Officials from SynTerra Corporation and ECSI, LLC, announced that they have combined their operations. The two companies officially became one science and engineering consulting firm operating as SynTerra on Monday, January 28.
Characterizing the transaction as a unification of client-focused firms, officials of the combined company emphasize that the operations are “still the same.” They say the expanded company is ideally suited to serve clients throughout the eastern United States.
SynTerra — with headquarters in Greenville and existing offices in Charlotte, NC, and Birmingham, AL — now also has offices in Lexington, KY, and Pikeville, KY. The Lexington, KY, office of Bowser-Morner, Inc., also became part of SynTerra in the transaction.
“Having more locations, personnel, and service offerings means we can offer our clients broader capabilities and greater responsiveness,” SynTerra President Mark Taylor said. “This is such a natural fit. From Day One, we approached this as an opportunity to strengthen our firms to better meet the business objectives of our clients. We’ve been doing a lot of planning together, and we have been functioning as a team for months — now it’s official.”
Steve Gardner, President and CEO of ECSI, expressed similar sentiment. “From my first meeting with Mark, I had a good feeling about the fit between SynTerra and ECSI,” Gardner said. “Our experience, culture, and vision for the future were in sync. With ECSI recently acquiring the geotechnical capabilities of the Bowser-Morner Lexington office, our combined groups can now offer a complete engineering and science-based package. Everyone at ECSI is excited about the opportunities this partnership brings.”
SynTerra covers a full range of scientific disciplines in conjunction with process, civil, mining, and geotechnical engineering. SynTerra provides services to the electric utility, forest products, mining and minerals processing, manufacturing, site development, chemicals, and government market sectors.