BMO Harris Bank Issues Newsletter on the State of the Engineering & Construction Industry

     BMO Harris Bank Issues Newsletter on the State of the Engineering &
                            Construction Industry

PR Newswire

CHICAGO, Oct. 25, 2012

CHICAGO, Oct. 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- An improving economy has seen a general
upsurge in Engineering & Construction activity, but challenges remain, says a
quarterly Engineering & Construction newsletter issued today by BMO Harris

BMO Harris Bank's Shahrokh Shah, Managing Director, Engineering &
Construction, weighs in on a variety of considerations faced by owners and
CFOs on a daily basis, from the importance of prudent risk management, to the
current lending environment to the prospects for mergers and acquisitions.

"It's still a turbulent environment, and Engineering & Constructions firms
face a variety of challenges, each and every day, from lending options to
acquisition opportunities," said Shah.

The newsletter looks at risk management concerns, the pros and cons of
sub-contractor relationships, lending activity and overall construction
spending, as well as other factors that go into the decisions being faced by
Engineering and Construction leaders today.

To access the newsletter, visit BMO Harris Bank's Commercial Resource Center
online at

About BMO Harris Bank
Based in Chicago, BMO Harris Bank N.A. provides a broad range of personal
banking products and solutions through over 600 branches and approximately
1,300 ATMs in Illinois, Wisconsin, Indiana, Kansas, Missouri, Minnesota,
Nevada, Arizona and Florida. BMO Harris Bank's commercial banking team
provides a combination of sector expertise, local knowledge and mid-market
focus throughout the U.S. Deposit and loan products and services provided by
BMO Harris Bank N.A. Member FDIC. BMO Harris BankSM is a trade name used by
BMO Harris Bank N.A. BMO Harris Bank is part of BMO Financial Group, a North
American financial organization with 1,600 branches, and a retail deposit base
of approximately $180 billion.

SOURCE BMO Harris Bank

Contact: Patrick O'Herlihy, patrick.o', +1-312-461-6970
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