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Branch Group Expands in North Carolina Through Young & McQueen Acquisition

BURNSVILLE, NC — Branch Group, Inc. (Branch), a heavy-highway and building contractor, announces the acquisition purchase of Burnsville, North Carolina-based Young & McQueen, a contractor specializing in heavy civil, highway, site work, bridges, and structures construction. The 37-year-old contracting firm was founded by Sam Young and Kim Young, who wanted to transition the business to employee-ownership.Donald Graul

Entry into the western region of North Carolina has been a strategic priority for Branch. The growth of programs in the region and its proximity to both its headquarters in Roanoke, Virginia, and current work in central North Carolina allows Branch to better serve its current customers and reach into new markets.

“This is a great move for both companies,” Branch CEO Donald Graul said. “Young & McQueen’s culture aligns perfectly with Branch. Their strong reputation and work quality in western North Carolina will continue the success of both companies. Branch’s strong balance sheet and expertise in large projects and alternative delivery will enable our combined companies to perform larger, more complex projects for our clients.”

Young & McQueen will be integrated into Branch operations and will continue to execute current contracts and pursue new work out of the Burnsville, North Carolina, office. Branch brings extensive design-build expertise, safe and modern heavy equipment programs, and will expand the number of services offered to clients and partners in the region.

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