Atlas Technical Consultants, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATCX) (“Atlas” or the “Company”), a leading provider of professional testing, inspection, engineering, program management and consulting services, announced today that it has closed on its previously-announced acquisition of Long Engineering, Inc. (“Long Engineering”). Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, Long Engineering provides land surveying, construction engineering, design and inspection services to a broad range of customers in the transportation, infrastructure and commercial end markets throughout the Southeast.
Since its inception, Atlas has strategically strengthened its capabilities and widened its footprint through acquisitions of premier national and large regional technical service companies to create an industry-leading platform. The addition of Long Engineering will further enhance Atlas’ suite of services and deepen key client relationships in one of the nation’s fastest growing regions.
Long Engineering will expand Atlas’ operations in Georgia and Alabama to include bridge hydraulics and private civil site expertise, as well as subsurface utility engineering. In addition, Long Engineering will complement Atlas’ existing services in roadway and bridge design, transportation-related surveying, construction engineering and inspection services. The acquisition will also allow Atlas to cross-sell its diverse set of services to existing clients while attracting new customers through its enhanced platform of capabilities.
L. Joe Boyer, Chief Executive Officer of Atlas, said, “This transaction directly aligns with our commitment to driving long-term revenue growth by acquiring companies that enhance our footprint, client base and services. With our Company now public, we are prepared to harness our resources to win larger projects, expand our services, broaden our customer base and capitalize on attractive growth opportunities ahead. We look forward to building on our momentum and experience to advance Atlas’ multi-faceted growth strategy.”
Established by Ellen Long, PE in 1997, Long Engineering is a well-known leader in transportation and civil engineering services and was recognized in 2018 as a Hot Firm, and one of the Best Firms to Work For by the Zweig Group.
Shepherd Long, Long Engineering’s Chief Executive Officer, stated, “Atlas shares our commitment to providing quality services for clients and embracing a culture of passion, empowerment and development for its valued employees. We are excited to begin our next chapter of growth as a part of the Atlas family.”
About Atlas Technical Consultants
Headquartered in Austin, Texas, Atlas is a leading provider of professional testing, inspection engineering and consulting services under the name Atlas Technical Consultants, offering solutions to public and private sector clients in the transportation, commercial, water, government, education and industrial markets. With more than 100 offices in 40 states and 3,200+ employees, Atlas provides a broad range of mission-critical technical services, helping clients test, inspect, certify, plan, design and manage a wide variety of projects across diverse end markets. For more information, go to https://www.oneatlas.com.
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