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JLR acquires PES

October 3, 2019


Photo courtesy JLR.

J.L. Richards & Associates (JLR), which provides engineering, architecture, planning and project management services from seven offices across Ontario, has acquired Porcupine Engineering Services (PES), a multidisciplinary firm based in Timmins.

The acquisition is intended to diversify JLR’s servers for clients in the mining, industrial, forestry and energy sectors, particularly in northern Ontario. Founded in 2004, PES has specialized expertise in brownfield mining.

With the deal, PES partners Mario Colantonio, Frank O’Donnell and Brian Emblin, along with their entire team, will be integrated into JLR’s existing industrial and mining group.

“This represents a significant business development opportunity for us all,” says Guy Cormier, JLR’s president and CEO. “Where once stood two competitors now stands a stronger, more dynamic and unified front.”


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