ANAHEIM, Calif.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—Willdan Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: WLDN) today completed its previously announced acquisition of substantially all of the assets of The Weidt Group, a leading energy analysis and consulting firm previously owned by EYP. The Weidt Group adds new construction consulting and real-time modeling software to Willdan’s capabilities. This acquisition expands Willdan’s presence in the upper Midwest. It also better positions the company to help utilities make their grids more resilient.
Willdan is a nationwide provider of professional technical and consulting services to utilities, government agencies, and private industry. Willdan’s service offerings span a broad set of complementary disciplines that include electric grid solutions, energy efficiency and sustainability, engineering and planning, and municipal financial consulting. For additional information, visit Willdan's website at www.willdan.com.
About The Weidt Group
The Weidt Group, with offices nationwide, was established in 1977 to account for and manage the environmental impacts of building design and construction. Collaborating with architects, engineers, building owners, product manufacturers, utilities and government clients, The Weidt Group makes available accessible strategies for building lifelong energy performance through analysis, benchmarking, verification and software development. For more information, visit www.theweidtgroup.com.
EYP is the leading architecture and engineering firm developing new ideas and design solutions with mission-driven clients in higher education, government, healthcare, and science & technology. Its interdisciplinary Total Impact Design™ approach empowers clients with buildings that profoundly impact human behavior and performance as well as energy and the environment. Dedicated to People, Purpose, and Planet, EYP design liberates human potential to transform performance; actively helps clients advance their mission; and maximizes available resources to advance sustainability. Inspired by its clients, design is how EYP makes a positive impact on the world. www.eypae.com
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