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TRC Acquires Draper Aden Associates Expanding Engineering and Environmental Services

May 25, 2022
WINDSOR, Conn. – Today TRC Companies (“TRC”), announced the expansion of its engineering and design capabilities with the acquisition of Draper Aden Associates (“DAA”). Founded in 1972, DAA has built a reputation of excellence as a full-service consulting and engineering firm with locations in Virginia and North Carolina and long-standing client relationships across the Mid-Atlantic region. DAA works closely with major Utility companies to support resiliency across their operations. Additionally, they provide engineering, energy related design and mapping services, water and wastewater design services, construction inspection and materials testing as well as surveying and environmental services across multiple key markets.
“Draper Aden adds strength to our offerings and expands our ability to support clients in the Mid-Atlantic region of the U.S.” said Christopher Vincze, Chairman and CEO of TRC. “TRC continues to deliver on our growth strategy of acquiring companies that share our values, support our vision and bring added value to our clients. DAA fits with our focus on Climate Solutions, making the Earth a better place to live community by community and project by project as we support the energy transformation.”
DAA brings key client relationships to an important geography along with complementary capabilities that will enable TRC to accelerate the growth of the combined firms.
Jeffrey Lighthiser, PE, President & Chief Executive Officer at Draper Aden Associates shared, “We’re excited to join TRC! Draper Aden’s expertise further compliments TRC’s deep engineering and environmental skills and cements our team as a leading, full-service engineering and consulting partner. Our clients can expect to see numerous benefits with broadened capabilities, specialized resources and internationally-recognized expertise.”
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