For Immediate Release
Industry and Energy Associates joins Stantec
PORTLAND ME (July 6, 2010) NYSE, TSX: STN
North American design firm Stantec has acquired Industry and Energy Associates, LLC (IEA), a 60-person
engineering company headquartered in Portland, Maine, with a regional office in Fort Mill, South Carolina.
Focused on the power and energy industries, IEA’s experience and client base further develops Stantec’s
existing power practice area.
“IEA is a very good fit for our Industrial practice,” says Bob Gomes, Stantec president & CEO. “Their
experience in all types of power generation and distribution is impressive and will certainly build on our
capabilities in the power and energy market.”
IEA’s engineering and project management services include both traditional and renewable energy projects,
ranging from cogeneration, coal, and electrical transmission work to the design of wind, waste-to-energy, and
biomass systems. The company has worked on energy projects all over the world, including a recent
renewable power project on Galapagos Island in Ecuador. Sponsored by the United Nations Development
Program, this effort involved combining three wind turbines and solar power into a system that now generates
about 50 percent of the island’s electrical needs.
“Stantec’s reputation in sustainable design and environmental management connects us to a whole new
network of resources for our clients,” says IEA president Ken Rogers. “Leveraging this experience with ours
will also allow us to branch into new markets we could not have reached on our own.”
Stantec’s power practice focuses on all aspects of energy, including transmission, utility routing, environmental
mitigation and monitoring, and pollution prevention and management. In recent years the firm has become
more involved in renewable energy projects, including leading the site design, power transmission, and
environmental permitting for dozens of wind farms across