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Vision 2020March 7, 2014
COMSTOCK TOWNSHIP — A decade of planning and building is paying off in a major way for Tourney Consulting Group LLC, headquartered in Midlink Business Park.
TCG is a consulting and engineering company that focuses on the durability of concrete and cost-effective ways to service concrete structures, said Paul Tourney, vice president of the company.
Tourney and his wife, Lilibeth, the president of TCG, started the company 10 years ago in the basement of their Comstock Township home.
The company was recently awarded a $240,000 contract from the Bureau of Reclamation, part of the United States Department of the Interior. The money will be used to test concrete industry proposals for reducing and repairing concrete that comes in contact with water.
The Tourneys and some of the engineers and scientists they employ last week discussed TCG’s role in the project with representatives from the Bureau of Reclamation and the domestic concrete industry.
“This has been our dream and now it’s becoming a reality,” said Lilibeth Tourney, as she watched concrete being poured in preparation for testing in the TCG facilities. “We want TCG to be the most advanced concrete testing facility in the country. Nationwide, we want to be the go-to firm.”