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Terracon Expands New York Resources with Dente Acquisition

Builds Upon Growing Northeast Presence

OLATHE, Kan. – Terracon is excited to announce its acquisition of Dente Engineering, located in the Albany, N.Y., area. Dente is a privately owned firm founded in 1993 providing geotechnical, geohydrologic, and construction materials engineering and testing services, including special inspection and drilling capabilities.

Dente’s team of 21 employees has built a strong reputation for technical expertise, experience, and quality service delivery. Dente engineers, geologists, and technical experts have completed more than 4,000 projects throughout the Northeast including the Hudson Valley, southern and western New York, southern Vermont, and western Massachusetts.

“The expansion allows us to further strengthen our service offerings and geographic presence in New York and across the Northeast,” said Swaminathan Srinivasan, P.E., president of Terracon. “Gaining these additional resources helps us to demonstrate our commitment to bring even greater resources to clients locally and nationally.”

The company and its employees will continue to serve clients locally as Dente Group, A Terracon Company. Dente’s affiliate organizations, Evergreen Testing & Environmental Services, which provides construction materials testing and inspection services through its accredited laboratory, and Acme Boring Company, which provides geotechnical and environmental test borings, also join Terracon.

Services typically include planning, managing and performing exploratory site investigation, laboratory testing programs, preparing geotechnical reports, and managing and performing construction inspection and testing services for clients in construction, education, health care, and other engineering companies.

“We have an excellent group of experienced professionals and a 25-year history which has helped build our reputation as a go-to consultant in the region,” said Fred Dente, P.E., president of Dente Engineering. “As we move into this exciting new phase, we are proud this same team will continue to support our clients and now offer them access to even greater resources.”

Terracon also expanded its New York presence in 2016 with the purchase of ROC Geotechnical Engineers of Rochester. This acquisition is supported by Terracon locations in Rochester, Hartford, Conn., and South Plainfield, N.J. Dente is Terracon’s seventh acquisition in the past two years.

Terracon is an employee-owned consulting engineering firm with more than 4,000 employees providing environmental, facilities, geotechnical, and materials services from more than 140 offices with services available in all 50 states. Terracon currently ranks 30th on Engineering News-Record’s list of the Top 500 Design Firms.