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Florida firm WilsonMiller to join Stantec

NAPLES FL (July 20, 2010) - Alan Reynolds, Chairman and CEO of WilsonMiller, announced today that North American design firm Stantec has agreed to acquire WilsonMiller, Inc., a Naples, Florida headquartered company with more than 265 employees and 10 offices throughout the state. WilsonMiller is a multidisciplinary planning, design, and engineering firm providing services for infrastructure, transportation, land management, and environmental projects to public and private clients.

 “Throughout our history, we have proactively adapted to meet the changing needs of our clients and communities. Joining with Stantec is the next step for us to take to become part of an international network that gives our clients access to a much wider range of services and expertise as well as provides our employees with better technical resources and more opportunities to grow their careers.” says Alan Reynolds, WilsonMiller Chairman and CEO who will continue with Stantec. “We have gone through a significant period of change over the past decade from a firm focused on the land development market to reinventing ourselves to a more resilient and diverse provider of planning and engineering services for both the government and private sectors in markets like ecology, transportation, and the protection of coastal and water resources.”

 WilsonMiller has operated in Florida for over five decades serving the government, urban land, transportation, and the natural resources & rural land markets. The company has an impressive portfolio of projects including the Florida Keys Overseas Heritage Trail, a scenic trail extending from Key Largo to Key West, the urban redevelopment for the City of Tampa’s Channel District, and Ave Maria Town and University, a Rural Land Stewardship Area award-winning plan.

 “We believe that WilsonMiller will be a catalyst for future growth of Stantec in Florida, which despite the current difficult economic climate, still remains one of the largest markets in the country,” says Bob Gomes, Stantec President & CEO. “The addition of WilsonMiller will give Stantec a stronger presence in the state. They bring a talented team that managed their company very well through the recession and is now well positioned to take advantage of opportunities in both the public and private sectors.”

 The addition of WilsonMiller will bring Stantec’s presence in the state to approximately 300 employees providing services in the environment, geotechnical engineering, urban land, and transportation practices. The firms expect the transaction to be complete by July 23rd.

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