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ACRT Acquires Bermex, Strengthens Service Offerings
September 1, 2015
AKRON, OHIO—ACRT Inc., the nation’s largest, independent utility vegetation management (UVM) company, is excited to announce that it has acquired Bermex Inc., a meter reading and field services company based in Detroit with more than 200 employees. The move strengthens ACRT’s service offerings and provides Bermex a national market for its expertise and offerings.
“The synergies between the two companies are impressive. We have similar cultures, service models and employee focus. Most importantly, we share a similar customer base, and while we both provide services to utility companies, these services do not overlap,” said ACRT President Mike Weidner. “We are very excited about the opportunities ahead for our combined company.”
Bermex serves multiple types of utility companies including gas, electric and water, providing meter reading, meter change-outs, field collection services, line and leak detection and other field services. The company serves customers in Ohio, Michigan, Virginia, Texas, Georgia and Florida.
ACRT provides independent utility vegetation management consulting to power companies nationwide on effective strategies to manage vegetation near rights-of-way, helping to ensure safe and reliable service while meeting regulatory requirements.
Bermex will retain its name and become a wholly owned subsidiary of ACRT, and Bermex president Henry Mello will retain his leadership position.
“We don’t want to change Bermex. It is an outstanding company, which is why we want to help them grow,” said Weidner. “We are very eager to welcome Bermex employees into our family. Together, we are a stronger company that will compete nationally and, ultimately, that means more opportunities for everyone.”
About ACRT, Inc.
ACRT is a utility vegetation management (UVM) service provider partnering with the utility industry. Through our independent industry position, exceptional management team, national training programs and strong safety record, we review overall risk and prepare a total management plan that accounts for vegetation posing a risk to utility assets. By developing strong customer relationships combined with total UVM solutions, we provide utilities with long-term success in power outage prevention. ACRT also operates accredited ACRT Urban Forestry Training, the first and largest national vocational commercial urban forestry consulting firm in the United States, and the first national line clearance, tree care, urban forestry training organization.