W.E. MONKS & CO. ENGINEERS MERGES WITH
TEC INC. ENGINEERING & DESIGN

Merger Expands Breadth of Engineering Services to Clients by Enlarging Tec's Footprint in Ohio

EASTLAKE, Ohio (May 9, 2016) - Tec Inc. Engineering & Design and W.E. Monks & Co. Engineers announced today that Monks, a prominent Columbus engineering firm established in 1960, will merge with and become part of Tec, effective today, May 9, 2016.

Tec and Monks both offer similar mechanical, electrical, plumbing (MEP) engineering services to clients in similar vertical markets, including health care and higher education. By leveraging these commonalities, this strategic merger will expand the depth and breadth of the firm’s capabilities to better support the long-term growth and success of clients in Ohio and beyond.

Announcing the merger, Tec's president, Terry Kilbourne, said, “This merger is a strong strategic fit for both firms, as it gives us a bigger, better toolkit of engineering resources to offer our clients. Monks’ professionals are highly experienced, and they bring great expertise and depth to Tec’s existing practices. Both firms share a common goal to exceed our clients’ expectations, and this merger positions us to do that better than before.”

With the merger, Tec's Columbus office will have 10 engineers providing a full range of engineering services to clients throughout Central Ohio. Monks will house Tec's Columbus office and is located on North High Street.

The merger brings the total number of engineers and design professionals at Tec to 27, creating a deeper bench strength of expertise that will benefit both of the firm’s offices in Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio.

Russ Edwards, president of W.E. Monks, will continue as principal with Tec and become the Managing Principal of Tec’s Columbus office.

Edwards said, “Our clients will continue getting the same high level of service from the same engineers they’ve worked with at Monks, plus they’ll benefit from the additional support available through Tec. By combining our resources through this merger, we are multiplying our expertise to serve clients better as their businesses grow.”

Monks will operate as Monks Engineers, LLC, a subsidiary of Tec, until the transition is complete and all operations and professionals have been integrated into Tec Inc. Engineering & Design.

 About Tec Inc. Engineering & Design and Monks Engineers

Founded in 1983, Tec Inc. Engineering & Design (Tec) is a full-service mechanical, electrical, plumbing (MEP) engineering firm based in Eastlake, Ohio. Tec offers a range of services to the architectural, engineering and construction (AEC) industry, including arc flash analysis, fire protection, building system assessments and sustainable design. Nationally recognized for nearly four decades of experience in engineering and design, Tec serves clients in health care, higher education, industrial, commercial, recreation, senior living and nursing home, municipal, retail and hospitality markets. Tec also provides professional lighting design through Tec Studio Inc., a WBE specialty service that enhances architecture and interior design.

Since 1960, Columbus-based W.E. Monks & Co. Engineers has provided consulting engineering services spanning HVAC, plumbing, geothermal design, technology systems, energy auditing and sustainable design, serving clients in health care, higher education and industrial sectors. Monks brings extensive experience with mechanical and electrical systems to the merger with Tec Inc., strengthening the company’s depth of services throughout Ohio.

Together, the firms will operate as Tec Inc. Engineering & Design with 36 employees and a combined 87-year track record of proven experience. For more information, visit Tec at www.tecinc1.com and follow the company on Twitter, @tecinc.

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Corporate Contact:   Adam Kilbourne, akilbourne@tecinc1.com, 440/487-3718

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