CDG Engineering acquires North Carolina firm

Published 7:30 am Tuesday, July 26, 2022

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Civil engineering consulting firm CDG, Inc. announced the acquisition of North Carolina-based consulting firm Shield Engineering, Inc. on Friday, July 15.

With offices in Charlotte, North Carolina, and Knoxville, Tennessee, Shield has provided environmental consulting, civil design, geotechnical, and construction engineering services for industry, manufacturers, municipalities, and commercial businesses throughout the Southeast since the company’s founding in 1988.

Through this strategic acquisition, Alabama-based CDG expands its geographic presence across the Southeast and grows the firm’s resources and professional capabilities. All 35 Shield employees will integrate into CDG’s existing team of 133 professional, administrative, and technical staff members to provide expertise and insight on future projects.

According to Mark Pugh, President and CEO of CDG, the acquisition of Shield is a landmark achievement in the firm’s 76-year history.

“CDG has been a trusted resource in guiding the success of impactful projects for our clients since 1946, and we are constantly seeking opportunities to help driven leaders of thriving businesses, industries, and communities build the future,” Pugh said. “This acquisition allows us to combine the resources of CDG and Shield’s project teams to produce tangible signs of progress for our clients. We are very excited for the future of the combined firm, its employees, and the people we serve.”

Shield President and CEO Robert Griffin expressed his excitement for the merger and said the acquisition will be advantageous in the firm’s effort in supplying quality, reliable services.

“The acquisition is an exceptional opportunity for all of our employees as well as an opportunity to provide an even higher level of service to clients,” Griffin said.

Griffin will continue to serve as the Vice President of North Carolina Operations. Shield Engineering, Inc. will continue to serve existing and new clients in North Carolina and Tennessee, under the same name until January 2023.