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Neel-Schaffer Announces Acquisition of CE Group, Inc.

JACKSON, MS — Neel-Schaffer, Inc., has finalized the acquisition of CE Group, Inc., a civil engineering firm based in Pascagoula, Mississippi. This acquisition will allow Neel-Schaffer to broaden its clientele and services on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, where it currently has offices in Biloxi, Gulfport, Hancock County, and Pascagoula.

“We have a history of working with the CE Group on a variety of projects and have always enjoyed a great working relationship,” said Steve Twedt, PE, Senior Vice President for Neel-Schaffer’s South Mississippi Operations. “We are excited about the opportunities this acquisition will bring for both CE Group and our clients."

Founded in 1973, CE Group (formerly known as Compton Engineering) delivers engineering services to the Mississippi Gulf Coast. CE Group has grown into a diversified firm that offers expertise in a variety of professional services, including civil, structural, environmental, planning, modeling, estimating, scheduling, surveying, project management, and more.

“While considering options for entering into the next era of our firm, we decided to explore options for a possible partnership or sale to further strengthen the foundation and abilities of CE Group," said Geoffrey Clemens, PE, President of CE Group. "After only a few meetings with Neel-Schaffer, we discovered an ideal partnership."

This acquisition will help further diversify the services offered to clients by Neel-Schaffer. Headquartered in Jackson, Neel-Schaffer currently operates 18 offices in Mississippi and has 38 offices overall, providing services in nine southeastern states. Neel-Schaffer also operates two subsidiary firms, Maptech and True North Emergency Management.

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