Shreveport based architectural, engineering firm changes name to KSA Alliance

SHREVEPORT, La., Oct. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- KSA Engineers, Inc. is proud to announce that its subsidiary corporation, Alliance, Inc. of Shreveport, La., has been renamed KSA Alliance, Inc., marking a new and positive direction for the engineering and architecture firm. KSA President Joncie Young said that the new name and logo are representative of the firm's expanded capabilities in the areas of architecture and engineering.

Headquartered in Shreveport, La., Alliance, Inc. was founded over 25 years ago and was purchased by KSA Engineers, Inc. on March 1, 2012. Founder and former principal owner William L. Bailey, AICP, PIC, worked with the firm during the ownership transition and recently resigned from his position.

Bob Fisher, P.E., who worked for Alliance, Inc. for 19 years, has agreed to return to KSA Alliance, Inc. and will serve as the Division Manager with broad responsibility for the management of the office. "We believe that Bob is the perfect choice to implement our vision for the future of KSA Alliance and we are very glad that he has agreed to return as the manager of the office," said Young.

KSA Alliance has a long history of service to governmental clients, as well as industries and private businesses across Louisiana, Arkansas, and Texas. Prior to the acquisition, KSA and Alliance enjoyed a good working relationship and have cooperated in the design of several street, environmental, and airport projects over the past 20 years.

Young believes the future of KSA Alliance is strong because of the combination of the new energy and the wealth of architectural and engineering experience the firm has built in the past 25 years. Some of the major projects designed by the firm through the years include the South End Zone of Independence Stadium, the Benton Courthouse Addition and Renovation, the Space Center Addition to Sci-Port, improvements to the T.L. Amiss Water Treatment Plant in Shreveport, a five mile portion of I-49 North, the I-49 Southern Loop Interchange, and airport improvements such as runways, taxiways, aprons, terminal buildings, and hangars throughout the Region.

"It is our intention to continue to invest and grow our business in Louisiana," he said. "In addition, as a subsidiary of KSA Engineers, Inc., a professional services company with 170 employees in nine offices, our KSA Alliance, Inc. architects and engineers now have the opportunity to work in a much larger regional geographical area."

KSA Alliance is committed to providing excellent client service with a high level of integrity, honesty, and proactive leadership.

About KSA
KSA Engineers, Inc. is an industry leader providing a broad range of consulting, management, engineering, planning, surveying, and construction services for more than 34 years. Founded in 1978, the firm has grown to over 170 employees located in nine offices and was named on the 2009, 2010 and 2011 ZweigWhite Hot Firm List, which recognizes the fastest growing architectural and engineering firms from the United States and Canada. In addition, KSA was named to the 2010 and 2011 ENR Top 500, a listing of the largest design firms in the United States.

For additional information
Contact Mitchell L. Fortner, P.E., Vice President, at 318.221.7501 or Aaron May, Marketing Specialist, at 903.236.7700 ext. 105

SOURCE KSA Engineers, Inc.