College of Engineering's top company for 2016 is Henderson Engineers
Thursday, Sept. 15, 2016
MANHATTAN — The Kansas State University College of Engineering will honor Henderson Engineers Inc., Lenexa, as the 2016 Company of the Year at its 33rd annual Career Fair Recognition Banquet, Sept. 21, at the K-State Alumni Center.
The recognition is an annual selection based on exhibited commitment to engineering education, as well as high standards and quality performance in the engineering profession.
A multidisciplinary engineering firm headquartered in the Kansas City metropolitan area, Henderson Engineers has 10 offices nationwide and more than 600 employees. Specialized services include mechanical, electrical, plumbing, acoustics, architectural lighting, commissioning, fire protection, refrigeration, security, sustainable design and technology.
Henderson Engineers funds two scholarships annually in the College of Engineering and currently employs more than 100 of its graduates.
"To put forth the best product means hiring the best people, and we have always looked to the College of Engineering for well-educated and well-trained employees," said Shane Lutz, executive vice president at Henderson Engineers and a 1991 Kansas State University graduate in architectural engineering. "K-State has always been a great resource for quality engineers, whether they join our team as full-time employees or interns. Our Manhattan office provides year-round internship opportunities while summer positions are available in multiple offices. We know funding scholarships and supporting a robust internship program is one of the best ways we can invest in the future of engineering."
"Support from companies such as Henderson is a vital part of our mission to produce the next generation of engineers, and construction and computer scientists," said Darren Dawson, dean of the College of Engineering at Kansas State University. "It is a privilege and honor to recognize that commitment by naming Henderson Engineers Inc. as our 2016 Company of the Year."
Established in 1974, the Company of the Year event is hosted and sponsored by the university's Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honorary Society.