Norcal Geophysical Consultants INC



NORCAL Joins Terracon; Enhances West Coast Geotechnical Service Capabilities

SONOMA COUNTY, Calif. - NORCAL Geophysical Consultants, Inc. is pleased to announce that it has joined Terracon Consultants, Inc., a national leading provider of environmental, facilities, geotechnical, and materials engineering services.

Founded in 1983, NORCAL offers geophysical technologies in support of geologic, groundwater, environmental, and engineering investigations. Terracon is retaining NORCAL's 11 employees.

"Terracon's national presence and complementary service offerings make this a great opportunity for NORCAL to expand our capabilities to meet the ever-increasing technical and geographic demands of our clients," said Ken Blom, NORCAL president and founder. "Joining Terracon gives our clients tremendous access to an expanded list of service capabilities. We look forward to demonstrating to clients the value of having these additional resources in-house."

NORCAL's geophysicists and geologists provide services during the planning, design, and construction phases of infrastructure and other facilities, the assessment of environmental conditions, and the evaluation of earth resources. Its clients include national private and public companies and state, local, and municipal government agencies. NORCAL's geophysics capabilities complement Terracon's existing services and further enhance offerings for clients across the country.

The company operates as NORCAL Geophysical Consultants, A Terracon Company, as of the October 31 closing.

The acquisition further strengthens Terracon's regional presence as NORCAL becomes the company's fourth Pacific Coast purchase in the past two years. The Terracon family now includes NORCAL, Argus Pacific, Inc. of Seattle, RGA Environmental, Inc. of Oakland, Calif., and Neil O. Anderson and Associates of Lodi, Sacramento, and Concord, Calif.

"NORCAL's expertise in geophysics and location enhance the services we provide to clients and align with our expansions in the region," said Joseph Aldern, Terracon West Coast division manager. "The acquisition continues our strategy of positive growth and increases our ability to quickly mobilize staff to meet client needs and project demands in the West."

Terracon is an employee-owned engineering consulting firm with more than 3,500 employees providing environmental, facilities, geotechnical, and materials services from more than 150 offices in 42 states. Terracon currently ranks 35th on Engineering News-Record's List of Top 500 Design Firms. For additional information about Terracon, please visit:

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