Engineering firms CHA Consulting and RW Armstrong have merged companies. RW Armstrong is now a fully owned subsidiary of CHA Consulting which has offices in Richmond and Blacksburg. RWA will not change their name.
Here is the press release from CHA Consulting.
Albany, NY (June 19, 2012) CHA Consulting, Inc. (CHA) and RW Armstrong, both large, multi-discipline engineering consulting companies, have merged to create a 1,250 person global firm. CHA has offices in Richmond and Blacksburg employing 36 professional engineers, technicians and support staff.
RW Armstrong, now a wholly-owned subsidiary of CHA, will retain its name. RW Armstrong is based in Indianapolis, Indiana and has 500 staff in 11 offices throughout the United States and five offices in the Middle East, North Africa, Azerbaijan and the Pacific Rim. CHA has 30 offices from Maine to Florida and Texas.
“We are very excited,” said Ray Rudolph, CHA’s CEO, “because both firms can now provide a range of services over a much larger international footprint. Our combined resources and size allow us to be even more competitive in seeking major projects.” He also noted that together, the two firms will create added value for their clients as well as more career opportunities for their staffs.
“This merger unites two firms with a common strategic vision and a powerhouse of talent,” said Jim Wade, RW Armstrong’s President. “Our clients’ success depends on our ability to be innovative and agile so they can in turn deliver exceptional value to their clients. The broader mix of services assembled positions us to better meet their complex business needs.” He noted that CHA has substantial expertise and experience in providing services to industry, transportation agencies, colleges and universities, and energy utilities.
The merger creates a firm with total revenues in excess of $210 million, thus making it one of the nation’s 60 largest engineering companies. CHA anticipates having a workforce of 2,000 people by 2016.
Each firm was founded more than a half-century ago and each has developed long-standing relationships with their clients. Working collaboratively, the merged firms intend to expand their global footprint and strengthen their domestic base.
CHA is a highly diversified, full service engineering and construction management firm providing a wide range of planning and design services to public, private and institutional clients worldwide. Recently, the firm was selected by ENR-NY as their 2012 Design Firm of the Year. For more information, visit www.chacompanies.com.
RW Armstrong is a global engineering consulting, design management, and architecture firm that brings dynamic thinking and strategic vision to clients around the world. For more information, visit www.rwarmstrong.com.