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GAI Consultants Makes Acquisition

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GAI Consultants Inc., which has its Midwest headquarters in Fort Wayne, has acquired EnPower LLC in Wisconsin. The engineering and environmental consulting firm says acquiring the energy company will help it expand its Midwest reach.

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June 8, 2011

News Release

Fort Wayne, Ind. - Engineering and environmental consulting firm GAI Consultants expands its Midwest operations into Wisconsin by acquiring EnPower, LLC.

GAI's latest acquisition follows the firm's 2010 merger with Indiana-based Bonar Group, which added four offices and a staff of 60. Currently a 750-person, multidiscipline firm, GAI has more than tripled its domestic presence during the past decade, with GAI-Fort Wayne leading the Midwest expansion efforts.

In April 2011, GAI ranked No. 1 on Greater Fort Wayne Business Weekly's Largest Engineering Firms list. Additionally, the company moved up to No. 135 on the Engineering News Record (ENR) list of Top 500 Engineering Firms for 2011. Rising steadily in the ENR ranks from No. 215 (2006) to 167 (2010), GAI climbed 37 spots this year, due in large part to the firm's Midwest expansion.

GAI Vice President and Midwest Regional Manager, Thomas Cicero, P.E., offered, "I am committed to growing GAI's environmental services and support in the Midwest Region by bringing in new energy work, especially in states where we haven't worked in the past."

Located in Green Bay and Mayville, Wis., EnPower provides strategic access to an area with significant demand for energy infrastructure development. GAI will work with current EnPower clients involved in electric transmission and generation and will pursue new opportunities in the energy, transportation, real estate, water, municipal, government, healthcare, education, and industrial markets.

"The Midwest is a vibrant region with a lot of opportunity, and I'm excited to share our experience and bring new capabilities to our clients," shared Andrew Nelson, former EnPower president and Senior Director of GAI's Wisconsin Operations.

In response to GAI's Midwest growth, the firm expects to hire new staff and relocate GAI-Green Bay and GAI-Mayville to new office spaces in the next few months. For more information on GAI's locations and job openings, visit gaiconsultants.com.

Source: GAI Consultants Inc.

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