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Posted inBUSINESS & WORK

Som Boualaphanh came from a refugee camp in Thailand to build a new life in Minnesota. Now, as the cofounder and partner in a full-service engineering firm, he’s helping to build medical centers and industrial facilities.

Som Boulaphanh and his St. Paul company Victus Engineering are working on a major expansion to a north Minneapolis health center. But he says his interest in engineering–and its power to serve people–started with a youthful passion for muscle cars.