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Macon-based Technicon Merger

 

Macon-based Technicon merges with Virginia firm
By LINDA S. MORRIS
 
Macon-based Technicon Engineering Inc. has merged with a Virginia-based firm, which will give both firms greater resources than before.
 
Technicon, which has been in business about 20 years, and Clark Nexsen, which has been in operation for more than 90 years, have merged. Both firms provide engineering, architecture design and other related services.
 
“We wanted to add services and resources for our clients, and so we had a good fit for us to do that and enhance the work we have going on now,” said Robert Carlton, one of the co-founders of Technicon. His title and that of the other founders, Randy Peacock and Clint Hardie, is now co-managing principal for Georgia operations.
 
The joining of the two firms was a stock-transfer merger, Carlton said. Technicon Engineering, at 440 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. in Macon, will retain its name as a subsidiary of Clark Nexsen, he said.
 
Technicon has about 45 employees in Macon and a total of about 60 workers in its three offices, which are in Atlanta and Brunswick, Carlton said. Clark Nexsen has more than 550 employees, according to a news release.
The merger will not mean the loss of any Technicon employees, and, in fact, the company is looking to add workers, Carlton said.
 
“Our workload is large enough now that we are hiring people, particularly for mechanical and electrical engineers, controls and project management,” he said. “Our business has been pretty busy the last few years. We’re doing good right now.”
 
Technicon handles more industrial work and Clark Nexsen handles more federal and statework than Technicon, so each firm’s expertise will help the other one, Carlton and Peacock said.
 
“We think that this will allow us to grow in Georgia by taking advantage of additional resources and client base,” Peacock said.

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