Terracon, based in Olathe, KS, announced its acquisition of Earth Exploration Inc. This expansion significantly enhances Terracon's presence in the Upper Midwest by establishing offices in the states of Indiana and Michigan.
Founded in 1990, EEI offers a wide range of comprehensive services including geotechnical, materials, construction, exploration, laboratory, and associated capabilities from its headquarters in Indianapolis and office in Niles, Mich. With a staff of engineers and scientists with unique expertise in site exploration and geotechnical engineering, EEI has contributed to countless industrial, commercial, educational, and governmental projects.
"Expansion of our geographic coverage in the Upper Midwest strengthens the capabilities and resources we bring to clients locally and nationally," said Swaminathan Srinivasan, P.E., president of Terracon. "EEI's capabilities align consistently with Terracon, allowing us to seamlessly increase our regional presence and broaden our client base."
The company and its 60 employees will continue to serve clients locally as Earth Exploration Inc., A Terracon Company.
EEI's reputation as a quality services provider is demonstrated by its prequalification with the state transportation agencies in Indiana, Kentucky, and Illinois. EEI has also established significant long-term relationships with several universities in Indiana and within the state's larger communities of Evansville, Terre Haute, Lafayette, South Bend, and the area just north of Louisville, Ky.
"We are incredibly proud of the valuable relationships we have built over the years and that our tradition of providing a high level of service to clients has allowed us to come to this place of opportunity," said Richard Olson, P.E., principal and president of EEI. "With the support of Terracon's national network, we are able to offer greater resources for our employees and clients."
The acquisition is supported by Terracon's existing Cincinnati and Louisville offices. EEI is Terracon's sixth acquisition since 2016.
Terracon is an employee-owned consulting engineering firm with more than 4,000 employees providing environmental, facilities, geotechnical, and materials services from more than 140 offices with services available in all 50 states. Terracon currently ranks 30th on Engineering News-Record's list of the Top 500 Design Firms. For additional information about Terracon, visit www.terracon.com.