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Fortin Consulting is now Bolton & Menk, Inc

Bolton & Menk, Inc. is pleased to announce the acquisition of Fortin Consulting on January 1, 2022. Fortin Consulting has been a leader in advanced chlorides management and reduction research and education for 25 years. Founded in 1996, they have provided project design and coordination that unites citizens, environmental organizations, and industry with the common goal of protecting freshwater resources.

“The joining of Fortin Consulting and Bolton & Menk, Inc. further advances our commitment of safe, sustainable, and beautiful communities,” said Bolton & Menk’s President and CEO, Bradley DeWolf. “Fortin Consulting is a highly‐respected firm that has had a first‐hand impact on facilitating environmental changes that are practical as well as progressive.”

Connie Fortin, founder of Fortin Consulting, has nearly 40 years of experience and is recognized as a national expert on salt reduction strategies. Connie brings a team of four specialists with her to Bolton & Menk, Inc. In recent years, Connie and her team have expanded their research efforts, which will be accessed across the nation in the MPCA’s Smart Salting Assessment tool.

“Connie Fortin has spent the last 25 years reinventing winter maintenance in order to protect our most precious water resources,” stated Todd Hubmer, Principal Water Resources Engineer for Bolton & Menk. “We are delighted to have her and her team of expert researchers and educators join Bolton & Menk, where we will continue to collaborate toward the advancement of environmental sustainability strategies through the Midwest.”

Connie Fortin states, “Fortin Consulting is thrilled to be connected to the experts at Bolton & Menk, where our team can add to the firm’s depth of expertise and collaborate to help solve the problems of today and get ahead of the challenges of tomorrow.”

Bolton & Menk, Inc. was founded in 1949 by two hard working Midwesterners. Their commitment to communities has remained throughout their 72‐year history. Their goals are simple – make progress by listening to what people want, finding the best solutions for their needs, and treating them right. Bolton & Menk has over 700 planners, engineers, landscape architects, surveyors, and other professional staff supporting public infrastructure throughout Minnesota, Iowa, North Dakota, North Carolina, and South Carolina.