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Barton & Loguidice Acquires Penn Central Engineering

May 16, 2024

Barton & Loguidice, a multi-disciplinary consulting firm that provides technical solutions to public and private clients with over 400 employees throughout the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic, welcomes Penn Central Engineering, LLC (PCE) to its growing team. PCE, with an office in State College, PA, specializes in structural engineering and project management consulting services to commercial, institutional and industrial clients in the state. This acquisition takes place two years after acquiring AJC Professional Services, LLC in Pittsburgh.

With this transaction, B&L will add an office in State College, PA, with PCE Founder, Jeffrey J. Vones, P.E., serving as Senior Managing Engineer and Branch Manager, overseeing the State College office and operations within the regional footprint.  This latest office addition brings the firm to a total of 16 offices in five states.

“We are thrilled to announce our latest acquisition, a strategic move that reinforces our commitment to innovation and growth in Pennsylvania. This partnership expands our regional capabilities with Jeff joining our team, which enables us to better serve our Mid-Atlantic clients and drive value in exciting new ways,” said B&L President & CEO John F. Brusa, Jr., P.E.

Vones has more than 20 years of experience in the design, construction and project management for industrial, commercial, and educational building facilities.  This includes his extensive experience providing OSHA-compliant equipment access and working platform design as well as structural analysis and building façade evaluations/rehabilitations for a variety of industrial and institutional clients. A graduate of Penn State University and professionally licensed in PA and NC, Vones also has a decorated military background, serving as an infantry officer in the U.S. Army for over 14 years in both active and reserve status.

“I’m thrilled to have PCE become part of the B&L family, said Vones. This partnership opens doors to resources and propels us into a new era of market leadership. The future has never looked brighter.”