Broomfield, Colo. — MWH Constructors, a wholly-owned subsidiary of MWH Global, acquired Slayden Construction Group, Inc., and together have formed a new company, Slayden Constructors, Inc. Slayden is based in Stayton, Ore., and has operated in the Pacific Northwest region since 1984, including construction of renewable energy and hydropower, fisheries, dams and river restoration.
The acquisition provides an opportunity to combine MWH Constructors integrated project delivery expertise with Slayden’s construction services to become the premier construction and project delivery contractor in the Pacific Northwest and Northern California, focusing on water, energy and transportation. MWH Constructors and Slayden have partnered in the past on projects, including the $22.7 million Corona Del Mar Water Treatment Plant for the Goleta Water District in Goleta, Calif. Most recently, the two have formed a joint venture with B&E Electric to upgrade the filtration system to the Riverside Park Water Reclamation Facility in Spokane, Wash.
“Both MWH Constructors and Slayden have similar values and company cultures, which emphasizes the success of projects based on strength of team, hard work and a passion for safety,” said Blair Lavoie, president of MWH Constructors. “We are pleased to welcome the Slayden employees, who will continue to bring project delivery and construction excellence to our clients in the water and wastewater sector.”
“This is a great opportunity where both firms benefit, and bring a different set of expertise to the combined team. We have unlimited potential to grow within the Pacific Northwest, while expanding our core competencies,” said Greg Huston, Slayden Constructors president.
MWH Constructors and Slayden will combine for a team of more than 1,700 construction professionals across the U.S. and the United Kingdom. Integration of the two companies will began immediately upon transaction completion, which was finalized on Dec. 31, 2015. Additional terms of the acquisition will not be disclosed at this time.