Illinois-based special utility contractor INTREN has announced plans to acquire Miller Construction Co. Inc. in Vincennes. Financial terms of the deal are not being disclosed, however INTREN says Miller Construction's 175 employees will join its team.
Both companies are certified Women Business Enterprises. INTREN founder Loretta Rosenmayer says the acquisition furthers her vision of creating a national full-service company.
"Our goal is not only to build the best women-owned business and woman-controlled board, but to be the best overall total-solutions provider for our customers," said Rosenmayer. "INTREN’s and Miller’s shared values of stewardship, integrity and customer focus will guide us, and firmly support our belief that companies do well in the marketplace by doing good."
Christina Ernst, chief executive officer of Miller Construction, will join the woman-controlled INTREN Board of Directors. President Andy Carmean will continue to oversee Miller activities and become a regional vice president for INTREN, serving the Indianapolis and St. Louis markets.
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