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Black & Veatch historical timeline

Black & Veatch Timeline

1915: E.B. Black’s previous company, Worley and Black, is reorganized under a new name, Black & Veatch, after he and fellow University of Kansas graduate N.T. Veatch start a new engineering firm with 12 employees.

1934: During the Great Depression, the company diversifies into appraisals and rate studies.

1935: Black & Veatch moves into new headquarters in Kansas City, Missouri.

1940: War Department hires B&V for military camp construction projects.

1948: Work begins for Atomic Energy Commission in Los Alamos, New Mexico.

1949: E.B. Black passes away.

1967: B&V completes 60 MW power plant in Thailand.

1972: N.T. Veatch announces retirement and Tom Robinson is named managing director.

1985: Acquisition of Pritchard Corp.

1995: Merger with water project developers Binnie and Partners.

2005: B&V acquires other companies to double size of management consulting business.

2009: Offices in Overland Park, Kansas established a new global headquarters.

2013: Steve Edwards named as chairman, president and CEO.

December 2018: Mario Azar named as president of B&V Power business.

July 2019: B&V announces new global power structure enhancing focus on integrated generation and grid modernization.