Keller to combine companies15 July 2019
US – Keller’s geotechnical construction businesses in North America are joining together as one unified company, and rebranding to Keller, effective January 1, 2020, the company announced July 11.
“We have a very proud history of success and market leadership in North America,” said James Hind, president, North America. “Combining our capabilities will strengthen our position and give us the platform for further growth and success into the next decade.”
Specifically, current North American companies Bencor, Case Atlantic, Case Foundation, Hayward Baker, HJ Foundation, Keller Canada, McKinney and Moretrench will be integrated into one company and rebranded to Keller.
Keller’s non-geotechnical construction businesses Moretrench Industrial, Suncoast Post-Tension, and Cyntech will stay as separate businesses within the Keller North American organization and retain their brands. GEO-Instruments, the instrumentation and monitoring company, will keep its brand.
“Primarily we are making this change for our clients. Operating as one company in each local market, offering all products and services, we’ll be easier to understand and engage with,” Hind said. “Clients can be confident they’re getting the best, most competitive solutions, especially when these involve multiple techniques.”
The new structure will go into effect on January 1, 2020. Prior to January 1, clients will see no change, the company said. The current companies will continue to bid and secure work and existing projects will continue as planned. Clients will continue to work with the same people in the existing businesses. "After January 1, we trust our existing relationships will only strengthen as we become an even more valuable partner able to serve all their geotechnical construction needs," a spokesperson said.