DESIGN, ENGINEERING TECH, CONSTRUCTION
Newswire | May 17, 2023
draftPros and WT Group, two leading firms in the infrastructure engineering industry, announced a partnership aimed at combining draftPros' expertise in the telecommunications sector and WT Group's expertise in the Engineering and Architecture sector. This partnership will enhance their service offering to allow the companies to better address the ever-evolving needs of their customers and the industry as a whole.
For over 25 years, draftPros has provided telecommunications solutions that include turnkey engineering, permitting, and construction services, tailored to meet the unique needs of their clients. draftPros has a workforce of over 500 team members and a nationwide presence. Meanwhile, WT Group is an established civil engineering and architecture group, over 160 team members strong, that provides a broad range of engineering services including structural, electrical, mechanical, accessibility, land surveying and aquatic engineering, as well as construction project management in all 50 states and has been delivering service to its customers for over 50 years.
"We are thrilled to be partnering with WT Group to create new opportunities for growth in infrastructure engineering," said draftPros CEO Karel Gomez. "By joining forces, we can combine our respective strengths and leverage our networks to better serve our customers, expand our offerings, and drive growth for both companies. The other very exciting point is that, WT Group will now benefit from the Minority 'MBE' certification which draftPros holds as the majority interest partner making us one of the largest MBE certified Engineering firms in the nation."
Troy Triphahn, WT Group CEO added, "This partnership is an exciting opportunity to leverage and strengthen both our organizations to deliver turnkey solutions that add exceptional value to our customers. We look forward to working closely with draftPros to achieve our shared goals."
The partnership between draftPros and WT Group is a testament to the power of collaboration and the benefits that can be achieved when companies combine their strengths and expertise. The partnership will also include joint research and development initiatives, shared resources, expertise, and co-marketing efforts to promote their joint capabilities.
"We are confident that this collaboration will yield significant results for our customers and our companies," added Mr. Gomez.
Mr. Triphahn agreed, stating, "By working together, we can achieve greater success than we could individually. We look forward to the opportunities that this partnership will bring."
This partnership is a significant development in the infrastructure industry, and it will undoubtedly set the stage for new and innovative opportunities that benefit the industry and society as a whole.
ABOUT WT GROUP
Headquartered in Hoffman Estates, Illinois, the WT Group is a diversified engineering, design and consulting firm delivering the expertise of over 160 skilled professionals serving clients in all 50 states. The firm's engineering solutions include Aquatic, Civil, Electrical, Mechanical, OSP, Plumbing, Structural, Telecommunications, along with solutions in Energy, Land Surveying, Accessibility Consulting, Design and Program Management and Construction Management. For more information, visit www.wtgroup.com.
Headquartered in Miami, FL, draftPros provides accurate design-build and site acquisition for a wide range of telecommunication and renewable energy projects, serving commercial and governmental clients for more than 25 years. Founded in 1998, draftPros delivers the experience of more than 170 employees based in eight major cities across the U.S. Today, draftPros is one of the largest telecommunication engineering firms in the state of Florida and across the nation, providing best-in-class design-build installation of voice, data, electrical, fiber optic cabling, electric vehicle and solar infrastructure. For more information, visit www.draftpros.com.
Globenewswire | March 31, 2023
Green construction company, Nexii Building Solutions Inc. (Nexii) has achieved the TRUE (Total Resource Use and Efficiency) Gold Certification for Zero Waste for its Squamish Manufacturing Plant. This achievement makes Nexii the first construction manufacturing company in North America to receive this prestigious recognition.
Nexii's Squamish Plant has demonstrated its commitment to waste reduction by implementing best practices for waste management at every stage of its manufacturing process. The company's efforts have significantly reduced the amount of waste produced by the plant, with over 90 percent of waste diverted from landfills.
Speaking to the achievement, Zosia Brown, VP of Sustainability of Nexii, said, "We're extremely proud to have achieved the Zero Waste certification for our Squamish Manufacturing Plant. This recognition reflects our unwavering commitment to sustainability and reducing our environmental impact. We're honoured to be leading the way in the construction industry for zero waste and circular practices.”
The TRUE Certification for Zero Waste, administered by Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI), is a rigorous evaluation of a company's waste reduction efforts, including the implementation of robust recycling and composting programs, reduction of materials used, and diversion of waste from landfills. Nexii retained the services of Vancouver-based sustainability consultant, Light House, to facilitate TRUE credit documentation and submission. Achieving the certification is a significant milestone for Nexii in its journey towards eliminating waste at every point of the construction value chain.
“Businesses must go beyond our current wasteful practices and think critically about how to redesign processes so that less waste is produced in the first place,” notes Peter Templeton, President and CEO of U.S. Green Building Council and GBCI. “Implementing zero waste business practices requires rethinking, retraining, new tools and strong leadership to change current waste systems. With Nexii’s leadership in this endeavour, they are making great strides for their employees, community and consumers at large.”
With increased pressure on companies to reduce their carbon footprint and meet sustainability targets, the TRUE Certification for Zero Waste is a leading example of rigorous measurement and verification standards being applied towards demonstrating year-on-year performance. Nexii's achievement showcases that sustainable construction is possible, and the company is leading the industry in delivering innovative circular products at scale.
Nexii plans to share its knowledge and experiences, encouraging other construction companies to adopt sustainable practices, and achieve TRUE Certification for Zero Waste to help build a more vibrant future for people and the planet.
Nexii Building Solutions Inc. (Nexii) designs and manufactures low carbon buildings and products to address the climate impact of our built environment. With buildings and construction responsible for 36% of global energy consumption and 37% of greenhouse gas emissions annually, sustainable and scalable solutions are urgently needed for net zero buildings. With Nexii’s breakthrough material Nexiite, Nexii enables the rapid assembly of high-quality buildings and infrastructure with reduced end-to-end carbon emissions, near zero waste and less disruption to the community. Sustainability is core to Nexii’s mission to build a vibrant future for people and the planet.
Core & Main | March 09, 2023
Core & Main, a leading distributor of water, storm drainage, wastewater, and fire protection products recently completed its acquisition of Landscape & Construction Supplies, LLC. As previously announced, all assets of Landscape & Construction Supplies will now be a part of Core & Main. With the completion of the acquisition of Landscape & Construction Supplies, Core & Main is set to enhance their market position by expanding their product offerings and services. The acquisition provides Core & Main with access to a wider range of high-quality products, including silt fence, erosion control products, and geosynthetics.
Landscape & Construction Supplies with two locations in Chicago’s metropolitan area is a full-service provider of geosynthetics products. Since 2004, Landscape & Construction Supplies has built a reputation as a top provider of silt fences, as well as geosynthetics, erosion control products, and drainage materials. Their products and services are available for customers in more than 15 states. Their steady commitment to quality and innovation has made them a go-to supplier of geosynthetics, erosion control products, and drainage materials for contractors, engineers, and municipalities alike.
Steve LeClair, Chief Executive Officer of Core & Main, stated, “The acquisition of Landscape & Construction Supplies allows Core & Main to expand our existing geosynthetics and erosion control product offering to our customers in the upper Midwest through the expertise and experience of this established and well-regarded company.”
(Source – Business Wire)
Brad Cowles, President of Core & Main, remarked, “We are pleased to welcome the Landscape & Construction Supplies associates into the Core & Main family.” He further added, "Their team’s breadth of knowledge and strong local relationships will strengthen our ability to serve our combined customer base in the region."
(Source – Business Wire)
About Core & Main
Core & Main, founded in 2017 and headquartered in St. Louis, MO, is a major national distributor serving municipal, non-residential, and residential end markets for water, wastewater, storm drainage, and fire prevention products and services. They have over 300 locations throughout the country, allowing them to provide their customers with local expertise and a reliable supply network.