Genivar buys National Capital Engineering and SEG Engineering
July 20, 2007
By Canadian Consulting Engineer
Montreal-based engineering company GENIVAR Income Fund continues its expansion westward with the purchase of an Ont...
Montreal-based engineering company GENIVAR Income Fund continues its expansion westward with the purchase of an Ontario company that specializes in transportation and has a strong presence in the National Capital Region of Ottawa. Genivar has also purchased a Winnipeg consulting engineering company that specializes in municipal infrastructure. Genivar became a publicly traded consulting engineering company in 2006 and now has 2,000 employees in 40 offices in Canada and overseas.
On July 11 Genivar announced it had acquired National Capital Engineering Ltd., a company that has offices in Ottawa, Kingston and Toronto. Founded just seven years ago in 2000, NCE has 35 employees and a primary focus on serving government clients. Its major clients include the Ontario Ministry of Transportation, Public Works and Government Services Canada, the National Capital Commission and various cities such as the city of Ottawa.
Marc Rivard, P.Eng. vice president of Genivar for Eastern Ontario, said: “NCE’s expertise will help position Genivar in the many transportation projects across Ontario. The acquisition of NCE is strategic in the National Capital Region where Genivar now has a multidisciplinary team of some 160 employees.
Steve Taylor, P.Eng., president of NCE, becomes Genivar’s vice president of transportation for Ontario. The value engineering group of NCE is to operate independently as NCE Engineers under David Wilson, P.Eng. as president.
On July 12, Genivar announced it has acquired SEG Engineering of Winnipeg, another relatively “young” company that was founded in 1979 and has 20 employees. Its president is Ian McKinnon, P.Eng..
SEG’s longtime clients include the city of Winnipeg and First Nations communities in Manitoba and Ontario. The company recently completed the municipal infrastructure on the final stage of Island Lakes subdivision in Winnipeg and is currently working on infrastructure for Qualico’s Sage Creek and Harbourview South Subdivisions.
In the announcement, Pierre Shoiry, ing., president and chief executive officer of Genivar, said “Having SEG among Genivar’s ranks strengthens our presence in Manitoba and positions our firm as a key player in municipal infrastructure, which will remain very active in the years to come.”