Anvil Names Dena Lund as New President

Anvil is pleased to announce Dena Lund as Anvil’s new President effective July 15, 2021.

Dena Lund joined Anvil in 2019 as an Independent Board Director. She brings decades of field operations/engineering experience and a proven record of successful leadership roles, including Executive Vice President – Chief Operating Officer at Sterling Energy Investments and various leadership and commercial development roles at Encana Corporation. Dena holds a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Colorado Boulder.

Anvil is pleased to announce Dena Lund as Anvil’s new President effective July 15, 2021.

Dena Lund joined Anvil in 2019 as an Independent Board Director. She brings decades of field operations/engineering experience and a proven record of successful leadership roles, including Executive Vice President – Chief Operating Officer at Sterling Energy Investments and various leadership and commercial development roles at Encana Corporation. Dena holds a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Colorado Boulder.

“I am honored and thrilled with the opportunity to serve as President of an engineering company built on a portfolio that spans 50 years of excellence. I look forward to working with Anvil’s incredibly talented team as we advance our services to support clients in an evolving energy landscape. The opportunities in front of us are substantial, and I am committed to driving our strategy as we continue to engineer the future of energy,” said Lund.

Dena will succeed Gordy Lindell, Anvil’s current President, who will serve as Managing Director through the end of 2021 and then return as Chairman of Anvil’s Board of Directors in January 2022. He’ll continue to work closely with Dena and the senior management team.

Gordy and Anvil’s Board believe that Dena’s extensive industry experience, coupled with her leadership skills and fresh ideas, will ensure Anvil’s continued success in the industries we currently serve and expansion into new markets.

Please join us in welcoming Dena to her new role!

Anvil President Dena Lund
Anvil President, Dena Lund

Anvil Celebrates 50 Years

This year Anvil is proudly celebrating our 50th anniversary. Over the past 50 years, much has changed but we’ve remained committed to forging long-term relationships with clients and providing quality engineering, design, and project management services to help engineer the future of energy.

This year Anvil is proudly celebrating our 50th anniversary with a dedicated webpage. Over the past 50 years, much has changed but we’ve remained committed to forging long-term relationships with clients and providing quality engineering, design, and project management services to help engineer the future of energy.

Larry Levorsen founded Anvil Corporation on February 2, 1971 to provide engineering services to the Pacific Northwest refineries. Throughout the years, we’ve grown and established our reputation as a multi-discipline engineering, design, procurement, and project management consulting firm. With over 300 employees and 5 branch offices throughout the United States, Anvil remains committed to providing clients with innovative solutions, experienced teams, and an unwavering commitment to excellence.

“Over five decades we’ve stayed true to our belief that if service providers meet or exceed client expectations, they will be rewarded with more work – and we have. We could not have achieved this milestone without the dedication of our talented Anvil team who always puts the client first. And thank you to our clients, some who have been with us all 50 years, for continuing to support and trust us,” said Anvil President Gordy Lindell.

As the world and energy industry continues to change, so does Anvil. We look forward to continuing to expand and grow with the energy industry and into others. We’re excited to see what the next 50 years brings.

Anvil Promotes Cody Steinmetz to Chief Operating Officer (COO) and Ken Swalley to Billings and Redi Anvil Branch Manager

Anvil is pleased to announce that Cody Steinmetz has accepted the role as Anvil’s Chief Operating Officer (COO) and Ken Swalley has agreed to serve as the Billings and Redi Anvil Branch Manager.

Anvil is pleased to announce that Cody Steinmetz has accepted the role as Anvil’s Chief Operating Officer (COO) and Ken Swalley has agreed to serve as the Billings and Redi Anvil Branch Manager.

Cody joined Anvil in 2014 as a Project Manager, most recently serving as our Billings Branch Manager. He brings over 20 years of engineering and management experience working in the Oil & Gas, Industrial, and Manufacturing industries. Before joining Anvil, Cody spent 14 years working for Cargill Incorporated where he held various roles, including Refinery Supervisor, Plant Engineer/Maintenance Supervisor, Maintenance & Engineering Manager, and Business Unit Reliability Leader. He holds a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Montana State University.

As COO, Cody will supervise the Manager of Resources, Engineering Manager, and the Technology Department Manager. He will also work closely with all of our Branch and Program Managers.

Ken joined Anvil in 2008 and has over 20 years of engineering and management experience in the Oil and Gas industry. Most recently, he served as the Redi Anvil Branch Manager and before that he managed Anvil’s Control Systems Department. He is a registered Professional Engineer in Colorado and Washington and holds an M.B.A. from Keller Graduate School of Management and a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Idaho.

As the Billings and Redi Anvil Branch Manager, Ken is responsible for overseeing all office activities, project execution, and managing our Mountain and Redi Anvil Programs. He’ll work closely with Anvil’s senior management to identify company strategies, goals, and targets and then monitors progress towards meeting those goals.

Please join us in congratulating Cody and Ken in their new roles! We appreciate their willingness to accept these responsibilities and look forward to the continued growth and success they’ll bring Anvil.

Cody Steinmetz, Chief Operating Officer
Ken Swalley, Billings & Redi Anvil Branch Manager

8 Million Hours Safety Milestone

We’re proud to announce that Anvil has reached a significant milestone: 8 MILLION HOURS WITHOUT A LOST TIME INJURY.

This achievement demonstrates Anvil’s safety culture and our commitment to ensuring we all go home safely to our loved ones at night. At Anvil, Safety is a culture – not just a commitment. It is first, last, always, and in all ways.

We’re proud to announce that Anvil has reached a significant milestone: 8 million hours without a lost time injury.

This achievement demonstrates Anvil’s safety culture and our commitment to ensuring we all go home safely to our loved ones at night. At Anvil, Safety is a culture – not just a commitment. It is first, last, always, and in all ways. We put safety first in all we do, including continuous employee safety training, encouraging and rewarding employees for identifying possible safety hazards at the office and client sites, and getting everyone involved with safety initiatives to ensure we all act safely.

“Working 8MM hours with no lost time incidents is no small achievement. Safety is the foundation in all we do, and this achievement is a testament to that.  All of us at Anvil are very proud of our safety record and reaching this milestone. I want to personally thank our employees for their hard work to keep us safe and our clients for their ongoing commitment.” Gordy Lindell, Anvil’s President.

Thank you to all our clients and employees for taking responsibility for a safe workplace and doing the right thing every time to ensure we stay safe. We are committed to continually investing in our safety culture, maintaining our high level of awareness, and empowering employees to recognize and prevent hazards in the workplace.

Congratulations to our Anvil, Doyon Anvil, and Redi Anvil teams for reaching 8MM hours without a lost time incident!

Anvil Celebrates International Women in Engineering Day

Happy International Women in Engineering Day! In celebration of #INWED2020, some of Anvil’s amazing women engineers share their stories, advice, and ways we can help #shapetheworld.

Happy International Women in Engineering Day!

In celebration of #INWED2020, some of Anvil’s amazing women engineers share their stories, advice, and ways we can help #shapetheworld.

Anvil Ranked #215 on ENR’s 2020 Top 500 Design Firms List

Engineering News Record (ENR) ranked Anvil #215 on their 2020 Top 500 Design Firms list. Companies are ranked based on revenue for design services performed in the previous year.

Engineering News Record (ENR) ranked Anvil #215 on their 2020 Top 500 Design Firms list. Companies are ranked based on revenue for design services performed in the previous year.

We share this recognition with our exceptional employees whose hard work, dedication, creativity, and determination are key to Anvil’s success. We also thank our clients for their partnership and continued support!

Click here for more information about ENR’s Top 500 Design Firms list.

Anvil COVID-19 Response

In light of these unprecedented times, we wanted to share the actions Anvil is taking to secure the health and safety of our workforce, while continuing to provide ongoing services to our clients.

In light of these unprecedented times, we wanted to share the actions Anvil is taking to secure the health and safety of our workforce, while continuing to provide ongoing services to our clients.

Anvil operates from five geographically distinct regional offices: Anchorage, Bellingham, Billings, Concord, and Denver. While the pandemic affects us all, we expect the impacts to vary by location, so we will be able to share work and support clients and projects from multiple locations, leveraging our current resources and tools.

Anvil is a leader in using technology and for years our employees have been able to work remotely. We have expanded our teleworking arrangements to allow a larger number of our employees to work remotely, most likely from their homes. We are providing all the hardware and software needed to do this. Along with our robust and secure network, this past year we started using Microsoft TEAMS as a collaboration platform, which will further enable us to remain productive for our clients. These recent improvements make us ready for the challenges ahead.

We are all in this together. Anvil remains committed to supporting our clients in all locations from any location.

7MM Hours Safety Milestone

We’re proud to announce that as of August 2nd, Anvil exceeded 7 million hours without a lost time injury. Reaching this important milestone has taken over 8 years and a lot of hard work, dedication from our employees, and support from clients.

We’re proud to announce that as of August 2nd, Anvil exceeded 7 million hours without a lost time injury. Reaching this important milestone has taken over 8 years and a lot of hard work, dedication from our employees, and support from clients. “Safety has always been a top priority at Anvil and this milestone is a testament to the strong safety culture we’ve built and the continuous efforts from our employees and clients to ensure personal and co-worker safety,” said Gordy Lindell, Anvil’s President.

At Anvil, Doyon Anvil, and Redi Anvil, we place a high value on employee safety and are committed to providing a safe workplace so all employees can go home safely to their loved ones at night.

Safety doesn’t happen by chance – it requires that all of us pay careful attention. This 7 million hour milestone was reached by our employees’ commitment to our safety programs and culture, which includes:

  • Employee Stop Work Authority Program
  • Anvil Target Zero Safety Recognition Program
  • Dedicated and active Employee Safety Committee
  • Strong management commitment to workplace safety

Thank you to all our clients and employees for playing an integral part in supporting Anvil’s safety mission and helping us reach this significant milestone. We are committed to continually investing in our safety culture, maintaining our high level of awareness, and empowering employees to recognize and prevent hazards in the workplace.

“Achieving this milestone is a joint effort from both our employees and clients and we look forward to continuing our collaborative safety approach to ensure no one gets hurt – ever,” added Lindell.

Congratulations to our Anvil, Doyon Anvil, and Redi Anvil teams for reaching this significant safety milestone!

Anvil Celebrates 48 Years

On February 2nd, Anvil celebrated a significant milestone – 48 years of providing engineering and design solutions to the oil & gas industry. We created a video to celebrate this milestone and to show how our long-term commitment to forging safety, relationships, communities, and “One Anvil” has been key to Anvil’s success.

On February 2nd, Anvil celebrated a significant milestone – 48 years of providing engineering and design solutions to the oil & gas industry. We created a video to celebrate this milestone and to show how our long-term commitment to forging safety, relationships, communities, and “One Anvil” has been key to Anvil’s success.

Thank you to all our clients and employees who continue to support Anvil and have helped us be the company we are today. We wouldn’t be here without you!

Anvil Client Receives Multiple 2018 NWCCC Awards

We’d like to congratulate Phillips 66 Ferndale for receiving multiple 2018 NWCCC Distinguished Project Awards. These awards recognize excellence in engineering, design, construction, and safety. This is an outstanding achievement for Phillips 66 Ferndale and the Project teams involved.

We’d like to congratulate Phillips 66 Ferndale for receiving multiple 2018 NWCCC Distinguished Project Awards. These awards recognize excellence in engineering, design, construction, and safety. This is an outstanding achievement for Phillips 66 Ferndale and the Project teams involved.

Phillips 66 Ferndale Refinery’s Light Naphtha Hydrotreater Project was the recipient of NWCCC’s Distinguished Project Award for Best Private Project Greater Than $10 Million and the Patrick K. Lyneis Memorial Safety Award.

Anvil is proud to have provided the engineering services to support this successful project. We look forward to continuing our relationship with Phillips 66 Ferndale and contributing to future award winning projects.

“It is very special to have OUR project recognized for not one, but two NWCCC Distinguished Project Awards. I am so proud of what WE have accomplished together. I am especially thankful that WE did it safely without getting anybody hurt. That is truly the real reward and something to be proud of but never to be taken for granted.

A BIG THANK YOU for all your efforts and being a part of this Championship Team.”

Mark Kitzan, Phillips 66 Project Manager