SSOE Group Makes Second Industrial Acquisition in 2010: EOM-Ltd. specializes in Glass, Power, and Manufacturing

TOLEDO,Ohio, April 26, 2010 – SSOE Group, a global EPCM firm, has acquired EOM Ltd., a 60 year old multi-disciplined engineering firm that provides a broad range of technical services to the glass, power generation, and manufacturing industries. EOM will become part of SSOE’s Industrial Process strategic business unit. The acquisition will result in increased technical resources and services, and will allow the newly expanded team to provide more robust in-house expertise to current glass and power industry clients such as Owens Corning, St. Gobain Containers, Johns Manville, Pilkington, American Electric Power, Consumers Energy, and First Energy.

Tony Damon, CEO of SSOE stated, “In January, SSOE acquired Orbital Technical Solutions (OTS), a firm widely known for its work in the power industry. That acquisition expanded our capabilities in the power market. The EOM acquisition will not only bring additional expertise to that market, but our glass industry clients will also benefit from the increased furnace design capabilities that EOM brings to the table.” Damon describes both acquisitions as further evidence of SSOE’s growth and commitment to the glass and power industries as well as to the State of Ohio. EOM’s two Ohio locations will bring SSOE’s total number of offices in its home state to six.

SSOE has seen its revenues in the glass industry grow 20% over the last three years, despite turbulent economic conditions. The resources available to service SSOE’s Glass Industry business will almost double as a result of this acquisition. SSOE is currently ranked second among Industrial Design firms (Building Design + Construction, 2009).

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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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