Michael Baker Jr., Inc., a unit of Michael Baker Corporation (nyse mkt:BKR), announced that it has recently been awarded multiple contracts in its Geospatial Information Technology (GIT) practice area totaling an estimated $1.75 million. The contracts originate from several different target private sector markets including alternative energy, conventional energy, land development, and sports and entertainment. Specific details of individual contracts or projects were not disclosed.
Baker’s Robert (Bob) Hanson, senior vice president and GIT practice manager, said, “We’ve recently experienced significant opportunity in our surveying practice by concentrating our efforts on projects important to private sector customers in solar energy farms, gas transmission pipelines and auto racetracks. Demand for specialty geospatial services in the private sector, particularly surveying for land development projects, has increased as well, most notably in California with our RBF operations. These private sector projects demonstrate an increasing diversification of Baker’s customer mix nationwide.”
Michael Baker Corporation ( www.mbakercorp.com ) provides engineering, design, planning and construction services for its clients’ most complex challenges worldwide. The firm’s primary business areas are architecture, aviation, defense, environmental, geospatial, homeland security, municipal & civil, oil & gas, rail & transit, telecommunications & utilities, transportation, urban development and water. With more than 3,000 employees in over 100 offices across the United States, Baker is focused on creating value by delivering innovative and sustainable solutions for infrastructure and the environment.