Austin Engineering hires new Field Inspector

Austin Engineering welcomes Matt Pommer to his new role as Field Inspector. While Matt has an engineering degree, he has spent most of his professional life in marketing or project management roles in the technology sector. His experience has landed him in leadership positions in various industries, including environmental remediation and clean technology with a specialization in manufacturing ultra-high purity metals. “I’ve been on the [...]

2020-05-27T19:15:27+00:00May 27th, 2020|

Mary Austin launches new cleantech company: Austin Innovation

Mary Austin has stepped down from her role as Director of Business Development with Austin Engineering to launch a new clean technology company dedicated to optimizing the electrical energy sector. She now heads Austin Innovation, which is leading the charge from Trail, B.C. “We’re located in the heart of the Kootenay-Columbia River system, home to 18 dams and generating stations on the Canadian side alone,” [...]

2020-04-24T21:05:08+00:00April 24th, 2020|

Austin Innovation expands face shield production efforts to fit other first responders

Austin Innovation is scaling the production of medical face shields from their lab in Trail, BC as a stopgap measure to meet the demand for COVID-19-specific personal protective equipment (PPE). The new entity, located in the lower level of Austin Engineering, is part of the collaborative team manufacturing PPE for the medical community and other essential service providers responding to COVID-19. Their efforts to [...]

2020-04-10T17:23:30+00:00April 8th, 2020|

COVID-19 Protocols – Austin Engineering keeps safety top of mind

Austin Engineering is committed to the health and safety of our team, colleagues, clients, and the communities in which we operate. During this challenging time, we are supporting utilities, municipalities, and industrial clients who provide essential services, like supplying drinking water and power, both locally and across the province. Although our team is working remotely from home, individual team members are equipped to make essential [...]

2020-03-31T00:09:33+00:00March 31st, 2020|

Austin Engineering hires new Senior Hydrotechnical Engineer

Austin Engineering is pleased to officially welcome Ruth Keyes, P. Eng. to the team. Ruth is a Senior Civil-Environmental Engineer who has a working relationship with our Trail, BC firm as a former contracted employee; as such, we’re confident she’s a great fit for the team in her new full-time role as Senior Hydrotechnical Engineer. Ruth holds a Bachelor of Engineering in Civil and [...]

2019-09-02T23:25:34+00:00August 28th, 2019|

Trail Engineer Firm Shares Research at International Dam Conference

Austin Engineering Ltd. and its research partners are taking their findings on how dams respond during earthquakes to an international audience this week when they present at The International Commission on Large Dams (ICOLD). The Trail, BC engineering firm, Selkirk College, FortisBC, and the University of British Columbia Okanagan (UBCO) have again worked together successfully to complete Phase 3 of their [...]

2019-06-18T20:13:09+00:00June 10th, 2019|

Clean Energy BC conference puts Trail on the map

Clean energy projects in the Kootenays will be on display this spring when the Clean Energy BC conference leaves Greater Vancouver for the first time to visit Trail, BC June 4-6. Powering Generations: Legacy to the Future will showcase the region’s environmentally conscious side and recognize how clean energy continues to contribute to long-time economic success in metallurgy, forestry, mining, and the high-tech sectors. “These [...]

2019-06-18T18:28:54+00:00April 18th, 2019|

Austin Engineering hosts open house in new location

The Austin Engineering Ltd. team hosted an open house at its new location in downtown Trail, BC on Feb. 21, 2019. The team was pleased to tour customers, family and friends around the building, which houses its in-house hydraulics lab. The engineering firm bought the former J Balfour and Sons Ltd. building located at 1151 Cedar Ave. at the end of 2018. While the company [...]

2019-06-26T04:57:07+00:00March 20th, 2019|


Austin Engineering Ltd. is proud to announce it has expanded its operations into a new location to house its growing staff and services. The Trail, B.C. engineering firm has bought the former J Balfour and Sons Ltd. building located at 1151 Cedar Ave. in downtown Trail. “We are very excited to continue to grow our business here at home in Trail, and we look forward [...]

2019-06-18T18:05:13+00:00March 18th, 2019|

Austin Engineering and Partners Presented Award at the Clean Energy BC Generate 2018 Conference

Austin Engineering and its partners University of British Columbia Okanagan (UBCO), Selkirk College and FortisBC were presented the Clean Energy BC 'Operational Excellence' award at the Clean Energy BC Generate 2018 Conference in Vancouver, Nov. 26-28.

2019-06-18T17:11:05+00:00December 12th, 2018|