BCD is a geotechnical and materials consulting firm headquartered in Mississippi, with corporate and CMET campuses in the Jackson area and branch locations in Hattiesburg and Hernando. BCD will acquire a new office location in Starkville as part of the acquisition of SoilTech.
SoilTech offers a variety of geotechnical engineering services and equipment that will be merged into the BCD portfolio, and this acquisition will increase the number of BCD full-time employees from approximately 60 to more than 70.
Neel-Schaffer and Burns Cooley Dennis have a history of collaboration and have teamed on nearly 30 projects over the last five years. In forming a strategic plan for 2021 and beyond, Neel-Schaffer leaders decided to focus on core services such as transportation, civil, environmental, and water resources engineering, and it was a natural fit to sell the firm’s geotechnical affiliate to BCD.
“Burns Cooley Dennis has been a great teaming partner with Neel-Schaffer for years,” said Robert Walker, PE, the Executive Vice President for Neel-Schaffer’s Central Region. “They are the leader in geotechnical engineering in Mississippi. We feel confident that this transaction is in the best interest of both firms, and it will allow both firms to strengthen the services we offer to our clients. It also helps provide a seamless transition for our employees, which was very important to us throughout this process.”