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Menard USA buys Earth Tech

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(Left to Right) Bobby Dubay, supervisor at Earth Tech, Marc Lacazedieu, CEO of Menard, Bud Khouri, Earth Tech’s executive vice president, Seth Pearlman, CEO of Menard North America, and Phil Myles, COO of Menard USA on site at Earth Tech

International specialty ground improvement construction company, Menard has acquired design-build ground improvement company Earth Tech.

Founded in 1991, Earth Tech offers grouting and piling services. It has offices in Land O’Lakes, Florida, in Charleston, South Carolina, and in Charlotte, North Carolina. Earth Tech has 95 employees to add to Menard’s current 300 US-based employees. Ron Broadrick, a founder of Earth Tech, will remain president of the company, while Bud Khouri will remain as executive vice president.

Menard USA’s parent company, French-based Menard Group, operates in 80 countries with 1,900 employees worldwide. It is an international specialty ground improvement construction company and part of Soletanche Freyssinet. Menard’s techniques include wick drains, earthquake (EQ) drains, Controlled Modulus Column (CMC) rigid inclusions, stone columns, dynamic compaction, rapid impact compaction, and soil mixing.

Meanwhile, Earth Tech’s offerings include stone columns, vibro compaction, rigid inclusions (CMC), aggregate piers, compaction grouting for sinkhole mitigation, helical piles and driven ductile iron piles.

Typical projects for both Menard and Earth Tech include the support of warehouses, buildings, material storage piles, processing areas, embankments, roadways, port facilities, storage tanks, containment structures, and relieving platforms.

“’he acquisition of Earth Tech will significantly strengthen our position in Florida and throughout the Southeast. They are a perfect fit in terms of size, culture, locations and services. We are excited that the Group will be able to offer new services. Earth Tech brings 30 years of grouting expertise and experience, this will benefit the Group immensely and we will be able to better service our clients,’ says Seth Pearlman, CEO North America at Menard.

Menard previously acquired California-based ground improvement and deep foundations company, Farrell Design-Build Companies in December 2021, expanding its footprint to the West Coast of the US.

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