ECSI and SynTerra Corp. have officially joined to become one company named SynTerra. This will combine the operations into one science and engineering consulting firm.

The combined company has offices in Greenville, South Carolina, Lexington, Kentucky, Pikeville, Kentucky, Charlotte, North Carolina, and Birmingham, Alabama. The Lexington office of Bowser-Morner Inc. also became part of SynTerra in the transaction.

SynTerra covers a full range of scientific disciplines in conjunction with process, civil, mining and geotechnical engineering. SynTerra provides services to the electric utility, forest products, mining and minerals processing, manufacturing, site development, chemicals, and government market sectors.

“This is such a natural fit,” SynTerra President Mark Taylor said. “From day one, we approached this as an opportunity to strengthen our firms to better meet the business objectives of our clients. We’ve been doing a lot of planning together, and we have been functioning as a team for months — now it’s official.”

Steve Gardner, president and CEO of ECSI, said, “With ECSI recently acquiring the geotechnical capabilities of the Bowser-Morner Lexington office, our combined groups can now offer a complete engineering and science-based package.”

SynTerra covers a full range of scientific disciplines in conjunction with process, civil, mining, and geotechnical engineering. It provides services to the electric utility, forest products, mining and minerals processing, manufacturing, site development, chemicals, and government market sectors.