Geotechnical consulting engineering firm Raba Kistner announced that it has been acquired by Construction Sciences, PTY, LTD based in Brisbane, Australia for an undisclosed amount. Raba Kistner has been in existence for 50 years and has operations in Texas, Utah, Nebraska, Arizona, New York, California and Mexico with some 500+ employees. The Raba Kistner name will remain, as will President Gary Raba, son of firm founders Karl and Bunny Raba.
URS Corp. has completed the buyout of Washington Group International Inc. for $3.1 billion in cash and stock. I saw the buyout listed as $3.2 billion somewhere else…hey, what’s another $100 million, right? Read more about the deal.
I used to work for URS, and we used to joke about their seemingly continuous acquisition of companies. Hence the Borg reference in the image I created at left.
"We are URS. You will be assimilated. Your engineering and technological distinctiveness will be added to our own." — Martin Koffel (just kidding)
OLATHE, Kan. – Terracon, a leading provider of environmental, facilities, geotechnical, and materials engineering services, is pleased to announce the acquisition of NORCAL Geophysical Consultants, Inc. of Sonoma County, Calif. Terracon is retaining NORCAL’s 11 employees.
Founded in 1983, NORCAL offers geophysical technologies in support of geologic, groundwater, environmental, and engineering investigations. NORCAL’s capabilities, including their unique geophysical expertise, complement Terracon’s existing services and broaden the service offerings for clients across the country.
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