LOWELL, Mass. – TRC, a leading provider of end-to-end engineering, consulting and construction management solutions fueled by innovative technology, announced today it has acquired IJUS, a top power/utility engineering firm based in Gahanna, Ohio. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
“By acquiring IJUS, TRC is now one of the leading power distribution engineering and consulting firms in the country,” said TRC CEO Chris Vincze. “This is a sector of the power market that is primed for strong growth over the next decade, with utilities looking to improve grid reliability and resiliency and harden their infrastructures. This move positions us to capitalize on that increased demand and continue to meet the growing needs of our clients.”
Founded 13 years ago, IJUS has 320 employees across 15 offices in Ohio, California, Florida, Indiana, Missouri, North Carolina, Tennessee, West Virginia and Wisconsin. The firm specializes in tech-enabled engineering design, attachment services, field services and project management.
“This is a great move for IJUS,” said Wil Schulze, company founder and president. “I am excited to bring the company into a premier organization like TRC, which will enable us to expand the breadth of our services and build on our client-first approach to doing business.”
IJUS performs work for some of the nation’s largest utilities, including American Electric Power, Duke Energy, Wisconsin Public Service, Nashville Electric Service, Tampa Electric, and Dayton Power & Light.
With the acquisition, TRC now has more than 700 employees delivering a full complement of power transmission and distribution services in 30 states.
“IJUS complements us geographically and helps expand the robust distribution engineering practice we already have,” said James Mayer, president of TRC’s Power Sector. “The company has a strong leadership team and is known throughout the industry for its creativity and innovation.”
Since incorporating in January 2005, IJUS LLC has established itself as an industry leader in Engineering Design, Attachment Services, Field Services, Expanded Services, and Project Management for the Telecommunication and Electric Utility industries. We provide our clients with a wide range of skills and technical service knowledge deeply rooted in sound engineering principles. Every IJUS employee understands that our success hinges on our clients’ success. It’s a philosophy that drives our culture. Through collaboration and mutual achievements with our clients, IJUS is able to excel and form long-lasting partnerships.
A pioneer in groundbreaking scientific and engineering developments since the 1960s, TRC is a global consulting, engineering and construction management firm that provides technology-enabled solutions to the power, oil and gas, environmental and infrastructure markets. We serve a broad range of public and private clients, steering complex projects from concept to completion to help solve the toughest challenges. TRC is ranked #19 on ENR’s list of the Top 500 Design Firms in the United States.