SPARKS, MD. — KCI Technologies Inc., a multi-disciplined engineering firm with offices in the Northeast, Southeast, and Mid-Atlantic, announced the acquisition of ASC geosciences inc., a Fla.-based company specializing in geotechnical and geoenvironmental engineering, materials testing, forensic engineering, and construction inspection.

With sales exceeding $3.3 million last year, ASC’s 21 employees will continue working from its three offices and laboratory facilities in Lake City, Lakeland, and Fort Myers, Fla., as well as KCI’s office in Tampa.

“This acquisition is a great opportunity for us to grow in the southeast and position ourselves for the impending economic turnaround,” said KCI President Nathan J. Beil, P.E. “Their addition allows us to offer geotechnical and materials testing services and supplement our existing construction inspection work force while extending our geographic reach. Their clients will benefit from the multi-discipline service offerings of KCI, while our clients will have access to local expertise not previously available through the firm.”

KCI and ASC are familiar with each other, having worked together on various projects for Sprint Nextel and TECO Energy. ASC’s president, Anu Saxena, P.E., will serve as vice president and regional practice leader specializing in geotechnical engineering. He has more than 20 years of professional experience in geotechnical engineering and testing as well as forensic engineering and litigation support. A 1988 graduate of Cornell University with a master’s degree in civil engineering, Saxena is a registered professional engineer and a certified neutral evaluator in Florida. He currently serves on the board of the University of South Florida Foundation and recently completed a term as president of the Lakeland Area Chamber of Commerce. ASC Chief Executive Officer, D.S. “Sax” Saxena, P.E., who founded the firm in 1984, has been named corporate practice leader of the KCI’s newly formed forensic engineering practice.

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