ABILENE, TX, September 1, 2011: Lauren Engineers & Constructors (Lauren) and Concise Design announced today that they have combined operations in Western Canada. Concise Design is an EPCM company serving the oil and gas industry in Western Canada. Lauren Engineers & Constructors, Inc., is a top 400 EPC contractor headquartered in Abilene, TX.

The combined companies will operate in Western Canada as Lauren Concise, and will maintain headquarters at the Concise Design offices in Calgary, AB, Canada. This acquisition brings together a unique blend of experience between the two companies and allows for Lauren Concise to offer an expanded portfolio of services, including turnkey Engineering, Procurement and Construction.

“Lauren is excited to expand the company’s business in North America and broaden its service capabilities in the Canadian market,” said Clint Rosenbaum, Lauren’s Vice President of Engineering. “Lauren Concise will offer a wide range of services by blending Lauren’s strong background in heavy industry with Concise Design’s long-standing reputation as a leading EPCM contractor to the oil and gas market.”

“Building upon Concise Design’s successful track record and Lauren’s industry-leading project delivery experience, Lauren Concise will focus on providing innovative solutions for our customers by leveraging our combined talents,” said Rod Phipps, managing partner of Concise Design. “We look forward to continuing Concise Design’s tradition of service excellence for our oil and gas clients, plus introducing the additional EPC capabilities that Lauren Concise can now offer.”

About Lauren Concise
Lauren Concise is an EPC company offering design-build services to the heavy industrial sector in Canada. Lauren Concise is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Lauren Engineers & Constructors, Inc., an international EPC contractor. To learn more about Lauren Concise, please visit the website: www.laurenconcise.com