Burlington, Mass. — Fay, Spofford & Thorndike (FST) announced the acquisition of The Norfolk Ram Group (NRG), an 18-person environmental engineering, consulting and project management firm based in Plymouth, Massachusetts. Celebrating its 100th year in business in 2014, FST now has nearly 300 employees in nine offices throughout the Northeast.

Founded in 1993, NRG specializes in comprehensive environmental management and site development/redevelopment services for industrial, commercial and real estate clients, municipal and government agencies, and the military.

FST President and Chief Executive Officer Peter Howe, P.E., says the acquisition illustrates the firm’s continued progress in fulfilling its strategic plan of expanding and bolstering its services geographically and across new markets. “NRG has a strong reputation, outstanding leadership and an excellent group of environmental consultants and professional engineers,” said Howe. “Adding NRG’s people and portfolio strengthens FST’s civil/site and wastewater practices, adds a significant private sector and municipal client base in Southeastern Massachusetts, and brings us new product lines in the environmental science sectors. In addition, the cross selling opportunities are substantial.”

All NRG employees have transitioned to FST, including Managing Partner Mark Bartlett. He joins FST as a Vice President and Associate.

The acquisition is FST’s second in less than a year. In May 2013, the firm acquired DeLuca-Hoffman Associates, Inc. of South Portland, Maine.