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A Message from our President Regarding COVID-19

To our Valued Clients and Friends,   As we all continue to face unique and evolving challenges associated with COVID-19, I want to assure you that Schaumburg & Polk, Inc. (SPI) is here for you.  For more than 80 years, SPI has worked with local communities to weather many storms, and we will weather this …

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SPI Moves Terrell Branch Office to Historic Building

SPI Moves Terrell Branch Office to Historic Building

SPI’s Terrell office has moved into a new location at 200 S. Virginia Street, the old Texas & Pacific Railroad Freight Depot. The new office location, which is a Texas Historic Landmark, has an exciting history as a functioning depot from 1911 to 1977, which was fundamental to the City of Terrell’s growth. According to …

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SPI Names New President

SPI Names New President

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Aug. 13, 2019 SPI Names New President BEAUMONT, Texas – Schaumburg & Polk, Inc. (SPI) is pleased to announce the promotion of Allen R. Ross, P.E. to the position of President. Ross replaces long-time president, Jeff Beaver, P.E., who retains the position of Chief Executive Officer. “It is a profound responsibility to …

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Disaster Recovery Blog Series – Part 1

Disaster Recovery Blog Series – Part 1

Disaster Recovery Blog Series – Part 1:  Spotlight on DR-4332 Hurricane Harvey Hazard Mitigation Grant Program funds at the annual TDEM conference SPI attended the recent Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM) annual conference in San Antonio, May 15 – May 18.  Thousands of public and private sector partners in emergency management from across the …

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Grit Blog Series – Part 3 Mitigation

Grit Blog Series – Part 3 Mitigation

  How to Mitigate Grit In Wastewater Treatment Plants In Part 1 of this blog series, we defined grit as organic/inorganic substance that infiltrates wastewater treatment plants with the incoming influent. Grit is heavier than water and settles in chambers and pipes in the plant, causing unwanted and expensive abrasion. In Part 2, we covered …

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Grit Blog Series Part 2 – Removal

Grit Blog Series Part 2 – Removal

  Removing Grit From Wastewater Treatment Plants As we covered in Part 1 of this series, grit is a nuisance for wastewater treatment plant owners. Grit is microscopic grains that settle in the plant’s various chambers and pipes, causing an abrasive effect on the system. Machines are slowly eroded, the plant’s processing capacity is reduced, …

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Grit Blog Series Part 1 – What is Wastewater Grit?

Grit Blog Series Part 1 – What is Wastewater Grit?

What is Wastewater Grit? Operators of wastewater treatment plants face a daily battle with a substance known as grit. Grit makes its way into the wastewater from a variety of places, ranging from homeowner toilet flushes, to wind-blown sands and dirt slipping through pipes, to rainwater run-off over concrete and soil. It’s a battle for …

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We're your Disaster Recovery Partner

We're your Disaster Recovery Partner

We’re your Disaster Recovery Partner Disaster Strikes 2005 brought Hurricane Rita to Texas’ Gulf Coast causing complete devastation of homes, businesses, and vital infrastructure. In response to Hurricane Rita, Texas received funding allocations totaling $500+million that served over 1.8 million people through recovery projects and programs [source: Texas GLO]. Then, in 2008, Hurricane Ike hit …

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SPI Launches Surveying Service to Support Projects from the Ground Up

SPI Launches Surveying Service to Support Projects from the Ground Up

SPI Launches Surveying Service to Support Projects from the Ground Up SPI is pleased to announce the expansion of our service line to include surveying for our clients. For an engineering project to be successful, we believe that it starts at the ground level, with a thorough understanding of the project’s surrounding area. Project planning …

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