By Denver Business Journal

Terracon Consultants Inc. of Kansas has acquired Geotechnical Engineering Group (GEG) of Colorado to expand its presence on the Western Slope.

Terracon is an Olathe, Kan.-based engineering consulting firm. It bought Grand Junction-based GEG, which offers geotechnical, environmental and construction materials engineering and testing services. GEG also has an office in Montrose.

⿿With Terracon⿿s seven existing offices in Colorado, joining with GEG allows Terracon to expand services to the western part of the state,⿝ Terracon CEO David Gaboury said in a release. ⿿GEG has an excellent reputation, and we are excited to join forces.⿝

Terracon, which has more than 2,700 employees, plans to keep GEGâ¿¿s nearly 20 employees, Terracon spokeswoman Mary Young said. GEG also will keep operating under its name.

GEG, which was founded in 1997, ⿿is experienced with design and construction in the challenging and variable geology of Colorado, Utah, New Mexico and Wyoming⿝ and has done many high-profile projects in the area, according to Terracon.

Terraconâ¿¿s broad resources will benefit GEG, John Withers, GEG principal engineer, said in the release.

⿿GEG has a high level of technical expertise and specialized experience, providing our clients with effective and practical solutions,⿝ he said. ⿿With our experience, and the significantly greater resources of Terracon, we will be well positioned to help our valued clients meet their goals.⿝

Terracon is one of the nationâ¿¿s biggest employee-owned engineering consulting firms, offering geotechnical, environmental, construction materials and facilities services. It has more than 100 offices in 39 states.

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