Canadian Consulting Engineer

Stantec on roll again, buys two U.S. firms

Stantec of Edmonton scarcely gave time for the New Year's Eve glitter dust to settle before announcing the first pu...

January 10, 2008   Canadian Consulting Engineer

Stantec of Edmonton scarcely gave time for the New Year’s Eve glitter dust to settle before announcing the first purchases of 2008. The company’s latest two purchases are both engineering companies in the U.S. With an announcement on January 3, Stantec has acquired R.D. Zande, a civil and environmental firm located principally in Ohio, with offices in West Virginia, Kentucky, Pennsylvania and Georgia. It was launched in 1968 and has approximately 285 employees.
Matt Tin, president and CEO of R.D. Zande, will continue with Stantec as vice president and regional leader. The Zande offices in Columbus are now the headquarters of Stantec’s Great Lakes Region, which includes seven offices in Michigan and Ohio.
In a press announcement, Tin said: “It’s an exciting time for R.D. Zande to join Stantec. At the end of 2007 we were a strong Ohio-based firm with a small presence in surrounding states. Starting in 2008 we are part of a North American leader in the infrastructure and facilities design industry with access to a network of over 8,000 staff, more than 100 offices, and robust technological and financial systems.”
Stantec’s second acquisition is of Fuller, Mossbarger, Scott & May, a Kentucky-based company of earth and water resource engineers that specializes in civil, environmental, geotechnical, structural, water and GIS systems. With about 300 employees, the company has additional offices in Ohio, Missouri, Indiana, Georgia and Tennessee. Craig Avery, FMSM president and CEO, will continue with Stantec as a vice president and regional leader.


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