lbgSHELTON: Leggette, Brashears and Graham, Inc. [LBG], an environmental engineering services firm headquartered in town and with 17 regional offices across the US and with 150 employees has been acquired by Montreal, Canada based WSP Global Inc. [TSX: WSP].

WSP is a full services engineering and design firm and has more than 37,000 employees in 500 offices in 40 countries around the world.

LBG specializes in hydrogeology, groundwater and surface water modeling, dewatering and depressurization, environmental investigation and remediation.

WPG's press release said the acquisition “will bolster WSP's Water and Environment practice by increasing its groundwater geology capabilities, strengthening its environmental services expertise and expanding its national footprint.”