Business View Magazine | February 2020

64 BUSINESS VIEW MAGAZINE FEBRUARY 2020 AT A GLANCE NORWEST ENGINEERING WHAT: A full-service engineering and consulting firm WHERE: Portland, OR WEBSITE: N orwest Engineering, Inc. is a professional engineering firm headquartered in Portland, Oregon, with additional offices in Los Angeles and Houston. The company, which was founded in 1975, provides multi-disciplined engineering and design services, including civil, structural, mechanical, and electrical to heavy industrial clients throughout the country. Norwest also manages procurement, permitting, and construction as dictated by its clients, often supporting projects from conceptual design, to commissioning, to startup. “The company started in pulp and paper,” says President, Michael Smith. “That was the niche for us back in the ‘70s and ‘80s. Ultimately, we took that experience with piping design on the NORWEST ENGINEERING Consulting engineers