GENIVAR Acquires WSA Trenchless Consultants & Envirotel

On Feb. 6, the GENIVAR Income Fund (GENIVAR) announced the acquisition of two consulting engineering firms: Sherbrooke-based Envirotel 3000 Inc. (Envirotel) and Montreal-based WSA Trenchless Consultants Inc. (WSA).

Envirotel specializes in environmental services, while WSA (now known as WSA Trenchless Consultants, a division of GENIVAR) specializes in municipal infrastructure; the firms have a combined total of 15 employees.

Founded in 1989, Envirotel has a private and public-sector client base, including a number of private hydro and wind power developers, as well as Hydro-Quebec and several provincial and federal government departments and Crown corporations.

WSA is a firm with unique expertise in trenchless technologies used to install, replace, test and stop leaks in water and wastewater systems. Founded in 1997, WSA operates in several Canadian provinces and is ranked among North America’s top 50 firms using trenchless rehabilitation techniques (Trenchless Technology magazine, December 2008). WSA has carried out projects in several Canadian provinces. Its clients include the City of Montreal, the City of Ottawa, the City of Cornwall, the City of Calgary and the Halifax Regional Water Commission.

“By joining forces with GENIVAR, we will gain access to larger-scale projects while promoting our services within GENIVAR’s internal network. We will also be able to meet the growing needs of our clients, who require a comprehensive range of consulting engineering services,” said Richard Brunet, president of Envirotel, and Piero Salvo, president of WSA, in a joint statement.

GENIVAR is a leading Canadian engineering services firm providing private and public-sector clients with a range of professional consulting services throughout all project phases including planning, design, construction and maintenance. Ranging in size and scope, GENIVAR’s clients primarily operate in the building, industrial, power, municipal infrastructure, transportation and environmental sectors. GENIVAR is one of Canada’s largest consulting engineering services firms by number of employees, with more than 3,500 managers, professionals, technicians, technologists and support staff in more than 80 offices in Canada and internationally.

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