Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. announced that it has acquired Orange, Califormia-based J.L. Patterson & Associates (JLP) for an undisclosed sum. JLP provides engineering services specializing in rail planning, environmental permitting, design and construction management. The company serves various public transit agencies including Class 1 railroads accross the US. JLP was certified as a Woman Business Enterprise/Disadvantaged Business Enterprise.
According to the press release: "The acquisition significantly enhances Jacobs’ overall rail services capability, positioning the company in the top tier of rail professional service providers in North America. JLP's design concentration in the West Coast combined with Jacobs’ national systems resources enables Jacobs to bid for full service programs in the growing U.S. West Coast rail markets, providing additional capacity to pursue the anticipated $17 billion commuter rail/transit capital programs. In particular, the acquisition increases the company’s capability in supporting planning, design and construction management for North America’s seven Class 1 railroads."
Deal terms were not disclosed.
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