Raleigh, NC, January 04, 2013 --(PR.com
)-- McKim & Creed, Inc., one of the largest engineering, geomatics (surveying) and planning firms headquartered in the Southeast, announced today that it has purchased the assets of United Engineering Group, Inc. (UEG).
UEG provides mechanical, electrical, plumbing and fire protection design services for the energy, healthcare, higher education, state government, industrial and transportation markets. The company is a leader in the design of solar photovoltaic systems and containerized energy storage systems for solar and wind energy production, and recently won a People’s Choice Award from the American Council of Engineering Companies for its work on a facility in South Carolina that simulates hurricanes to test housing structures. The 40-person UEG was established in 1949, and has offices in Raleigh, Charlotte and Asheville, North Carolina.
The acquisition of UEG expands McKim & Creed’s engineering capabilities and services, and strengthens the company’s experience and expertise in the energy, healthcare and educational markets.
“United Engineering Group has a long and distinguished history of outstanding engineering for hospitals, K-12 and higher education facilities, campus electrical distribution systems, central power plants, and other sophisticated mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and fire protection systems across the Southeast,” said Michael W. Creed, Ph.D., PE, chairman and chief executive officer of McKim & Creed. “Combining our strengths with those of UEG enables us to increase the services we offer, and enhances our ability to develop sustainable, cost-effective electrical and energy solutions for our clients.”
UEG Chairman Roger Woods, PE, will oversee McKim & Creed’s energy and electrical design services. “We are excited to join McKim & Creed. We believe our MEP services, as well as our electrical testing group, will complement the wide range of services already provided by McKim & Creed,” said Woods.
About McKim & Creed
McKim & Creed is a 400-person, employee-owned engineering, geomatics and planning firm with offices in North Carolina, Virginia, Florida, Georgia, Texas and Michigan. The company was established in 1978 and is headquartered in Raleigh, North Carolina. McKim & Creed has won numerous awards and accolades, and has been named one of the top architectural/engineering/contracting firms by Public Works magazine, one of the top design firms in the Southeast by ENR Southeast magazine, and one of the top 500 design firms in the United States by Engineering News-Record magazine.
About United Engineering Group
United Engineering Group has provided project management as well as mechanical, electrical, plumbing and fire protection design services for projects ranging from residences to multi-million dollar hospitals, manufacturing facilities, civic centers, coliseums and office buildings. The company has designed some of the largest HVAC projects for state-owned buildings in North Carolina, and has developed an excellent reputation for designing central energy plants and supporting heating and cooling underground piping systems throughout campus settings. The 40-person firm was established in 1949 and has offices in Raleigh, Charlotte and Asheville, North Carolina.