The reason for the acquisition was simple; it was a growth strategy.
Founded in 1991, MSM is headquartered in Denver, Colorado. During the past decade, MSM's work has expanded to a majority of the United States. They offer expertise in global positioning system (GPS), land, and transportation surveying and have extensive project experience with the Colorado Department of Transportation, the Federal Aviation Administration, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Mobile District, the National Geodetic Survey and numerous other public and private agencies.
Source: Woolpert, April 15, 2005