RALEIGH, N.C. — S&ME Inc. took its first steps in expanding beyond its traditional Southeastern footprint by acquiring Ohio-based BBCM Engineering Inc. The deal, effective Oct. 3, results from S&ME’s purchase of the assets of BBCM. About 75 former BBCM employees joined S&ME, increasing the company’s employment to nearly 1,100. This staff will work from 27 offices in North Carolina, Ohio, Alabama, Georgia, Florida, Kentucky, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia.

Though concentrated heavily in the Southeast, S&ME has completed projects throughout much of the U.S. and in the Caribbean. The addition of BBCM is a continuation of S&ME’s strategic growth plan.

“Clients will benefit through enhanced services, as well as, access to a deeper pool of expert talent to help them solve project challenges,” said S&ME President Randy Neuhaus, P.E. “We’re excited to bring on BBCM’s expertise in geodesign services and experience with mine reclamation and earthen structures including dams, landfills, and upground reservoirs.”

Since 1957 BBCM, a civil engineering firm specializing in geotechnical engineering, geodesign, environmental, materials testing and construction observation, has provided services to clients throughout the Midwest. S&ME was founded in Raleigh in 1973. Its major service lines include geotechnical engineering; construction materials engineering and testing; environmental services, occupational health and safety; water resources and solid waste engineering; and natural and cultural resources.

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