Stantec acquires US survey and mapping firm Landmark Survey

Stantec acquires US survey and mapping firm Landmark Survey and
Addition enhances Stantec's energy sector services in the United
12/14/12 -- (TSX:STN) (NYSE:STN) 
North American design firm Stantec continues to strengthen its
presence in the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States, today
announcing it has purchased the assets of survey and mapping firm
Landmark Survey and Mapping, Inc. (LSM). Based in Washington,
Pennsylvania, the 24-person firm specializes in surveying and mapping
for oil and gas pipelines, a growing area of focus for Stantec. 
"Our presence in the oil and gas sector in the United States is
emerging, and LSM's reputation and expertise enhances our position in
the region," says Stantec president and CEO Bob Gomes. "We have
worked closely with LSM in the past and know that their culture and
approach to doing business will fit very well into our organization." 
LSM employs licensed land surveyors and associated technicians with
experience in all aspects of surveying and mapping, particularly in
the oil and gas and power markets. The company has worked on surveys
for all sizes and types of pipelines, using state-of-the art
equipment such as electronic data collectors, global positioning
systems, prism-less total stations, single- and multi-beam echo
sounders, and 3D laser scanning. Their projects cross the United
States, including work in Texas, Ohio, New York, Pennsylvania, and
West Virginia. 
"Joining the Stantec team gives our staff the opportunity to better
serve our existing client base by tapping into the additional
resources a global leader like Stantec provides," says Jason
Leadingham, LSM's director of operations. "With our combined
expertise and now greater local presence, we can offer a more diverse
scope of services to our current clients and have a stronger base for
developing new clients within the industries we serve." 
Stantec already employs over 400 staff in Pennsylvania, including
nearly 150 in its Pittsburgh and Butler offices, which are within 60
miles of LSM's base. LSM also has an office in North Canton, Ohio,
joining Stantec's 250 employees across that state. Today Stantec also
completed the acquisition of Maryland-based Greenhorne & O'Mara, a
520-person transportation, environment, and infrastructure and design
firm based in Laurel, Maryland. The addition further expands
Stantec's presence and services across the US Atlantic coast,
particularly in the transportation sector and with the US federal
Stantec currently has over 2,000 engineering and environmental staff
who provide a full spectrum of services to the oil and gas sector.
These services were most recently and significantly augmented with
the acquisition of Cimarron Engineering in Calgary and Edmonton,
Stantec provides professional consulting services in planning,
engineering, architecture, interior design, landscape architecture,
surveying, environmental sciences, project management, and project
economics for infrastructure and facilities projects. We support
public and private sector clients in a diverse range of markets at
every stage, from the initial conceptualization and financial
feasibility study to project completion and beyond. Our services are
provided on projects around the world through approximately 12,000
employees operating out of more than 190 locations in North America
and 4 locations internationally. Stantec trades on the TSX and on the
NYSE under the symbol STN. Stantec is One Team providing Integrated
One Team. Integrated Solutions.
Stantec Inc.
Alison Smith
Media Relations
(978) 577-1443 
Stantec Inc.
Crystal Verbeek
Investor Relations
(780) 969-3349 
LSM Contact
Jason Leadingham
Director of Operations
(618) 790-4498
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