RMC finds like-minded buyer in Woodard & Curran

US engineering, science and operations company Woodard & Curran has acquired consulting engineers RMC Water & Environment, after RMC initiated a process to find a buyer.

The move expands Woodard & Curran to operating 48 clean water facilities, and 26 office locations across 12 US states.

RMC has a portfolio of large projects in water recycling, and an established water resource planning and design business. Its past work includes the preliminary designs for Santa Clara Valley Water District’s potable reuse system.

The two firms will begin integrating immediately, and RMC will operate as a co-branded entity in 2017, transitioning to operating as Woodard & Curran in 2018.

“This is an important milestone in our history. We have grown steadily since the firm was founded in 1979, maintaining our focus on supporting and empowering our people, working side-by-side with our municipal and private sector clients on important water and environmental challenges,” said Woodard & Curran chief executive Douglas McKeown.

“We made a careful and conscious decision about who to partner with for this process. Finding a firm that shares our values and has complementary strengths was very important to us. We found that firm in Woodard & Curran,” added Alyson Watson, president of RMC.