CCI Inc. announced that it acquired Houston based Horizontal Technology, Inc. one of the horizontal directional drilling (HDD) industry’s premier guidance service and down-hole tooling providers.
Headquartered in Alberta, Canada, CCI Inc. is a leading expert in HDD, open-cut and microtunneling methods. Since 2004, CCI has established itself as a driving force in the continued advancement of trenchless pipeline systems and employ proven methods for tackling difficult crossings.
“This amalgamation of industry expertise will offer a highly technical 360-degree approach to the pipeline, oil and gas and municipal infrastructure sectors,” says David Dupuis, COO of CCI Inc. “The combined service offering to our clients and contractors will help to move the industry forward with innovation and enhanced service.”
The acquisition will allow CCI to, in addition to providing steering and readers, offer engineering, environmental (mud disposal) and geotechnical services.
“It is a great move for Horizontal Technology Inc., both for our employees and our clients. CCI has always been one of our industry’s most professional engineering firms,” said John English, president and founder of Horizontal Technology Inc. “Adding their vast engineering capabilities to our existing tools and services will provide an avenue of improved value to our clients. The engineering and environmental components of our combined services allows contractors to extend the scope of projects for which they can compete. I am confident this deal will make many of our clients more profitable.”
Both companies will retain their names and the U.S. and Canadian offices for both firms will remain open as is.