MONTREAL, Jan. 31, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - Dessau Inc., one of Canada's
largest engineering-construction firms, today announced that it has
acquired Maritime Testing Ltd., a company based in Halifax, Nova
Scotia, that specializes in geotechnical, materials and environmental
"Dessau now has a solid standing in Atlantic Canada, thanks to Maritime
Testing's 27 years of experience and outstanding reputation. This
acquisition strengthens our service offering in geotechnical,
geoenvironmental and materials engineering, while extending our
presence from coast to coast with a total of nearly 80 offices in
Canada," stated Mr. Jean-Pierre Sauriol, President and Chief Executive
Officer at Dessau.
"We are very pleased to join Dessau, one of the country's leading firms
in the engineering-construction field, as it will allow us to broaden
our expertise and offer clients new services. What is more, our
employees will have the opportunity to work on exciting, large-scale
projects and advance their careers within a major company," added Mr.
Kim Strong, President of Maritime Testing.
The firm will become part of LVM, Dessau's largest subsidiary, which
employs more than 1,400 people and provides geotechnical, materials and
environmental engineering services.
About Maritime Testing
Established in 1985, Maritime Testing Ltd. specializes in geotechnical,
materials and environmental engineering. The company, which employs 60
people, operates its head office and laboratory in Halifax, Nova
Scotia, a permanent office in Moncton, New Brunswick, as well as field
offices throughout the Maritimes.
Founded in 1957, Dessau is the fifth-largest engineering-construction
firm in Canada and is ranked 57th in the world. With expertise in a wide range of fields, Dessau plans,
designs, builds and manages infrastructure for clients in the private
and public sectors. Dessau employs nearly 5,000 people and posts annual
revenues of $750 million. The company also operates offices in North
Africa, Central America, South America and the Caribbean. Dessau is one
of "Canada's 50 Best Managed Companies."
SOURCE DESSAU INC.
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