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JLR diversifies its mechanical and electrical services offering with LCI buy

Less than six months after acquiring Timmins-based brownfield mining firm Porcupine Engineering Services, JL Richards & Associates (JLR) has bolted on Ottawa-based engineering firm LCI Engineering Inc (LCI) to its rapidly expanding portfolio.

This partnership allows JLR to further diversify its mechanical and electrical services in the industrial market, it said.

LCI is a mechanical and electrical engineering firm with a 40-person complement with extensive project experience in the plant and heavy industrial sectors, it said. Founded in 1994, LCI shares JLR’s focus on providing value to clients through dedicated service and innovative technical solutions, the company said.

The LCI team will continue to operate under its existing banner and at its current location for the time being. Integration of the two teams will occur after JLR’s new Ottawa office is completed, it said.

Marc-André Lussier, an original founder of LCI, said: “This is an excellent time to join JLR, and we are excited for what this means for the future of the LCI team and the level of service we can provide to our clients.”

Guy Cormier, JLR President and CEO, said: “JLR is growing as a company and, through that growth, we are strategically expanding our service offerings to provide added value to our clients. Welcoming the LCI team means we can offer existing clients of both firms more specialised engineering, architecture, and planning expertise.”

JLR buys Ontario-based brownfield mining specialist

JL Richards & Associates (JLR) says it has acquired Timmins, Ontario-based engineering firm Porcupine Engineering Services, bolstering its service offering to clients in the mining, industrial, forestry, and energy sectors in northern Ontario and beyond.

PES is a multidisciplinary engineering firm with specialised expertise in brownfield mining, according to JLR. “Founded in 2004 by partners Mario Colantonio, Frank O’Donnell, and Brian Emblin, PES has a proven reputation in northern Ontario for high quality design and project management,” the company said, adding that Colantonio, O’Donnell, Emblin and the existing PES team will be integrated into JLR’s established Industrial & Mining Group.

“With the combined capabilities of this newly expanded team, JLR will have an unprecedented capacity to provide bespoke solutions to meet the unique needs of its industrial and mining clients,” JLR said.

Guy Cormier, JLR President and CEO, said the deal represented a significant business development and technical growth opportunity for the team. “Where once stood two competitors now stands a stronger, more dynamic, and unified front. The entire JLR team is incredibly excited about the new opportunities that this partnership will bring.”

JLR has previously worked with the likes of Goldcorp (now Newmont Goldcorp) and Vale (a picture of the 2013 Overflow Engineering contract in Sudbury, pictured here) on mining projects in northern Ontario.