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Universal Engineering Sciences Acquires Geotechnology, Inc.

ST. LOUIS, MO — Universal Engineering Sciences (UES), an engineering and consulting company specializing in geotechnical engineering, construction materials testing, building code compliance, threshold inspections, and environmental consulting, has acquired Geotechnology, Inc., a provider of consulting services in applied earth and environmental sciences; exploration; geotechnical engineering; underground consulting services; soils, rock, and construction materials testing; non-destructive testing; special inspections; geophysics; and deep foundation testing in the Midwest and Midsouth regions. The Geotechnology family of firms has nearly 300 team members and 10 locations in Missouri, Illinois, Kansas, Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee, Mississippi, and Arkansas.

Geotechnology’s Ed Alizadeh, a 32-year veteran of the business, will serve as UES President of the Midwest Division. Pat Donovan will continue as President of Geotechnology, LLC, overseeing geotechnical, environmental, and materials testing services. Jim Howe will continue as President of Geotechnology Exploration, LLC, overseeing exploration services throughout the Midwest Division.

“We are incredibly excited about the potential this partnership unlocks for us in the years to come,” Alizadeh said. “We share a common vision of our culture, growth, teamwork, and opportunity with UES. We believe we can provide greater impact and better service to our clients and more opportunity for our employees through this partnership."

With nearly six decades of experience, UES is well-positioned to serve the needs of commercial, residential, and civic customers across the country. Recent mergers with GFA International, Inc., NOVA Geotechnical & Inspection Services, Contour Engineering, Wallace-Kuhl & Associates, Construction Testing & Engineering, SUMMIT Engineering, Laboratory & Testing, P.C., GEOServices, LLC, and McGinley & Associates have made UES one of the largest organizations of its kind nationwide.

With the addition of Geotechnology to the portfolio, UES’ presence includes locations throughout the high growth markets in the South, Midwest, and West, including Florida, Georgia, Alabama, North and South Carolina, Metro D.C., California, Utah, Nevada, Missouri, Illinois, Kansas, Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee, Mississippi, and Arkansas.

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