Stantec, the global design firm that is headquartered in Edmonton, has expanded its interests in the environmental service sector by acquiring North State Resources Inc. (NSR).
California-based NSR was founded in 1986 and grew to become a 60-person environmental consulting firm with satellite offices in Sacramento and Chico. The company involves itself in technical and regulatory issues relating to the construction and operation of infrastructure and the management of natural resources, and it puts a key focus on supporting the National Environmental Policy and California Environmental Quality Acts, in addition to servicing the following sectors: natural resources, fisheries/aquatic resources, ecosystem restoration, permitting, GIS/remote sensing and water resources.
Notable NSR projects include working with the Bureau of Reclamation Mid-Pacific Region to provide an environmental impact statement on the proposed Shasta Dam enlargement, environmental and ecological assessments for Trinity River restoration, technical studies in collaboration with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, assisting the Bureau of Land Management to evaluate a 240-mile proposed pipeline project, and many others.
“The talent and regional reputation held by NSR is invaluable as we continually expand our capabilities to serve clients in California and throughout the Western US,” said Bob Gomes, Stantec president and chief executive officer. “Their talented team members will help us continually grow our environmental service capabilities in new and existing company communities.”
“This is a tremendous opportunity for us to continue supporting public works projects that are important to the communities we live in—and in new geographies as well—while offering our clients an expanded and complementary suite of capabilities that have been drawn from the larger Stantec network,” says Tim Reilly, NSR principal. “Stantec’s penetration into renewable energy and other key and rapidly emerging industry sectors provides our employees with broad and exciting avenues for professional development.”
Stantec has more than 22,000 employees in over 400 locations on six continents. Currently, Stantec has a presence coast-to-coast in Canada, and coast-to-coast in America. The company also has one site of operation in London, UK; three locations in the Middle East; and one location in the Caribbean. Stantec is focused on expanding across these regions, and the company uses both organic means and acquisitions to fuel its growth. Organic growth is achieved by adding services and capabilities in the communities it serves. Acquisition partners are vetted to meet the parent company’s mandates of a cultural fit, an integrated team philosophy, leadership engagement and a focus on people and projects.
Stantec is also active in the communities where it works, and it prioritizes planned giving in four core areas: arts, education, environment and health and wellness.
Stantec trades on the TSX and the NYSE under the symbol STN. To learn more about Stantec and the North State Resources Inc. acquisition, visit www.stantec.com online. Stantec is also active on Facebook, Twitter, G+, LinkedIn and YouTube. To learn more about North State Resources Inc., please visit www.nsrnet.com.