ArcSurveying & Mapping Inc. is merging with Foster & Associates of Tuscaloosa, Ala. Together, the two companies will provide expanded multidiscipline surveying services throughout the Midwest and Mississippi River Valley Basin. 

Arc Surveying is headquartered in Jacksonville, Fla., with offices in Melbourne, Fla., and Memphis, Tenn. The Florida offices primarily provide surveying services to the southeast U.S., the Caribbean and South America. 

The new combined southern company will primarily serve the needs of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the Department of Transportation, major engineering firms, pipeline, dredging and construction contractors.

Both Arc and Foster have more than 30 years of hydrographic and topographic surveying, mapping and 3D modeling experience throughout the Midwest and southeastern U.S.  Brian K. Foster, PLS, vice president of Foster & Associates, says he looks forward to the association with Arc Surveying because it will help expand services without incurring increases in staff and equipment.

Jeremy Loudenbeck, PLS, vice president of Arc Midwest operations, says the merge will provide beneficial distribution of expensive surveying systems and skilled staff.