Olathe, Kan. — Terracon acquired Earth Exploration Inc. (EEI), significantly enhancing Terracon’s presence in the Upper Midwest by establishing offices in Indiana and Michigan.

Founded in 1990, EEI offers a wide range of comprehensive services including geotechnical, materials, construction, exploration, laboratory, and associated capabilities from its headquarters in Indianapolis and office in Niles, Mich. With a staff of engineers and scientists with unique expertise in site exploration and geotechnical engineering, EEI has contributed to countless industrial, commercial, educational, and governmental projects.

“Expansion of our geographic coverage in the Upper Midwest strengthens the capabilities and resources we bring to clients locally and nationally,” said Swaminathan Srinivasan, P.E., president of Terracon. “EEI’s capabilities align consistently with Terracon, allowing us to seamlessly increase our regional presence and broaden our client base.”

The company and its 60 employees will continue to serve clients locally as Earth Exploration Inc., A Terracon Company.

EEI’s reputation as a quality services provider is demonstrated by its prequalification with the state transportation agencies in Indiana, Kentucky, and Illinois. EEI has also established significant long-term relationships with several universities in Indiana and within the state’s larger communities of Evansville, Terre Haute, Lafayette, South Bend, and the area just north of Louisville, Ky.

“We are incredibly proud of the valuable relationships we have built over the years and that our tradition of providing a high level of service to clients has allowed us to come to this place of opportunity,” said Richard Olson, P.E., principal and president of EEI. “With the support of Terracon’s national network, we are able to offer greater resources for our employees and clients.”

The acquisition is supported by Terracon’s existing Cincinnati and Louisville offices. EEI is Terracon’s sixth acquisition since 2016.