Universal Engineering Sciences | July 11, 2022
Universal Engineering Sciences (UES), a national leading engineering and consulting company specializing in geotechnical engineering, construction materials testing, building code compliance, threshold inspections and environmental consulting, has acquired Speedie and Associates, an Arizona-based company offering geotechnical, environmental, construction materials testing, and inspection services, marking UES' first acquisition in the state.
Speedie and Associates, established by the late James "Jim" Speedie in 1980, includes 160 professional and technical staff based in offices located in Phoenix, Tucson, and Flagstaff. Recent projects include work on the Sky Train at Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport, the Mayo Clinic West Tower, the Sun Devil Stadium expansion at ASU, the X Phoenix multi-family tower, and the $20 billion expansion for the East Valley semiconductor plant.
"Universal Engineering Sciences continues to grow, and we're particularly excited to continue expanding our presence in the West, Speedie and Associates is another example of our strategic approach to partner with best-in-class engineering firms in key, high-growth markets. Speedie and Associates' reputation for excellence, dedication, and expertise make them a great fit with our culture and our vision."
UES CEO Dave Witsken
Under the leadership of CEO Gregg Creaser, PE, RLS, and Senior Vice President and CFO Brett Creaser, PE, Speedie and Associates has grown over the last four decades to provide services throughout Arizona. The company's leadership team will continue to operate the day-to-day business, joining the existing Western region of UES.
"The opportunity to join UES is a significant milestone in our growth and allows us to provide a more diverse range of expertise to our clients," said Speedie and Associates President and CEO Gregg Creaser, PE, RLS. "We're excited to join UES during this exciting time of growth."
With nearly six decades of experience and recognition as the premier engineering and consulting firm in the geotechnical engineering space, UES is well-positioned to serve the needs of commercial, residential, and civic customers across the country. UES's recent acquisitions include prominent engineering firms such as GFA International, Inc., NOVA Geotechnical & Inspection Services, Contour Engineering, Wallace-Kuhl & Associates, Construction Testing & Engineering, SUMMIT Engineering, Laboratory & Testing, P.C., GEOServices, LLC, McGinley & Associates, Geotechnology, Inc., Alpha Testing, GSI Engineering, and now Speedie & Associates have made Universal Engineering Sciences one of the largest, most resource-rich organizations of its kind nationwide.
Mike Cauley from IBG Fox & Fin advised Speedie & Associates on this transaction.
About Speedie & Associates
Speedie and Associates was established in 1980 and is a consulting engineering firm specializing in geotechnical, environmental, and construction materials testing. They are an Arizona operated business and currently have offices in Phoenix, Tucson, and Flagstaff. Speedie and Associates is owned and managed by four long-time employees including Gregg and Brett Creaser, Donald Cornelison, and Jason Wells. Their staff of 160 includes engineers, geologists, laboratory field technicians, environmental professionals, support personnel, and others.
About Universal Engineering Sciences
Universal Engineering Sciences is a privately held, rapidly growing engineering and consulting firm with nearly six decades of experience in geotechnical engineering, construction materials testing, building code compliance, threshold inspections and environmental consulting. With nearly 3,300 professionals across more than 70 branches in high growth markets in the U.S., UES consults on projects of all sizes for public and private clients in industries ranging from transportation and healthcare to commercial, residential, and education. UES was named the Hot Firm of the Year by the Zweig Group for 2021 and 2022
Owens Corning | August 02, 2022
Owens Corning (NYSE: OC) announced it has completed the acquisition of Natural Polymers, LLC, a manufacturer of spray polyurethane foam insulation for building and construction applications, based in Cortland, Illinois.
“We are excited to welcome the Natural Polymers team and start working together on innovative product development, Natural Polymers’ proven technology advances our strategy to provide long-term, sustainable solutions and offer our customers a diversified insulation product portfolio.”
-Todd Fister, President Insulation.
Owens Corning expects to significantly grow this business in the coming years. Natural Polymers’ track record of above-market growth is anticipated to contribute to Owens Corning’s strategy to strengthen core building and construction products and expand the company’s addressable markets into higher-growth segments.
Natural Polymers is dedicated to the development of high-quality spray polyurethane foam products and systems, offering some of the lowest-volatile organic compound products available in the spray foam industry today.
About Owens Corning:
Owens Corning is a global building and construction materials leader committed to building a sustainable future through material innovation. Our three integrated businesses – Composites, Insulation, and Roofing – provide durable, sustainable, energy-efficient solutions that leverage our unique material science, manufacturing, and market knowledge to help our customers win and grow. We are global in scope, human in scale with approximately 20,000 employees in 33 countries dedicated to generating value for our customers and shareholders, and making a difference in the communities where we work and live. Founded in 1938 and based in Toledo, Ohio, USA, Owens Corning posted 2021 sales of $8.5 billion.
Exadel | July 13, 2022
Exadel, a global software consultancy and engineering company, today announced the recent acquisition of software engineering company Motion Software, which specializes in blockchain, AI, analytics, healthcare, and eLearning, and is the creator of a leading remote work platform that enables tech companies to engage with top digital talent worldwide.
"I am excited to welcome Motion Software's talented team to Exadel, This partnership significantly increases our presence across Europe, adding talent in Bulgaria, Romania, and Turkey. Motion's remote work platform, designed from the ground up, opens new opportunities for streamlining the matchmaking process for our clients, and a suite of tools that ensure the success and well-being of the remote software specialists at a global scale. I am confident that adding Motion Software's capabilities and locations alongside Exadel's service and solution offerings will create significant value for our diverse talent and clients."
-Darren Oberst, CEO of Exadel.
We are very excited to join the team at Exadel, a rapidly growing organization with great engineering and consulting talent, said Christo Peev, CEO of Motion Software. This acquisition is expanding the portfolio of great remote work opportunities for our people, by adding positions across a variety of different companies.
About Motion Software-
The Motion Software platform empowers hundreds of remote software specialists to work with the most innovative tech companies from around the world. We take pride in our friendly working environment that values self-improvement, work-life balance, and constantly doing our best in every aspect of our lives. Every few months we travel to meet up at different places and spend some quality time together.
Exadel is a global software engineering and business consultancy company, creating the transformative strategies, platforms, and products our clients need to run and grow their businesses. For more than 20 years we have developed solutions that accelerate the speed, quality, and efficiency of our delivery while adding value to customers. A Forrester-recognized market leader in distributed Agile, we are proud of our long history partnering with the largest brands across all industries.