Civil/trackwork/structural engineering firm J.L. Patterson & Associates, Inc., Orange, has acquired Idaho-based Intermountain Resources (IMR), which provides comprehensive environmental services throughout the Pacific Northwest.

IMR specializes in all earth and natural science disciplines with special emphasis on soil and water interactions.

�Combining forces with IMR will strengthen our presence in the West Coast and across the Mountain States, while allowing us to serve our rail clientele with pivotal environmental services,� says Jacqueline Patterson, JLP president, in a press release.

IMR President and CEO Pierre Bordenave adds, �Our merger with J.L. Patterson will allow us to offer clients an expanded range of services in more geographical areas while creating new opportunities for our talented professionals.�