Design Group Expands in Pacific Northwest with Acquisition of PMA Engineering

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ST. LOUIS, MO — March 2, 2016 - Barry-Wehmiller Design Group announced today that it is expanding its presence in the Pacific Northwest with the acquisition of PMA Engineering (also known as Parker, Messana, & Associates, Inc.). PMA Engineering is based in the Seattle, WA area, and employs 25 Engineers, Designers, and Project Managers. The firm provides full service, multi-disciplined engineering and technology services for the industrial community including Primary Metals, Oil & Gas, Chemical, Pulp & Paper, Food, and other markets.

“PMA Engineering has established an outstanding legacy of service and technology for their clients, and we are thrilled to embrace the 25 year history of PMA into our firm,” stated Joseph Wilhelm, Design Group Managing Partner. “PMA founder Tom Messana is joining the Design Group leadership team as a Partner, and in this capacity he will continue to lead the operation. We are thrilled that Tom and the entire PMA staff have made this transition into our firm.”

“Our merger into Design Group will expand the breadth and depth of our capabilities, providing additional critical mass to serve our clients,” stated Tom Messana. “With offices in Portland, Seattle, and Kennewick, Design Group now has 60 talented technical professionals based in the Pacific Northwest, and 300 professionals in the Western region.”

“Design Group has steadily expanded its regional presence across the U.S. over the past decade,” stated Wilhelm. “We are committed to maintaining an office footprint that ensures exceptional resource availability for our clients, and allows us to recruit the most talented consulting professionals in the industry.”