Calgary, Alberta-based Trace Associates Inc. has reached an agreement to acquire the assets and employees of XCG Consulting (XCG), an environmental science and engineering consulting firm based in southern Ontario with offices in Kitchener and Kingston.

Founded in 1990, XCG and its 28 employees have deep expertise providing environmental site assessment, remediation, risk assessment/management, solid waste advisory, and hazardous building materials management services across Canada, to a wide range of industry sectors.

With XCG, Trace expands its Canadian geographic footprint with a great presence
in southern Ontario and adds solid waste advisory, surface water management, and
environmental engineering capabilities that can be provided to public and private
clients across Canada.

Trace’s president and CEO, Darrell Haight, is excited to welcome XCG to the Trace
team: “Our cultures are very similar as we both take great care of our people, so they
can take care of our clients and suppliers. Both XCG and Trace clients will benefit as
we now have greater national coverage and more diverse services to offer.”

Tom Williams, president of XCG, believes the combined efforts will “allow us to better
serve our national and regional clients while also providing technical and professional
growth opportunities for our staff.”

“I am extremely excited to be joining such a great team of established professionals at Trace,” says Grant Walsom, senior technical advisor with XCG (and Advisory Board member with Environment Journal). “We are like-minded in delivering top-notched services to our clients and they have shown they look after their people. We see great things to come for us in this acquisition.”

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XCG will become the Ontario division of Trace on February 1, 2024 and will operate
under the name XCG, a division of Trace Associates Inc.

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