Keller-Hayward Baker buys Moretrench 19 Apr 2018

TunnelTalk reporting

USA geotechnical services company Hayward Baker, a company of the global Keller group, has acquired fellow US geotechnical contractor Moretrench. The acquisition adds the Moretrench expertise in ground freezing and dewatering to the geotechnical services offered by Hayward Baker.

Moretrench will operate as a division within Hayward Baker to expand its range of services which include foundation support, settlement control, ground improvement, slope stabilization, underpinning, excavation shoring, earth retention, seismic/liquefaction mitigation, groundwater control, and environmental remediation.

In a statement announcing the acquition, the enlarged entity is reported as being positioned for the expected long run renewal of infrastructure in North America.

Both Hayward Baker and Moretrench have a strong presence in the tunneling and underground construction industry and each has worked on major subway and other tunnel projects across North America. With each company contributing particular areas of expertise, and sharing others, together they will provide a wide range of underground construction services to clients.

Eric Drooff, President of Hayward Baker, said that “having worked closely with Moretrench on several key projects, we were impressed with the quality of the company and expertise of its people and look forward to developing new synergies.”

Ground freezing support for Northern Blvd underpass for East Side Access
Ground freezing support for Northern Blvd underpass for East Side Access

Tom Tuozzolo, President of Moretrench, said: “as a division of Hayward Baker, we can offer additional geotechnical solutions and resources to our established clients as well as extending our dewatering and ground freezing techniques to Hayward Baker clients providing a more comprehensive service for both our clients. I am excited to lead the Moretrench team forward into this new venture.”  

As part of the global connected companies of Keller, Hayward Baker has a network of local offices across North America and New Jersey-based Moretrench, operates predominantly along the east coast of the US.

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