Wood Group has acquired Kelchner Inc. (Kelchner), a privately-owned US-based provider of construction and energy field services. Kelchner will operate within the onshore business of Wood Group PSN Americas, providing construction capabilities primarily to the midstream and upstream oil and gas sector in the Marcellus and Utica shale basins, and broader industrial sectors.
The firm serves the energy and industrial markets providing turnkey compressor and metering stations, civil work, fabrication, roustabout and well pad and roadway construction services. In 2014 Kelchner generated sales of approximately $93 million. Kelchner operates from headquarters in Springboro, Ohio, and other locations in Eastern USA. CEO Todd Kelchner will continue to lead the existing management team and approximately 375 personnel.