wood Harbinger’s electrical engineering practice. With […]

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Wood Harbinger Digs In For Green Seattle Day

On Saturday, November 3rd, 2018, 1,145 people gathered together and planted more than 8,400 plants at 15 different parks around Seattle. Among the group were six intrepid Wood Harbinger souls taking up shovels and hauling compost at Warren G. Magnuson Park in support of the 13th Annual Green Seattle Day, hosted by the Green Seattle […]

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Home Renovation: A Different Perspective of the AEC Industry

by Jacob Odell When I bought a house, I didn’t see in the contract that I would have to hold on to everything that came in the front door, but I guess I didn’t read ALL the fine print. This suspicious anomaly has forced me to reserve an entire room for “stuff” like an elliptical, […]

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Bruce Pitts Retires After 44 Years

Wood Harbinger celebrated the retirement of Principal Bruce Pitts on June 14th, 2018, together with Bruce’s family, friends, and colleagues past and present. The gathering in the Wood Harbinger office included fine food, good drinks, and a rousing toast to Bruce’s indelible legacy and role in the rise and success of the firm.

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Bolder and Brighter: Wood Harbinger Celebrates 50 Years

Wood Harbinger marked our 50th Anniversary with a celebration for staff and clients on Friday, October 27th in our office. Honoring Our Past In 1967, our founder Steve Wood opened up an office in his home in Lynwood and began offering mechanical engineering services. In 1971, the firm was incorporated as Wood and Associates and […]

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Water Hammer: The “Belly Flop” of Piping Systems

by Mike Lehner, P.E. Water is a seemingly harmless thing, but in reality, it is quite a force to be reckoned with. Have you ever done a belly flop in a swimming pool and felt the pain afterwards? While the pain of a belly flop results from the surface tension of the water resisting your […]

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Adventures in Homebrew

by Shaun May, EIT If you drink beer, read on. If you truly love beer, like my colleague Ben and I, read on. But be forewarned, this tale is not about why you should love beer. This tale is about deepening a love that has already taken hold. A love brewing inside, bubbling, frothing, steeping. […]

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A Summer with Wood Harbinger

By Ethan Prehoda I was hired by Wood Harbinger this summer as a commissioning intern, with the opportunity to also work in the mechanical engineering department. As a junior in the mechanical engineering program at Michigan Technological University, this was my first engineering internship.

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My First Year as an Electrical Designer

by John Bourgeois I was hired at Wood Harbinger a little over a year ago. I was just coming off my rookie season with internships at CH2M Hill down in Corvallis, OR and Portland General Electric. With an Electrical Engineering degree from Oregon State University focused on power systems, I packed my bags just after […]

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