DEA and TriAxis announce merger - November 4th, 2016


We are excited to share the news that David Evans and Associates, Inc. (DEA) and TriAxis Engineering, Inc. have joined forces, powering ahead with a merger that will bring combined and comprehensive expertise to our clients. The merger takes effect today and TriAxis Engineering is now a division of DEA.

About the merger, DEA Chairman and CEO Al Barkouli, Ph.D., P.E., said, “The merger with TriAxis Engineering brings electrical engineering to our portfolio of professional services. TriAxis’s excellent reputation and expertise will allow us to serve client needs that we’ve not been able to in the past, including design services and studies for the power industry.”

Paul Hazel, P.E., the CEO of TriAxis Engineering, said, “The merger with DEA allows our staff to focus on our key expertise of electrical engineering with excellent in-house support in other disciplines. Our companies have worked together on energy projects for more than 10 years with clients including electrical cooperatives, energy developers, and larger electric utilities. We look forward to powering solutions for the electric utility industry with this newly formed team.”

Founded in 1996, TriAxis Engineering specializes in services for electric utilities, industrial clients, and independent power producers. The firm’s expertise includes substation and switchyard design; transmission and distribution line design; SCADA, communications, and protection and controls design; and arc flash studies. In addition to its headquarters in Corvallis, Oregon, the firm has offices in Vancouver, Washington, and Albuquerque, New Mexico.

For more than 40 years, DEA has provided clients with unique and innovative design services for transportation, water, land, energy and marine infrastructure systems. The firm’s staff includes engineers, surveyors, hydrographers, planners, landscape architects and natural resources scientists. DEA has 23 offices nationwide and employs more than 1,000 people. DEA is an employee-owned corporation and consistently ranks among ENR's (Engineering News Record's) "Top 100 Pure Design Firms" in the United States.

TriAxis and Forest Grove - January 2015

Forest Grove Light & Power entered into a agreement with TriAxis to provide design support for substation improvements including transformer replacements, circuit switcher additions, control house replacements, and protective relay upgrades.

TriAxis Welcomes the CVOES Staff - January 2015

With the acquisition of CVO Electrical Systems in January 2015, TriAxis welcomed Mike Antonishen and Ben Leland to the TriAxis Team! Mike and Ben will be working at the Corvallis, OR, office.

TriAxis Engineering Acquires CVOES - January 2015

On January 7, 2015, TriAxis Engineering finalized the acquisition of CVO Electrical Systems located in Corvallis OR. The CVOES staff officially joined the TriAxis team on January 1, 2015. TriAxis will work with CVOES staff to seamlessly transition projects and client support from CVOES to TriAxis. The addition of the former CVOES staff has enhanced the control system and SCADA capabilities of TriAxis Engineering.
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