Meadowlands Chamber member WSP, a leading engineering, environment and professional services consultancy, has successfully completed its rebrand of Golder Associates to WSP. As of Jan. 3, Golder Associates will now be identified exclusively under the WSP brand.
“Adopting a single brand completes the unification of Golder with WSP, leveraging the environmental leader’s stellar reputation and impactful history to strengthen WSP’s position in the environment marketplace,” said Lou Cornell, WSP USA president and CEO. “Our growth will accelerate as we build upon the significant joint project awards and collaborations that we have already achieved together across all business lines within WSP.”
Golder, a global consulting firm with around 7,000 employees across the globe and 60 years of experience dealing with providing earth sciences and environmental consulting services, was acquired by WSP on Apr. 7, 2021.
As a result of the acquisition of Golder Associates, WSP is now able to offer a wider array of solutions to clients including project management/construction management, process design and strategies for environmental, social and governance (ESG) goals. For mining, industrial and technology sector clients, full project lifecycle solutions are offered. In addition to increasing the type of services offered, they are also able to increase their target market for clients, as they can now expand the solutions they offer to gas and power sector clients, including the full suite of engineering pipeline and transmission system design services.
“Our combined organizations better leverage our capabilities, reputation and geographic presence across our national, state and local client base, expanding our offerings across all end markets,” said Joseph J. Sczurko, Jr., president of Earth and Environment (E&E) at WSP USA. “Client challenges today are complex and multi-disciplinary. We are bringing our clients value and differentiated solutions by collaborating and leveraging all of what WSP can do.”
As WSP’s outreach continues to grow due to an increase in resources, clients can benefit through the growing number of services and capabilities that WSP is able to offer. Since the acquisition of Golder Associates, WSP has been able to take advantage of promising environmental, social and governance trends, achieving strategic growth to meet the increasing demand for environmental services and sustainable infrastructure development.
“The acquisition of Golder kicked off tremendous growth for our E&E business globally,” Cornell said. “Taken together with our recent acquisition of the Environment and Infrastructure business of John Wood Group plc, and previous acquisitions in the environmental sector, we have grown to 5,500 E&E staff in the U.S. since 2019, creating nationwide leadership and scale. The rebrand of Golder is an exciting next step in the creation of our industry-leading environmental practice.”
Over the last year, projects between Golder and WSP have consisted of:
- The design and maintenance of a solar habitat in Western Michigan
- Technology research and development to eliminate per-and-poly-fluoroalkyl substances
- Innovation in super-oxygenated water, which would solve for contaminated groundwater remediation
“We look forward to continuing to serve our clients and making a critical difference in the communities where we work,” said Tom Logan, WSP global director of Earth & Environment integration, who served as Golder president and COO. “Not only have we been able to continue our contributions to environmental projects where Golder established its reputation, but we are also able to bring that expertise to all WSP services to improve their capabilities and ESG capacity in transportation, buildings, energy and advisory projects.”
Through its integration with Golder Associates, WSP has been able to gain resources that will increase its market, while also providing better service for clients. Specifically, it’s business in regards to Earth & Environment (E&E) has seen staggering growth since the addition of Golder Associates and the services it provides.
WSP USA is the U.S. operating company of WSP, one of the world’s leading engineering, environment and professional services firms. Recognized on Fast Company’s Brands that Matter List for 2022 as a top Community-Minded Business, WSP USA brings together engineers, planners, technical experts, strategic advisors and construction management professionals who are dedicated to collaborate in the best interests of serving local communities. WSP USA designs lasting solutions in the buildings, transportation, energy, water and environment markets. With more than 15,500 employees in 300 offices across the U.S., WSP partners with its clients to help communities prosper. wsp.com