TEC Inc. the company contracted by the Navy to perform the environmental impact statement for projects related to the relocation of Marines and their dependents from Okinawa to Guam will officially open an office on Guam in July.
TEC is an employee-owned company providing consulting expertise in engineering environmental architecture planning infrastructure and energy. The company will hold office at the Baltej Pavilion on Chalan San Antonio Street in Tamuning.
George Krasnick principal and Pacific region manager for TEC said the company decided to open a local office to accommodate the increasing volume of environmental and engineering work related to the military buildup in Guam.
“We would like to develop a sustainable practice that will offer employment opportunities for skilled local scientists planners and engineers “” Krasnick said. “”We feel strongly there is a growing market for the types of services TEC offers and look forward to working within the Guam community to provide engineering and environmental services.””
TEC’s services include environmental assessments permitting archaeology biology reporting contaminated site assessments site remediation feasibility assessments permitting and monitoring water resources infrastructure asset management facility condition assessments energy auditing sustainability planning and port planning.
Krasnick said TEC’s primary clientele will continue to be with Naval Facilities Engineering Command but would like to development a sustainable office by diversifying its client base on Guam.
The new office will be about 750-square feet and will consist of two full-time employees and two part-time staff. Krasnick said he hopes to add several more local workers as the company’s workload grows.
TEC is temporarily operating at a unit in Apusento Gardens in Chalan Pago. He added that because the company had staff on island there were no costs for relocation and renovation. Krasnick said the biggest expense was spent on furniture equipment and signage which are totally at around $10 000.
TEC in a joint venture with AECOM was awarded by NAVFAC a contract in 2006 which included the 4 000-page EIS as one of the task orders. According to the company’s website TEC has undertaken 33 projects in support of NAVFAC Pacific’s “”thorough understanding of the environmental sociological and infrastructure impacts that can be expected due to the Marines’ relocation.”” Other projects listed include archeological and natural resource studies power water and waste water utility studies transportation studies berthing studies and dredging studies.
TEC headquarters is in Charlottesville VA. with its Pacific region headquartered in Honolulu. The company has 280 people company-wide with 20 in Honolulu.