Welker & Associates joins PBS&J as new division

PBS&J announces the acquisition of Welker & Associates, a 70-member engineering firm based in Marietta, Georgia.

Atlanta, Ga., April 8, 2003 -- PBS&J announces the acquisition of Welker & Associates, a 70-member engineering firm based in Marietta, Georgia.

Founded in 1945, Welker & Associates provides study, design, survey, and construction-related consulting services primarily in the areas of water, wastewater, and stormwater management. The firm also offers complementary services supporting transportation, natural gas, and site development projects.

"Welker has a solid reputation for quality work for local governments," states PBS&J Chief Executive Officer John B. Zumwalt, III, P.E. "The vision of the firm and its employees to be the preferred engineering firm for Georgia's local governments complements PBS&J's vision to be recognized nationally as the consultant of choice."

With the April 1 acquisition by PBS&J, Welker & Associates becomes a division of PBS&J's East Region Environmental technical service line with the firm's president, Jim Belk, P.E. serving as PBS&J vice president and division manager. Welker & Associates personnel and will remain in its offices at 445 Manget Street, Marietta, Georgia 30060.

"Joining forces with PBS&J allows us to offer existing and new clients the benefits of PBS&J's tremendous depth of resources and provides PBS&J with a greater presence in Georgia's environmental market," says Jim Belk.

PBS&J (www.pbsj.com) is a provider of infrastructure planning, engineering, construction management, and program management services.

The employee-owned firm is ranked among the nation's top engineering consulting firms by Engineering News-Record. Headquartered in Miami, Florida, PBS&J has more than 3,000 employees and 60 offices located throughout the U.S. and abroad.

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