Justin Mendinsky is being honored by Engineering News-Record (ENR) magazine as one of the Top Young Professionals in the construction and design industry. He is profiled alongside the other honorees in the February issue of ENR’s Mid-Atlantic edition.
Mendinsky is a team leader for the water and wastewater service group at Herbert, Rowland & Grubic, Inc. He has gained national attention for his work on the award-winning wastewater to energy project at Milton Regional Sewer Authority’s wastewater treatment facility. This $55 million project uses innovative technology to convert the highly concentrated wastewater from local manufacturing facilities into biogas that can generate electricity to power operations at the plant. In addition to producing its own renewable energy, the newly upgraded treatment plant produces pelletized biosolids that can be sold for agricultural purposes, lowering waste management costs and providing an extra revenue stream.
As the manager of this project, Mendinsky has been invited by the U.S. Department of Agriculture to speak at a national rural development conference and interviewed by major publications such as Energy and Infrastructure magazine.
However, Mendinsky’s leadership in the industry goes beyond just one project. He also currently oversees more than $1.5 million in water and wastewater engineering services each year, including all of the work associated with the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission’s water and wastewater facilities.
In addition, he is a member of several leading industry organizations, including the Central Pennsylvania Water Quality Association and the Eastern Pennsylvania Water Pollution Control Operators Association. He is also chairman of the Pennsylvania Water Environment Association’s Engineering and Construction Committee.
Mendinsky is a leader in his community, as well. He actively participates in events for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, the American Cancer Society, and Breast Cancer Support Services of Berks County. He is also a member of the General and Occupational Advisory Committee at Carlisle High School. This committee develops programs that help students meet the demands of the 21st century workforce.
Mendinsky’s manager, Ed Ellinger, says, “Justin is known by his fellow employees for his positive attitude and enthusiasm. He continues to inspire others to adopt his philosophy that potential is limitless.”
ABOUT ENGINEERING NEWS-RECORD’S TOP YOUNG PROFESSIONALS PROGRAM
Engineering News-Record is a weekly magazine with close to 50,000 paid subscribers that covers news in the architecture, engineering and construction industry. In addition to its national publication, it also publishes several regional editions.
Each year, the regional editions recognize 20 industry professionals as the “best of the best.” Applicants are evaluated on their education, industry experience, leadership, and community service.
The Mid-Atlantic edition focuses on Pennsylvania, Delaware, Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, and Washington D.C.
Originally founded in 1962, Herbert, Rowland & Grubic, Inc. (HRG) has grown to be a nationally ranked Top 500 Design Firm, providing civil engineering, surveying and environmental services to public and private sector clients. The 200-person employee-owned firm currently has office locations in Pennsylvania, Ohio, and West Virginia. For more information, please visit the website at www.hrg-inc.com.