Abonmarche Hires GIS Staff

In this amazing technological age, data is king. The more data you have to accomplish multiple tasks in a timely, productive manner, the better off you will be. Recognizing the importance of data, Benton Harbor-based Abonmarche has hired a new pair of staffers to bolster their data management and services for clients.

Abonmarche is an engineering and architecture firm headquartered in downtown Benton Harbor with a clear understanding of the critical nature of Geographic Information Systems, or GIS, as way of displaying, organizing, and analyzing spatial and database information. GIS can be used for a broad scale of applications from simple map-making to complex analysis that solves real-world problems. Utilizing multiple data types, including map layers, CAD files, imagery, and terrain typography, GIS allows users to do everything form mapping land use types to performing a soil type survey to determine the corrosion potential of a pipe system.

Tricia Bulson, a GIS Specialist, and Dominick Remmo, a GIS Technician, are now working out of the Benton Harbor office. Bulson is a graduate of Western Michigan University and previously worked as a GIS analyst at Bentek Energy/Platts in Colorado. 

Remmo is a graduate of Grand Valley State University and previously worked as a GIS technician with the City of Buchanan Water Department. 

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GIS has proven particularly useful for municipalities. For instance, a GIS analysis could tell you how many homes would lose water service if a pipe burst at a particular location. Other products produced using GIS include sign and asset inventories, sewer networks, and analysis of watersheds and tree canopies.

Abonmarche offers comprehensive professional consulting services in engineering, architecture, surveying, marina/waterfront, business development, and landscape architecture. The company maintains offices in Manistee, Battle Creek, and South Haven beyond corporate headquarters in Benton Harbor, as well as Indiana offices in South Bend, Portage and Lafayette.

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