Southern Industrial Constructors acquired

By Alex Dahm30 January 2012

US contractor Southern Industrial Constructors has been acquired by EMCOR Group for an undisclosed sum.

John Wilson, Southern president, said, "We are delighted to join with EMCOR, an industry leader in the maintenance, service and construction of all types of facilities across industry sectors. Southern's long tradition of customer service to industrial customers aligns with EMCOR's culture of providing its customers with a comprehensive suite of core facilities and construction services. We are excited about our future prospects as part of EMCOR."

Commenting on the announcement, Tony Guzzi, EMCOR Group president and chief executive officer, said, "We are pleased that Southern has joined EMCOR. Southern has leading positions in the process plant and heavy industrial sectors and will be a valuable addition to EMCOR's growing industrial services capabilities. We continue to add leading industrial companies as part of our strategy to offer an unparalleled level of maintenance and construction services to companies throughout the industrial sector.

EMCOR said Southern sales revenue was around US$90 million in 2011. Southern provides industrial maintenance and construction services at process and manufacturing facilities in the southeastern United States. It was founded in 1962 and operates in a range of industries, including manufacturing, automotive, pharmaceutical, power and chemical. Activities include plant equipment installation and relocation, rigging and machinery moves, and plant maintenance.

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