EDMONTON—Stantec Inc. is bolstering its presence south of the border. The company has announced it will acquire the Infrastructure Americas division of Houston, Texas-based engineering company, KBR.
The deal will add 180 employees to Stantec’s team in Texas and the Gulf region. Prior to the deal, the company already had approximately 800 workers in 28 offices in Texas, Louisiana, Alabama, Mississippi, and Florida.
“One of the strongest opportunities for growth in North America is within the transportation and infrastructure markets, particularly in Texas,” Stantec president and CEO, Bob Gomes, said.
“As a part of KBR, Infrastructure Americas has a strong background in design/build, highway and bridge design; construction engineering and inspection; aviation experience, including airside and landside design; and civil and structural engineering. This project experience and their seasoned staff will give us a platform to continue growing in these areas across the country, while significantly boosting our presence in Texas and Alabama,” he added.
Stantec is expects the deal to close in December.