Tue, Jan 21, 2020 at 8:30 am EST 

GFA International, Inc. (GFA) has grown to become a leader in our industry in South Florida over the last 32 years. Over the last number of years, we have continued to expand our footprint in Florida as well as consult on projects in the Southeast and Midwest. In a move to further strengthen our geographical footprint in the State of Florida and beyond, we are very excited to announce the recent merger of GFA International, Inc. (GFA) and Universal Engineering Sciences (UES) . UES with offices in Florida, Georgia, Metro DC and the Carolinas is a 56-year-old company providing similar core services to GFA including geotechnical engineering, environmental consulting, construction materials testing and inspections, building code compliance and facilities consulting. The combined company resources include 26 offices and 1,200+ highly skilled professionals ready to service clients throughout the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic regions.

In the near term the two companies will operate separately but will be integrated during 2020. Seymour Israel, Mark Israel, Frank Frione, and Fred Kaub will continue to lead the combined companies.

This strategic merger allows us the ability to provide our clients and their projects access to some of the best engineering talent and resources available in the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic region and service your projects outside of our traditional geographical footprint. The company leaders and teammates are committed to the same core values and level of service that have made both firms successful for decades! For the immediate future it is business as usual for our clients. Please continue to reach out to your current points of contact for new projects and services.

Thank you for your continued support over the years and allowing us to service your important projects. We value your faith and trust in us and look forward to providing industry leading engineering services well into the future.

Frank Frione, Chief Executive Officer