Canadian-based engineering-construction firm Dessau acquires Kitchener-based engineering firm Naylor

    KITCHENER, ON, June 18 /CNW Telbec/ - Dessau Inc., one of Canada's
largest engineering-construction firms, today announced further expansion in
Ontario through the acquisition of Naylor Engineering Associates, a
Kitchener-based consulting engineering firm.
    Naylor will be part of the LVM Group, a major subsidiary of Dessau with
over 1000 employees, which provides services in geotechnical engineering,
environment and construction testing. Dessau and LVM have now over 150
employees in 5 offices in Ontario.
    Mr. Jean-Pierre Sauriol, President and Chief Executive Officer of Dessau,
said: "We are pleased to announce this new acquisition in Ontario which will
enable us to consolidate our expertise thanks to the contribution of a
seasoned team of experts." "This transaction follows our development strategy
and materializes our desire to further our expansion in Canada."
    "We are proud of associating ourselves to Dessau, one of Canada's
flagships in engineering-construction and with whom we share core values:
client satisfaction, innovation, reliability, commitment, team work as well as
respect of employees and of clients. This union, carrier of the future, opens
the door to multiple possibilities and challenges", added Mr. Dave Naylor,
President of Naylor.
    Based in Kitchener, Naylor will now operate under the name LVM-Naylor,
and will benefit from the support of a full service, world class
engineering-construction firm.

    About Dessau

    Headquartered in Quebec, Dessau is Quebec's second largest, Canada's
fifth largest, and one of the world's 100 largest engineering-construction
firms. The firm specializes in the turnkey planning, design, construction and
management of infrastructure for private and public sector clients, as well as
traditional engineering services and sustainable engineering solutions on a
project basis or continuing basis. Founded in 1957, the firm has grown to
annual revenues of $600-million, with offices in Canada, North Africa, Central
and South America, and the Caribbean.

    About Naylor

    Founded in 1983, Naylor is a specialised engineering consulting firm that
provides solutions to geotechnical, hydrogeological, environmental,
construction testing, laboratory testing and on-site sewage projects. With 60
employees, Naylor's main office and laboratory is located in Kitchener. It
also has branch offices and laboratories in Brantford and Stratford.

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For further information:

For further information: National: Stephen Ledgley, (416) 848-1617;
Dessau: Jessie-Kim Malo, (514) 281-1033 ext. 2032

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