North American design firm Stantec will bolster its growing environmental service presence and capabilities across the western United States by acquiring JBR Environmental Consultants. Based in Salt Lake City, Utah, JBR is a 140-person full-service environmental consulting firm founded in 1985, operating in 12 western US locations. This transaction is anticipated to close in May 2014.
"JBR shares our client-focused, relationship-driven culture and has considerable large-scale project experience," says Bob Gomes, Stantec president and chief executive officer. "Their talented team members will help us continue to grow our environmental service capabilities across the western United States."
The group provides baseline environmental studies, air monitoring and testing, permitting and National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) assistance, site investigation and remediation services, and environmental compliance assistance. They service key business sectors, including manufacturing, oil and gas, mining, and power generation and transmission.
"We have a tremendous opportunity to build on Stantec's presence in the western United States while further developing our staff and experience within the firm's expansive network," says Brian Buck, JBR president.
Stantec currently has more than 5,000 employees working across 125 offices in the United States.
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