In the midst of an exceptionally difficult 2020 defined by a global pandemic that turned life upside-down—along with searing social and political turmoil—we at Barr feel grateful to look ahead to 2021. We’re doubly grateful to look forward to the future with our incredible clients and partners.
For Barr, 2020 proved to be a very good year for our business, despite the economic uncertainty that required proactive measures to prepare for challenging times. We found that demand for Barr’s services remained very strong across the industries we serve. In addition, we were thrilled to close on the acquisition of King & MacGregor Environmental, Inc. (KME), a leading Michigan-based provider of natural resource consulting and environmental services.
We’ve found that 2020 has brought the positives into sharp relief against the backdrop of a heap of challenges for our communities and all of us as individuals. At the top of the list is the opportunity to work with you on projects that challenge us and enable us to do the work we love.
On behalf of all of us at Barr, thank you. Best wishes to you and yours this holiday season and throughout 2021.
John Lee, senior vice president, served as Barr’s president between 2013 and 2021 and has provided project management and engineering services to industrial and governmental clients since 1979. His work includes managing multidisciplinary projects that involve environmental review and permitting; power plant siting; landfill design and permitting; civil and geotechnical engineering; or remedial investigation and design. John has managed numerous large, complex projects, helping to coordinate the work of plant owners and operators, design and construction-management teams, contractors, and fabricators to achieve client and project goals.
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