Geosyntec Consultants acquires water quality consulting firm MEC Water Resources

Geosyntec Consultants announced the formal closing of its merger acquisition with MEC Water Resources Inc., of Columbia, Mo. MEC Water Resources will continue to serve its clients as an operating unit of Geosyntec.

ATLANTA, GA, June 2, 2009 -- Geosyntec Consultants is pleased to announce the formal closing of its merger acquisition with MEC Water Resources Inc., of Columbia, Mo. MEC Water Resources will continue to serve its clients as an operating unit of Geosyntec.

According to Eric Strecker, PE, Geosyntec principal and chair of the firm's water and natural resources practice group, the merger of MEC Water Resources with Geosyntec "creates a team of specialists with a broad understanding of the water management issues facing communities across the country where water quality, stream flows, and consumptive use are integral parts of the drive toward sustainable development. We are pleased that MEC Water Resources chose Geosyntec as its merger partner to not only enhance Geosyntec's position as a leader in water resources management but also to bring MEC's exceptional capabilities in water quality modeling, assessments, and permitting to Geosyntec clients."

With the closing of the merger with Geosyntec, MEC Water Resources becomes part of Geosyntec's Great Lakes Region serving clients primarily in the upper Midwest, Mid-Mississippi Valley region, and central plains states. "This merger is exemplary of Geosyntec's client service strategy. Through our merger with MEC Water Resources, we have expanded our regional service footprint by working with a well-established firm having an exceptional local reputation and adding new capabilities to our national water resources practice. Our approach allows our practitioners to stay focused on existing customer relationships for both parties," remarked Geosyntec Vice President and CFO, Jon Dickinson, PE. "Bringing MEC Water Resources into the Geosyntec family is a great opportunity for employees of both firms to further enhance their technical development and career growth opportunities."

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