MCW Group of Companies finalizes acquisition of Perez Engineering Ltd.

VANCOUVER, Feb. 22, 2013 /CNW/ - The MCW Group of Companies announced today that Perez Engineering Ltd. of Vancouver, British Columbia has now joined MCW Consultants Ltd.

"We are very pleased to welcome an operation that so closely mirrors our strategic approach and our culture," said David Bellamy, Executive Partner of the MCW Group of Companies. Greg Lord, Managing Partner of the MCW Vancouver office adds, "We have not only added talented employees and desirable customers, but we have expanded our presence in the key markets of British Columbia and Western Canada. This strengthening of our regional presence will allow for continued growth in our multiple service offerings in the consulting engineering and energy management fields. With this acquisition, MCW grows to over 350 men and women delivering our brand of services right across Canada."

This new addition will become an integral part of MCW's Vancouver operations, with all Perez staff being immediately consolidated into MCW's downtown Vancouver offices.

Willie Perez, the founder of Perez Engineering Ltd. and former Partner at Keen Engineering, has now become a Principal of the MCW Group of Companies and will help grow their combined customer base in the institutional, commercial, health care and residential sectors. "Willie has been an important contributor to the mechanical consulting engineering market in BC for almost 30 years." says Lord.  "He has built a reputation for innovative systems that have advanced the field of building design locally.  His approach to energy reduction and sustainability is very complementary to MCW's, helping make the firms a great fit."

For his part, Perez, a one-time past employee of MCW, sees this amalgamation as a homecoming for himself and a great opportunity for the employees and clients of Perez Engineering Ltd. "To be associated with a larger national organization provides the expanded capacity to undertake a larger, more diversified range of projects."  Perez adds, "we look forward to making MCW an even more valuable design partner of choice."

About MCW in Vancouver

Rooted in Vancouver since 1970, MCW's body of work has been an integral part of the changing Vancouver skyline as well as the larger British Columbia landscape.  Our commitment to managing our clients' environmental footprint with every "new build" or "asset renewal" opportunity has resulted in a portfolio of projects that incorporate truly leading-edge design. We are proud to have made a difference in our community with many building design 'firsts' that have advanced the cause of sustainability.  These include many of the region's first earth-energy systems installed in the '70s and '80s, the first major commercial harbour water cooling system (Canada Place), the largest (in its time) energy management and renewal program ever undertaken at a Canadian University (UBC EcoTrek), and the largest Public Housing energy management and renewal program undertaken in Canada (BC Housing). MCW is the recipient of numerous recent design awards and accolades recognizing the firm's achievements in energy efficiency and customized design solutions.  "Our clients look to us to navigate the risks and rewards of their need for green designs incorporating advanced low-consumption electrical technologies, large-scale geothermal applications, active slab technologies, displacement ventilation and the emerging ability for new building infrastructure to house embedded energy generation" says Bellamy.

About MCW

Since 1964, MCW has built a solid reputation for the professional delivery of Mechanical and Electrical Consulting Engineering Services, Energy Management Services, and Engineering Development Services. The building systems designed by the MCW Group of Companies are built to deliver energy in the form of lighting, heating and cooling, as well as information in the form of voice and data. By the very nature of the services provided, the MCW Group of Companies help to create the environments required for clients to live, work, play and heal.

Our diverse array of clients have always brought us their toughest challenges and most exciting dreams, knowing that we will tailor solutions to meet their business objectives, sustainability goals, and aspirations for progressive building design.  MCW is known for providing systems that are innovative and thoughtfully applied, while remaining pragmatic and respectful of clients' budgetary and operational goals.  For almost half a century, MCW has been prolific in delivering notable projects across Canada, and internationally - from Hong Kong to the Middle East, the Caribbean, India and Russia.  Current overseas work includes energy management work in the United Kingdom and infrastructure development in southern Africa.

The MCW Group of Companies have Canadian offices from coast-to-coast in Vancouver BC, Kelowna BC, Trail BC, Winnipeg MB, Dauphin MB, Toronto ON, Ottawa ON, Moncton NB, Saint John NB, Halifax NS and Truro, NS. Internationally, MCW has offices in Saratoga NY, Miami FL, and London UK.

SOURCE MCW Consultants Ltd.



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