Golder Associates

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Golder Associates
TypeEmployee Owned Corporation
IndustryGround engineering and environmental services consultancy
Founded1960
Key peopleBrian Conlin (Company President)[1]
Employees~7,000 (2010)[2]
Websitewww.golder.com
 
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Golder Associates
TypeEmployee Owned Corporation
IndustryGround engineering and environmental services consultancy
Founded1960
Key peopleBrian Conlin (Company President)[1]
Employees~7,000 (2010)[2]
Websitewww.golder.com

Golder Associates is an employee-owned, global company providing consulting, design, and construction services in earth, environment, and related areas of energy. Its more than 8,000 employees operate from more than 180 offices in Africa, Asia, Australasia, Europe, North America and South America. Golder serves the manufacturing, mining, oil and gas, power, urban development and infrastructure sectors.

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History

The company was founded in Toronto, Canada in 1960 by Hugh Golder, Victor Milligan, Larry Soderman, Are Tilk and John Seychuk under the name H.Q. Golder and Associates, and focussed on soil mechanics and ground engineering.[3]

In the 1970s, the service offering expanded to include rock mechanics. In the 1980s the company’s groundwater practice evolved to encompass the broader field of hydrogeology, with particular expertise in contaminated soil and groundwater. In the early 1990s, as public awareness of environmental issues increased, Golder added biological capabilities – including aquatic and terrestrial biology – to its range of services. Hydrology and hydraulic engineering were added in the late 1990s, and Geographic Information Systems (GIS), information management, cultural sciences and energy services were added in the 2000s.

Geographic expansion

The company established other offices in Canada in the early 1960s, later expanding into the United States (1968), as well as the United Kingdom and Australia (1972). Since then, the company has grown geographically through a combination of opening new offices and through mergers with existing companies. The most recently established offices (2009) are located in St. Petersburg, Russia and Delhi, India.

Services

Golder Trust for Orphans

Golder Associates formed the Golder Trust for Orphans in 2003. The organisation collects donations from Golder’s employees and operating companies, as well as external donors. The Trust funds grass-roots charitable organisations serving the needs of orphaned children in Africa affected by HIV/AIDS. The Golder Trust has raised over $1 million USD since its inception and currently supports projects in South Africa, Mozambique, Swaziland, Zimbabwe, Kenya and Tanzania.[4][5]

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