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Stantec acquiring Ontario’s True Grit Engineering

The 55-person Northern Ontario firm has strong environmental services and infrastructure experience.


Continuing to grow through acquisition, Stantec has signed a Letter of Intent to acquire True Grit Engineering, an infrastructure engineering, project management and planning, and environmental services firm that’s based in Thunder Bay, Ont., with regional offices in Sioux Lookout and Welland.

Some of True Grit’s notable projects include northern remediation work, design-builds, total project management, highway design, major development permitting, and approvals.

“We are excited to welcome True Grit Engineering to our northern Ontario operations,” said Stantec vice president Eric Wiens in a company release. “We have a longstanding relationship with True Grit Engineering and have experienced the quality work they deliver after partnering with them on a number of great projects.”

“Over the past the 13 years, True Grit Engineering has developed strong relationships with numerous clients throughout northern Ontario based on the quality of expertise and services our people provide,” said Eric Zakrewski, president/CEO, True Grit Engineering in the release. “Joining Stantec allows True Grit Engineering to offer world-class expertise and a much wider variety of services through the same team that our clients have grown to trust. As a trusted joint venture partner to several Indigenous communities throughout northern Ontario, we are also excited to be able to assist our partners at Stantec and respond to business opportunities and engineer infrastructure to meet the needs of their growing communities.”

The True Grit Engineering acquisition is expected to close in Q4 2018.


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