PWT featured in EPA newsletter

The May issue of the Environmental Protection Agency’s newsletter, Technology News and Trends, features an article on climate change adaption at the Rocky Mountain Arsenal site. It was distributed to the publication’s 12,800 subscribers online.

This issue also was announced in the June 1 TechDirect news message, which currently reaches over 37,000 subscribers; the message can be viewed at the TechDirect site.

EarthFax joins PWT

EarthFax_logoPacific Western Technologies Ltd. (PWT) is pleased to announce that it has established an affiliated company and acquired the assets of EarthFax Engineering Inc., a Utah-based engineering consulting firm.  The new company is known as EarthFax Engineering Group, LLC (EEG).

Located near Salt Lake City, EEG has more than 30 years of experience providing civil engineering, environmental engineering, geotechnical engineering, hydrology, geology, land reclamation, and environmental permitting services to commercial clients, including oil & gas companies.

With a combined work force of more than 100 environmental professionals and support personnel, this affiliation allows both companies to better serve our clients through enhanced technical and geographic capabilities.

Additional information regarding EarthFax can be found on their web site at

PWT President Inducted into Colorado’s Women’s Hall of Fame

Pacific Western Technologies co-founder and Board Chair, Ding-Wen Hsu, has been selected to be honored in Colorado’s Women’s Hall of Fame for her work as a business leader and her multi-cultural community support in Colorado. Ms. Hsu shares this honor with a number of notable Colorado women including Molly Brown and Mamie Eisenhower. This honor is given to recognize diverse accomplishments that include leadership, entrepreneurism, humanitarian advocacy, and artistry.

Hsu’s work includes co-founding the International Multi-Cultural Institute that exists to promote harmony, eliminate prejudice and discrimination, combat community deterioration, and defend human and civil rights. As part of her passion for community work, Ms. Hsu also created the two-day Colorado Dragon Boat Festival, an inclusive celebration of Asian culture through visual, culinary and performing arts.

Ms. Hsu and her husband, Dr. Tai-Dan Hsu, co-founder and CEO of PWT, are both strong supporters of cultural diversity, opportunity, and education. They work to share these principles with all those touched by their business and in the expansion of their inclusive community.

EQCC Award Presentation to PWT

Mr. Bill Pancake of Pacific Western Technologies, Ltd and Colonel John D. Keenan, Deputy Garrison Commander at Fort Carson, Colorado

Award for Excellence presentation made to Mr. Bill Pancake of Pacific Western Technologies, Ltd by Colonel John D. Keenan, Deputy Garrison Commander at Fort Carson, Colorado on Thursday, April 19, 2012 at the Environmental Quality Control Committee quarterly meeting.

“Mr. John William (Bill) Pancake of PWT, Ltd. had just taken over as the new Facility Manager of the HMCC. He had several tasks ahead of him to become compliant with Federal and Local environmental regulations.
These tasks would normally require numerous funds to accomplish however, Mr. Pancake accomplished this through a total revamping of his supply warehouse and system of conducting business.
Within 60 days, Mr. Pancake was able to become completely compliant with the required Federal and Local regulations without the use of any additional funds.
Soldiers have been immensely satisfied with the better customer service and layout of the establishment. His actions have reduced the wait time for units picking up products, reduced the imminent environmental impacts in case of a spill, and created a sustainable workable environment for his employees. He has also become more accountable for the products in stock and free issue.
He has shown that a business can operate successfully, when done right the first time”.
Mr. Brad Camp, Directorate of Public Works, Environmental Division Support Branch Chief, Fort Carson, Colorado

PWT Wins GSA, Fort Carson Contracts

PWT, as a team member with prime contractor the Arcanum Group, was awarded a five-year contract to provide comprehensive administrative and technical support services to the General Services Administration, Public Buildings Service, Rocky Mountain Region, Region 8. The Public Buildings Service provides building leasing and management services to the civilian federal government nationwide. GSA Region 8 manages more than 16 million square feet of space in Colorado, Wyoming, Utah, Montana, South Dakota and North Dakota. The more than 90 employees on this contract will work at the Denver Federal Center in Lakewood providing contracting, landscape design, graphic arts, project management, administrative support, and real estate support services. The contract runs through September 2016.

PWT was awarded the Hazardous Material Control Center contract for the Fort Carson Army Base in Colorado Springs. PWT supports Fort Carson’s mission by acquiring and managing hazardous materials needed for base operations, with the additional goals of improving cost efficiency, reducing public health risks, and improving environmental stewardship methods associated with the use of these specialized materials. The contract runs through September 2014.

PWT Expands Helena Office

PWT’s Montana office has moved to 54 North Last Chance Gulch, Helena, to accommodate three new employees supporting additional EPA Remedial Action Contract 2 Work Assignments and other additional clientele in Montana.

Community Service

On August 13, PWT employees had a party and a purpose. The PWT summer picnic was at Clement Park in Littleton, but before the party, several employees helped clean and paint weathered picnic tables and benches and picked up trash at the park. Participants included Levi Todd, Dorthea Hoyt, Dan Zigich, Robin Witt, Brian Witt, Tai-Dan Hsu, Chuck Champion, Zac Champion, and Diane Richter. Photo, front to back: Robin Witt, Diane Richter, and Chuck Champion.

Helena, Montana Office Opens

PWT has opened a new office in downtown Helena to support PWT’s growing number of projects in Montana.

Catherine LeCours has  joined PWT as a senior project manager working out of the new office in Helena. She is responsible for environmental investigation, design, and remediation services at Environmental Protection Agency Superfund sites in Montana. LeCours has a B.S. in environmental health and brings to PWT more than 13 years of experience as a project manager for the Montana Department of Environmental Quality. She has worked closely with the Environmental Protection Agency on cleanup at 13 Federal Superfund sites in Montana.

LeCours can be reached at PWT’s Helena office in the Power Block Building at 7 W. 6th Ave., or by calling 406-422-6915.