HGI Recertified as an EDWOSB by the U.S. Women’s Chamber of Commerce

August 26th, 2016

HGI EDWOSB certification letter

We’re pleased to announce that HGI has just been recertified as an Economically Disadvantaged Women-Owned Small Business (EDWOSB) by the U.S. Women’s Chamber of Commerce. HGI’s certification, which is good until August 25th, 2017, will put the company in a better position to win set-aside federal government contracts.

Low Frequency GPR Surveys in Greenland

August 25th, 2016

Mario Carnevale ready to collect MLF dataMLF 40-MHz frequency antenna100 MHz bi-static GPR antennaCampsiteHelicopter above the work site

If any of you have thought about an adventure that includes long treks on snow and ice and camping in a tent on top of a glacier that you can reach only by helicopter, feel free to consult HGI staff. During this past July and August, HGI had the unique opportunity to send two of its personnel and geophysical equipment to Greenland to participate in the ongoing search for a U.S. Coast Guard plane that crashed there during War II. To date, the plane and its three occupants have not been found, but not for want of trying. For this most recent investigation, HGI Vice President Mario Carnevale and Geologist Myles Danforth used low frequency GPR to collect data on top of the glacier, mapping the deep rock between two bedrock ridges beneath and searching for anomalies potentially caused by the missing airplane. The Greenland summer temperatures were above freezing during the day and below freezing at night, with “white nights” typical of the northern latitudes.

Inaugural Meeting and Field Trip of the Newly Formed Massachusetts Geological Society (MaGS)

September 4th, 2015

HGI is pleased to be a founding corporate member of the new Massachusetts Geological Society (MaGS), which already has 182 members. On June 4th, MaGS had its inaugural membership meeting, with 73 attendees and Massachusetts State Geologist, Steve Mabee, Ph.D., presenting a talk entitled “So Massachusetts Has a Geological Survey.”  On July 18th, MaGS had its first field trip, led by Drs. Lindley Hanson and Rory McFadden of Salem State University, who provided an informative and entertaining geological excursion among the rocks and landforms of the Lynn Woods and Breakheart Reservations.  The field trip was attended by 39 geologists and geologist friends, as you can see from the group photo below.  Topics of interest included the Peabody and Dedham Granites, the Walden Pond Fault, the Neoproterozoic Dedham North and surrounding Neoproterozoic volcanic rocks, and the Westboro Formation, the oldest formation in the Avalon Terrane.  Thanks to both the trip leaders and attendees for making the field trip so successful.

For more information about MaGS, including additional photos from the field trip, visit the MaGS website at www.massgeosociety.org.

MaGS field trip photo

2015 NGWA Conference on Groundwater in Fractured Rock - September 28-29, 2015

August 14th, 2015

If you’re planning on attending this year’s NGWA Fractured Rock Conference in Burlington, Vermont, stop by HGI’s exhibit featuring HGI’s borehole logging capabilities, including its new Gyro Shot gyroscopically-oriented borehole survey tool.  Then attend the Monday afternoon session to hear HGI Vice President Mario Carnevale’s paper “Identifying Large Bedrock Structures with Borehole Data:  Can We See the Forest from the Trees.”  You can view the full conference agenda at


HGI Achieves 3rd Party Certification of Economically Disadvantaged Women-Owned Small Business (EDWOSB)

May 15th, 2015

HGI is proud to announce that as of April 10th, 2015 we have obtained third party certification from the U.S. Women’s Chamber of Commerce as an Economically Disadvantaged Women-Owned Small Business (EDWOSB).  This, in addition to our other DBE certifications, gives us an advantage in gaining and maintaining government contract work both independently and through strategic partnerships.  We truly look forward to the additional doors this certification will help us to open.