KFI Repairs the Air

St. Paul company acquires Cincinnati engineering firm, commits to air quality goals

KFI Engineers, the St. Paul, Minn., process and facility infrastructure design, announced it has reached an agreement to acquire Fosdick & Hilmer Consulting Engineers, a Cincinnati-based mechanical, electrical, controls, and automation systems engineering firm. The parent company recently committed to air quality goals, something to look for in the upcoming March 2021 issue of Electrical Apparatus

“An alliance built on a foundation of medical and engineering expertise announced today that it is revamping schools, healthcare facilities, government facilities and other buildings by the hundreds toward offering safer breathing environments so these indoor spaces can reopen even as the COVID-19 pandemic persists and shows no sign of fading away.

KFI Engineers is teaming up with LifeWings Peak Performance and implementing the “2021 Improved Air Initiative” in their mission to make indoor air healthier to breathe to help millions of Americans move closer to normalcy during the pandemic.”

The South Florida Hospital & Healthcare Association (SFHHA) hosted a virtual education session on Zoom on Feb. 16, where Floridians and others were able to learn from the foremost experts what can and should be done to indoor environments in order to improve air quality and reduce hazards associated with the transmission of the coronavirus.

KFI was established in 1996 and is headquartered in St. Paul/Minneapolis, MN, with five regional offices.

Fosdick & Hilmer was founded in 1905 and has evolved to work in central utilities engineering, mission critical, and other essential facilities. The group provides planning and customized engineered systems solutions for industries and institutions such as healthcare, education, data centers, utilities, food service, manufacturing, commercial buildings, and retail, both in the private sector and in government facilities, all across North America.

“KFI and Fosdick & Hilmer share a common culture of design excellence,” said James A. Faulconbridge, PE, KFI’s President. “We are very pleased that the Fosdick & Hilmer team has chosen to join forces with us. We are excited to expand our critical infrastructure expertise into a national focus with a company that enhances our skill sets and shares our culture of unmatched client service and a passion for continuous improvement.”

“Fosdick & Hilmer is looking forward to joining the KFI team. This decision will broaden our reach, expand our resources and bring specialized expertise not found elsewhere in this market,” commented Fosdick & Hilmer CEO Jim Pretz. “We are enthusiastic about joining KFI. Our similarities in corporate culture and reputation will enable us to continue our commitment to service; KFI will afford us expanded resources and capabilities, leading to even deeper client engagement.”

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