Canadian Consulting Engineer

Wardrop Sold To U. S.-Based Tetra Tech

Another well-known Canadian consulting engineering company has been bought by a U. S. operation.

March 1, 2009   Canadian Consulting Engineer

Another well-known Canadian consulting engineering company has been bought by a U. S. operation.

Wardrop Engineering, a firm with over 50 years of history in Canada, was sold to Tetra Tech of Pasadena, California.

Tetra Tech has 10,000 employees worldwide and specializes in water, the environment and energy.

Wardrop began in Winnipeg in 1955 and was one of the first consulting engineering firms in the city. It opened a second office in Thunder Bay in 1956 and then expanded into a multi-disciplinary firm during the 1960s. It now has 1,200 employees, with 10 offices across Canada and offices in several other countries, including the United Kingdom and India. In 2008 the company had revenues of approximately U. S. $120 million and was cited as one of the “Best Employers for New Canadians.”

Shayne Smith, CEO of Wardrop, said “Tetra Tech is the partner that we’ve been looking for,” adding that with the larger firm’s resources they could now do full turnkey projects.

Wardrop is to join Tetra Tech’s environmental consulting services division.


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