US, Canadian engineering firms announce merger

US infrastructure consulting firm T.Y. Lin International (TYLI) has acquired an Ontario-based civil engineering consulting firm.

The Municipal Infrastructure Group (TMIG) is a private civil engineering consulting practice based in the Toronto area. 

TYLI said TMIG has earned a prominent reputation in the water, community building, and transportation infrastructure sector. TMIG’s base of public and private clients includes municipalities, conservation authorities, provincial and federal governments, and land development proponents. Additional services include municipal engineering, land development engineering, water resources engineering, transportation planning, and construction administration.

The San Francisco-based firm also stated the acquisition of TMIG allows diversification beyond the firm’s core transportation business, using TMIG’s expertise to expand into the water markets within Canada and across TYLI’s base of operation in the US. It also eyes the Toronto region as a distinct opportunity for expanding the firm’s core transportation services.

David Scott, formerly President of TMIG, joins TYLI as a member of the firmwide leadership team and will serve as Regional Director for T.Y. Lin International Canada. TMIG will now conduct business as The Municipal Infrastructure Group Ltd., a T.Y. Lin International Company.

“By combining the local knowledge and expertise of The Municipal Infrastructure Group Ltd. with T.Y. Lin International’s global presence and experience in the design of transportation infrastructure, including bridges, highways, and rail and transit systems, we are able to provide greatly enhanced support and value for our clients across Canada and the United States,” said Matthew G. Cummings, P.E., President and Chief Executive Officer of TYLI Group.

Mark Tarras, Chairman of TMIG added: “Moving forward, our clients will receive the same dedication to excellence they have come to expect from us. What is now enhanced is our ability to provide a wider array of services, including signature bridge design and tunneling, through our partnership with the technical experts from T.Y. Lin International and its affiliate firms.”