Press Release

GEI Announces New Northern Minnesota Office

May 1, 2019

May 1, 2019 – GEI Consultants, Inc., one of the nation’s leading geotechnical, environmental, water resources, and ecological science and engineering firms, announced today that the firm has opened a new office in Northern Minnesota to serve the Duluth and Iron Range areas and expand its services throughout the Midwest. The firm can be reached at:

GEI Consultants, Inc.
2900 E Beltline
Suite 2B
Hibbing, MN 55746

The office is GEI’s first location in Minnesota. James (Jim) P. Bonner, P.E. recently joined the firm as a Senior Engineer and will be located in the new office.

Jim is a Civil Engineer specializing in geotechnical evaluation, design, and project management. Jim has experience managing the planning and design of various civil, geotechnical, and environmental projects, as well as iron ore mine operations. His geotechnical project experience includes many flood control projects in the Upper Midwest, iron ore tailings basins, slope stability evaluations, landfills, retaining walls, pavement design, and foundations. His environmental experience includes permitting with regulatory agencies, mine land reclamation, and regulatory compliance.  His mine operations experience includes work as Mine Manager and General Manager at an iron ore scram mining operation in Minnesota, including construction and commissioning of a new $165M concentrating facility.

Jim earned his B.S. in Environmental Engineering from Michigan Technological University and his M.S. in Civil Engineering from Colorado State University. He is a Licensed Professional Engineer in Minnesota.

About GEI: GEI’s multidisciplinary team of engineers, scientists, and planners deliver integrated water resources, environmental, ecological, geotechnical and waterfront engineering solutions to diverse clientele nationwide. The firm has provided a broad range of consulting and engineering services on over 50,000 projects in 50 states and 22 countries. For more information on GEI, please visit

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