Structural Group Inc. of Columbia, Maryland recently purchased four of Baton Rouge, Louisiana-based TOPCOR company's operations, including one in Charleston, South Carolina.
TOPCOR specializes in structural restoration and protection services for chemical, petro-chemical, pulp and paper, power, municipal and federal clients.
"TOPCOR will increase our capabilities, resources, and presence in the Gulf Coast and the southeastern region of the United States," Peter Emmons, Structural Group's president and CEO, said. "By adding TOPCOR, we have strengthened our team and will have more than 230 additional experienced technicians providing services throughout the industrial and power markets with focused expertise in chemical processing and pulp and paper. TOPCOR’s commitment to quality and safety, approach to customer service and dedication to employee training are a great match to Structural Group’s mission, values, and operating principles.”
James Baker, founder and CEO of TOPCOR, will become vice president of a new division of Structural, which will include TOPCOR's locations in Charleston, Baton Rouge and Atlanta, Georgia.
“Peter and his group have built a very impressive organization," Baker said. "Their ability to integrate technologies engineering and construction is a great added benefit to TOPCOR’s specialized contracting service. We at TOPCOR have always looked to Structural Group as the leader in this industry.”