Atlanta's 5th largest engineering firm acquires California data center-communication firm

Enercon, Critical Engineering Group | June 05, 2020

Atlanta's 5th largest engineering firm has acquired a California company with expertise in serving data centers and communications centers. Terms of the deal between Kennesaw-based Enercon Services Inc. and Critical Engineering Group Inc. of Lafayette, Calif., were not disclosed in an announcement. The deal expands Enercon's existing services and positions the company for increased reach within the data center and mission-critical communications sector, according to the announcement.

"The acquisition is a positive step towards our strategic growth and diversification. CEG’s proven success in data and communication center projects will enhance our existing engineering services and extend our footprint in this dynamic market,” Enercon President Robert H. Bryan said in the June 2 statement.

Critical Engineering Group provides project management and engineering services for data centers and mission-critical communications centers, including architectural, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, structural and civil engineering and construction support.

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