Black & Veatch plans worldwide celebration of anniversary

Written by Muleskinner Staff

(OVERLAND PARK, Kan., AP) — Black & Veatch, a global engineering, consulting and construction company based in Overland Park, Kansas, is planning a celebration of its 100th anniversary that will stretch across the world.

The company says in a news release that more than 6,000 people are expected at a celebration Wednesday evening at the company’s headquarters. It will be one of several celebrations planned at company offices across 16 time zones on Wednesday.
The company began in 1915 in Kansas City, Missouri, with 12 employees. It now has more than 10,000 employees working on more than 6,000 projects across the world.
Wednesday’s party in Kansas will include presentations from current Chairman and CEO Steve Edwards and former company leaders. State and local officials are expected to attend.