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ORLANDO, FLA., AND LITTLETON, COLO. — Kleinfelder acquired Buys and Associates Inc., a firm headquartered in Littleton, Colo., that provides regulatory compliance and permitting, natural resource management, air quality permitting, modeling, and management to the oil and gas industry. The transaction closed on Dec. 17, 2010, following a due diligence process, respective approvals, and integration planning involving employees from each firm. Kleinfelder also acquired LPG Environmental & Permitting Services Inc., a firm headquartered in Orlando, Fla., that offers a diverse set of environmental consulting services. This transaction closed on Dec. 31, 2010, following a due diligence process, respective approvals, and integration planning involving employees from each firm.

“Buys and Associates carries invaluable environmental management experience in the oil and gas industry,” said Bill Siegel, P.E., president and CEO of Kleinfelder. “We are especially pleased to welcome Marty Buys into our firm, with his decades of experience and long-standing relationships. The combined expertise of our two firms will mean more complete solutions for our clients.”

Marty Buys, who was president and operational leader of Buys and Associates, will continue as an operational leader within the Kleinfelder organization. Buys is past commissioner of the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission and brings with him 32 years of environmental management experience.

Buys and Associates has field offices in Grand Junction, Colo., and Vernal and Moab, Utah. The firm — and its 40 employees — will now operate under the Kleinfelder name, fostering growth with key oil and gas accounts.

LPG employs 20 people in three Florida locations: Orlando, Jacksonville, and Lakeland. Their offerings include a diverse set of environmental planning and permitting services that are key to Florida, such as endangered species evaluations and wetland consulting. LPG now will operate under the Kleinfelder name, providing additional capabilities and resources that will foster growth in the southeast.

For more information, visit www.kleinfelder.com.

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