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Osakis native named shareholder of engineering firm

To continue a trend of growth and innovation, long-time mechanical/electrical engineering firm Michaud Cooley Erickson (MCE) has announced the appointment of five new shareholders, including Osakis native Greg Trende.

Trende's experience includes healthcare and higher education, as well as science and technology. He said he especially enjoys the unique challenges associated with campus infrastructure systems.

Trende has been with MCE since 2007 and in the industry since 1997. He is responsible for the development and management of a project's scope, schedule and budget. He determines and communicates project goals to team members and coordinates document development with the team to provide a consistent product and service to MCE clients.

Trende is married to Jody Fearing Trende, also a native of Osakis.

Established in 1946, MCE is one of Minnesota's oldest and largest mechanical/electrical engineering firms. It grew revenue by more than 14 percent in 2017 and currently employs 130 professionals in Minnesota.

Its many high-profile projects include the Bioscience Building, the first development of the Discovery Square district of Destination Medical Center in Rochester; many projects as the engineering firm of record at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport; and the new Bell Museum of Natural History at the University of Minnesota, among others.

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