WOODLAND, Wash. -- USNR has announced that it has completed the acquisition of Mid-South Engineering Co., a consultant and provider of engineering services to the wood products industry in North America.

USNR President George Van Hoomissen said that Mid-South is a great addition to USNR because it brings a large group of experienced professionals who know a great deal about the many things, beyond just equipment, that go into the successful building and operation of wood processing facilities.

In order to further develop USNR’s turn-key capabilities and processes, USNR has promoted Jeff Stephens (formerly president of Mid-South) to the position of senior vice president at USNR, with responsibility for leading USNR’s turnkey offerings worldwide. In this new role, Jeff will oversee both USNR personnel and key resources drawn from the Mid-South organization.

Stephens said that USNR and Mid-South have worked together on sawmill and plywood mill projects for many years, and both companies have benefited from this strong relationship.

Mid-South’s longtime vice president and CFO Marc Stewart has been appointed to replace Jeff Stephens as president of Mid-South Engineering.

Although Mid-South Engineering is now a wholly-owned subsidiary of USNR, it will continue to operate as a separate business in order to preserve the company’s ability to act as an independent advisor to its clients. See http://www.usnr.com.

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