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S. W. Cole Acquires Summit CMT from CES

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S. W. Cole Engineering, Inc. of Bangor, Maine, an AGC of Maine and New Hampshire member, has acquired Summit CMT, a construction materials testing subsidiary, from CES, Inc., a Brewer-based engineering, sciences and surveying firm. Summit CMT operated from offices in Augusta and Lewiston. CES will retain Summit Environmental Consultants, which it acquired earlier this year, and will continue to operate in Lewiston. Summit CMT staff will move to S. W. Cole offices in Augusta and Gray and will operate under the parent company name, S. W. Cole Engineering Inc., which provides construction materials testing and geotechnical engineering services.

According to Bob Chaput, Senior Vice President of S. W. Cole, Darrell Gilman, Manager of Summit CMT, and all CMT staff will be retained and will continue serving Summit CMT clients. Chaput noted that the acquisition brings S. W. Cole Engineering, Inc. staff to about 95 employees. The Bangor, Maine-based firm, founded in 1979, has seven branch offices – Augusta, Caribou and Gray, Maine; Keene, Manchester and Somersworth, NH; and White River Junction, Vermont. The firm’s services include geotechnical engineering, construction materials testing and geoenvironmental services. S. W. Cole’s offices all have laboratories that provide physical testing of concrete, soil, aggregates and asphalt. The firm’s technicians provide special inspections and field testing of construction materials for projects that include buildings, roads and bridges, infrastructure such as water and sewer projects, industrial projects, wind power and transmission projects and manufacturing plants, throughout New England.    

Denis St. Peter, President of CES, Inc., noted that the Brewer, Maine-based company, founded in 1978, has over 70 employees with six offices in Maine – Brewer, Lewiston, Machias, Presque Isle, Waterville and Bar Harbor.  The firm’s services include civil engineering, environmental consulting and surveying.

"The acquisition of Summit Environmental Consultants has been a tremendous addition to our company that supplements our environmental staff and capabilities and expands our service area to Southern Maine,  St. Peter expressed. "Even though we did not plan on selling the CMT division, this agreement allows CES to better focus on our core services and still accomplishes our goals of expanding our service area and improving our core services to our clients. It also aligns the exceptionally talented and reputable Summit CMT staff with a company that is a leader in the CMT industry, providing them more opportunities and support to accomplish their career goals."

Effective immediately, the contact information for Summit CMT will now be: S. W. Cole Engineering, Inc., 555 Eastern Avenue
Augusta, Maine 04330-6700, Telephone: 207.626.0600, E-mail:,
The contact information for Summit Environmental Consultants remains the same: Summit Environmental Consultants / A CES, Inc. Company, 640 Main Street, Lewiston, ME 04240, Telephone: 207.795.6009, E-mail:


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