HNTB's 100th Anniversary

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Office Anniversaries

While HNTB is celebrating its 100th anniversary, many offices are celebrating long-term anniversaries, too. Here's a list of those offices celebrating at least 50 years in 2014.

Kansas City, 100
New York, 92
Indianapolis, 74
Portland, Maine, 70
Charleston, 63
Boston, 60
Cleveland, 60
Miami, 60
Dallas, 58
Milwaukee, 58
Seattle, 54
Overland Park, 52
Baton Rouge, 51
Alexandria (Arlington), 51
Fairfield (Parsippany), 50

Historical Facts

The first project for Henry Tammen, the “T” of HNTB, was the mechanical design of the Armour-Swift-Burlington Bridge in Kansas City, a unique vertical lift design.

A young Enoch Needles, the “N” of HNTB, was sent to New York to establish the firm’s first permanent office outside of Kansas City in 1922 to take advantage of the growing toll highway and bridge market.

The firm that later became HNTB was so impacted by the Great Depression that it even had to dismiss one of its later named partners, Ruben Bergendoff, the “B” of HNTB, who was the firm’s chief designer at the time.

Celebrating a century of service, HNTB Corporation is unveiling a new historical retrospective, Being HNTB, in offices across the country on Jan. 14, 2014. These 1/14/14 events will include remarks from local leaders as well as the kick-off of community service activities that will continue throughout the year.

HNTB Timeline
Click the image below for a detailed timeline of HNTB's history.

Anniversary Book

Chapter 1: The Spark – What Clients Value
Chapter 2: 1914-1969 – Building a Foundation
Chapter 3: 1970-1989 – Evolution of a Business
Chapter 4: 1990-1999 – We're in This Forever
Chapter 5: 2000-2013 – "It Had Better Be Good"
Chapter 6: The Next Chapter – Sea Change Ahead

Additional Materials

John O'Connell

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