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WSN acquires firm and opens offices in Rochester and Red Wing

Widseth Smith Nolting (WSN) and QED Engineering, Inc. reported the merger of their firms Thursday.

The two firms joined together in providing expanded municipal/civil engineering and surveying services to a growing client base in southeastern Minnesota and western Wisconsin.

With this merger, the firm now has two additional offices - one in Rochester and one in Red Wing.

QED has built a solid reputation with repeat business from a loyal client base, according to both companies.

"Their work with municipalities and state agencies is an especially good fit for WSN," said Tim Moe, WSN president. "We also feel that QED's culture, which promotes client service and values a strong work ethic, will be easily assimilated into our own."

As a part of the merger, three of QED's principals have become WSN shareholders: Neil Britton, Craig Britton and Mark Schoenfelder. Britton manages the Rochester office and Schoenfelder manages the Red Wing office.

"The merger of the two firms has further established our presence throughout Minnesota and provides opportunities to offer civil, electrical, mechanical and structural engineering; architectural; land surveying; and environmental services," said Britton.

Established in 1975, WSN is a multi-disciplined firm of more than 150 employees providing engineering, architectural, land surveying, and environmental services.

Its offices are located in Alexandria, Bemidji, Brainerd/Baxter, Crookston, Red Wing, and Rochester, MN; Grand Forks, ND; and Sioux Falls, SD.