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Lerch Bates Agrees to Acquire JNA of NYC In June, Lerch Bates Inc. announced an agreement to acquire Joseph Neto & Associates, Inc. ( JNA) of New York City (NYC). Lerch Bates noted the move expands upon its vertical-transportation consulting leadership role and strengthens both firms’ positions in the New York market. The new business will be known as Joseph Neto & Associates, A Lerch Bates Co. while the transition takes place. JNA President Joe Neto opined: “This new combined entity is beneficial for all employees and enables us to offer unequaled technical expertise to all of our clients and prospective clients in New York. We believe this opportunity will enable us to serve architects, buildings owners and managers well beyond what has been available in the market previously. This partnership with Lerch Bates expands our ability to serve our clients, not just domestically, but globally through offices in key international locations.”
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Eklund’s Expands into California Eklund’s, Inc. has expanded westward with a new presence in California, in what it considers a “rapidly growing area.” Tom Kotiranta has been hired as a Business Development representative based near Los Angeles. Kotiranta will work closely with customers on custom elevator-cab projects, introducing them to the company’s StreamLine Cab Design Studio (ELEVATOR WORLD, March 2015). Before joining Eklund’s, he served as a regional sales manager for an architectural-ceiling system fabricator.
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