TRC Companies Becomes Major Tulsa Employer

NEW BEGINNING: Present at the ribbon cutting for TRC Pipeline Services, are, from left, Tulsa County Commissioner Karen Keith; Mike Neal, CEO, Tulsa Regional Chamber; Tulsa Mayor Dewey F. Bartlett; Ed Wiegele, SVP and Pipeline Services sector director, TRC; Chris Vincze, chairman and CEO, TRC; and Lannie McNeill, senior technical advisor, TRC.

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Companies, Inc. and the Tulsa Regional Chamber recently hosted an open house and ribbon-cutting ceremony to welcome the Willbros Professional Services staff to the family and to introduce the newly expanded company to the greater Tulsa community. During the event, Tulsa Mayor Dewey F. Bartlett Jr., leadership and local government officials discussed the impact of the acquisition for the Tulsa community and for the company’s clients.

, a recognized leader in engineering, environmental consulting and construction-management services, acquired the professional services business segment of Willbros late last year. The new business unit, Pipeline Services, positions as the leading provider of end-to-end solutions in both the power and oil and gas markets.

Speakers at the event included Dewey F. Bartlett Jr., mayor of the City of Tulsa; Mike Neal, president and of the Tulsa Regional Chamber; Chris Vincze, chairman & of ; Ed Wiegele, senior vice president and Pipeline Services sector director at (formerly president of Willbros Professional Services); and Scott Pruitt, Oklahoma attorney general.

“We couldn’t be happier to be here in Tulsa today, welcoming our new colleagues and introducing to the community,” Vinzce said. “The merger of our organizations is transformational for both of our businesses. We are truly ‘better together,’ with expanded capabilities to serve the oil and gas market at a time when cleaner natural gas solutions are pivotal to our collective energy future. We are focused on providing immediate and long-term value to all of our clients and are committed to helping the Tulsa business community continue to grow.”

“Tulsa is home to several major industries, including oil and gas, and the region has the greatest growth and employment concentration in the country,” Neal said. “We are confident will be a valuable partner as we continue to expand our workforce and boost economic development for years to come.”

About Pipeline Services (formerly Willbros Professional Services)
Headquartered in Tulsa and led by Wiegele, Pipeline Services has approximately 750 employees in nine offices nationwide. It has a premier reputation as a provider of innovative pipeline and facilities engineering, /EPCM, field services and integrity services to the oil and gas transmission and midstream markets, as well as at government facilities. The segment’s 2014 gross revenue was approximately $209 million. is headquartered in Lowell, Massachusetts.

Updated 03-02-2016

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