SSOE Group Expands Southeast U.S. Presence with Second Acquisition in 2012

TOLEDO, Ohio, April 2, 2012 – SSOE Group, an international EPCM firm, announces the acquisition of CRS Engineering & Design Consultants, a 50-person mechanical, electrical, and plumbing engineering firm with offices in Birmingham and Huntsville, Alabama. The acquisition will expand SSOE’s Southeastern U.S. presence, broaden CRS’s reach to international markets, and provide both firms’ clients access to enhanced services and resources.

CRS has been in business for over 36 years and is a multi-discipline engineering and design-consulting firm specializing in healthcare, government, higher education, and other institutional facilities. CRS offers services in electrical engineering, plumbing engineering, fire protection engineering, mechanical and HVAC engineering, lighting design, telecommunication design, and security system design.

SSOE and CRS have a history of partnering together for clients such as National Nuclear Security Agency (NNSA), ZF Transmission, and Nissan. Tony Damon, CEO of SSOE stated, “Both companies have served common clients for many years. While working together, we both recognized common cultures of delivering value, great client service, and commitment to employees. This acquisition will avail more resources to support both SSOE’s and CRS’s clients by expanding the range of services offered and our geographic reach.” The addition of CRS’s two Alabama locations will bring SSOE’s total number of offices to 26.

Although this acquisition expands SSOE’s local presence, they are no stranger to the Southeastern region. Currently, SSOE has 84 active projects in Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi and Tennessee. In fact, SSOE has had an office in Nashville, Tennessee for nearly 25 years and has served many of their Southeast U.S. clients from this location. Most recently, SSOE performed full EPCM services for Volkswagen’s $1 billion assembly plant in Chattanooga. Additional Southeastern region clients include Nissan Mississippi and Toyota Mississippi.

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About SSOE Group

As an internationally ranked architecture and engineering firm, SSOE is known for delivering unparalleled client value that advances the AEC industry. They have been named a “Great Workplace” (Great Place to Work®) and one of the “Best AEC Firms to Work For” (BD+C).

Over the company’s 75-year history, it has earned a reputation for providing quality project solutions to high-tech and general manufacturing clients in the semiconductor, automotive, battery, food, chemical, and glass industries. SSOE also provides forward-thinking design across healthcare and general building sectors such as corporate workplace, education, and judicial—with projects completed in 40 countries. Visit for additional information and career opportunities.

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