Natick, MA (June 3, 2024) – Multidisciplinary design firm Barge acquired Core Engineering Group (CORE), a fully integrated professional engineering service and management consultation company based in Florida. The acquisition of CORE is a strategic move to strengthen Barge’s presence in the Florida transportation market and overall position in the industry.

Founded in 2019, CORE started with a mission to implement safer transportation solutions and is committed to delivering complex projects with the assurance of experience and qualified professionals.

“At Barge, we believe the future of Florida is bright. We have a big vision for this part of our geography, and this acquisition allows us to make a significant impact in the state and continue to deliver exceptional value and service to our clients across our entire footprint,” said Bob Higgins, president, and CEO of Barge.

“With CORE’s extensive network and expertise in working with various FDOT districts, we will take a sizable step forward in accelerating our growth and impact in Florida and beyond. We will also provide our new team members with additional support, resources, and professional development to expand their capabilities and continue their great work across the transportation sector.”

With offices in Orlando, West Palm Beach, Miami, and Margate, CORE will undergo an immediate name change to Barge Design Solutions.

For more details about this transaction click here.

Morrissey Goodale, a specialized management consulting and research firm exclusively serving the architecture, engineering, and environmental consulting industries, advised Barge in the transaction.

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