McClure Announces Acquisition of Iron Engineering, Expanding its Expertise in Cold-Formed Steel

by | Jul 13, 2023 | News, Portsmouth, Structural

CLIVE, IOWA – July 13, 2023 – McClure, a leading civil, environmental, and structural engineering firm headquartered in Clive, Iowa, is pleased to announce its acquisition of Iron Engineering, a prominent firm specializing in cold-formed steel, headquartered in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. This strategic acquisition represents a significant milestone for McClure as it strengthens its position in the industry and expands its portfolio of services.

The acquisition of Iron Engineering aligns with McClure’s long-term growth strategy and underscores its commitment to delivering innovative engineering solutions to clients across the country. Iron Engineering, recognized for its exceptional expertise in cold-formed steel, brings a wealth of knowledge and experience that will complement McClure’s existing capabilities.

“We are thrilled to welcome Iron Engineering to the McClure family,” said Dustin Leo, CEO of McClure. “Our Structural team has taken us across the country working on some incredible projects in almost all 48 contiguous states. Their success has led us to become a national brand and this acquisition represents a strategic move that will further enhance our structural engineering offerings, particularly in the field of cold-formed steel. Iron Engineering has built an impressive reputation for their technical proficiency and client-focused approach, and we are confident that our combined expertise will deliver exceptional value to our clients.”

As part of the acquisition, Tony Coviello, M.S., P.E., S.E., Owner, and Chief Structural Engineer of Iron Engineering, will join McClure as Market Leader, overseeing the integration and expansion of McClure’s business lines in the Eastern United States. “Cody and I have had a collaborative relationship for the past 15 years,” said Coviello. “It’s exciting to formalize that relationship and to leverage each other’s strengths. This really is a case where the whole is greater than the sum of its parts.”

Cody Dailey, Vice President of Structural at McClure, emphasized the synergistic benefits of the acquisition. “Iron Engineering has a remarkable track record of excellence, and their addition to the McClure team will undoubtedly strengthen our market position. This strategic move aligns with our commitment to providing comprehensive, high-quality engineering services to our clients.”

The acquisition of Iron Engineering by McClure is a testament to the ongoing growth and expansion of both firms, as they combine their talents and resources to provide unparalleled expertise in the field of structural engineering. Clients can expect seamless integration and a continued commitment to delivering innovative solutions that meet their evolving needs.

About McClure:

Founded in 1956, McClure has grown to a firm of over 250 professionals in thirteen offices. With a vision of making lives better, McClure brings engineering expertise and a collaborative approach to identify the best strategies and solutions to bring our client’s vision to life. McClure’s area of expertise is in guiding its clients on making long-term capital investments in the areas of aviation, bridge, community development, construction observation, development, environmental, geotechnical, GIS, landscape architecture, MEP, structural, survey, traffic, transportation, wastewater, and water.

Tony Coviello, MS, PE, SE

Tony Coviello, MS, PE, SE

Market Leader

Karen Allen

Karen Allen

Executive Liaison

Colin Trotter, PE

Colin Trotter, PE

Project Manager

Cynthia Senecal, PE

Cynthia Senecal, PE

Project Manager

Tyler McNally

Tyler McNally

BIM Services Manager

Justin Weiser, EIT

Justin Weiser, EIT

Structural Designer

Nick Lowe, EIT

Nick Lowe, EIT

Structural Designer

Mark Nunes, EIT

Mark Nunes, EIT

Structural Designer

Nathan Allard

Nathan Allard

Engineering Technician

Christiana Arsenault

Christiana Arsenault

Engineering Technician

Jacob Fratus

Jacob Fratus

Engineering Technician