KLJ Engineering’s Grand Junction location, at 1601 Riverfront Dr., is getting ready for opening day by hiring the first few of many engineers.

In a Monday news release, KLJ announced that Cole Miller, Dean Cooper and Marc Kenney would be joining their team.

Miller, a senior engineer, carries 18 years of experience in the aviation industry and worked on more than 30 airport improvement projects in numerous states. He is a registered engineer in five states, the release said, and holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Idaho in civil engineering.

Cooper, meanwhile, will serve as a senior transportation project manager. He specializes in project management, conceptualization, design and construction. Cooper graduated from The Citadel with a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering.

Finally, Kenney will serve as a senior water process engineer. He has specialized in hydrology, hydraulics, transportation and environmental engineering for over 20 years. At Clarkson University, he earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in civil engineering with a concentration in environmental engineering.

KLJ’s Grand Junction office is still under construction, but the company hopes to have it open in March.

n Antonelli’s Advanced Automotive, at 365 Bonny St. is giving away a 2006 Ford Taurus. And it could be yours for the low price of an essay under 150 words.

With the Wheels to Prosper Car Giveaway, Antonelli’s wants to provide the car to someone in their time of need and make a difference in their life. The car comes with free oil changes for two years, as well. Nominations, which must be 150 words or fewer, can be submitted online at antonellisadvancedauto.com. Nominations are due by March 8 at midnight.

“It is in awesome condition and will provide many years of service to the deserving individual,” the company wrote in a news release.

The car will be given to the winner in a public ceremony on March 12 at Antonelli’s.

n Timberleaf Trailers, at 507 Fruitvale Ct. Suite C., presented a lucky person with one of its teardrop trailers and accompanying accessories on Thursday.

A woman from Wyoming was announced as the grand prize winner of the contest last week and drove to Grand Junction to pick up the prize. That included a teardrop trailer and accessories such as an awning, a $500 gift card for Topo Designs and a hitch grill.

Timberleaf also awarded second and third place awards to entrants from California and Massachusetts.

n Knott Laboratory, a forensics engineering firm in Centennial with a Grand Junction location at 2695 Patterson Road, Suite 2, No. 179, announced the launch of its new sister company called Foundation Pro Engineering.

The company aims to provide structural engineering support for homeowners with foundering foundations. Meaning, a professional will gather all of the data they can on your home — the type of soil it’s built on, elevation, etc. — conduct a site inspection, identify the problem and offer solutions.

“Western Colorado is home to a variety of expansive soils that can cause movement and serious damage to foundations. Homeowners may discover cracks and/or gaps in their interior walls or in driveways and patios,” the company wrote in a news release. “While not always indicative of foundation movement, these are common signs and require proper diagnosis.”

Foundation Pro’s engineers are licensed structural engineers and are well-versed in the field, the release said.

To get a quote, visti foundationproengineering.com or call 970-718-5480.

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