Ryan Burns broke the story on LoCO yesterday. Apex Directional Drilling, from Oregon abandoning its part the Martin Slough Interceptor project. The 35 year old tax payer financed boondoggle to bring sewer service to Cutten.
Apex blames the city and the engineering firm it hired — SHN Consulting Engineers — for allegedly misrepresenting the type of soil it would find at the project site. Expecting stable dirt, Apex instead found sand.
Apex claims that SHN Consulting Engineers “improperly designed the drill path” and violated “all accepted industry standards” in determining the soil profile at the site. And negotiations with the city have evidently failed.
This begs the question who is SHN? You’ve probably seen their Eureka headquarters on water front drive or you may know someone who works for them, but who are the Owners?
On December 12, 2013 the City of Rio Dell filed suit against SHN and Does 1 through 20 because the actual names of SHN’s principals were unknown to Rio Dell or to their attorneys Mitchell, Brisso, Delaney and Vrieze LLP.
So who the hell is SHN Consulting Engineers, really?