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South Dakota Governor's Office of Economic Development Announces ISG Expansion

December 5, 2017 - ISG, a multi-disciplinary firm based in Mankato, Minnesota, announced today that it is expanding to Sioux Falls, South Dakota come February 2018. It will occupy space in the Lumber Exchange office building in downtown Sioux Falls. ISG provides high-level architecture, engineering, environmental, and planning strategies, services, and guidance to a wide range of markets nationwide. This expansion will be ISG’s first in South Dakota, making it the ninth location and fourth state ISG has a presence in.
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ISG Lands Second-Straight Honor on the Des Moines Register’s Top Places to Work List

September 19, 2017 – The Des Moines Register recently released its rankings for the 2017 150 Top Places to Work survey results with ISG, a multi-disciplinary Midwest firm with three Iowa offices, moving up 30 spots to land in the top 50 among the small business group. In its second straight feature, the coveted ranking, which is shared with the area’s most reputable and humble companies, comes after a recent office move and expansion in Des Moines’ East Village, and formal shift to an ESOP structure.
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Children’s Museum of Southern Minnesota Earns LEED Silver Certification

August 29, 2017 – The U.S. Green Building Council recently welcomed the Children’s Museum of Southern Minnesota to its prestigious list of Silver LEED Certified facilities nation-wide. The LEED program, or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, recognizes building design projects that demonstrate exceptional material, performance, energy and power, and water efficiency.
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New high school fulfills years of planning

New high school fulfills years of planning. A city comprehensive plan had circled an area on Broadway Avenue west of the city for a future school. “We had no idea it was even up for sale,” former District 508 Superintendent Jeff Olson said.
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Franklin Rogers to get a $3 million face-lift

June 27, 2017 — “The Frank” won’t have to be renamed “The Filet Mignon,” but Mankato’s utilitarian ballpark will become somewhat more ritzy by the start of the 2018 baseball season.
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ISG Named to 2017 Circle of Excellence

July 26, 2017 - ISG recently earned, again, PSMJ Resources, Inc.’s (PSMJ) 2017 Circle of Excellence award. Seventy-three firms ranked among the top 20% in the A/E industry per a benchmarking survey, and of the awarded firms that agreed to have their name published, ISG was the only Minnesota-based multi-disciplinary firm that received the coveted designation.
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ISG Selected as Engineering Firm for TruShrimp

June 30, 2017 — The trū® Shrimp Company announced today that it had selected ISG, a top multi-disciplinary firm to support the architectural, engineering, environmental and planning efforts in support of developing a large-scale shrimp aquaculture industry.
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ISG Earns Top Spot on Zweig Group Lists

June 27, 2017 - ISG made a pivotal move on the nationally recognized Zweig Group 2017 Hot Firm, Best Firms to Work For, Marketing Excellence lists, along with earning a Trifecta Award. Zweig Group, a privately-held firm and industry leader in enhancing business performance for architecture, engineering, and environmental consulting sectors, recently ranked the firm among the Top 10 on the Hot Firm list, Top 20 of Best Firms to Work For, and in the Top 5 on the Proposal Presentation Marketing Excellence List. With being recognized on these three lists, ISG also earned the honor of Zweig Group’s coveted Trifecta Award.
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ISG Earns Star Tribune 2017 Top Workplace Award

June 27, 2017 - With three Minnesota-based offices, including one located in a booming hub by the Mall of America’s urban scene, ISG, a multi-disciplinary architecture, engineering, environmental, and planning firm, landed its first spot on the Star Tribune’s 2017 Top Workplace list. Ranking #33 in the mid-size company category, the firm, which started in Mankato, Minnesota over 43 years ago and is now 100% owned by employees, has grown to eight offices in three states with clients nationwide.
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ISG Earns Top Spot on Zweig Group 2017 Hot Firm and Best Firms to Work For Lists

June 20, 2017 - ISG made a pivotal move on both the nationally recognized Zweig Group 2017 Hot Firm and Best Firms to Work For lists. Zweig Group, a privately-held firm and industry leader in enhancing business performance for architecture, engineering, and environmental consulting sectors, recently ranked the firm among the Top 10 on the Hot Firm list and Top 20 of Best Firms to Work For.
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ISG’s Tremendous Growth Earns Firm Top Design Ranking

May 2, 2017 - ISG was recently recognized, again, as one of the country’s leading design firms by Engineering News-Record (ENR) magazine’s annual industry rankings moving up over 100 spots from last year, earning the position of #349. The Top 500 Design Firms list outlines the largest United States based design firms, both publicly and privately held, based on design-specific revenue. ISG, a firm that recently celebrated its 44th anniversary and transitioned to 100% employee ownership through a new ESOP structure, is one of only a handful of firms to experience such a significant advancement on the industry leading 2017 list.
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Zweig Group: Zweig Letter CEO Spotlight with Chad Surprenant

February 8, 2017 - Read ISG President and CEO Chad Surprenant's recent Zweig Group - Zweig Letter CEO spotlight where he shares leadership insight on leading what Zweig Group describes as a "top-flight" firm! Read the article here: ISG Zweig Group Newsletter
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ISG Announces 100% Employee Stock Ownership Plan

January 12, 2017 - ISG is pleased to announce the recent transition of firm ownership to a 100% employee stock ownership plan (ESOP) as of January 6, 2017. The multi-disciplinary firm that started 40+ years ago in Mankato, Minnesota, has since grown to be a Top 500 Design Firm as recognized by Engineering News-Record (ENR), Zweig Group Hot Firm, and PSMJ Circle of Excellence recipient, illustrating the progressive increase in talent, expertise, and market share.
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