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Baxter & Woodman expands to Texas

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CRYSTAL LAKE -- Baxter & Woodman Inc., a Northwest suburban-based engineering firm, will expand into the Houston area through a merger with AEI Engineering.

The merger will bring in-house professional planning, electrical, structural, information technology, transportation and surveying services into the company's Texas operations. Effective immediately, the 35-year firm will operate under the name of AEI Engineering, a Baxter & Woodman company.

"We will combine the planning, design, and construction expertise of both firms to continue to serve the needs of the growing Texas population," said John V. Ambrose, Baxter & Woodman's president and CEO.

Baxter & Woodman currently operates four offices in southeast Florida as well as nine other locations throughout the Midwest.

Tom Matkin, was named vice president/Texas Division manager and will lead business development efforts throughout the greater Houston metropolitan region. Mike Kurzy was named vice president of Texas Water Operations, and Nancy Blackwell becomes vice president and will be assist with wastewater projects in both Florida and Texas.