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Sprenkle and Associates merges Anderson Engineering, Inc.

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Times Photo by Murray Bishoff The leadership of Sprenkle and Associates, the Monett-based civil engineering firm, recently celebrated its merger with Anerson Engineering, Inc. Pictured, from left, are: Steven Brady, chief executive officer of Anderson Engineering, Inc.; Neil Brady, president of Anderson Engineering; Jason Eckhart, president of Sprenkle and Associates, and Kevin Sprenkle, founder of Sprenkle and Associates.
The engineering firm of Sprenkle and Associates, Inc., which has operated in Monett for 17 years, has merged with Anderson Engineering, Inc., a Springfield-based firm. The local company will now be known as Sprenkle & Associates, Inc. a division of Anderson

Engineering, Inc. The merger was completed on Jan. 2.

The staff of Sprenkle and Associates will continue operating in their current offices at 218 Fifth St. in Monett, Mo. and at 1745 South Garrison in Carthage.

"We are excited about the opportunity to join Anderson Engineering and what it will mean for our clients and staff," said Jason Eckhart, president of Sprenkle and Associates. "Our clients will continue to see and work with the same professionals at Sprenkle, but we will have additional staff and resources to draw on. The quality of service will be increased."

Sprenkle and Associates, Inc. began in 1996 under the leadership of Kevin Sprenkle. The firm offers a wide range of civil engineering, municipal, water and wastewater, land surveying and land development services to public and private clients.

Sprenkle and Associates presently has 16 employees. The merger will boost the combined company resources to 71 employees, including 21 engineers on staff.

Kevin Sprenkle, who remains with the company, said the merger expands resources available to customers, such as geotechnical and materials testing services offered by Anderson not previously available through Sprenkle and Associates. The combined company will have five offices, including Anderson's offices in Springfield and Joplin, and the construction materials lab in Crocker.

Sprenkle attended the Jan. 18 meeting of the Monett City Council to introduce Steve Brady, chief executive officer of Anderson Engineering, to council members.

"Sprenkle's staff will enhance the services we already provide to our clients," said Neil S. Brady, professional engineer and president of Anderson Engineering. "Sprenkle has excellent capabilities and vast experience in water/wastewater, traffic, bridge design and municipal services which will add to the services that we are providing to our clients."

Anderson Engineering, Inc. was formed on Aug. 16, 1954. The firm is a comprehensive consulting organization and has 55 employees working out of three different locations.

Anderson Engineering has received the following honors in 2012:

* Named as one of the five Business Class Award winners by the Springfield Business Journal.

* Named as The Small Business of the Year in the 11 to 50 employee category by the Joplin Business Journal.

* Steven Brady, P.E., CEO, was named as the Top Local Executive by Springfield Business Journal.

* Anderson Engineering's Joplin Office was named as the Best Place to Work in the five-to-24 employee Category for the 4th year in a row by the Joplin Business Journal.

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