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PRSRT STD US POSTAGE PAID Merrill WI PERMIT NO 24 3433 Oakwood Hills Pkwy Eau Claire, WI 54701-7698 Address Service Requested AYRES ACQUIRES SAA Planners,landscape architects to complement trusted engineers, architects The planning and landscape architecture experts at SAA Design Group are joining the engineering and architecture professionals at Ayres Associates through Ayres’ acquisition of SAA. As a result, Ayres will be able to deliver consultant ser- vices for the entire project cycle, from early planning through construction. The former SAA staff brings a reputation for leadership in planning and design of urban spaces, parks, campuses, and other open spaces, as well as providing expertise in ecology and bike/pedestrian facilities. These strengths dovetail with Ayres Associates’ core services in civil, transportation, traffic, structural, and water resources engineering, as well as ser- vices in architecture, environmental science, surveying, grant writing, geospatial services, and GIS. The acquisition was finalized on February 27, bringing together Wisconsin-based firms with a collaborative team history and a shared culture in which smart project managers forge long-term relationships with our clients while helping them get the most out of their resources and nimbly handling technical and regulatory hurdles. Together our broader and deeper capabilities better serve clients’ need for comprehensive, creative, place-sensitive, and cost-efficient solutions for the natural and built environments. We deliver the complete package clients are looking for – planning, funding, survey, engineering design, and construc- tion oversight. Ayres has always excelled at the science of engineering qual- ity projects, and this acquisition brings in professionals who know the art of weaving projects skillfully into the fabric of the communities and clients they serve. Find more information at www.ayresassociates.com and www.saa-madison.com.