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January 9, 2013

Foster Wheeler acquires Yonkers Industries

Gerald Ondrey

Foster Wheeler AG (Zug, Switzerland: has acquired Yonkers Industries, Inc. (Cary, N.C.;, a 30-year-old firm that specializes in the management of construction and commissioning of pharmaceutical and biotech facilities, with capabilities to also manage the full EPCm (engineering, procurement and construction management) of such facilities.

With offices in California, North Carolina and Puerto Rico, Yonkers Industries has approximately 200 professionals. Through its participation in a project-services partnership called Modular Partners, Yonkers also has the ability to provide modular-project-delivery services on a worldwide basis.

“The acquisition of Yonkers Industries gives our pharmaceutical business a construction management capability in North America,” says Kent Masters, CEO of Foster Wheeler AG. “Yonkers has a global reputation for excellence in contract execution, and the addition of this construction management capability immediately strengthens our value proposition to pharmaceutical and biotech clients.”

Masters adds, “Foster Wheeler Biokinetics, our U.S.-based pharmaceutical unit, will experience the most immediate benefit from this acquisition — as the client portfolios and geographic coverage of the two companies fit together quite effectively. We believe that the project and construction management skills of Yonkers are a perfect complement to the biotech engineering expertise of Biokinetics.”


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