CAMBRIDGE, MA, Nov. 23, 2009 -- Kleinfelder is pleased to announce the acquisition of S E A Consultants Inc., a full-service engineering, architecture and planning firm headquartered in Cambridge, Mass. The transaction closed on November 13, 2009, following a due diligence process, respective board approvals and integration planning involving employees from each firm.
"We are pleased to expand our business with a company that has a well-deserved reputation within the industry," said Bill Siegel, PE, president and CEO of Kleinfelder. "As an employee-owned company, we are very conscientious about our strategic growth. S E A's unique capabilities and reputation for outstanding service and collaboration is what makes them attractive to Kleinfelder. We believe this is an investment in the future of Kleinfelder that will allow us to expand the range of services we are able to offer our clients across the nation."
Anthony Zuena, PE, president and CEO of S E A, added, "This is a wonderful opportunity to combine resources with a national firm that shares our values and dedication to our employees, our clients and our industry. We believe this opportunity will enable us to continue providing the creative and innovative solutions our clients have come to expect. Kleinfelder provides our clients nationwide resources and a wide breadth of expertise and range of services."
Kleinfelder has been executing a strategic growth plan since 1992, and this acquisition is an investment in the future of the company. S E A brings new and expanded capabilities that will enable the company to provide more complete solutions for clients. This acquisition strengthens Kleinfelder's position as a legacy company for its employees and a trusted partner and adviser for its clients.
S E A employs more than 200 people in seven locations: Cambridge, Mass.; Framingham, Mass.; New Bedford, Mass.; Augusta, Maine; Rocky Hill, Conn.; Manchester, N.H.; and Tucson, Arizona. Kleinfelder employs more than 2,000 people in over 60 locations across the nation. S E A will become Kleinfelder/SEA and represent the New England region for Kleinfelder after the transition.
Kleinfelder is an employee-owned science and engineering consulting firm providing solutions to meet our world's complex infrastructure and natural resource challenges. A nationwide firm with more than 2,000 employee owners, Kleinfelder provides planning, engineering, scientific, technical and management solutions. With nearly 50 years of experience, Kleinfelder's reputation of providing innovative, commonsense solutions to the most complex challenges has solidified its status as a trusted partner to its clients and a leader in the industry. Working as a team, our bright people will deliver the right solutions. Visit www.kleinfelder.com.
About S E A Consultants Inc.
For more than 50 years, S E A Consultants has been recognized as one of the nation's leading civil and environmental engineering and architecture firms. The firm provides consultation to organizations in energy, federal and state government, the military, higher education, municipalities and transportation. Founded in 1956, the Cambridge, Mass.-based firm has additional offices in Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Hampshire, Maine and Arizona. Visit www.seacon.com.