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TKDA Expands Transportation and Facilities Capabilities in the Pacific Northwest with Acquisition

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TKDA Expands Transportation and Facilities Capabilities in the Pacific Northwest
with Acquisition

Saint Paul, Minnesota, August 8, 2023 -- TKDA, an engineering, architecture, and planning firm, announced today its acquisition of Seattle-based Sáez Consulting Engineers (SCE), a civil and structural engineering firm specialized in serving public and private clients in transportation and facilities markets. The acquisition of this exceptional team immediately expands TKDA’s Pacific Northwest capabilities.

“The Sáez Consulting Engineers team has built an exceptional reputation on the West Coast and in the Seattle region specifically,” said Tom Stoneburner, CEO of TKDA. “TKDA has had a presence in the Seattle market since 2015. The addition of SCE to our company multiplies our local resources and elevates our service to both companies’ area clients”.

Predating the addition of a Seattle office by more than a century, TKDA has a historic connection of sorts to Seattle reaching back to the late 1800s and the construction of the Great Northern Railway, which connected Saint Paul and Seattle. After serving as the Chief Engineer for the Great Northern Railway since 1882, Maximillian Toltz founded the company that would grow into TKDA in 1910. “This move builds on TKDA’s long-standing service to Seattle-area clients, and reinforces a connection to our roots,” adds Stoneburner.

The SCE team will join TKDA as a wholly-owned subsidiary, where they will draw on TKDA’s breadth of resources to provide continued service and expanded resources to their clients. “After working with TKDA in partnership for several years, we know we have found a tremendous partner with shared values, and we look forward to the opportunities this creates for our clients and employees,” said Jaime Sáez, founder of SCE.

“We are confident this acquisition will enable us to offer our clients additional services and more comprehensive solutions,” said Stoneburner. “We look forward to collaborating with our new colleagues and delivering exceptional solutions for our shared clients.”

About TKDA
Founded in Saint Paul, Minnesota in 1910, TKDA provides forward-thinking engineering, architecture, and planning services to private and public clients. For 113 years, TKDA has worked with clients and partners to deliver transportation, industrial, facility, and water solutions for the critical infrastructure that enables businesses and communities to thrive. With offices in Saint Paul and Duluth, Minnesota; Chicago, Illinois; San Bernardino, California; and Seattle, Washington, TKDA serves clients throughout North America.

About Sáez Consulting Engineers
Sáez Consulting Engineers (SCE) offers civil and structural engineering in planning, design, construction, and surveying. With a focus on responsive, innovative, low-impact, and cost-effective solutions, SCE is experienced in site development, transportation, vertical structures, and construction management solutions. They serve clients from offices located in Downtown Seattle and Bainbridge Island, Washington.

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Craig Anderson