Since our inception, the cornerstone of Menard has been innovation. Our founder, Louis Menard, invented the pressuremeter and developed dynamic compaction. Since then, the company has continued to innovate by inventing such solutions as Menard Vacuum™ consolidation, Controlled Modulus Columns (CMC)® rigid inclusions and Bi-Modulus Columns (BMC)®.
In the United States, we’re continuing the tradition of innovation. We revolutionized the U.S. ground improvement industry in 2003 by being the first company to install CMCs. And in 2020, we installed the deepest CMC’s in the world at 172 feet. Read more about our company history and some of our iconic projects on the timeline below.