Black & Veatch acquires RCC Consultants, eyes growth via FirstNet and planning for public safety deployments

Black & Veatch acquired RCC Consultants, a global engineering and consulting firm that provides consulting and planning services for public safety and other networks. The deal closed July 31.

In an interview with FierceInstaller, Marty Travers, president of Black & Veatch's telecommunications business, said that RCC Consultants has expertise providing communications services to first responders such as police departments and firefighters. He noted that RCC's expertise will help Black & Veatch with planning public safety deployments.

Travers added that the RCC acquisition will help Black & Veatch position itself as an adviser to public safety organizations looking for information on FirstNet. However, he noted that FirstNet was not the only reason for the deal, as Black & Veatch sees this as an opportunity to grow in the public sector and gain access to a number of new clients.

RCC Consultants had approximately 60 employees. Some of these employees worked out of the firm's headquarters building in Woodbridge, N.J., and Black & Veatch is in the process of transitioning these employees to the company's facility in Paramus, N.J.

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