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OBG acquires Natural Resource Technology

Expanding company’s strategic position in sediment remediation and energy utilities markets

SYRACUSE—OBG (O’Brien & Gere) announced that it has acquired Natural Resource Technology (NRT), an environmental engineering and consulting firm headquartered in Milwaukee, WI, with regional offices in Chicago, IL, East Lansing, MI, and Bloomington, IL. This strategic positioning with NRT and its leadership supports OBG’s commitment to growing its business and specifically, its focus on the remediation of complex sites for the energy utilities, industrial, and federal market sectors.   

“This is the third strategic acquisition we have completed over the past two years, which combined, have brought more than 160 new employees to our company,” said Jim Fox, OBG CEO. “These acquisitions represent our strong commitment to strengthening our brand, expanding our client relationships and market presence, and accelerating our growth.”

“One of our key strategic growth initiatives is to expand our sediment remediation capabilities across the country,” said Thomas Nowlan, OBG senior vice president and leader of the company’s environmental business. “OBG has completed some of the nation’s largest, most complex remediation and redevelopment projects. NRT’s expertise in sediment and manufactured gas plant waste remediation, coal combustion residuals management, and ecotoxicology, together with OBG’s established remediation experience and presence in advanced manufacturing, energy, and wastewater engineering, will provide our clients a broader range of expertise to help complete their most challenging environmental and capital projects.”  

NRT president Laurie Parsons stated, “We value our relationship with OBG and are clearly aligned on culture, service, and growth strategy. Combined with OBG’s complementary culture and skill sets, our firm is positioned to provide broader geographic reach and expanded resources and services throughout the project lifecycle, helping to ensure a sustainable future for our clients and our talented team.”

About OBG
Advanced Manufacturing. Energy. Environment. Water. For more than 70 years, OBG has specialized in engineering and problem solving, but the Company’s real strength is creating comprehensive, integrated solutions for its clients. OBG – There’s a way. For more information, visit www.obg.com.

About NRT
Natural Resource Technology provides engineering and environmental consulting services to private and public clients in the energy, industrial, real estate, government, and legal sectors. NRT’s success is founded on technical expertise, the relationships they build with clients, and on the firm’s ability to attract and retain highly talented engineering, scientific, and support professionals.

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