HNTB and Perteet to host networking event for small and disadvantaged businesses in Everett

Event will identify partnership opportunities in pursuit of the Everett Link Extension project with Sound Transit.

HNTB’s Kevin Collins

BELLEVUE, Wash. (Dec. 3, 2019) – HNTB Corporation today announced it will host a joint networking and outreach event in Snohomish County with infrastructure consulting firm Perteet, Inc., to identify partnership opportunities with small and disadvantaged businesses in the region for the upcoming Everett Link light rail extension. The event will take place from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 9, at Perteet’s office located at 2707 Colby Avenue, Suite 900, in Everett, Washington.

Professionals from HNTB and Perteet will be on hand to identify opportunities across a broad range services in pursuit of the Everett Link Extension project with Sound Transit, which will extend light rail from Lynnwood to Everett. These services include alternatives development, station area planning, environmental analysis, operations, engineering, and outreach and engagement.

“HNTB is committed to collaborating with local small businesses and identifying areas where these businesses can enhance necessary skills and capabilities to complete large-scale projects,” said Kevin Collins, PE, HNTB Seattle office leader and vice president. “Our firm is dedicated to building relationships for the benefit of everyone, and we aim to provide opportunities where we can to help our local partner businesses grow.”

Businesses that plan to attend must RSVP by Friday, Dec. 6 to

At the event, HNTB and Perteet will be collecting nonperishable food donations to benefit Volunteers of America Western Washington, which is the largest human-service agency in Snohomish County.

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), this meeting will be accessible to persons with disabilities. Accommodations can be arranged with advance notice by contacting Lori Castro, CPSM, marketing manager at

HNTB regularly hosts events for small and disadvantaged business enterprises to promote opportunities for engaging local businesses for project work. The firm also promotes its Partners Program, which it developed a decade ago to build connections and foster community partnerships for SBE, MBE, DBE and WBE firms.

About HNTB

HNTB Corporation is an employee-owned infrastructure solutions firm serving public and private owners and construction contractors. Celebrating 105 years of service in the United States and nearly 60 years in Seattle, HNTB continues to grow in size and service offerings to clients from its office in Bellevue, currently employing approximately 250 full-time professionals in the region. HNTB understands the life cycle of infrastructure and addresses clients’ most complex technical, financial and operational challenges. Professionals nationwide deliver a full range of infrastructure-related services, including award-winning planning, design, program management and construction management. For more information, visit, or follow HNTB on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn or Twitter.

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