ENGINEERING TECH

M & E Engineering Consultants is Acquired by Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc.

Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc. M & E Engineering Consultants | May 20, 2021

M & E Engineering Consultants has been acquired by Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc., a global provider of forensic engineering and technical consulting services. The company is also strategically positioned to provide for its global customer base with increased capabilities in Mechanical, Electrical, and Life Safety areas, with more than 90 offices and 950 employees.

“At Rimkus, we're on a journey to expand our practice areas and teams from inside while still taking advantage of acquisition opportunities. Our international client base requires experts who can combine technical expertise with excellent project management to help them achieve their goals. “The addition of M & E Engineering Consultants to our team will enhance our expertise in core service areas while maintaining the high standards that our clients have come to expect from Rimkus,” said Curtis Brown, Chairman and Executive Director of Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc.

“M & E Engineering Consultants brings to our firm a deep, 40-year history of engineering practice in Ontario, and we couldn't be more pleased to have them join the Rimkus family. Our growth policy is closely aligned with their market leadership and reputation for client success. Our teams are well-positioned for long-term success, with the potential to easily expand and fulfill our clients' mechanical, electrical, and life safety requirements,” said Robert Kocher, President and Chief Executive Officer of Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc.

“We're excited to be joining the Rimkus team, another industry pioneer with similar skills and a dedication to doing the same high-quality work we look for in a partner. M & E Engineering Consultants' Ed Porasz said, "We're excited to put our strategic insights, backed by Rimkus' resources and growing network, to offer even more industry-leading consulting services and options to our customer base."

About Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc.
Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc. is a forensic consulting and technical services provider to insurance companies, law firms, corporations, and government entities around the world. Rimkus provides customers in claim and dispute resolution, restoration design services, property risk evaluations, and due diligence property condition assessments, among other things. The company's team of experienced engineers, architects, scientists, and technical experts has been recognized by the local, national, and international business community for its commitment to service excellence for more than 35 years. Rimkus has over 90 branches in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom.

About M & E Engineering Consultants
M & E Engineering Ltd. is an employee-owned consulting engineering company with over 40 years of experience in Ontario. For commercial, hospitality, multi-residential, institutional, and industrial uses, M & E specializes in offering comprehensive Mechanical, Electrical, and Life Safety consulting services to architects, building owners, structural consultants, and tenants. Every year, our professional team at M & E delivers successful projects for our clients in Ontario, throughout Canada, the United States, and Europe, ranging from detailed new construction and retrofit designs, problem investigation, energy audits, and building condition assessments on hundreds of buildings.

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