Zachry plans, builds, and maintains major facilities in the power, cement, and nuclear sectors. The holding company for Zachry Engineering, Zachry Nuclear, and Zachry Industrial, the company builds and maintains power and chemical plants, cement and paper mills, refineries, roadways, railways, dams, airfields, and pipelines across the US. Zachry Engineering performs a variety of design tasks for transportation projects, power plants, and refineries. Its industrial services subsidiary provides maintenance, construction, and consulting work for plants in the pulp and paper, chemical, refining, and power generation industries. The Zachry family owns the firm, which was founded by H.B. Zachry in 1924.
San Antonio, Texas-based Zachry has offices in Denver, Colorado; Minneapolis, Minnesota; Omaha, Nebraska; Charlotte, North Carolina; Stonington, Connecticut; Chicago, Illinois; and Texas (Amarillo, Lubbock, and Houston).
Zachry has been enhancing its capabilities and diversifying geographically through frequent acquisitions. The firm has also been keeping abreast of trends by moving into the construction of power plants that utilize renewable energy sources. Zachry has worked on biomass energy plants in Texas and Georgia. It also has extended its reach into the solar energy industry and the wind energy sector.
Mergers and Acquisitions
Although Zachry is well known for its work in its home state of Texas, the firm been growing more and more outside of the region. Zachry expanded in the Southeast in fall 2012 by acquiring a large industrial fabrication facility in Moss Point, Mississippi from Day & Zimmermann. The plant produces piping systems and vessels for large projects in the power, petrochemical, refining, forest products, and other industrial markets. In the Northeast, Zachry acquired Connecticut-based Proto-Power Corporation, a full-service engineering firm that provides engineering, design, and project management services to the nuclear power industry. Proto-Power was renamed Zachry Nuclear Engineering, and added design service capabilities to its subsidiary, Zachry Nuclear Inc. In 2011 Zachry Nuclear Engineering expanded its software development and analytical capabilities with the acquisition of Numerical Applications.
Closer to home, Zachry bought JV Industrial Companies, a Houston-based firm serving many Fortune 500 clients primarily in the refining and petrochemical sector. The combination of JV Industrial with Zachry created one of the largest businesses -- active at some 350 sites nationwide -- dedicated to serving US-based energy and industrial clients. – less