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Terracon and Midwest Testing Laboratory, Inc. Join Together to Expand Services in North Dakota

OLATHE, Kan.  — Terracon Consultants, Inc. is pleased to announce the acquisition of Midwest Testing Laboratory, Inc. (Midwest Testing), a firm providing geotechnical engineering and construction materials engineering and testing services. Midwest Testing has offices in Fargo, Bismarck, Grand Forks, Jamestown and Dickinson, N.D. Terracon is one of the nation’s largest employee-owned engineering consulting firms with headquarters in Olathe, Kan.

The acquisition allows Terracon to further expand its services to local and national clients, and gives Terracon a presence in North Dakota.

“Midwest Testing has an excellent regional history and reputation, and we are excited to have them become a part of Terracon,” said David Gaboury, P.E., Terracon’s president and chief executive officer. “The depth of their experience in North Dakota and our national resources will bring great value to clients.”

Established in 1975, Midwest Testing has provided geotechnical engineering and construction materials engineering and testing services on a wide variety of projects in the upper Midwest, including North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota and Montana.

Terracon is retaining Midwest Testing’s employees. Midwest Testing will continue functioning under the same name, but it will operate as part of Terracon. As Terracon also performs environmental engineering and facilities services, Midwest Testing will now be able to offer additional services to clients.

“The merger with Terracon will ensure an enhanced ability to meet the diverse needs of our clients and provide a professional career path for our employees,” said Theodore Engelstad, P.E., president of Midwest Testing.  “We will be well positioned to help our valued clients meet their goals.”

Terracon is an employee-owned engineering consulting firm with more than 2,700 employees providing geotechnical, environmental, construction materials and facilities services from more than 100 ofices in 39 states nationwide. Terracon currently ranks 41st on Engineering News-Record’s List of Top 500 Design Firms.