MYR Group Inc. Acquires British Columbia Electrical Contractor Western Pacific Enterprises
ROLLING MEADOWS, Ill., Oct. 31, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — MYR Group Inc. (“MYR Group”) (NASDAQ:MYRG), a leading specialty contractor serving the electrical infrastructure market in the United States and Canada, announced that its Canadian subsidiary company, MYR Group Construction Canada, Ltd., has acquired substantially all of the assets of Western Pacific Enterprises GP and certain assets of Western Pacific Enterprises Ltd., conducting business as Western Pacific Enterprises GP (“WPE”). WPE is one of the largest electrical contractors in British Columbia and provides services throughout western Canada.
The transaction closed on October 28, 2016, and was valued at approximately $16.1 million CDN. Over the last five years, WPE’s average annual revenues have been approximately $100 million CDN. The acquisition of WPE expands MYR Group’s Commercial & Industrial (“C&I”) presence into western Canada and will help leverage MYR Group’s Transmission & Distribution (“T&D”) capabilities in the region through WPE’s extensive substation experience in the electric utility sector.
Headquartered in Coquitlam, British Columbia, WPE has been involved in some of western Canada’s most notable construction and renovation projects. WPE will operate as Western Pacific Enterprises Ltd. as part of MYR Group.
Bill Koertner, MYR Group’s President and Chief Executive Officer, said, “The addition of Western Pacific Enterprises to MYR Group strengthens our position in Canada with its experience and expertise in both the C&I and T&D market segments, and further demonstrates the execution of our three-pronged strategy of prudent organic growth, acquisitions and return of capital for our stockholders. WPE brings a skilled workforce, a strong management team and a culture that aligns with MYR Group’s own values and culture. We welcome the employees of WPE and look forward to a successful integration into our organization.”
About MYR Group Inc.
MYR Group is a leading specialty contractor serving the electrical infrastructure market throughout the United States and Canada, and has the experience and expertise to complete electrical installations of any type and size. MYR Group’s comprehensive services on electric transmission and distribution networks and substation facilities include design, engineering, procurement, construction, upgrade, maintenance and repair services. MYR Group’s transmission and distribution customers include investor-owned utilities, cooperatives, private developers, government-funded utilities, independent power producers, independent transmission companies, industrial facility owners and other contractors. MYR Group also provides commercial and industrial electrical contracting services to general contractors, commercial and industrial facility owners, local governments and developers generally throughout the western and northeastern United States and western Canada. For more information, visit myrgroup.com.
About Western Pacific Enterprises
WPE is a one of the largest electrical contractors in British Columbia providing commercial, industrial, and utility construction and maintenance services throughout western Canada. Through its commercial and industrial division, WPE has extensive experience in large-scale electrical projects, and telecommunications for general contractors, commercial and industrial facility owners, local governments and developers. The Company serves utilities, government entities, private developers, independent power producers and other contractors and through its utility division, specializing in substation construction and maintenance. For more information, visit westernpacificent.citymax.com.
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