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Two Canadian consulting firms unite

Jacques Whitford Ltd. and AXYS Environmental Consulting Ltd., two leading Canadian environmental, scientific and en...


Jacques Whitford Ltd. and AXYS Environmental Consulting Ltd., two leading Canadian environmental, scientific and engineering consulting firms merged.

The companies completed an agreement to join together in April. The amalgamated firm will have offices in every Canadian province and the Northwest Territories. The two employee-owned firms will consolidate ownership with AXYS becoming a wholly owned subsidiary within the Jacques Whitford Group.

Bob Youden, CEO of Jacques Whitford says, “Each of our two firms have more than 30 years of success, Jacques Whitford growing from Atlantic Canada and AXYS from Western Canada. Building upon these roots and substantial market presence, our united organization will capitalize upon complementary strengths and relationships to accelerate growth and opportunities.

“By joining together we have both taken a significant step forward enhancing our practice and service across the nation”, says Bob Seager, President and CEO of AXYS.
Nationally and internationally the firm has approximately 1400 colleagues of which approximately 350 are shareholder employee-owners. Both firms will continue to operate under their own names even as they identify the best ways to integrate services and collaborate towards common objectives. Mr. Seager will assume the position of western regional vice-president of Jacques Whitford with responsibility for the integrated operations of both organizations in Western Canada.

For more information, contact Bob Seager, western regional vice-president, Jacques Whitford and president, AXYS, 403-269-5150, bseager@axys.net, or Bob Youden, president and CEO, Jacques Whitford, 902-468-7777 x422, or go to www.jacqueswhitford.com or www.axys.net