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Black & Veatch to Occupy Renovated Overland Park Trade Center Building

OVERLAND PARK, Kan., Jan. 6, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Black & Veatch will relocate its Telecommunications and Special Projects professionals in Overland Park to the Overland Park Trade Center (OPTC) following building renovations. The move will consolidate some of the company's operations into a single complex. The move also accommodates continued growth projected for the company.

"This location offers the best solution for continued expansion in the KC Metro area," said Steve Edwards, Chairman and CEO of Black & Veatch. "The continued demand for the services we provide our clients is further enabling us to continue being a significant contributor of economic and community support in the region."

More than 700 Black & Veatch professionals will relocate from two Overland park offices this fall to the OPTC that is being renovated by Occidental Management Inc. of Wichita, Kansas. In addition, the building has the potential to provide space for the company's expected job growth of more than 500 in Kansas over the next five years.

"Black & Veatch continues to achieve tremendous success in Overland Park and contribute to our state's strong economic growth," said Kansas Governor Sam Brownback. "With an excellent business environment and outstanding workforce, Kansas is an ideal place for global companies to innovate, grow and create jobs."

The Telecommunications and Special Projects professionals in Overland Park are currently housed in Corporate Woods and 6601 College Boulevard. The leases at the two facilities expire later this year.

"The strategic positioning of Black & Veatch allows it to achieve success in new and emerging fields of engineering. The strength of telecommunications is a good example of a dynamic corporate leader like Black & Veatch providing leadership and job growth. On behalf of the city of Overland Park, we congratulate Black & Veatch and wish it further success and outstanding growth," said Mayor Carl Gerlach.

Black & Veatch conducted extensive studies into the best solution for consolidating the professionals at a single site. Black & Veatch has a workforce of about 3,300 in the Metro and a total workforce of more than 10,000 worldwide. The city of Overland Park and the Kansas Department of Commerce approved economic development measures that helped accommodate the move.

About Black & Veatch

Black & Veatch is an employee-owned, global leader in building critical human infrastructure in Energy, Water, Telecommunications and Government Services. Since 1915, we have helped our clients improve the lives of people in over 100 countries through consulting, engineering, construction, operations and program management. Our revenues in 2013 were US$3.6 billion. Follow us on www.bv.com and in social media.

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Source:Black & Veatch Holding Company