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USNR acquires Mid-South Engineering

February 21, 2018
By USNR
Feb. 21, 2018 - USNR has acquired Mid-South Engineering Co., a consultant and provider of engineering services to the wood products industry in North America.

“Mid-South is a great addition to USNR because it brings into the USNR family a large group of experienced professionals who know a great deal about the many things, beyond just equipment, that go into the successful building and operation of wood processing facilities,” USNR president George Van Hoomissen said. “This gives USNR much greater capacity to deliver large-scale turn-key solutions to our customers.” 

In order to further develop USNR’s turn-key capabilities and processes, USNR has promoted Jeff Stephens (formerly president of Mid-South) to the position of senior vice-president at USNR, with responsibility for leading USNR’s turn-key offerings worldwide. In this new role, Jeff will oversee both USNR personnel and key resources drawn from the Mid-South organization. 

“I am really looking forward to this challenge,” Stephens said. “USNR and Mid-South have worked together on sawmill and plywood mill projects for many years, and both companies have benefited from this strong relationship. It’s going to be exciting to see what we can do with our combined resources to deliver the high-quality solutions our customers have been seeking.” 

Mid-South’s longtime vice-president and CFO Marc Stewart has been appointed to replace Stephens as president of Mid-South Engineering.

“Both Jeff and I have tremendous confidence in Marc’s ability to lead the Mid-South organization,” Hoomissen said. “Marc has an excellent understanding of the business and great working relationships with its employees and customers – he’ll do a fantastic job.”

Although Mid-South Engineering is now a wholly-owned subsidiary of USNR, it will continue to operate as a separate business in order to preserve the company’s ability to act as an independent advisor to its clients.


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