EDMONTON AB — North American design firm Stantec has signed a letter of intent to acquire Minnesota-based Bonestroo Inc. The engineering, planning, and environmental science firm has approximately 275 employees in 11 offices in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, Michigan, and North Dakota.

“With Bonestroo’s expertise and reputation for technical excellence and responsive service, we’ll be better equipped to offer municipal and environmental services in regions of the United States where, to date, we’ve had very limited or no presence,” said Bob Gomes, Stantec president and chief executive officer.

Founded in 1956, Bonestroo Inc. is a multidisciplinary firm that specializes in municipal engineering, infrastructure planning, streets and utilities design, water supply, water storage, water distribution, brownfields redevelopment, environmental planning, environmental management, environmental compliance, transportation engineering, traffic engineering, bridge design, water resources management, ice design, aquatics design, athletic field design, land use planning, and urban design.

Stantec currently has approximately 475 staff and 16 offices in the Midwest and was ranked 16th by ENR Midwest magazine in 2010. In the past 14 months, Stantec has added more than 1,600 staff across North America and internationally.