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Gannett Fleming subsidiary acquires Va.-based consulting firm

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A Cumberland County geospatial technology firm has acquired a consulting company in Virginia to expand its services to business and government clients.

GeoDecisions, the geospatial division of East Pennsboro Township-based infrastructure firm Gannett Fleming Inc., said Monday that it has purchased WorldView Solutions in Richmond. Terms of the deal, effective Oct. 26, were not disclosed.

The Cumberland County firm, which has offices in six states and in the Arabian Gulf country of Qatar, is retaining WorldView's 45 employees, pushing GeoDecisions to 130 employees. WorldView is a geographic information systems (GIS) consulting firm.

"Consolidation of the geospatial marketplace is necessary for firms to remain competitive and provide the most robust and seamless solutions to clients," said Brendan Wesdock, president of GeoDecisions. "The acquisition makes great sense because, by combining forces, we are better equipped to invest in creating products that push the boundaries of geospatial technology."

Officials said no immediate changes are expected. WorldView works on a lot of environmental projects for local, state and federal governments.

Gannett Fleming has more than 2,300 employees in more than 60 offices around the world. The company finished 2017 with $410 million in revenue, making it one of the largest private companies in Central Pennsylvania.

Last month, the company acquired a firm from Southern California in a bid to expand its reach in water and wastewater engineering services.

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Jason Scott covers state government, real estate and construction, media and marketing, and Dauphin and Cumberland counties. Have a tip or question for him? Email him at jscott@cpbj.com. Follow him on Twitter, @JScottJournal.

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