Fort McMurray-focused DMI Engineering Inc. has joined Ready Engineering Corporation to expand the depth of the electrical and control systems consulting expertise it offers to its industrial customers in Northern Alberta. Operating under the name DMI-Ready Engineering, the newly-acquired Fort McMurray business unit will take advantage of Ready’s business infrastructure to efficiently support its operations, allowing it to focus on offering a broader, more comprehensive base of expertise in a market with which it is intimately familiar.
DMI was formed in 1999 and has co-existed with Ready in the Alberta marketplace providing similar specialized expertise, though largely to different clients. Lee Ready, President of Ready Engineering, explains the history between the two companies: “I met Dave Meier, President of DMI, in 1998 when he was competing with Ready at GKO Engineering. I respected Dave’s technical knowledge and personal customer service, and after Dave started DMI I had always wished that he would consider joining Ready—more than a decade of patience has finally seen it happen! Technically and geographically, the two firms are complementary and highly compatible, allowing us to immediately make offers to customers that neither company could have made individually.”
Dave Meier was equally excited by the opportunity. “Joining forces with Ready Engineering is an exciting and logical development. This accelerates DMI’s growth in capacity to keep in step with the increasing demand for technical expertise in the Northern Alberta market, and allows me to stay focused on our customers. We have worked alongside Ready for a number of years, and are proud to be an integrated element of the newly-combined operation. DMI-Ready Engineering will be able to offer its clients in Northern Alberta significantly expanded expertise and will be able to tackle projects an order of magnitude larger than we could have previously,” says Dave.
Ready Engineering provides professional engineering consulting services in the areas of electrical, instrumentation, and control systems for industrial and utility customers. Ready employs its engineering and project management expertise to support sophisticated clients as diverse as nuclear power plants in Sweden, China, and Ontario to oil sands facilities in Northern Alberta—two of the most capital-intensive and specialized processes in the world. Ready maintains offices in Edmonton, Calgary, and Lethbridge, Alberta; Olympia Washington; Ohio and Pennsylvania.