Palmetto Engineering is pleased to announce that, effective January 1st, 2014 our firm has merged with our new business partner, CT&T, of North Little Rock, Arkansas. This unification of our two firms is something that both organizations have been working toward with anticipation for many months. During this time we have validated that the management of both companies hold in common a shared view of honesty and integrity in all aspects of our conduct; both with our clients and our employees. We believe that, because of the unification of our businesses and beliefs, the newly combined engineering firm will possess many additional strengths and synergies to make our business operations even more responsive, capable, and successful in the years ahead.
We will secure in-house expertise in land easement research and acquisition, further expand and diversify our base of telecommunications clientele, and benefit from leveraging our geographic reach and footprint across the Deep South into the Southwest and Midwest. In exchange, CT&T will benefit from Palmetto’s expertise with central office systems and project management, our core staff of Professionally Registered Engineers and Engineers-In-Training, the diversity of our multiple business groups (including our Industrial/Electrical, Oil & Gas Production Support, and Subscriber Premise Installation teams), and access to the development and sales of our CrescentLink GIS product.
Although mergers typically bring about changes, many things at Palmetto and CT&T will remain the same. The intent of the leadership of our two firms is to share strengths, eliminate those weak areas that make mutual good sense, and benefit from the shared resources, expertise, and business opportunities of a larger, stronger firm. To this end, the combined resources of the two companies will employ more than 170 staff, have three licensed P.E.’s and four (4) E.I.T’s, provide services and/or software in over 30 states, and possess key staff and senior project managers with combined experience exceeding 500 man-years of service (specific to all facets of telecommunications.)
We are certain that, like all changes, there will be challenges ahead to make our firms a strong, unified business entity. But, we believe that the rewards are certainly worth any effort we must expend as we grow bigger, grow stronger, offer more services to our clients, and increase our market presence and leadership in the telecommunications consulting community.