BLUEFIELD, Va., July 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Marshall Miller & Associates (MM&A), an 180-person environmental and energy consulting firm headquartered in Bluefield, VA, merged with Cardno, an international engineering and environmental consultancy with over 7,000 staff working on projects in more than 85 countries.
Scott Keim, President of MM&A, remarked, "We're excited to join Cardno because we're always looking for ways to better serve our clients. Cardno and MM&A share a focus on serving clients, and joining Cardno provides opportunities to deliver more integrated services to our clients. MM&A's clients will experience business as usual, receiving the same strong service from the professionals they know and trust, however they will now have access to additional specialized services across the globe."
Mr. Keim also commented, "Merging with Cardno provides our staff with additional growth opportunities ranging from expanding their expertise in international markets to taking on leadership roles in a growing organization. We're pleased to offer them these opportunities as part of the merger."
As the leading U.S. consulting firm working in the coal and coalbed methane industries, MM&A's energy-related clients range from the U.S. Department of Energy (USDOE) to global mining companies. Their environmental client base includes over 500 private and public companies and local, state and federal government. MM&A is also an active participant in innovative projects such as the USDOE-sponsored Carbon Capture and Storage project.
MM&A has served clients in North and South America, Australia, Asia and Europe with a wide array of advanced engineering and scientific services in the mineral resource, environmental and carbon management industries. Specialized services include mining engineering, coal and petroleum geology, petroleum engineering, hazardous waste management, remediation, and wireline geophysics.
Paul Gardiner, President of Cardno USA, said, "Our merger provides both Cardno and MM&A with beneficial client opportunities. We see an ongoing need for strategic services that help clients make better decisions regarding resource management and infrastructure development. With MM&A, we now offer clients services such as greenhouse gas inventorying, carbon sequestration and carbon off-set credit verification. These services are becoming increasingly critical to our clients across various sectors globally." Gardiner also remarked that there are many opportunities for both MM&A and Cardno to expand mining sector services in North and South America as well as Australia.
"Globally, Cardno offers MM&A access to additional expertise in electrical engineering, geotechnical and site civil engineering to complement MM&A's existing mining-related capabilities. We see particular opportunities to expand MM&A's services across established Cardno markets in Australia and South America."
"MM&A brings to Cardno expertise in areas such as designing and executing mineral exploration programs, performing definitive feasibility studies, and providing due diligence services for acquisitions. This kind of service and sector synergy along with cultural fit is what makes our mergers successful," stated Gardiner.
With MM&A, Cardno further enhances its position as an environmental consulting market leader in the U.S. According to Engineering News Record , Cardno ranked at #6 for the Top 20 Environmental Sciences Firms (2011) and #15 for the Top 20 Industrial Process and Petroleum Firms (2012).
Andrew Buckley, Cardno's Chief Executive Officer, stated, "In 2007, we had 8 staff members in the U.S. and began to focus on growing our U.S. operations as part of our overall strategy to serve clients in ten global markets. We are very pleased with our growth in this area, as we now have almost 4,500 staff in the Americas. This is testament to our approach on business partnerships and our focus on always delivering value to our clients. Our goal is to continue to seek ways to provide integrated, innovative services to our clients through a trusted advisor model."
Following Cardno's normal strategy, MM&A's key management will become Cardno shareholders and remain active in the company.
About Marshall Miller & Associates: MM&A is a leader in the mineral resource, environmental and carbon management industries. Headquartered in Bluefield, Virginia with over 170 professionals in 10 office locations, MM&A provides advanced engineering and scientific approaches to complex energy resource and environmental projects. Founded in 1975, MM&A serves clients around the globe and has performed projects in Australia, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, the Czech Republic, Germany, India, Iraq, Kazakhstan, Mexico, Turkey, and Venezuela.
To learn more, visit: www.mma1.com.
About Cardno: Cardno is a professional infrastructure and environmental services company, with expertise in the development and improvement of physical and social infrastructure for communities around the world. Cardno's team includes leading professionals who plan, design, manage and deliver sustainable projects and community programs. With over 200 offices in the Americas and more than 270 worldwide, Cardno provides clients with access to more than 7,000 specialized professionals focused on delivering tailored solutions to address critical social, physical and economic business needs.
Founded in 1945 in Brisbane, Australia, Cardno is an international company listed on the Australian Securities Exchange [ASX: CDD]. To learn more, visit www.cardno.com.
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