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Member of the Month: Wenck

June 5th, 2017

Wenck is excited and honored to be featured as Environmental Initiative’s member of the month for June, and it is our pleasure to congratulate Environmental Initiative on its 25th Anniversary. Having just celebrated 30 years in the business ourselves, we understand how meaningful a milestone like 25 years is.

Throughout the years, Wenck has and continues to make a significant investment sponsoring Environmental Initiative. Why? Because Environmental Initiative is about delivering positive outcomes through collaboration and partnership which directly resonates with our core values. Both Wenck and Environmental Initiative are outcome-oriented organizations which focus on providing solutions that benefit the environment, the organizations we serve, as well as the communities we serve in. This alignment of values and outcomes is significantly enhanced through the connectedness that Environmental Initiative fosters like no other.

Wenck is proud to be a sponsor of Environmental Initiative’s Policy Forum Series, the Business and Environment Series, as well as a founding member of the Minnesota Sustainable Growth Coalition.  All three platforms are rooted within Environmental Initiative, and together, and separately, help to educate, ideate, connect, and deliver positive and sustaining benefits to the region.

Congratulations again on 25 amazing years. On behalf of all of us at Wenck, we look forward to another 25 years of partnership, collaboration, and delivery of exceptional outcomes.


Each month, we feature information about one of our members on the Initiative blog and on our website. Contact Sacha Seymour-Anderson anytime at 612-334-3388 ext. 8108 to learn more about this membership benefit.

Bill Brown

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Vice President, Wenck

Member of the Month: Wenck

April 4th, 2016

Wenck is excited to be highlighted as Environmental Initiative’s April Member of the Month.  We have been a proud sponsor of Environmental Initiative for nearly 15 years including the Business and Environment Series, Policy Forums, and the Legislative Preview.

We continue to support and sponsor Environmental Initiative thanks to their exemplary track record of “courageous innovation.”  Our organizations align.  Environmental Initiative coordinates and convenes thought leaders of today to bring community_logo_final.jpgsustainable solutions to the challenges facing Minnesota across multiple sectors. They educate to help people see, and invest in, the stacked benefits of sustainable solutions necessary to solve organizational and environmental issues across these sectors.  While not all organizations consistently operate in the nexus between agriculture, business, government, and the environment, Environmental Initiative lives in this intersection. Wenck does too. We bring together engineers, scientists, construction and business professionals in energy, sustainability, water, air, and waste to build a healthy environment, a healthy economy and healthy communities.

We are excited to partner with Environmental Initiative and its other esteemed supporting organizations to build the future of Minnesota.

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A note from Environmental Initiative:
Each month, we feature information about one of our members on the Initiative blog and on our website. Contact Sacha Seymour-Anderson anytime at 612-334-3388 ext. 8108 to learn more about this membership benefit.

Bill Brown

POSTED BY:

Vice President, Wenck

Member of the Month: Wenck Associates, Inc.

January 2nd, 2015

At Wenck Associates, Inc., we are honored to be the Environmental Initiative’s featured member this month — in fact, the timing could not be better. As of January 1st, we entered our company’s 30th year, and today we can announce some exciting news related to the celebration of that anniversary.

First, let me share a bit of our history. Wenck Associates was founded by Norm Wenck in May of 1985. From the beginning, the company’s philosophy was in line with the Environmental Initiative’s mission of developing “collaborative solutions to Minnesota’s environmental problems.” At that time, the firm was engaged in two main activities: water services, including watershed district clean water projects, and hazardous waste.

Today, Wenck has diversified into dozens of core services, many of which have branched like a tree off those two initial areas. Our growth happened organically: As customers came to us with additional needs, we expanded our offerings to meet them. Over the years this has meant adding additional services including engineering design, environmental permitting and compliance, real estate and development, waste management, and emergency response. All our growth has led us to expand to over 250 employees in four operating companies located in six different states.

To celebrate our 30 years in business, we spent the better part of the past year looking at exactly what got us here. We Wenck Associates Logorewrote our business philosophy, not because it had changed, but because three decades of perspective helped us pinpoint exactly what made us different. We then used that greater understanding to completely redesign our brand image.

You can see the result of that effort alongside this article — our new logo. The two blue triangles of the logo represent two separate parties; the chevron in the center represents the process of coming together; and the upward-facing green triangle signifies the product of that collaboration — an outstanding final outcome. Together, they embody the way Wenck conducts business, which is best summed up by our new tagline: “Responsive partner. Exceptional outcomes.”

After examining what has made this company successful over the years, it really came down to those four words. At Wenck, we partner with our clients because your success is our success. We understand that to build our business, we must first help you build yours. And as an employee-owned company, each member of our team has a stake in every project we take on.

To better communicate all the services we provide, we have also re-branded our four operating companies as Wenck Associates, Wenck Construction, Wenck Real Estate, and Wenck Response. If you aren’t familiar with any of these members of the Wenck family, I’d love to share more about the ways we are serving our customers.

As we say in our new business philosophy: If you think this is a typical engineering consulting firm, you’ll quickly find we are different. Contact us today to find out how partnering with Wenck can benefit your organization.

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A note from Environmental Initiative:
Each month, we feature information about one of our members on the Initiative blog and on our website. Contact Sacha Seymour-Anderson anytime at 612-334-3388 ext. 101 to learn more about this membership benefit.

Bill Brown

POSTED BY:

Vice President, Wenck
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