Portland, Ore. — David Evans Enterprises, Inc. (DEEI), a firm of more than 1,000 people and headquartered in Portland, Ore., merged with TriAxis Engineering, Inc., a 25-person, electrical engineering firm headquartered in Corvallis, Ore. TriAxis Engineering will become a division of DEEI’s subsidiary David Evans and Associates, Inc. (DEA), a nationally recognized professional services consulting firm.
DEEI Chairman and CEO Al Barkouli, Ph.D., P.E., said, “The merger with TriAxis Engineering brings electrical engineering to DEA’s portfolio of professional services. TriAxis’s excellent reputation and expertise will allow us to serve client needs that we’ve not been able to in the past, including design services and studies for the power industry.”
Paul Hazel, P.E., the CEO of TriAxis Engineering, said, “The merger allows our staff to focus on our key expertise of electrical engineering with excellent in-house support in other disciplines. TriAxis and DEA have worked together on energy projects for more than 10 years with clients including electrical cooperatives, energy developers and larger electric utilities. We look forward to powering solutions for the electric utility industry with this newly formed team.”
Founded in 1996, TriAxis Engineering specializes in services for electric utilities, industrial clients and independent power producers. The firm’s expertise includes substation and switchyard design; transmission and distribution line design; SCADA, communications, and protection and controls design; and arc flash studies. In addition to its headquarters in Corvallis, the firm has offices in Vancouver, Washington, and Albuquerque, New Mexico.